Earlier today, in crisp, icy but dry weather I met up with Steve Smith, and Cllr Ian Lewis and others, including the Leader of the Council, Jeff Green to help distribute the latest issue of Newsline to the good people of Moreton and Leasowe.
We split up into pairs and spread ourselves far and wide across the ward to get the maximum spread, with me and Leah Fraser taking the long walk, Hoylake Road, Burnely Road and roads off (Don’t worry Don we left ‘Red Rose’ out) finishing in Chapelhill Road. It was a great couple of hours, lots of people chatting to us, all delighted with the Council’s consultation process, and the open and transparent way we are now doing business.
Tonight with my colleagues and community reps we went through all the bids for funding from the Council’s Funds for You pot. All in all we had just over £34,000 available and many of the bids that were relevant to Leasowe, Moreton and Saughall Massie were succesful, and one or two bids that were not particularly area specific were also successful. I have listed below some of the succesful bids:
Moreton Community Lights Association £5,000.00
West Wirral Boys Club £2,080.00
Yewtree Online Centre £705.00
Leasowe Youth Football Club £1,000.00
Moreton Community Centre £2,500.00
Mens Keep Fit & Health £1,019.78
Leasowe Autumn Club £2003.90
Leasowe Adventure Playground £2,000.00
Leasowe Art Club ££1,291.77
Moreton Towns Womens Guild £500.00
Breath Easy Wirral £507.00
St Vincent de Paul Society £2,160.00
New Brighton Junior Rugby £924.00
Wallasey Amateur Boxing Club £2,500.00
Friends of the Council Kennels £1,000.00
Total allocated: £25,191.45 Before any money can be made available all the bids need to be aproved by Wirral’s Cabinet.
Pictured above at Moreton Cross L – R Cllr Simon Mountney, Cllr Suzanne Moseley, Cllr Chris Blakeley
The Moreton, Leasowe and Saughall Massie Action Team were out and about yesterday morning in the town, collecting signatures for our petition against Post Office closures in Wallasey, after it was announced last week that the Post Office on Poulton Road is to close, with further closures across Wirral.
Thankfully this time round our communities Post Offices have been spared closure
Under the plans, the Government aims to cut 2,500 branches from the Post Office network. The cuts are designed to ensure that 95% of people are within six miles of their nearest Post Office branch.
Post Offices are vital to Moreton, Leasowe and Saughall Massie (we’ve already lost eight) and I don’t believe that a 12-mile round trip is reasonable or realistic for some of the most vulnerable people who live here.
I believe that these plans should be scrapped and new businesses bought into the network instead.
Pictured above collecting signatures:
left, Moreton and Leasowe Action Team Leader Ian Lewis and right, Cllr Chris Blakeley