Opening Community Shop in Bootle

The Big Help Project has extended its retail outlets to the wider city region this November, with the opening of the charity's first Sefton-based store at Carr Meadow Hey in Bootle.

 

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FURY AT ROAD DECISION

Reacting to the announcement by Highways England decision to bulldoze a new road through Rimrose Valley Country Park, Labour MP for Bootle, Peter Dowd, said: 

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Major Fires in Bootle

Another fire in Bootle occurred at Acorn Way off Hawthorne Road on Saturday 20th August 2017. This is the fourth major fire in Bootle in a 12/18 month period.

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High wages can drive high productivity; but under the Conservative Government, wages in the North West fell by 0.8% per year in real terms compared to a rise of 1% from 2002 to 2010

Britain needs a pay rise. But under the Tories, workers have suffered a pay cut. Average real wages and productivity have stagnated.

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National Lottery investment in Bootle's heritage hits £3,299,273

Peter Dowd MP welcomes investment and encourages constituents to apply to the heritage lottery fund for grants to explore the legacy of the First World War.

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How can the police stop criminals on mopeds if they can’t pursue them?

Peter Dowd MP has called for Merseyside Police to be given the powers and resources to tackle criminals using off-road bikes and mopeds in Bootle.

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Peter joins cross-party pressure on Gove to stop diesel deaths

Peter Dowd, MP for Bootle, joined 85 MPs and Lords from all parties have signed a joint letter calling on Michael Gove, the DEFRA Secretary, to implement proposals from Geraint Davies MP’s Clean Air Bill in the forthcoming Air Quality Strategy, to reduce the 40,000 premature deaths caused each year in the UK by diesel pollution.

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Thriving Businesses in Bootle

Following a recent visit Peter Dowd, MP for Bootle, added: "InvestSefton is an impressive company that is making a huge difference to thousands of people in Sefton - providing opportunities to develop and learn new skills that prepare the learner for the job market - breaking the cycle of unemployment." 



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ERM media release: Dock fire

A meeting took place with interested parties at Bootle Town Hall last Friday (31 March 2017) in relation to the latest fire at European Metal Recycling (ERM) at Alexandra Dock.

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Update: Dock Fire

A number of constituents have contacted me about the recent dock fire in Bootle, and I share the concerns they have expressed about pollution and environmental health and safety.

It is simply not acceptable that these fires have occurred. It is the responsibility of the company running the site to ensure that fire preventative measures are in place and the highest levels of vigilance are maintained. That is their clear responsibility as the owners.

Together with the Leader of Sefton Council, I have scheduled a meeting with all the agencies involved to review the incident as well as the frequency of fires such as these.

At this meeting, which will be taking place soon, I will raise the concerns of all constituents who have contacted me and endeavour to get straight answers.

Our community can't be on tenterhooks waiting for the next fire to ignite.

So I will be seeking assurances from those responsible for the management of the site about its present and future safety.

Peter

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