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  • followed this page 2017-02-23 14:09:34 +0000
  • commented 2017-02-23 14:09:13 +0000
    Begin forwarded message:


    Date: 19 February 2017 at 17:41:58 GMT


    Subject: School funding cuts

    28 Pickering crescent




    Dear Mr. Mowatt

    I am disappointed to learn that the proposed changes to school funding will result in an unfair formula for Warrington Schools, yet again.

    Warrington will be one of the worst funded areas in the country if these proposals go ahead. How can it be fair that Warrington will receive £2469 less per child than the highest funded area?

    Whilst I agree that there is a need for a fairer system surely it’s not beyond the governments capabilities to come up with a system that ensures every child is treated equally with the needs of the most disadvantaged being met too?

    I am contacting you as my MP to seek your support in persuading the government to change the proposed formula.

    Thank you.

    Yours sincerely

    Patricia Fraser
  • followed this page 2017-02-23 12:33:34 +0000
  • commented 2017-02-23 12:13:20 +0000
    I am very concerned, about the recent vandalism and damage caused by five youths who frequent the area, on four bikes, two on one bike, with one sitting on the cross bar, with legs over and across the handle bars, riding as a passenger on one of the bicycles, these bikes had no lights and were all over the road, taking their chances as they were swerving all over the road and in front of oncoming traffic, to a number of car owners on Jefferson Drive and Macinley street, Great Sankey, in the evening, of Saturday 18th, Sunday 19th and Monday 20th February between 9 pm and 10 pm at night, numerous damages were caused to cars, with wing mirrors being kicked off, by the youth with his feet, riding as a passenger, on one of the bikes and by other youths who were pulling the wing mirrors off and smashing them on the ground, as they were riding past and doing several u turns and coming back again to make sure the job was done! we are sickened to watch the footage on our CCTV during the three nights rampage.

    My next door neighbour has footage of two youths up our driveway, in front of two garages, one holding and securing two bikes while the other youth was about to rip into my neighbours car, before looking up and seeing the camera, where upon, he decided not to bother!

    Our neighbour, across the road, had just paid out a considerable amount to have his wing mirror mended from the previous evenings rampage, only to find it had been vandalised, for the second time, in two days, to say he was very shocked and upset, is an under statement!

    With all the above here mentioned, we (the victims, of this recent injustice) would like to know, why these youths are being allowed to ride, with out lights at night and two on a bike,as is often the case, unabated, to damage and wreck other peoples cars, causing a danger to themselves and other road users, why is this happening so often, even during the day as well as evenings, forcing a hazardous situation to car owners, home owners and pedestrians, as these boys are all over the footpaths as well as the roads?

    We do not feel as if this is over, we are all on edge wondering when these youths will make a come back, we do not feel that in anyway it is acceptable to put people in a fearful situation, for their own safety and well being, and fear of anticipation for the next car wrecking event, these are worrying ramifications, for a lawless culture, where we feel, that not enough action has been taken, as yet, to deal with these situations!

    Can you please help us to see a positive response and more being done to help prevent this?

    Yours Sincerely,

    Mrs. Caroline Westbrook-Jones.

