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COMMUNITY CAMPAIGNER ARTHUR WALLER MBE PASSES AWAY SUDDENLY


15 December 2014 

New Ferry has been rocked by the sad announcement that Arthur Waller, the first chairman of New Ferry Residents Association, has sadly passed away, suddenly, just weeks after the death of his beloved wife Margaret.

Arthur, who received an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List in 2010 for his services to the community of New Ferry, was found dead at his home by a family member on the morning of Sunday 14th December. 

Arthur had been a magistrate for 27 years before his retirement in August 2009.

The former Army Warrant Officer worked for Wirral council for 25 years as a swimming pool manager and before his retirement was a principal recreation officer, based at Europa Pools, in Birkenhead.  He had been planning to write a book about his time also spent working at Byrne Avenue Baths.

Mr Waller co-founded New Ferry Regeneration Action Group (now known as New Ferry Residents Association) with Mel Roberts back in 1999.  He was also a member of the Friends of New Ferry Park, and honorary secretary of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps & Royal Logistics Corps (RAOC & RLC) Association Merseyside.

In addition to all this, Arthur also worked with a number of charities for the disabled and was president of Birkenhead PHAB (physically handicapped, able-bodied) Club before it closed in July 2010.  More recently he had been campaigning to fight against the proposed closure of Bebington Youth Club in New Ferry.

Mark Anthony Craig, the current Chair of New Ferry Residents Association said: "This is a tragedy. Arthur's family have lost their father/grandfather just weeks after also losing Margaret, their mother/grandmother, to whom he was devoted. He had nursed Margaret for several years as her health had deteriorated, but since her passing had been keeping himself busy with community issues, including fighting the Council over their proposed closure of New Ferry's youth club. Our sympathies are very much with his children, Michael and Tracey, and his six grandchildren at this sad time."

 
 
 


     
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