Water leaks? No problem!

26th June 2010

It seems as though water is so plentiful that leaks of this magnitude can be left for weeks at a time! 

Local residents have reported it.  Cllr John Salter has taken it up.  Now we have asked the Borough’s ‘Streetscene’ professionals to add their weight to the request to have the Water Company do something about it – or let us all know if they don’t think it’s their responsibility.  But at a time when the reservoirs are getting low and a hose-pipe ban is already being talked about isn’t it time that these ‘privatised’ bodies moved just a bit quicker to protect our resources aswell as their profits?

And despite multiple complaints it isn’t even fenced off for safety.

Longest Day

20th June 2010

‘All Blessings’ to our readers for the coming Summer Solstice. 

Stonehenge, our most famous monument, rightly takes the main news.  Adrian recalls childhood visits to watch sunrise from a pre-historic hill fort on the summit of a mystical Welsh mountain in Gwent, known as ‘Twm Barllwm’ (sometimes spelt ‘Twm Barlwm’) – if it wasn’t raining!


If our readers have reminiscences of favourite local spots that have featured in the summer solstice we would love to publish them in our ‘comments’ link.

Seacombe – and beyond.


 24th March 2010 – later in the day.  

Adrian regularly takes his Welsh Collie and English Springer (no bias there!) to Vale Park.       

When New Brighton Labour activist Pat Glasman drew his attention to vandalism of the Victorian Shelter at the bottom of the park, just opposite the war memorial at the       

Pat Glasman. New Brighton Labour activist.

foot of Magazine Lane, he went down to take some photographs.  The damage was pretty awful!        

To add insult to injury the floor of the shelter had been made a lavatory for quite a number of dogs.  What sort of people are they who don’t have the decency to clean up after their pets?  (There is a bin within a few yards.)
Adrian visits the shelter.

Inside the shelter rows of lower tiles have been kicked off the wall and others have been damaged.  It seems that some mindless louts are having ‘lotsa fun’.       Some of the vandalism is seen here.     

But what pleasure did this give even the thickest louts?


The view towards the war memorial and Wallasey Town Hall from the shelter.
24th March 2010 – morning and lunchtime        
John and Adrian attended the Seacombe Partnership meeting this morning, in St Luke’s Church .  Then off to attend to a casework matter. 
After that,  lunch in the Seacombe Community Centre’s excellent luncheon club.  
Arriving at Seacombe Community Centre for the Luncheon Club. So where’s Adrian? Well, somebody had to take the photo.
John is now the Council’s Official representative to the Community Centre.  Irrespective of how another councillor may have regarded the role John intends to provide full and meaningful support to the Management Committee.          
After a good lunch (at a very low price indeed) what better than to relax with a nice cup of tea.
He is presently seeking a progress report following the meeting on 22nd January with Adrian and Council Officers.