Over the last week we have found another two instances of fly tipping.
Some moron(s) have dumped bags of garden waste on the grass verge in Millhouse Lane, and others have dumped old fencing in Carr Lane, Moreton
Me, Bruce and Steve have asked the Council to remove the dumped waste from these areas and also to consider the introduction of CCTV, particularly in Carr Lane, which appears to have become a magnet for fly tippers who simply have no concern for our environment
Readers will be aware of my recent post on fly tipping and the Councils response. You can read more on that HERE
I am delighted that having challenged the Councils unacceptable initial response the area has today been cleansed as can be seen by the before and after photograph. It’s always a pleasure to speak up for the communities I am elected to represent
Perhaps Dante would like to comment, perhaps even using his or hers real name?
Over a week ago I wrote to the other three candidates who are standing for the Council Elections on May 5th in Moreton West and Saughall Massie asking them to join with me, and sign the ‘Clean Campaign Pledge’ by the deadline of Friday 15th April. More can be read on that by clicking HERE
As of writing this posting I have to report that disappointingly not one of the candidates, Labour, UKIP or Green Party have responded to my request to sign up to the pledge. You will have to draw your own conclusions as to why?
Here is the Clean Campaign Pledge:
1. To show by our actions that politics need not be a dirty game, but can be a clean and positive activity, engaged in genuinely for the good of all.
2. To tell the truth about what we stand for and have achieved, and about what others stand for and have achieved.
3. To refrain from personal attacks.
4. To make only honest and reasonable promises.
5. To ensure that our respective campaign teams abide by this pledge, whether in print or in conversation with residents
6. To fight a clean, positive and honest campaign around the issues that concern the people of this community
7. In particular, to be honest about public spending, and not to scaremonger in ways that may frighten the most vulnerable members of our society, such as children and elderly people.
The potential closure of Wirral Council’s only dedicated respite centre for those with complex mental and physical disabilities, saving £155,000, is being questioned by the three councillors for Moreton West & Saughall Massie.
Girtrell Court has one resident living at the site, as well as 19 respite beds, two of which are for emergency admissions. The closure plan, revealed this week, follows previous decisions to close the Lyndale School and the attempted closure of the Moreton’s Adult Day Centre in previous years.
Councillor Bruce Berry said: “Only last week, the Director of Adult Social Services told me that he was working on a model to provide services to these most needy people and their families. Closure and demolition were never mentioned.
Councillor Chris Blakeley added: “The Town Hall appears to have no coherent strategy for supporting our most vulnerable residents – it seems to be a hot potch of isolated decisions which, when combined, are leading to massive impact on those who can least look after themselves.
“The good work that has been done, for example with the brand new Foxfield School for children and students with disabilities, is outweighed by the appalling decisions over Lyndale, the Moreton Adult Day Centre and, now, potentially, Girtrell Court.”
The proposal suggests more independent models of housing on the Saughall Massie site, but this won’t be available for at least two years, should planning permission be granted.
Earlier this evening I was proud to be at Wallasey Town Hall to hear Cllr Jeff Green, Conservative Leader of the Council deliver a budget that protects jobs, Cuts Council Tax by 3% and extends the discount scheme to households who are aged 70 (previously 75), puts money into Children’s Services, protects and increases funding to Wirral Sure Start Centres (Sure start is safe with Tories) Apprentices, job creation, dog fouling team and reverses Labours cuts to Adult Social Services and puts in a further £3 million. You can Read the full Conservative Budget proposal by clicking HERE Great work team, showing that Conservative Led Councils really care about the people they are elected to serve and delivering the best value for money services.
The above is the nicely entitled Notice of Motion that I will be moving at Council on the 12th December. (Thanks to whoever entitled it)
Last year when the Council was Conservative led we made it very clear that the Council should be open and transparent and part of that included the recording of all Council meetings, along with the use of social media, micro blogging etc. It seems that recently some people dont want that and I am aware of one Council Officer saying they thought it was forbidden. Clearly the message needs reiterating. It will be interesting to see how the other party’s react…….. Watch this space!