I hope that you all had a happy Christmas, and let me take this opportunity to wish you all the best for the coming year. 2012 is set to be a very important year for this country with some difficulties but also much to look forward to. People from around the world will be going to the Olympics in London and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. I hope all is done to ensure that they encouraged to visit Liverpool and make the most of everything our fantastic city offers.
Here in Woolton we must come together as a community to save facilities such as our baths and library. At the time of writing this, the Labour-led council in Liverpool looks set to condemn Woolton Library to closure, and we will only be able to save our library if we can keep it open without the support of the council. I believe that services, like our library and baths, should not be closed while the council is still wasting our money on needless expenses, such as the excessive salaries of local government executives. Unfortunately the council seems unwilling to tackle their waste of our taxes, and instead seeks to save money by closing down services in areas such as the ones here in Woolton. Groups such as the Save Woolton Pool have shown what local people can accomplish, and we must continue to support their efforts. Woolton Library can be saved if we come together as a community to support it. I believe this is exactly the sort of campaign that goes towards forming the Big Society that David Cameron launched in this city. I will do all I can to support the campaigns to keep our local facilities open for all of us to enjoy.
I was delighted to see the Prime Minister stand up for this country in Europe. I know from speaking to many of you on your doorstep and out and about in Woolton, that a lot of residents here are deeply concerned about the situation in Europe and our relationship with the EU. While the situation is still uncertain and worrying, I am reassured that our Prime Minister has the best interests of Britain at heart, and is willing to fight for this country.
If you have any concerns or comments about life in Woolton please let me know. I can be contacted by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call the City of Liverpool Conservatives on 0151 707 0006.