FRIENDS OF MEOLS PARK

We're Doing It For The Children!

2009 Wirral News Champion Team of The Year Award and Green Flag Winners In Years 2012/2013/2014/2015

PENGUIN IN OUR PARK!

The 'Go Green' Penguin that was in Liverpool's Williamson Square is in pride of place in our our Play Area...
Our Mosaic Project involved over 100 local Children in 3 separate workshops. The Installation Work is Now Complete

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continued ..... We were formed and constituted on the 16th October when we were officially recognised by Wirral Council as a Friends of The Park group.
The formation of the Friends group allowed us to fundraise, work in partnership with the Local Authority and more importantly the users of the park, the local and surrounding community.
The more people that get involved the more we are going to achieve, hopefully,a park that will form the heart of the local community life for many years to come.

Of course we all had dreams, ambitions, and ideas of what could be done, some big, in fact very big, others small but with big impact.
The formation of The Friends was that 1st step on what we thought would be very likely a long ladder.We were under no illusions about upgrading the park or to change attitudes or perceptions overnight, but what we did was to 'have a go and we worked together to start the process of making the park a safe,clean and enjoyable experience for every generation.

We held our first fundraiser in December 2007 in the form of a Christmas Attic Sale at St Andrews Church Hall, when we raised £300. To some it did not seem much but what was important was that we had started and the aim was to finish our task.

This we did and after many fundraising events such as Attic Sales, Easter Fairs, Disco Party Night, Christmas Fayre, Abseiling, Wirral Coastal Walk, Halloween, Christmas and Valentine Parties for the children.
We even held a Gig at Jack Rabbits in Hoylake when the Liverpool Band China Crisis performed along with singer Rachel Wright and comedian Brendan Riley.

We also had donations from local parents and business and even from young children who were selling biscuits and sweets which they took from Mums larder.

All this together with some successful funding applications to Wirral Partnership Homes Your Wirral Fund, Community Inititiave funding, Big Lottery Groundworks funding and Wirral Councils play strategy funding award , meant that we had not only succeeded in our quest for a better and larger Play Area for the local children, but we had done so in record time.

The new Park Play Area was opened for the first time on 1st July 2009 which meant that we had completed our task in just 21 months. We are not going to rest on our laurels as there is still further work to be done in the shape of additional play equipment, seating,park mosaic, a peoples pathway and a plan to recognise our Meols Viking Heritage in the form of interpretation panels and possibly a statue
This website was just one of the first initiatives to promote, inform and facilitate debate on some of the key issues and has been a great success with many thousands of 'visitors' from all over.

Please do visit us on a regular basis and email us, whether it be to declare your support or to share your views and suggestions with us.
We welcome all your ideas and comments

Roy Shuttleworth, Secretary

Meols Park Play Area 6th August 2009

  HEALTH & SAFETY ISSUE

The removal of the Slide and Climbing Frame equipment in July 2007 was due to reports by the ROSPA  organisation
View reports   2   3   4

Equipment Removal July 2007

Archaeologists in the Park 

A Zebra In The Park

Our 1st  Attic Sale raised £300

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Wirral Council Help Fund Park

Meols Club Pavilion Improved

Park Poem sent in by a 'Friend'

New Kick-about area is a success

Friends help Meols in Bloom

 
  Great News!
Our Friends of Meols Park community group are winners of the Wirral News Champion Team of the Year Award for 2009