Frank Field MP
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SEP
Dozens of incidents involving antisocial behaviour and criminal damage are reported each day in Wirral. Each night of the week, it seems, we have neighbours from hell and gangs of thugs striking fear into local residents. Lots of residents, in a state of desperation, have contacted me asking for help. So what can be done about this? Last week, the Leader of Wirral Council, Phil Davies, and I called a meeting at Birkenhead Town Hall to try and establish a strategy to fight back against the...
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SEP
Outrageous charges are being levied on some of our poorest residents who wish to appeal a benefit decision. A number of people claiming Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) have been found fit for work and wish to dispute their decision. To do so, they must present the Government with evidence such as medical records, reports or letters from their doctor containing details of their physical or mental condition. No appeal is likely to succeed without such evidence. But in the submissions...
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SEP
I write this week to ask your help and draw your attention to a local organisation which, with your help, is able to support local parents with young children through difficult times. I recently visited the Home Start Wirral Charity Shop, opposite the sixth form college on Upton Road. The money raised from this shop goes towards training local parents so they are able to support other parents having difficulties bringing up their own toddlers. These difficulties often come about through
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SEP
We have such an exciting new community area developing in Birkenhead. Last week I joined four hundred local residents at Ilchester Park, which hosted a festival near the St James’ Centre. Ilchester Park was, until quite recently, a plain area of land near the docks. But the Mersey Forest, Landfill Communities Fund, Veolia and local Development Trust have made it into the most beautiful natural play area with lots of equipment for children to play on. At the festival itself children...
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