Tell Wirral Council what you think of
Wirral's leisure facilities
WIRRAL Council is once again seeking
residents' views on how it can improve the borough's leisure services, and this
year everyone who answers the survey will be entered into the draw for a big
Every year, Wirral Council asks local people what they think about their local
Leisure Centre; when, how and why they use them, the quality of the service
they receive and the cleanliness of facilities. And this year, everyone who
responds to the Invigor8 survey will be entered into a draw with a chance to win
a free 6 month Invigor8 Plus membership.
The survey is open to everyone who uses council facilities. People not currently
part of the Invigor8 membership scheme will receive 6 months free membership,
while current Invigor8 members will receive 6 months off their membership fees.
Cllr Ann McLachlan, Cabinet Member for Transformation, Leisure and Culture
said:- "It is so important to know how we deliver Leisure Services that we are
able to hear what residents think about our Centres, our staff and our products.
In 2015 people told us that they valued our staff highly, and that we needed
to focus on improving our facilities' cleanliness and equipment. Since then,
we've invested in our facilities to the tune of £2 million, with more to follow
including a new fitness suite at The Oval.
We have pledged to support everyone to access leisure opportunities as part of
our 2020 council plan, and the Invigor8 survey helps us to tailor our offer to
our customers. Whether you play Indoor or Outdoor Football, use a Council Gym or
have just tried our new Footgolf Courses, we want to hear from you."
To complete the Invigor8 survey, visit:-
Triple A Launches in
Ainsdale for Car Enthusiasts
NEW monthly get togethers for car
enthusiasts are being organised by one of the region's most active and
well established automotive organisations. Aintree Circuit Club, organiser of
the hugely successful Ormskirk Motorfest and the force behind recent
celebrations in Southport marking the 90th Anniversary of Sir Henry Segrave's
World Land Speed Record, is moving its monthly meetings to Ainsdale.
Tracing its history right back to the 1960's when the British Grand Prix was
held at the Liverpool track, traditionally the club has held its meetings close
to Aintree. "But from the Motorfest entry list we realised that many
enthusiasts were based in the Southport and Formby area. so trekking over to
Aintree was at best inconvenient, especially after a full day at work." said club
official Nick Stafford,
Following a successful trial meeting, the club are now launching AAA, or Aintree
at the Arion, as a regular get together on the 1st Wednesday of each month.
"Turnout for the trial meet at the Arion on Kenilworth Road was superb,
even though the event was not publicised there were more than 30 cars displayed
in the car park ranging from bubble cars to Ferrari and Rolls Royce."
The choice of the Arion was made after a lengthy search for a new club home.
Receptive to the idea, pub management allowed a section of the huge car park to
be cordoned off specifically for ACC member cars, reserved the pub's attractive
conservatory for the club meeting and put a special:- 'Motor Club Menu' in place
for the night.
Future meetings are planned to be extremely informal, more a get together and
chat than specifically organised agenda. And, crucially, you don't need to own a
classic or motorsport car to attend. The club is named for the iconic F1 Grand
Prix circuit and many members are active in motorsport but meetings such as AAA
are a great opportunity for anyone interested in cars to meet and chat with
ACC are extending an invitation to any car enthusiast to turn up to the next AAA
meeting which will be on Wednesday, 7 September 2016, at the Arion, starting at 7pm. With that
meeting being just 1 week after the Ormskirk Motorfest it is hoped that as
well as the informal chat, images and video from the club's premier event of the
year will also be screened.
In a parallel move, ACC are also planning even less formal get togethers on
Sunday mornings, again at the Arion. "The Arion is a great pub. It is easy
to get to, has extensive car parking facilities convenient for car display and
offers excellent food. So a Sunday morning meet once per month is a great way
for enthusiasts to meet up over a bacon barmy and a coffee for a chat while
displaying or just looking at the cars."
Starting on 7 September 2016, evening meetings will run the first Wednesday of the
month with arrivals from about 7pm. Sunday get togethers are planned to start in
October, with dates and arrangements to be announced later.