Allandale support at Five Bars Rest

5th April 2010   


Landlord Tommy Jones is seen here ready to welcome supporters of the Allandale Youth Club to an all day fund raiser.



Landlord Tommy Jones paid a great tribute to the Labour Councillors for the work they have done to support the Youth Club over many years – and called on everybody present to make sure Adrian is supported in the May elections.
Just after Tommy and Phil O’Rourke had performed a brilliant duo with a mixture of folk songs and also some powerful ‘Songs of the Labour Movement’ Adrian took the microphone to thank him and his staff on behalf of the Allandale. Adrian said:
‘If only we had more community spirited people like Tommy the Allandale need never feel the pinch again. Wherever there is voluntary work to be done Tommy is likely to be there. When I called into the Wirral Ark Project for the homeless, when I was Mayor,  who did I meet there? Tommy! When our pensioners at the Seacombe Community Centre Lunch Club were stranded in the January blizzard who took them in and gave them tea and coffee for several h0urs until they could be rescued? Tommy! And when I said I had asked some local businesses to put on fund raisers for the Allandale who said ‘Count me in’? Tommy!’
Adrian called for a round of applause – and the roof nearly came off.  So from all of us in Seacombe Labour  ‘Thank you Tommy for what you are doing not just for the Allandale but also for so many other good causes.’




Tommy, left, and Phil take a bow after a great performance

The great thing about Tommy is that most people could never know how much voluntary and charity work he does. He was slightly embarrased to be thanked so warmly – but he greatly deserves the credit that is due to him.


Adrian left, Tommy centre, John on the right.

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.