Local community celebrates a
new play area for Woodchurch
THE Woodchurch community is celebrating
the installation of a long awaited new play area on the estate. The project is
being managed on behalf of local group the Woodchurch Partnership by the
Council's Parks and Countryside Service.
The play area will include a climbing frame with slide, a unique upside down
tree and other equipment.
Work has already begun on the new play area, on Carr Bridge Road. Cllr Matthew Patrick, Cabinet Member for Community Engagement and
Communications, said:- "The Woodchurch community has long campaigned for a
play area on the estate, and it is fantastic that this is now happening.
This is a great example of the community working in partnership with the
Council, Magenta Living and other agencies to champion an improvement to the
area which will benefit children and families for years to come.
This is a community play area, and it has been installed after a lot of hard
work to secure funding and engage with local people.
We know that residents will be very keen to keep it looking its best and if
anyone wants to work with the Council and community to do this, please do get in
touch. We also want people's ideas for naming the new play area so get thinking
and let us have your suggestions via twitter to @teamwirralwest or by
Woodchurch community member Sheila Bevington said:- "The response to the
play area has been very positive and we are all very proud to see it finally
being installed on the estate for our families and children to enjoy."
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Award Winning Vintage Fair
Returns to Liverpool for an Autumn Special
LOU Lou's Vintage Fair, winner of Best
Vintage Fair in the UK 3 years running, will return to Liverpool on Sunday 20
November. Held at The Adelphi Hotel, the popular event will attract hundreds of
vintage lovers with an abundance of vintage treasures.
The fair brings together 40 of the best traders from both Liverpool and across
the country, with an eclectic range of clothing, homeware, collectables,
jewellery and accessories from the 1920's to the 1980's.
"We always enjoy holding our fairs in Liverpool and we're delighted to
return for this Autumn special.
Autumn is an exciting time, where we can search for timeless transitional
pieces, find the perfect vintage coat to see us through winter or begin looking
for the perfect Christmas present for someone. Vintage makes a great gift as
everyone can appreciate a beautiful, handcrafted piece that is one of a kind.
Whatever you're looking for, the event promises to be a 1 stop shop to get a
variety of vintage gems that are on the market at the time." says
founder and organisers Lou Lou Glover.
As well as vintage fashion, there will also be a vintage tea party, with the
Secret Cake Club serving up tea and cake on beautiful, vintage china in a pop up
A beauty salon will also be there on the day, provided by Russell and Browns,
where shoppers have the opportunity to be transformed into their favourite
vintage icons. From 1940's victory rolls to 1960's sky-scraping beehives, all
are expertly executed by professionals.
Live entertainment will come in the form of dynamic duo, The Mersey Belles who
will be entertaining shoppers with their renditions of vintage hits with added
ukulele as they perform at the fair.
The event will run from 10am to 4pm and admission is just £2 for adults and free for
children under 12.
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Pre-Christmas parking boost
for local retailers
WIRRAL Council is once again supporting
shoppers and local businesses by re-introducing its 'Free After 3'
parking initiative in Council car parks throughout the whole of December.
All Council operated car parks will be free to park in after 3pm every day in
December, giving residents and visitors the chance to go Christmas shopping
without paying to park.
As well as the 'Free After 3' offer, people will be able to park for
'Free All Day' at any Council operated car parks on Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Parking will also be free from 3pm in Council car parks in Birkenhead on Friday
25 November 2016 to attract visitors to the area for the Christmas Lights switch
on in Hamilton Square.
Cllr Stuart Whittingham, Wirral Council Cabinet member for Highways and
Infrastructure, said:- "We are only too aware of the difficulties being
experienced by retailers in the borough. This is why, as part of our pledge to
support the local business economy, we are putting forward these proposals again
to support local businesses/markets and help attract people to the shops before
Christmas and afterwards to the sales."
Paula Basnett, CEO of Wirral Chamber of Commerce, said:- "We welcome this
news as it will encourage Wirral residents and visitors to use retail centres in
our borough, rather than in neighbouring areas, which can only be seen as a very
positive move and one which will benefit our businesses and Wirral's economy."
The initiative applies to Council operated car parks only; motorists will still
have to pay for on street parking in Birkenhead.