    Speaking on behalf of the vicvtims of Jefferson Drive and Mackinley street, Great Sankey.
  • commented 2017-02-22 20:24:20 +0000
    David, after the appalling decision to roll back on allowing a few hundred child immigrants into the country (and trying to blame local councils), we now have the Government going to court to defend its policy of disrupting family life of British citizens with a non-British spouse. The court may have said it’s legal, but where’s the morality?
  • commented 2017-02-22 17:12:23 +0000
    Hi David, hope you are well, I really have to struggle to except any reason why people are being left on the street? I don’t understand why emergency shelters are not in place for this man made disaster? In the name of God please help those people!
  • commented 2017-02-22 13:36:25 +0000
    Hi David, I have been corresponding with Stewart but recently I have not had a response to my ongoing query regarding the Diploma student loan. There is a petition in circulation that has been signed by 2,300 people for a bill to be passed for students on the further education diploma course in Dance and Performing Arts. These young people have a lot of talent and are missing out of vital training as they are unable to afford it, on top of their living costs. The industry recognises the diploma more than the degree as there is more contact time of up to 40 hours per week and getting them ready for the industry. Can you please take time to look into this again as it is a topic that seems to get a back seat. The banks and government should get together on this and look at how beneficial in the long run it would be. There is so much missed talent and opportunity because of the lack of help to educate. There has been a letter to and from central government from the education minister, but as I pointed out to Stewart it contradicted itself in the wording. thanks
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  • commented 2017-02-19 10:58:50 +0000
    Hi david. Government website says that council are responsible for private rented people in emergency situation. Warrington are saying they are not. My mum and dad in law have no electricity in there property. Landlord not contactable. Dad in law has alzhimers and council are supposed to assist in such situations. As my mp and health minister please help
  • commented 2017-02-18 10:49:43 +0000
    Dear David, A thought of the day… We say people are living longer? Isn’t it the older fish and chips generation that have lived longer to date? Evidence of healthy living will take time to reveal dark negative reactions weak bones depression etc? Just a thought, and people have to die, that in most cases cost the NHS money! Its unlucky when people draw a short straw, sufival of the fittist…

    Alan J Peck…
  • commented 2017-02-18 09:53:35 +0000
    Dear Mr Mowat

    I see that Warrington A&E is on the list to be closed or downgraded under the published reorganisation of NHS services

    Can I enquire if that is indeed your understanding and what your position is on this?

    Yours sincerely

    Tony Sudworth
  • commented 2017-02-16 23:18:03 +0000
    Hi David,

    I hope you are well. I noted in the Express online that the European Union’s is attempting to “grab” UK fish stocks i.e. for the current situation to pertain after exit. For the sake of all regional UK communities involved in fishing and its engineering support industries (which could be located in Warrington) I believe we should oppose this strongly, one of the main benefits of getting out is to get control of our water to the 200 mile limit and manage the UK seas sustainably for the UK and as an export industry operated by the British.


  • commented 2017-02-16 22:14:42 +0000
    Hello David

    As you are aware there are proposed housing developments in Appleton of 375 houses, Stretton (180 houses) and Grappenhall Heys (400 houses), on the HCA parcels of land.

    In addition there is a recently submitted planning application by Bloor Homes for 79 houses in Appleton Thorn.

    Borough Councillors and both Stretton and Appleton Parish Councils have asked for all three HCA applications to be considered together so the full impact of almost 1000 additional houses on local infrastructure and the highways network can be assessed.


    The Pewterspear Green (Stretton) application (2016/28807) is coming before the Council’s Development Management Committee on Thursday 23rd February. This is an outline application for up to 180 residential dwellings.

    The report states that ‘officers do not consider that the application is premature, as making a decision as to the principle of residential development now – either for approval or refusal – would not substantially prejudice the delivery of core strategy policies, in its own right. In terms of the principle of the delivery of housing at the site, the proposal can be considered on its own merits and does not need to wait for the submission of applications on other HCA sites’.

    I am very concerned and angry at Warrington Borough Council’s inability to consider such a significant housing development as part of a wider planning strategy for South Warrington. 1000+ houses which will have such a major impact on South Warrington; on services, school capacity, health services and especially transport.

    The HCA seem to be sneaking through a development of 180 houses which will fetch a premium on the open market. No infrastructure will be put in. Some financial contributions but NONE to improving traffic measures but £110k to improve the No 8 bus service – which presumably ticks the ‘sustainability’ box.

    There is mention that there are ‘shortfalls’ in this application (which I need to pick out) but I am extremely angry and I get the impression that because we have green space and South Warrington is an affluent area, we are building houses because houses here will sell.


