Frank Field MP
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Two years have passed since a dozen local residents fell victim to a conman who had managed to infiltrate Universal Jobmatch, the website set up by the Government to help people look for work. Since then, thankfully, the Government has tightened up the security on the website. I’ve not received any further reports of fraudulent activity. But there are still too many dodgy vacancies being posted on the website. Over the past couple of weeks, in particular, Birkenhead...
Last week I wrote to Wirral Council asking for urgent action to repair Birkenhead’s broken street lighting. A number of residents had written to me to say they had been left in the dark due to the lights on their street being out of action. Their concerns centred on the apparent lack of urgency shown by the council’s Streetscene department to address each fault once it has been reported. I encountered similar delays once I raised the incidents on residents’ behalf. One...
January is always a tough month for families who are trying to foot the bills from Christmas. Some families over the past few weeks will have been up to their ears in paperwork from various credit cards. The last thing they will have needed is to be pestered by companies trying to get them to sign up for yet more credit cards. Yet that is exactly what has been happening in and around Birkenhead’s main shopping precinct. A number of companies have pitched up outside the market and along...
The St James’ Centre was packed full for a residents meeting last Friday. Councillor George Davies and I had invited Magenta to address residents’ concerns about the condition of the Crossways Estate. Magenta deserves credit for the way it has responded. Three immediate steps were agreed at the meeting. First, Magenta is to send in its Antisocial Behaviour officers to patrol the area on a regular basis. This should prevent any trouble occurring, and, in the event an...
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