Council is again asking for your comments on its budget saving options.
Many of the proposed cuts could affect services which the Council provides
to YOU. Find
What's new on this website:
has sent in photos of his father Richard who trained aboard HMS Conway
See the 1930s page.
You can also
have a closer look at the famous Okell's shop where mums used to buy all
they needed for their babies.
See the 1950s page.
Wirral has a
telephone actionline called "It's Your Call" for reporting anti-social
behaviour in your neighbourhood. This actionline currently operates from
9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. An answerphone service is provided
out-of-hours and calls will be returned the next working day. The
service is also available through One-Stop Shops across the Borough. If
you are experiencing such problems where you live, ring them on 0151 606
2020. Find out more about the service at
Anti-Social Behaviour Team has also produced a booklet/guide to help you
if you are experiencing problems in your neighbourhood.
Read the guide.
BROKEN PAVINGS, STREET LAMPS ETC
Streetscene team has been specially set up to deal with all queries
regarding broken pavings, unmown grass, blocked gullies, fallen trees,
street litter, non-functioning street lamps, broken road signs, etc. The
sooner you ring them about it, the sooner it may get fixed. Ring
CRIME - REPORT IT
police cannot be everywhere, we still urge residents to report crimes,
acts of vandalism and other disturbances to the police by ringing
777 2080. Ask for a “crime reference number”: this will ensure your
report is recorded and will help to win more resources for New Ferry
policing. If you wish to remain anonymous, then ring Crimestoppers on
0800 555 111.
also has Wirral Community Patrol whose duty is to make Wirral "a safe
place to live, work and visit." Its 20 officers provide security
for all Council premises 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; but they also
patrol problem areas where anti-social behaviour is a repeating issue.
They work with other council departments and partner agencies to report,
record and analyse problem hotspots, giving support to the police and
neighbourhoods. If you are aware of persistent anti-social
behaviour and environmental crime such as fly-tipping in your area,
please ring them on
FREE SMOKE ALARMS
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service offer free smoke alarms to all
residents. They will also come to your home and fit one if you are
unable to do this yourself. This service is FREE to everyone.
They can also carry out a FREE safety check of your home. Simply give
them a ring on
0151 296 4000 or write to them, asking for your free
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service, FREEPOST NAT 3926, Bootle L30 4BR .
LOFT INSULATION AND CAVITY WALL INSULATION FOR NEW FERRY RESIDENTS
Yes, it is
absolutely true, and there are no catches or anything to pay. Wirral is
one the government's target areas for free home insulation.
VOUCHERS TO HELP NEW FERRY RESIDENTS SAVE MONEY AND ENERGY
Wirral community energy advisors can offer free impartial advice to help
save energy and money.
Find out more.
If you see
anyone dumping rubbish anywhere in the neighbourhood - particularly in
the parks, on open spaces and in back alleys - please report them
to Streetscene on
0151 606 2004.
RECYCLING YOUR UNWANTED
Do you have
unwanted furniture in good condition to donate, that somebody else can
make use of? Are you looking for quality, pre-owned furniture at
prices you can afford?
Independent Recycling Enterprise) is a "social enterprise", a
not-for-profit organisation with charitable aims. We collect items
of unwanted furniture free of charge, from any Wirral residence, and
then make them available to everyone. Please ring
You can buy
3 piece suites from £70, dining table + 4 chairs from £45. We also
sell sofas, bedroom furniture, desks, bookcases, coffee tables, beds,
cookers, fridges, armchairs, bric-a-brac and much more.
visit us as Units 12-14, Kelvinside, Wallasey, Wirral CH44 7JY
UNITED UTILITIES STINKS
If you can
smell any unpleasant odours from the Water Treatment Works, contact
United Utilities on their ODOUR HOTLINE: 0845 309 4098 or the Council’s
Environmental Protection Team on
0151 691 8250.
WIRRAL CREDIT UNION LTD
A new branch
has opened in New Ferry, and we hope you will take the opportunity to
help yourself to better manage your own personal financial matters.
WHAT IS THE WIRRAL CREDIT UNION?
We are a
local financial co-operative. Membership is limited to people who
work or live on Wirral. Local people join and SAVE whatever money
they can; this money is pooled together, and from that pool, loans are
granted to members who need it. Loans can be made for any
prudential purpose but not for gambling, alcohol or any criminal or
HOW DO WE
To join us,
simply fill in an application form and provide proof of identity and
address - this is a legal requirement. Then you save some money.
You can pay in from your wages, through your bank by standing order, or
if you are not working or do not have a bank account you can pay in
HOW DO I
GET MY MONEY BACK OR APPLY FOR A LOAN?
us on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, and the cheque will be available
that Thursday. If you wish, you can take your cheque to our bank and
exchange it for cash at no cost to you.
IT ALL COST?
There is an
annual subscription charge of £5 and, of course, you pay a reasonable
interest on loans; otherwise there are no other charges. In fact,
each year after, after we have accounted for our costs, and external
audit has been completed, we pay a small dividend to members.
MONEY BE SAFE?
Yes! We are
authorised and governed by the Financial Services Authority, and are
members of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme and the Financial
Services Ombudsman Scheme. Your money is also covered by the
Fidelity Bond Insurance.
Our shop is
at 77 New Chester Road, New Ferry, Wirral CH62 1AB
You can ring
We are open
Mon-Thu 10.00am till 4.00pm.