Litter

IMG_0090About six weeks ago I asked the Council to cleanse this area in Lingham Lane. Sadly the area is again being used as a dumping ground for some people.

So this time I have requested that the area be cleansed as well as the Council providing a litter bin at this location in order to encourage people to dispose of their litter in a responsible manner.

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Community Litter Pick

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Earlier today, along with my colleague Councillor Bruce Berry I carried out a community litter pick in Town Meadow Lane, Moreton.

We started on Town Meadow Lane close to Lingham Primary School and worked our way down to the junction of Kestrel Road collecting two full bags of litter on the way.   The litter consisted mainly of sweet papers of varying types, bottles (glass and plastic) McDonalds wrappers, takeaway boxes and empty cigarette packs.

We noted that in that distance there were no litter bins at all so I will be asking the Council to provide litter bins close to the school gates and near to the two bus stops were most of the litter appeared to gather.

If you want us to organise a community litter pick in your area of Moreton or Saughall Massie please let me know.   You can email me by clicking here or call me on 0151 606 9193 or 07803 614418

A Round Up of Issues!

I thought I would let people know about some of the issues in this neighbourhood.    As well as our regular newsletters, I will try to keep residents informed by email and via the blog as well from now on.

  1. Town Meadow Lane: thank you to everyone who has replied to my recent letters on the demolition of the derelict flats and shops.    The planning application for new houses and shops on the site is expected to be voted on by the Planning Committee on 7th September.    I have submitted a petition to support the plan, signed by more than 300 local residents.
  2. Linear Park play area: I was contacted by a couple of mums, following damage and vandalism.   I would like to thank the Council’s staff for responding quickly to fix the fencing and the bench.
  3. Dog fouling: sadly, there is still a minority of owners who do not clean up after their pets.   I have asked the Council’s new Enforcement Team to visit this part of Moreton and, hopefully, identify some of those owners.
  4. Pasture Road Health Park: the long-awaited Health Park in Pasture Road has been delayed.   It seems that one of the four GP practices has withdrawn from the scheme.     A new planning application will now have to be submitted by the NHS to the Council, to relocate some of the GP practices in Moreton to this single site.
  5. Bermuda Road housing plan: I have spoken with many residents about the plan for six semi detached houses on derelict land at 91 Bermuda Road.   Planning officers have advised me that the current application is likely to be refused because there are not enough ‘affordable’ homes (for example, for first time buyers) in the scheme and therefore it fails to meet the Council’s Interim Planning Policy.   I’ll let residents know when I hear more.
  6. Upton Woods: some residents will be aware that, following the public meeting I attended, the Council has installed the fencing between the woods and Paulsfield Drive. Sadly, the Council’s new Cabinet has refused to install the ‘heavy duty’ barrier between the woods and the bypass. I will be looking for alternative sources for the money to pay for this.
  7. Christchurch School parking: following a meeting with the Headteacher, it has been agreed that a small ‘working party’ will be set up to see what can be done to reduce some of the parking problems around the school.   I will report back on this shortly.
  8. Hot food takeaways: many residents have been in touch with me following concerns about problems at some of the hot food takeaways around Moreton. I have asked for the Council’s Licensing Officers to check that conditions of trading, including opening hours, are not being breached.
  9. Deep clean: last month, the clean up of Moreton Cross saw bags of litter and rubbish removed, graffiti tackled and repairs to ‘street furniture’. The pavements were also power washed. I have asked the Council to make sure litter bins are emptied regularly from now on.

If you would like my help on any issue in your neighbourhood, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank You

I am delighted that the people of Moreton and Saughall Massie have again put their trust and faith into the local Conservatives and re-elected my colleague, Steve Williams with an incresed majority in yesterdays local elections.    You can get the full result by clicking here.

Sadly, while Steve won, as did Wallasey Councillor Paul Hayes, we lost some really good people, who, despite working their socks off, and running great and committed campaigns, failed to get elected, Karen Hayes, Liscard, Tony Pritchard, New Brighton, Denis Knowles, Seacombe and Steve Smith, Leasowe and Moreton East.  They will all be missed, particularly by the people who they have helped over the years!

Christmas Faired Out

This afternoon I attended Christchurch Primary School on Upton Road, this followed on from my attendance yesterday evening at Foxfield Special School in Douglas Drive, after attending my first one at Lingham Primary School on Town Meadow Lane last week.    All the fairs I have attended have been really well supported, have all had slightly different approaches and I hope have all made lots of money for their respective schools.     Lots of praise must go to the PTA’s, Teachers, staff, parents and pupils for all their hard work in making these events the great success that they are.

That Was The Week That Was!

This week has been a really busy one in work, printing 40,000 leaflets and mail merging 16,000 letters, all that plus full Council on Monday when the ruling Lab/Lib Dem alliance increased Council Tax again.   On Tuesday it was our Area Forum, and I also attended meetings at Merseytravel during the week.    Today I was in work (again) first thing, then out delivering our latest Newsline in Moreton and Saughall Massie, before visiting residents in Snowden Road and Amberley Avenue to try to help them with issues that are bothering them.   Whilst I was out and about I bumped into one of the MIS people who was doing a survey in Moreton on a particular issue that is close to my heart.     Tonight, its catching up with emails and the postbag before putting my feet up………

Summer Fair Season

WEb LF at Lingham School 26 June 2009Yep it is here again.   Last Saturday, along with Leah Fraser I attended Foxfield School Summer Fair.   This afternoon, along with Leah and with Cllr Simon Mountney I attended Lingham Primary School Summer Fair.   The weather started out really good and the queue to get in was enormous, as can be seen by the pic of Leah in the queue.   

The fair had all the usual stalls, cakes, face painting, balloons, beat the goalie, a chocolate fountain were we could buy chocolate covered strawberry kebabs, bouncey castle, raffles and much more.   Sadly Leah could not stay too long, I don’t know you ladies and hair appointments, however Simon and I had a good look at everything, and chatted to parents and kids.   Sadly the weather closed in and the threatened rain hit at about 5pm, and everyone ran for cover.   Despite the weather I hope the school made lots of funds to support many of their activities.   Tomorrow its onto Christchurch Primary School on Upton Road, 1:30 to 4pm.