Oxton

No sense of direction!

Merseytravel have recently added helpful signs to bus stops telling people where buses are headed. But Oxton campaigner Allan Brame spotted a problem on Talbot Road: the new signs near Ringwood had been mixed up and put on the wrong side of the road. Allan has been in touch with Merseytravel who have promised that Read More

The aftermath of Sunday’s floods

A number of properties were flooded during Sunday’s extreme rain storm – in some cases with sewage mixed in with the floodwater. This is highly distressing for those affected. Wirral Council is a Lead Local Flood Authority and is urgently investigating the extent of the incident. They are collecting information from households that experienced flooding. Read More

Sign the Oxton Society’s petition

The Oxton Focus Team is backing a petition organised by the Oxton Society to tackle the eyesore in the heart of the village conservation area. Since the former HSBC Bank was demolished ten years ago, the site has been derelict, screened off by ugly metal hoardings. Planning permission has been extended twice but, despite some Read More

Puzzle Corner

Let’s play Spot the Lamp Post! Allan Brame has unearthed two secret lamp posts in Oxton. One in Salem View is entirely engulfed by tree branches and dense undergrowth. Another in Redwood Close is equally hard to spot. A fence has been erected in front of it and tree branches completely obscure the lamp. Both Read More

Holmlands pensioners battle to save their bus

Pensioners living on the Holmlands estate in Oxton reacted with dismay at the news that Merseytravel plans to axe the 154 service as part of the Wirral Bus Review. Oxton Liberal Democrats have taken up the campaign to save this route. Their spokesman, Allan Brame, said, “This bus is an absolute lifeline for many pensioners Read More

Noctorum Way cleansing success

Liberal Democrats’ campaign for an improved street cleansing service along Noctorum Way has succeeded. The whole length of the road from Upton Station to St Saviour’s church at the top of Townfield Lane is to be cleansed every four weeks, starting this month. Previously it was only scheduled on a twelve-weekly cycle. David Evans said, Read More

A stitch in time …

Leaves that were left on many of Oxton roads, well after the Autumn, have become a considerable problem for the Council’s street cleansing teams. The leaves became compacted and in many instances were still there into the New Year, when became a real struggle to clear compacted leaf mould. In some cases after repeated efforts Read More

Fender Bridge

Good news: work is soon to begin on upgrading part of the well-used ‘Walk to School’ route from Woodchurch High School to Christleton Close and Woodchurch Road. Cllr Stuart Kelly said, “Unfortunately it has proved impossible to install new lighting, due to the overhead power lines that straddle above most of the path. But it Read More

Holm Lane verges

Several local residents have commented on the improved appearance of the grass verges in Holm Lane, after Cllr Stuart Kelly asked for them to be trimmed. It is just a shame that they didn’t get round to the verges at the bottom of the road between Oulton Close and Woodchurch Road

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