    Councillor Judith Wheeler

    Borough Councillor for Appleton, Stretton, Hatton and Walton
  • commented 2017-02-16 08:09:37 +0000
    Good morning. Am absolutely appalled to hear of proposed school funding cuts. Have 3 children in full time education in Stockton Heath and can not comprehend how the school can possibly continue with such a slash in budgeting. My eldest daughter is at bridgewater and although I feel the educational standard is high the buildings and sheer amount of pupils is overwhelming. Can we as parents do anything to appeal against this clearly unfair formula? Can you put our views forward? Will this be another case of not being listened do. This requires immediate action
  • commented 2017-02-15 20:48:03 +0000
    Dear David,

    Please, please do something to stop this from happening…my children go to lymm high & the proposed cuts are dreadful… Far from making school funding fairer, government proposals would make Warrington one of the very worst funded areas for education nationally, placing us 141st in the country out of 150.

    · Under the new formula, schools in the best funded authority in England will receive an average of £6,775 per child, while those in Warrington would receive £4,306 – a difference of £2,469 per child.

    · Warrington schools will have a total of almost a quarter of a million pounds per year wiped off their budgets on top of the very substantial cuts that nearly all schools have had to make over the past few years.

    · Whilst some Warrington schools will see an increase in funding, the great majority will not – and even those who are set to benefit will be significantly worse off than similar schools in other areas of the country.

    · The top 16 best funded authorities remain at the top and the existing postcode lottery remains.

    · Nothing has been done to ensure that schools in the worst-funded authorities – such as Warrington – are being adequately protected.

    Please please look after our schools.

    Jacqueline leighton jones
  • commented 2017-02-15 14:38:52 +0000
    Dear Mr Mowatt

    I am writing with reference to the Education Review and the reduction in schools funding. I believed this review was aimed at establishing equity across the system and ensuring schools are fairly funded for the area they serve and the challenges they face. I was wrong Warrington as we know is significantly away from its funding target on health, local authority services and now more so on education. I believe we are one of the lowest funded areas in the country for education and this is quite frankly is disgusting. Given we have some of the most deprived wards in the country sat in Warrington what is the government saying? You are poor so you can get a bit poorer!!! I truly believe this is indefensible and your party should be ashamed. Please ask the powers that be to reconsider the allocations because our schools will suffer and so will our children and their futures.

    I realise most of government don’t use the state education system because they don’t have to but we do and we need it to be funded appropriately.

    Please appeal on our behalf. Thank you Jan
  • commented 2017-02-15 11:31:49 +0000
    Dear David, As a parent, I received a letter yesterday from Cherry Tree Primary School, Lymm stating how the ‘National Funding Formula’ will result in reduced funding for this school and many others in the Warrington Borough. The aim of the NFF was to make funding for education fairer and more equitable I believe. The letter I received suggests this is not the case, funding will be more inequitable than previously and it will result in significant cuts to many schools in the Warrington borough. I will email you this letter to read for yourself, but as my local MP, urge you to stand up for the education of our local children. This is surely the way forward for a fairer, more prosperous future for us all!
  • commented 2017-02-15 10:39:50 +0000
    Hi David, I hope you are well. This Government now have a skeptical double thumbs up 👍. Firstly recyclable disposal housing fantastic recycled idea if the aim is to home more homeless? Second is the cut in sickness payments for the unemployed! I’m unemployed on basic JSA, most of my enemies are on the sick but the Government say they need £40pw to live on then me! They make people’s life a misery drinking and drug taking, many of the ones I know work too. All the best, please push for the homeless it is a foundation to a stronger economy…

  • commented 2017-02-15 09:45:50 +0000
    I wanted to gain support in opposing the new school l finding. Is it not important to educate the next generation correctly and adequately?

    If Warrington children could suffer is it not work fighting?

    Could this not cause behavioural problems?

