Push the vacant plots
I NOTE from your story (“House build ban may be lifted”, October 3) that Wirral Council is considering removing the ban on housing development in west Wirral under the excuse that the borough needs to provide a certain number of homes over the next 10 to 15 years.
So instead of making use of the miles and miles of cleared plots and derelict land in the north end of Birkenhead, Rock Ferry and Tranmere, they’re proposing to add new houses on precious green space around West Kirby and Greasby.
Here’s an idea, council: properly push the development of the vacant plots and give Peel Ports a kick up the backside with getting started on Wirral Waters that’s supposed to deliver 10,000 homes (double the target!)
Maybe making the north end more attractive with cleaning up "grot spots", ensuring that the police enforce the law in the area and making the area more loved!
I suspect that this has more to do with the much better income that the council will get from planning applications and council tax for “executive homes” in west Wirral than for smaller houses and flats in the town.
I WISH to write about the selling of the fields in Prenton, not as a Tranmere supporter but as a resident of Woodchurch.
The majority I am sure would welcome the wonderful opportunity for improvement of sports facilities, which would cost the taxpayers nothing.
I served over six years in the last war, including service on the front line so I am sure that if these men who lost their lives were able to make a statement they would approve of this chance, to move forward with benefit to lots of young people for a long time to come.
Box not so clever
COVERAGE of the Woman’s British Open Golf showed two men standing in the sea at Hoylake, squaring up to each other in a boxing match.
I have since been told that in Victorian times boxers used to meet on Hilbre Island to participate in boxing matches when the tide was in.
Not much seems to have changed.
MY FOURTEEN-year-old niece was bitten by a dog in Tranmere on Friday, October 5.
Although not serious, she needed hospital treatment and antibiotics.
Her father went to see the owner who denied all responsibility and said that the dog never goes out.
The police were contacted who said there was nothing they can do as it was the word of a child over the adult owner who denied their dog was involved.
My niece is not a liar and she is now extremely traumatised by this.
She can’t walk alone to her grandparents’ house now for fear that this or any dog will bite her.
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Thanks a lot
ON behalf of all the youths who use the skateboard park within Lingham Park in Moreton, may I say a big thank-you to Rampworx for their continued support.
Also Inspector Peter Kolokotroni for his commitment and to Wirral Partnership Homes for the funding that made the summer project possible.
All of the youths that took part not only enjoyed themselves but also learned from the guidance and training.
As project co-ordinator at the time of consultation and planning with the youths, residents of Moreton with Wirral council and The Big Lottery Fund the project had to overcome many negative issues.
However over time I feel that the project has been a success and I do hope many of the fears have been overcome.
Unfortunately we cannot solve all anti-social behaviour within our communities but with the continued support and engagement with youths and residents I do feel that projects such as this are hopefully reducing statistics.
Attend to this!
RE: Public help find savings (Wirral News, September 19).
How about all councillors setting an example by each and every one of them foregoing their council business attendance allowance?
Or am I being naive and seeing pigs flying across the sky?