Alison has welcomed the announcement that Homes England have pledged £100,000 of initial investment into New Ferry following the devastating explosion that occurred in the town centre in March last year.
Since the explosion Alison has been pressing the government to inject money into New Ferry to help with the destructive impact of the explosion and for the future regeneration of the town.
The Wirral South MP has joined forces with Wirral Borough Council and Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram to call on James Brokenshire who is new Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to offer financial assistance to New Ferry as so far there has been no assistance from government given to New Ferry.
Speaking about the investment announcement Alison said: “I really do welcome the investment pledge by Homes England. I have met with them previously and expressed the need for regeneration to happen. However I have been disappointed with the lack of support directly from the government especially when Salisbury has received a financial package following the terrible events that took place there. I would like to have seen New Ferry offered a similar level of support. I have made this point to the new Secretary of State in the letter that was sent to him from myself, the Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram and Wirral Borough Council.
The Secretary of State has now responded to our joint letter with an offer to meet to talk about this issue and myself, councillors, Steve Rotheram and local businesses will meet him soon.
Alison has welcomed the announcement that Homes England have pledged £100,000 of initial investment into New Ferry following the devastating explosion that occurred in the town centre in March last...
Alison McGovern MP sends letter to the Prime Minister, urging support for ‘Hillsborough Law’ to assist Grenfell.
On Friday, Alison McGovern MP sent a letter to the Prime Minister, expressing cross-party support for ‘Hillsborough Law’, the Public Authority (Accountability) Bill, to assist the Grenfell public inquiry.
The letter comes with a reminder to the Prime Minister that she has ‘argued that it is priority for her government to tackle ‘burning injustices’ within our society and the Grenfell fire serves as a stark reminder that this issue goes beyond the suffering of the Hillsborough families’. There can be no injustice more cruel or painful than the experience of the Hillsborough families and that of the families of other victims of public disasters who have been treated in an appalling way by public bodies and by the legal system.
It is the hope of Alison McGovern MP and many others who have signed the letter including Andy Burnham, Len McCuskey, Professor Phil Scraton and Margaret Humphry’s, to make good commitment, support the measures contained within this Bill, and take a vital first step towards changing the culture by improving justice and accountability for public bodies in our country.
Alison McGovern MP sends letter to the Prime Minister, urging support for ‘Hillsborough Law’ to assist Grenfell. On Friday, Alison McGovern MP sent a letter to the Prime Minister,...
This morning Alison McGovern MP joined a group of local campaigners and Labour Party Candidate for the area Jo Bird to publically express their concerns over the proposed plans to build new homes on the site of the former Professional Excellence Centre on Acre Lane.
Local residents are objecting to the current planning application from Morris Homes and urging Wirral Council to reject it and a petition about the issue has attracted 1000 signatures. The campaigners have now set up a group known as the Acre Lane Action Group to fight the proposals.
Speaking on the issue Alison said: “I stood in solidarity with local residents today to back their calls for more consultation with the community regarding this application. There is strong feeling about this which has been reflected in the petition. There are very legitimate concerns about how this application will impact on the local area and its services. Bromborough needs more social housing but the concerns that residents have about the nature of the housing proposals and the impacts on the area need to be allayed.”
Speaking about today’s gathering Jo said: “There are plans to build 217 houses on the Acre Lane site – with no consideration for how it affects public services, traffic and the needs of local residents. A thousand people have signed the Acre Lane Action Group’s petition. We are asking Morris Homes to withdraw their application to Wirral Council and to consult with the community. We are asking the Council to reject the application, if it’s not withdrawn, and to consult with the community. We want homes here – for people not for profit.”
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This morning Alison McGovern MP joined a group of local campaigners and Labour Party Candidate for the area Jo Bird to publically express their concerns over the proposed plans to...
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