    Please help finding reforms to be equal.
  • commented 2017-02-14 18:13:00 +0000
    Dear David,

    I am a parent of a child at Lymm High School. I am writing to express my horror at the proposed funding cuts to Warrington schools. I understand your party wishes to reduce state spending. But to cut education funding is contrary to the ethos of any civilised (and wealthy) society. Please do not respond with a cut and paste answer talking about protected funding. This protected funding is ‘flat’ and does not account for year on year costs such as increased pension contributions and the apprenticeship levy. I heard some of your colleagues in parliamentary debate blame the situation on the Labour Party giving too much to other schools. Well, that is not the fault of my child and they should not be punished for something which you claim happened over 7 years ago. As soon as South Warrington voters realise that voting for austerity cuts as per your 2015 manifesto, means losing teachers, increasing class sizes, reduced A level choices, no trips, no TAs no foreign language assistants, no text books….you will surely find it hard to fight the next election claiming to be the best person to represent us.
  • commented 2017-02-11 13:51:54 +0000
    Dear Mr Mowat,

    As I’m sure that you’re aware, the term for Warrington’s current MYP is ending next month and so the youth council are looking for a new candidate. Since I am applying for the position, I have been researching some of their campaigns, including mental health services for young people. Currently, the time a child has got to wait after being diagnosed with a mental illness to receive counselling from CAMHS, is around 3 to 4 months. Which I’m sure you’ll agree with me,is not an acceptable length of time for a mentally ill young person to go without professional help. What is of severe concern for me, is that you, as Under Health Secretary of State and the MP for Warrington South, actually voted against increasing the funding for children’s mental health services.Despite the fact that the fact that the youth parliament of your constituency are actively campaigning for improved mental health facilities; which isn’t particularly surprising given how hard it is for young people to access these services.

    I hope what I’ve said has helped you reflect on your decision.

    Yours Sincerely,

    Imogen Walsh, 15
  • commented 2017-02-10 14:33:09 +0000
    I write to you concerning the Unitary Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) , details of which have just come to light in the press. It is disturbing that MPs , having just voted through consent to invoke article 50 were, it seems, planning to push this agreement through Parliament in defiance of the wished of the British people to sever all legal ties with the EU.

    It seems that Douglas Carswell, MP for Clacton, is today putting down and EDM objecting to the UPCA.

    I would like to know why no other MP has seen fit to do so, since it would tie the UK to the ECJ when the British people have clearly voted for complete withdrawal from the EU and it’s influence over the UK. I have seen a video clip of a briefing about the UPCA showing one of the key supporters of the UPC, lawyer Kevin Mooney, saying he hopes the Daily Express does not find out about the treaty. Well the press HAS found out and now so has the British people.

    It would appear that the Government has recorded the UPCA as a ‘negative statutory instrument’ which means it will automatically be passed unless an MP formally objects. The Government should be made aware that the people will not tolerate this underhand attempt to bind us in any way the EU or the ECJ, which we have instructed them we dot wish to happen and which MPs through their vote on Wednesday 8th February, have accepted.

    It is this kind of action that has caused the British people to lose faith in it’s elected representatives and will, no doubt, be reflected at the ballot box at the earliest opportunity.

    I would be interested to hear your views on this matter.


    Barry Eckersley
  • commented 2017-02-09 07:41:08 +0000
    Dear Mr. Mowat,

    Once again I find myself writing to you absolutely appalled by your vote in the commons. How could you, in any sane conscience, vote against guaranteeing EU citizens rights? EU citizens that have been living, working and positively contributing to our society? Many of them for a number of years or even the majority of their lives!

    Yet again, this is an incredibly insular and isolationist view that the Conservative party has taken; this will be to the detriment of our economy and more importantly our fantastically diverse society.

    Your political party and yourself are destroying the progressive legacy that this nation has held so dearly for so many years.


