Alison McGovern

Wirral South

New Ferry needs rebuilding now. Co-op closure should force Government action

Alison McGovern has expressed her concern following the news that she received informing her that the Co-Op store on New Chester Road in the centre of New Ferry is set to close.

Speaking about the news Alison said: “This is bad news for both New Ferry and the staff who work at the store with 17 staff members at risk of redundancy. I am having ongoing discussions with the Co-Op and Wirral Borough council about the decision to close the store and the impact that this will have on the local area. Those who live and work in New Ferry know that the area is in need of regeneration.

But the truth is, the Tory Government have taken away pretty much all means to support regeneration from areas like New Ferry. The Government must reconsider the lack of capital for regeneration urgently.

New Ferry has a number of successful business and is surrounded by beautiful areas such as Port Sunlight and Port Sunlight River Park but unfortunately there are too many unused, poor quality buildings.

Having spoken in Parliament about the issues in New Ferry to push the government to act on regeneration and working alongside the Council to formulate a regeneration plan since my election I will be holding meetings in the coming weeks to seek an urgent solution.

Notes to Editors

Alison McGovern MP will be holding a demonstration at the New Chester Road entrance of the Co-Op store in New Ferry. This will begin at 2.15 PM this Friday 22 April and Alison encourages local residents to join her

 

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commented 2016-04-22 15:59:07 +0100
Dear Alison, I have only just found out that this protest was planned so unfortunately missed it. I hope you had a good turn out.

I have lived in New Ferry for over 40 years and the decline in this town has been awful as you well know. As well as the planned closure of the Co-op, I have received a letter today stating that LLoyds are closing as well, and when the banks move out of an area, it can only get worse. I attend all the regular NFRag meetings and although we are told things are in motion, nothing seems to happen. Surely we must be a priority case by now?

We desperately need your help in trying to get something concrete about regeneration. We have been waiting years for it to happen here.

Regards, Wendy Murphy.

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