Dynamic young Liscard Cllr, Darren Dodd, causes a shake up in his ward and beyond.

29th June 2010

Liscard’s newest Councillor, Darren Dodd who won the previously Tory seat for Labour  only last month, has taken an all-Wirral initiative to scupper suspected Tory plans to scrap free swimming.   We are confident Seacombe residents, in particular, will want to support Darren’s excellent move as it directly affects our ward’s Guinea Gap Baths along with the other Wirral pools.

Darren said:

‘The Tory leader of Wirral, Cllr Geoff Green, has issued a press release saying the free swimming will continue in Wirral. This was met with delight from many people after the devastating news that David Cameron had scrapped the scheme earlier this month. Swimming has been free for Under 16s and Over 60s since March 2009 and was used more than 50,000 times in the first three months – one of the most used schemes in the country.

On closer inspection it seems that the Tories are not being straight with the people of Wirral and in reality they have only delayed making a decision about the future of free swimming until September – when it is expected they will scrap it.

I have today launched a campaign to keep Swimming free on Wirral and I have set up an online petition. We need to keep the pressure on the ConDem Council to keep swimming free for the thousands of people who use it!

Please sign the petition below and send it to anyone you think may be interested.’


Cllr Darren Dodd

But wait for it – that’s not all.  Labour was recently contacted by unhappy Liscard residents who had dealt with no fewer than two Tory Councillors about a local high profile problem.  Darren met the residents and now has two substantial petitions he will present to full Council next month.  Watch this space – photographs and full story to follow.

Seacombe’s Councillors at last have a really hard working Councillor in next door Liscard.  Let’s make it two Liscard Labour Councillors next May and three the year after!

It’s a sure thing this ConDem council, and its ConDem Collaboration Government are going to hit the people of East Wallasey – Seacombe and Liscard – with great economic brutality.  Let’s make sure they are replaced.

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  1. Robert Gregson says:

    In these days of expensive private gym membership it is important that we have free public swimming facilities for the disadvantaged and the less well off. We are all about to be blighted financialy by the ConDem axis, so well done to councillor Darren Dodd for fighting on our behalf and thank you.

  2. Aw, this was a really quality post. In theory I’d like to write like this too – taking time and real effort to make a good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and never seem to get something done

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  4. Dear Mr Dodd
    I am not sure whether or not you will have come across Mersey Counselling and Therapy Centre. We are a newly established Centre based at 2 Martins Lane, Liscard and, as Director, I would very much like to take this opportunity to invite you to our first Open Day on Friday 20th April – I can send the full invitation and registration form as attachments if you would like.
    At MCTC we aim to offer professional counselling and psychotherapy to people in the local community and beyond and to train others in our ways of working and of being with people.

    If this date is not possible for you, we would be delighted to welcome you to visit the Centre at another mutually convenient time.

    Yours sincerely,
    Angela Ryan
    Director MCTC

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