Moreton Christmas Lights – Switch On

Moretons Christmas lights will be switched on at 5pm this Saturday, 19th November outside the Coach and Horses Pub at Moreton Cross. The event starts at 3pm in the Coach and Horses with buffet, raffle, face painting, and lots more. Please come alonng and support this event.

Our thanks go to Angela and Steve Pouncey who yet again have organised our festive lights, thanks also to local business, residents and the Wallasey Constituency Committee for ensuring the funds we need to do this are raised year on year.

More information can be found on their Facebook page:


Free Uniforms for Primary Schools (FUPS)


Earlier this morning at the invitation of Sarah I called into the Methodist Church on Pasture Road to visit FUPS.

FUPS came into being in April of this year and it’s a great organisation that recycles Primary School uniforms, mainly for Moreton Schools but it does also have small amounts of articles, jumpers etc which have the school logo.

How does it work?  Well people donate their children’s school uniforms to FUPS, the church congregation wash iron and then they are packaged into age groups and given away free to those people who need them.

Sarah told me that families with lots of children often struggle to kit out their children with uniforms, PE kits etc and that’s where FUPS comes in, they can help those families.

FUPS is open every Wednesday morning during school term time between 9am and 11am, so if you want to donate or perhaps pick up some clothing for your children then call in, Sarah, Alan and Frank will make you feel very welcomed.   Alternatively you know someone this organisation can help, if you do then please let them know about FUPS.  Why not see more on their Facebook Page FUPS WIRRAL

While I was at FUPS I called into the church itself which is an open church between 10am and 12noon on Wednesdays where I met Lynne, Peter and Norma.    They said if anyone wants to pop in they would be welcome and tea, coffee and toast is always on the go.

Car Parking in Moreton


One of the most frequent enquiries I get is about the lack of parking provision in our Town.

As local Councillors we do what we can to try to get extra parking provision, such as the couple of spaces we are getting in Chadwick Street from the Police bay.

i was therefore delighted that Heron Foods in the centre of the Town has changed its parking policy and instead of charging for parking they are now allowing TWO HOURS FREE.  But be aware stay linger and it’s a £100.00 fine.

Thanks Heron Foods for providing 36 short stay car parking spaces, this will really help visitors and shoppers in our Town.

More Water Works Disruption!

As readers of the blog will be aware, here in Moreton we have over the last couple of years had our share of disruption as a result of works by United Utilities.    Just when you thought it was all over along they come again, this time creating some havoc around Moreton Cross for six weeks.    OK I know it has to be done, but why not do it during the six weeks of school holidays when at peak time there is not as much traffic on the roads.    But then I suppose that would mean using common sense!    You can read more from United Utilities by clicking HERE


Sabs Kebabs

Yesterday morning I was at Wallasey Town Hall for the licensing application made by Sabs Kebabs on Hoylake Road.     Sabs had applied to Wirral’s Licensing department to stay open until the early hours of the morning, and I was at the appeal to speak on behalf of concerned residents who had opposed the application.   

Although Merseyside Police did not make an official representation, our local neighbourhood Inspector did write expressing his concerns about existing levels of anti-social behaviour and saying that if this license was approved it would add to the problems.

After hearing all the represenations from applicant and objectors the Licensing Panel took around 25 minutes to determine that the licence should not be granted and the premises should only stay open until 11pm Monday to Saturday and should not open at all on Sundays or Bank Holidays.     This decision matches exactly the planning conditions that Wirral imposed.

Alcohol Fuelled Anti-Social Behaviour!

An application has been made by Tesco to sell alcohol at its yet to be built store, on the site of the former Plough Pub near to Moreton Cross.    Tesco’s want to sell alcohol from 8am till 11pm every night.    However the Police’s newly published crime data shows the area to be an anti social behaviour hotspot.  In December 2010 there were 19 incidents of anti social behaviour near to the site of the store, along with four further violent crimes.

I do hope that Wirral’s Licensing Committee, when they consider this application take into account the new Police data, common sense surely would dictate that these hours are far too long and would only serve to add to alcohol fuelled anti-social behaviour and crime.

Another Food Outlet?

I have just been notified of another planning application for a Cafe/food outlet in Moreton, this one on Pasture Road at the site of the old VBM Soft Furnishing shop.       I have yet to see the full plans but this application is described below.    As more information becomes available I will post it here.    I will also do a letter drop to the area notifying local residents of the application.

Application number: APP/10/01384   – Date Registered: 23/11/2010

Applicant: Miss K Clement    Agent: Designmix Utd Architects

Location: V B M Soft Furnishing, 21 PASTURE ROAD, MORETON, CH46 7TG

Proposal: Change of use from A1 to A3 food and drink for use as a cafe to provide food to the public and for catering for parties and weddings etc and alterations to rear elevation