It Was a Busy Week

Sorry about the lack of postings last week it really was a very busy week with lots going on.   Monday and Tuesday I was in London, and Wednesay Thursday and Friday just seemed to fly by as did this weekend, however its time for a bit of a roundup of the weeks issues.

Moreton Adult Training Centre is one of the many organisations that does a great job with some of our most vulnerable adults, its always difficult but I do  try to attend as many of their advisory group meetings as I can.    I am therefore delighted  that Wirral’s Conservative-led Cabinet believes that Moreton, and other centres like it around Wirral, must be kept open for as long as people need them while extending the choice available to vulnerable adults.  The Cabinet has also agreed that some community learning money will be spent via the Adult Training Centres.     This month Moreton ATC are holding  Mince Pie Fridays.  Every Friday leading up to Christmas, the centre will be open from 10am-11.30am for mince pies, hot drinks, a craft stall and raffle.    The centre, which is well used by adults with learning difficulties, is near the library on Pasture Road, opposite the Royal British Legion, and I am delighted that this year the centre is raising money for a life changing operation for Bebington seven-year-old Ariella Byrne, in the United States.     If you would like to know more, contact Marie Nelson, at Moreton ATC, on 0151 604 3666 or email: marienelson@wirralgov.co.uk.

Last  Thursday evening I was present at Wirral’s Cabinet, in my role as Cabinet Member for Housing and Community Safety and was delighted to be part of an administration that has put forward a savings package that will save over £48 million pounds, the package, does not see one compulsory redundancy nor any cuts to Sure Start or Childrens Centres it alos includes a 5% compulsory cut in Councillors allowances.   Two years ago when their was an increase in Councillors allowances I declined that increase and earlier this year when I became a Cabinet Member I took a 5% cut in that allowance, however it is no longer acceptable for this to be voluntary.  At a time when we are asking people to tighten their belts even more it is important that we show the way.   You can read more on the Cabinet meeting by following the Leader of the Councils blog by clicking here.     Tonight the Cabinets package will be debated by full Council, I sincerely hoppe that Steve Foulkes and his Labour colleagues see sense and lend their full support to this.    Sadly I dont think that will happen…

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