The latest Campaign Day by Wirral Conservatives saw around 25 volunteers deliver Christmas newsletters, including 'News for Lingham', with news from councillors Bruce Berry, Steve Williams and Chris Blakeley.
The lead story is the campaign for action on the problems caused by scrambler bikes. Councillor Bruce Berry will be speaking in a special council meeting on Monday on the problem: "We need to see a joined up effort to tackle this problem - council and police - working to ensure residents are kept safe and those responsible for stealing and riding these bikes illegally are caught."
Other articles from Bruce, Chris and Steve include:
Pre-pay energy meters:
Many people who have pre-pay meters for their home energy have been paying higher prices than those who pay by standing order, cash or direct debit. Not any more: a new cap on the rates that can be charged has been introduced and around four million of the lowest income families will save around £80 a year.
Private letting fees:
Many people in Moreton are tenants of private landlords. While most landlords do a good job, for those who don’t, new protections for tenants are on the way. The Government has announced plans to ban fees charged to tenants for letting a property and what can be charged for a deposit.
The latest published reports on crimes in this part of Moreton show that, in September, there was a theft from a vehicle in Felicity Grove and burglaries in Berrylands Close and Lingham Close. To deter crime, make sure your home and car are kept secure at all times.
Many mums and dads in Moreton are now being helped with the new, free 30 hours of childcare that was introduced earlier this year. Visit the website www.childcarechoices.gov.uk to see if you, or someone you know, is eligible.
Extra help for pensioners
Payments of up to £300 for older residents started arriving last month. People born on or before 5th August 1953 will receive the Winter Fuel Payments for help with heating bills automatically. In September, Councillor Bruce Berry wrote to around 2,500 pensioners across Moreton to let them know about Pension Credit. This can help the lowest income pensioners. Call (free) 0800 991234 to see if you, or someone you know, can be helped.
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