Alison McGovern MP

Wirral South

New Ferry: Open Letter to the Prime Minister

Dear Prime Minister,


We are writing to you about your government’s continued failure to provide emergency funding to New Ferry following a serious gas explosion in March.

Our then Member of Parliament, Alison McGovern, raised this issue with you at Prime Minister’s Questions on 29th March and wrote to you again on 25th April asking for urgent assistance.

She was told by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid that nothing can be done to help the people of New Ferry until after the election on 8th June, leaving them without assistance from the government for over three months. This is not good enough.

We ask that you respond immediately to Alison McGovern’s letter answering her three questions which are repeated below.

  • How can we make urgent progress on rebuilding New Ferry, despite the General Election you have called?
  • Sajid Javid told me it was Government policy to not fund town centre regeneration. You must rethink this policy. Will your Government reverse its policy to not fund the regeneration of New Ferry Town Centre?
  • Aside from structural regeneration, Wirral Council is currently bearing the costs of the explosion. Is your Government prepared to help, and provide some emergency funding to help people in New Ferry to rebuild their lives?



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signed 2017-07-12 21:29:00 +0100
the government should give the people and business community in new ferry all the help the need as soon as possible. shops and damaged houses in the town are in a terrible state after the blast and the community as a whole has been devastated by this horrible event. government funds should be made available straight away to get new ferry as back to normal as possible. the town needs help now mrs may.
signed 2017-06-02 22:24:25 +0100
signed 2017-06-02 19:47:42 +0100
signed via 2017-06-01 06:19:55 +0100
signed 2017-06-01 00:02:58 +0100
signed 2017-05-31 22:29:15 +0100
New ferry has been overlooked, people are homeless, businesses finished, new ferry needs urgent regeneration
signed 2017-05-31 18:49:23 +0100
Please help
signed via 2017-05-31 13:21:15 +0100
signed 2017-05-31 07:33:36 +0100
signed 2017-05-31 02:39:35 +0100
My father Francis McCoy was an advocate in his community. New Ferry was part of that community. New Ferry will always be considered home to me although I live in Canada. The people of New Ferry are the warmest and kindest people. Their lives and businesses have been negatively impacted by recent events. They need the support of all government agencies to help recover financially. Alison McGovern will help them to just that. She was present during the horrific event. I followed it here on the news and was in close contact with some of her constituents. This is a time to pull together and put politics aside. This is a time to help the people of New Ferry reastablish their lives.
signed 2017-05-30 23:39:46 +0100
New ferry needs help now manchester have had help what about us
signed 2017-05-30 22:21:29 +0100
Make it happen MrsMay
signed 2017-05-30 22:06:48 +0100
signed 2017-05-30 21:27:59 +0100
I agree
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signed 2017-05-30 21:22:04 +0100
signed 2017-05-30 19:01:44 +0100
New ferry needs intervention and quick. I cannot understand why this has been withheld a town full of people are traumatised, homeless and without work!!
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signed 2017-05-30 11:46:38 +0100
Jill Hutchinson
signed 2017-05-30 11:32:58 +0100
signed 2017-05-22 22:23:39 +0100
Very annoyed that jeremy corbyn cud not take five minutes out to visit our tragic broken up town new ferry but cud attend a pop concert
signed 2017-05-22 16:05:58 +0100
People have lost their homes and businesses. They need help now.
posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-21 19:04:04 +0100
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signed 2017-05-21 18:25:50 +0100
signed 2017-05-21 17:03:26 +0100
Depends thousands on the queens birthday .don’t object .but there are people still without homes and businesses with no premises ….come on pull your finger out
signed 2017-05-21 17:02:05 +0100
signed 2017-05-21 10:50:47 +0100
I grew up in New Ferry and feel after this disaster people left without a home should be helped and supported by the government that claim to be there to represent the people, I also feel it’s a great shame that a shopping centre has now been ruined and can’t be rebuilt because of lack of funding! Please help with the above issues asap. Kind regards Clare Price
signed 2017-05-20 22:00:10 +0100
This lack of any care or concern for the people left without homes and a community destroyed is helping my voting decision !!

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