    Best regards,

    A Troubled Constituent (Catherine Buchanan)
  • commented 2017-02-08 18:19:20 +0000
    Dear Mr Mowat,

    In August last year, I emailed you, pointing out that I was about to embark on a three month placement in the Palestinian West Bank in a voluntary capacity as a human rights monitor. I asked to meet you to give you a briefing on the present situation in the West Bank either before I went to the Occupied Palestinian Territories, or upon my return in December 2016. Sadly I received no response from you. I now reiterate that request to meet you.

    A parliamentary debate takes place tomorrow following on from the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 which the UK voted in support of. The resolution reaffirms that Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories have no legal validity and that their continued existence constitutes a flagrant violation of international law and a major obstacle to the achievement of the Two-State Solution which the British Government supports.

    Can I urge you strongly to attend the debate tomorrow and to vote in favour of the motion. The Israeli Government appears to be laughing in the face of foreign opposition to their increasing occupation of Palestinian lands, knowing that whatever the United Nations says, the international community will do nothing, and is now protected by the new US administration of President Trump.

    I am not “pro-Palestine” and “anti-Israel”. I am for the observance by all parties to the conflict of international humanitarian law and human rights. If Israel is allowed to continue to occupy and annexe Palestinian land, there can be no Two State Solution. The alternative will be violent and bloody.

    I look forward to your response.

    Yours sincerely,

    John Booth
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  • commented 2017-02-05 19:37:47 +0000
    I was appalled to read about your statement to the Health select committee recently concerning your views on care of elderly parents. The implication of your statement was that basically it is our, and not the state’s responsibility to care for our elderly relatives. Having spent about year up to February 2016, caring for her dying father, my wife has just about recovered from the mental anguish of what she had to go through. She had been a District Nurse for many years, but despite her professionalism I was shocked at what she had to do to care for her ailing father. As well as the personal care she provided, she had to deal with the mental anguish of watching him die. The level of personal care she provided because of her professional background I myself could never provide. Would you, yourself, take your parent to the toilet, clean up soiled bed linen, give a bed bath after defecation or vomiting, or would you pay someone else to do it? Mr Mowat, the answer lies in a coherent plan, suitably funded, for care of our increasing elderly population.

    I am not one of your constituents but I feel I have the right as a citizen and member of the electorate to be able to make my views known to a Minister of our government. I will be informing my own MP that I have contacted you about this matter.
  • commented 2017-02-05 14:55:36 +0000
    I gave up a 30 year career in local government to care for my father. I claimed carers allowance up until his death 2 years later. However now I am able to look for a job I am unable to claim JSA as carers allowance doesn’t not count towards this. I now qualify for no benefits having saved the local council 2K a month for 2 years in care home fees. Feeling a bit let down.
  • commented 2017-02-05 10:47:23 +0000
    Dear Mr Mowatt,

    I have an extremely important proposal which WILL address and overcome the non payment by overseas users of our National Health service. Could you please call me at your earliest opportunity so I may present it to you.

    I have many years experience in Systems Analysis, and the design and implementation of systems, and would be happy to be involved in the preparation and implementation of the system if it would be of assistance.

    (I have also sent this email to Jeremy Hunt without realising that you are also a Health Service minister).

    I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest opportunity regarding this urgent matter.

    Many thanks,

    Kind regards.

    John Fowles

    Mobile : 07831 227572
  • commented 2017-02-03 23:05:06 +0000
    Mr Moway. Regarding your comments about caring for relatives, has it ever occurred to you or the government, that the grossly unfair hike in women’s pension age has had a profound effect on the care crisis. There would have been an army of women (And they are mostly women) who would have looked after their elderly relatives but are now unavailable because they’re working. I believe it’s called the law of unintended consequences.
  • commented 2017-02-03 17:17:36 +0000
    Seeing the Telegraph article & as minister for care I write to you as a carer of 21 years of my disabled mum.

    TAKE A LOOK at what a monopolised by the bar, court system of FRAUD & RACKETEERING, has done to us???