Alison McGovern

Wirral South

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Over the last few months I have been working closely with council officers, youth services, local football and other organisations focusing on Bebington Youth Centre based in New Ferry.

Together we have developed a group of people who have been working on a strategy for the future of the club. The aim is to build up the youth centre and encourage local people to get involved with it.

I have been having on going meetings with the group and things are looking very positive. 

If you would like to be kept up to date or feel you would like to be involved in the future developments of the centre then please do just get in touch with me.

I am also pleased about the meetings that have started in New Ferry to bring local people together to help town. The meetings have formed New Ferry Town Team so that there can be a coordinated approach to looking at how to move New Ferry forward.

The Town Team is made up of local residents and businesses who are working with the Council and one of the priorities at the moment is to work together to try and get people involved with the New Ferry Residents Association. The association has been in existence for some time but the Town Team want to build on it to give New Ferry a bigger voice.

I am pleased to see a coordinated approach to helping New Ferry and I see this as a positive step forward both for the youth centre and for the area in general.

If you want to get involved with the New Ferry Residents Association please get in touch with my office so we can ensure you have all the details.

 

New Ferry initiatives brings community together

Over the last few months I have been working closely with council officers, youth services, local football and other organisations focusing on Bebington Youth Centre based in New Ferry. Together...

Wirral South MP Alison McGovern and the Mayor of Wirral Pat Hackett jointly cut the birthday cake at the event on Sunday.

Since the opening of the park two years ago volunteers have worked tirelessly on the community park including holding anniversary celebrations both last year and this year.

In the period since the park opened to the public it has both won and been nominated for a number of awards.

Speaking of the last two years since the opening of the park Alison said: “I feel very proud of this park having been involved with it since before it opened to the public when it was in the earlier stages of development. I remember the site when it was a landfill site and it is so lovely to see it as the beautiful public space it is now. I have no doubt that the awards the park has won and been nominated for is down to the extraordinary work of all the volunteers involved. This was demonstrated on Sunday when volunteers were working so hard to make the day a success and keeping everyone safe.

Adding: “I would also like to thank all the people who brought stalls and displays along including food and drink stalls, wildlife displays and the fire engine which has been along to the event two years in a row. It was a pleasure to see so many people enjoying the Port Sunlight River Park and I am very proud of everyone who has made the park’s development possible and to those who have made it go from strength to strength. It’s a great example of what a community can achieve when people come together.”

 

 

Wirral South MP and Mayor of Wirral join celebration marking two years of the Port Sunlight River Park

Wirral South MP Alison McGovern and the Mayor of Wirral Pat Hackett jointly cut the birthday cake at the event on Sunday. Since the opening of the park two years...

Last Thursday I was invited by Network Rail to a tour and briefing at Liverpool Central Station.

Having worked in the rail industry prior to becoming an MP and having a proud family history of working on the railways I have a long standing interest in train operations and I was excited to go along and be shown the underground section of the station.

I put on my hard hat and florescent orange protective gear and I was shown around and embarked on the tour which included exclusive access inside a rail tunnel.

The purpose of the visit was to discuss the temporary closure of the Wirral line service. Essential track renewal work will be taking place between January and June 2017 and Network Rail delivered a briefing on the day about what the work will involve.

The work is part of an investment plan to provide passengers in the Liverpool City Region with faster, more frequent and reliable train services by 2019.

The benefits for passengers will include a bigger and better railway network with longer and faster trains, more reliable railway infrastructure and better facilities for passengers, especially at stations and increased capacity/additional services.

Whilst the work will mean temporary limitations to the Wirral line next year for a period of six months it's got to be done. There is no escaping the fact that we have the oldest of railways & it needs a lot of TLC.

I am already looking forward to seeing the finished result and if constituents need further specific information about the work then I am happy to ask Network Rail and get back to you.

 

Work set to start next year to upgrade trains in the Liverpool City Region

Last Thursday I was invited by Network Rail to a tour and briefing at Liverpool Central Station. Having worked in the rail industry prior to becoming an MP and having...


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