Wirral West residents urged to have their say on community projects

Wirral West residents urged to have their say on community projects

Wirral West residents urged to have their say on community projects

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A SERIES of community funding events have been organised to help Wirral West residents decide on ideas that will make a real difference to their local area.

The community meetings, which start this Saturday, will give people a chance to have their say on a range of projects submitted for funding from Wirral West Constituency Committee.

People will be able to vote on the ideas on the shortlist and meet the voluntary and community groups behind the proposals.

Suggestions on how the area and local services can be improved will also be welcomed.

Councillor Jeff Green, chair of Wirral West Constituency Committee, said: “We have received some excellent ideas and these events, and the voting process, will give people in Wirral West a chance to have their say on which go forward for funding.

“I am keen to increase local people’s involvement in decision making in Wirral West.  These unique events give the community a real say in how these grants are allocated.

“If you can’t make the event, you can also pick up a voting paper at a venue near you, or download a form from our website.”

Details of the events and voting forms can be obtained from Wirral Council’s website here. You can also call 0151 691 8349, or email phillipbaker@wirral.gov.uk.

Voting closes on Monday, March 3.
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The events take place at...

Hoylake and Meols: Saturday, February 22 10am-12pm.
Hoylake Community Centre, The Parade, Hoyle Road, Hoylake.

West Kirby and Thurstaston: Saturday, February 22 2pm-4pm.
West Kirby Methodist Church, Westbourne Road, West Kirby.

Upton And Woodchurch: Wednesday, February 26 6pm-8pm.
Fender Primary School, New Hey Road, Woodchurch.

Greasby, Frankby and Irby: Friday, February 28 5pm-7pm.
Irby Village Hall, Thingwall Road, Irby.

Pensby and Thingwall: Saturday, March 1 10am-12pm.
Kylemore Community Centre, Kylemore Drive, Pensby.

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10:09pm Thu 20 Feb 14

PaulCa says...

Can enough funding be raised for a move to recall the Wirral West MP?

If it wasn't a popular idea in Wirral West, I'm sure it would be very much welcomed in adjacent areas, where people are living on average for 10 or 12 years less and having their lives shortened directly by the foul, heartless, careerist skulduggery of this MP.
Can enough funding be raised for a move to recall the Wirral West MP? If it wasn't a popular idea in Wirral West, I'm sure it would be very much welcomed in adjacent areas, where people are living on average for 10 or 12 years less and having their lives shortened directly by the foul, heartless, careerist skulduggery of this MP. PaulCa
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10:27am Fri 21 Feb 14

woodyres2 says...

What they don't tell you is that as with the "Love Wirral" Environmental grants it really does not matter how many votes your community project gets, it still has to be finally decided by the Councillors as to who actually gets any funding.

There is also only £10,000.00 available per ward, with an equal split between the 5 wards, despite some areas having much higher health needs.

Very little actual community engagement here, just "box ticking" for the Council as usual, so they can say there is !!
What they don't tell you is that as with the "Love Wirral" Environmental grants it really does not matter how many votes your community project gets, it still has to be finally decided by the Councillors as to who actually gets any funding. There is also only £10,000.00 available per ward, with an equal split between the 5 wards, despite some areas having much higher health needs. Very little actual community engagement here, just "box ticking" for the Council as usual, so they can say there is !! woodyres2
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10:49am Fri 21 Feb 14

Hugo1008 says...

I would like to propose that we double the level of Remuneration paid to the 66 parasites we have at present called Councilors.

No need for a vote as this will fully approved with no objections from any quarter within Wirral Borough Council.

That save time and money in promoting and running some farcical nonsense that claims the council consulted the public.

Remember in May when you get chance to vote, if your local candidate has been in office for the last 10 years then that is the last person you need, because they are the ones who have got us into the present terrible chaotic mess we are in, and that is regardless of what political party you belong too.

This action alone will suddenly wake up the present bunch of elected misfit Councillors into the realisation that they must actually listen to the electorate if they want to keep their nose in the trough of plenty..
I would like to propose that we double the level of Remuneration paid to the 66 parasites we have at present called Councilors. No need for a vote as this will fully approved with no objections from any quarter within Wirral Borough Council. That save time and money in promoting and running some farcical nonsense that claims the council consulted the public. Remember in May when you get chance to vote, if your local candidate has been in office for the last 10 years then that is the last person you need, because they are the ones who have got us into the present terrible chaotic mess we are in, and that is regardless of what political party you belong too. This action alone will suddenly wake up the present bunch of elected misfit Councillors into the realisation that they must actually listen to the electorate if they want to keep their nose in the trough of plenty.. Hugo1008
  • Score: 1

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