Alison McGovern MP

Member of Parliament for Wirral South

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Having battled to ensure the transformation from landfill site to public park land took place I am pleased to be able to give readers details of the opening of the Port Sunlight River Park.

On the 12 August I will be opening the park to the public at 1.30pm and look forward to welcoming people to this latest addition to all that Wirral has to offer. Weather permitting it promises be a lovely day with refreshments, entertainment and guided walks. Readers of my column will know that I have often written about the park and how excited I am about it opening.

Having worked on the park’s development in conjunction with The Land Trust, Unilever, Biffa Wirral Autistic Society and New Ferry Residents Association it will mean a lot for me to see the park finally being opened for public use.

Excitement is building, as I know from the number of people who have contacted me wanting to know when the park will be accessible. There has also been a great deal of interest from people who wish to volunteer to work on projects at the park, including helping at events or recording wildlife on the site. More volunteers are always welcome so if you would like to contribute to the development of park in this way please contact my office for further details.

You can find out more information about the park at www.portsunlightriverpark.com

I hope to see you at the opening of the park on 12 August.

 

Come and join me for opening of new River Park

Having battled to ensure the transformation from landfill site to public park land took place I am pleased to be able to give readers details of the opening of the...

Last weekend I went along to the New Ferry Fun Day and I’d like to offer my congratulations and thanks to the organisers for putting on this local event.

I was happy to say a few words and offer my support to a very well organised event. It was also great to welcome the Mayor and the Mayoress.

There was a great classic car display and it was a fun day for all ages so well done to all involved.

New Ferry needs a huge amount of TLC, however. A proper regeneration plan is well overdue. I have been working alongside Wirral Council to achieve just this, and I’m not prepared to give up until it’s done.

As we are now in the summer holiday period I am concerned to still be receiving enquiries about delayed passports.

My office is still taking up cases of concern regularly to try to make sure that constituents have their passports in time for their booked holidays.

Obviously this is a stressful situation for constituents and they have been expressing concern to me especially about lack of communication with the passport service.

I will continue to monitor the amount of enquiries I receive and hope the situation improves in the coming weeks so people’s applications are not stuck in the system for longer than necessary.

If you are worried about a passport and you are my constituent then do get in touch with me to let me know about your experience and for me to look into the application to see where it is up to. 

Finally as Westminster goes into recess next week I am also looking forward to my tour of Wirral South’s pubs to meet constituents, which hopefully you read about in last week’s column. You can ring my office for details on 0151 645 6590.

 

By Alison McGovern MP for Wirral News 

Constituents' passport problems continue

Last weekend I went along to the New Ferry Fun Day and I’d like to offer my congratulations and thanks to the organisers for putting on this local event. I...

I know that many of my constituents regularly enjoy a meal or a drink at one of our local pubs.

In my experience, we have some excellent local hostelries.

So, once Westminster breaks over the summer, I wanted to make myself available to constituents, and find a way to give South Wirral pubs a publicity boost.

That’s why I’m setting out on a summer tour to meet constituents in South Wirral’s local pubs.

I will be visiting 20 of our pubs including in Bebington, Thornton Hough, Eastham, Port Sunlight, New Ferry and Bromborough. I’ll be there for a few hours to see anyone who wants to stop by.

I am looking forward to the opportunity to have a relaxed chat with people to hear their thoughts on both national and local issues. Nothing is off the agenda. You can ask me anything – controversial or otherwise – or just tell me about what matters to you.

My summer tour will start at the end of this month and continue for around four weeks.

I hope to see as many people as possible so do come along if you are able to. If you have a particular issue you need my involvement with or want to tell me something that you feel strongly about, then my office can tell you when I will be in a pub near to you.

Meeting constituents is one of the things I enjoy about my job the most as I can only do a good job in my role if I know what matters to people so I can take that back to my work in Westminster.

I am also looking forward to meeting the staff working in the local pubs which are often at the heart of the community.

You can find out exactly where I will be and when by telephoning the office on 0151 645 6590 but you don’t need an appointment. Just turn up and say hello.

 

By Alison McGovern for Wirral News 

Constituents welcome to meet me on summer tour

I know that many of my constituents regularly enjoy a meal or a drink at one of our local pubs. In my experience, we have some excellent local hostelries. So,...


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