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.