I’m Backing Chris Because

“NAngela Pounceyot vote for Chris? You must be joking!”

“I can’t thank Chris enough for all the help he has given us to make sure we have Christmas Lights at Moreton Cross. He’s a great local Councillor. Let’s vote to keep him!”

Angela Pouncey

Moreton Christmas Lights Association

I’m Backing Chris Because…

Edward Denmark“Chris backed the veterans, so I’m backing Chris”

Edward Denmark fought in the Falklands War and served in Northern Ireland: “I’ve seen what it does to people. That’s why Wirral Labour’s decision to cut back on help for veterans is so wrong and that’s why many of us were so grateful that Chris Blakeley backed us.

“Labour locally has the wrong priorities. They are cutting services while lending money to other councils.

Edward Denmark, Moreton

Falklands Veteran

I’m Backing Chris Because…

“I like the way the Town Hall never gets one over on Chris!”

Lucy Donnelly“I’m 99 years old and I remember when, after the war, we had Labour Councillors of real principle.  Now, all Labour seem to want is power and the trappings of power with the fancy staircases and the posh carpets in the Town Hall. Too many of the Councillors seem to have forgotten why they were elected.

“That’s why I’m voting for Chris Blakeley – he had the courage to stand up and speak out against the Councils outrageous plans to remove the ‘Pass for Life’ given as retirement gift to long serving employees.”

Lucy Donnelly

Lives off Borrowdale Road, Moreton

Fire Station on Green Belt in Saughall Massie

IMG_2559It seems that Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service have, as yet, not been able to submit a planning application for their proposed new fire station on Green Belt land in Saughall Massie because they have to determine if there are any Great Crested Newts in the nearby pond!   However once they have carried out that survey they do intend to submit an application.   More information can be found in the email below:

—–Original Message—–
From: Schofield, Colin
Sent: 27 April 2016
Subject: RE: Fire Station – Saughall Massie

As the proposed development site is within 200m of an established pond, we are required by law to carry out an ecological survey to establish, amongst other things, if any protected species (e.g. Great Crested Newts) are present & if they are, come up with an appropriate mitigation strategy to ensure they are not harmed during any works. Surveys can only be carried out at times when such species are active (i.e. not during the winter months) & consequently we were unable to proceed with the survey until the temperature improved sufficiently to allow this to take place. The survey is currently underway & we should have the results within the next few weeks. The survey findings, together with any mitigation strategy, need to be submitted as part of the planning application to Wirral Borough Council.

I hope this explains why no planning application has yet been submitted. I anticipate that the planning application will be made in the next few months although I cannot be more precise at present.


Colin Schofield
Regional Project Director
Merseyside F&RS HQ
Bridle Road
L30 4YD
tel 0151 296 4203