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

Diary Notes Year 2007

16th October 2007...

We today met up with Mike Garbutt and Jackie Smallwood from Wirral Council's Parks and Countryside Department.The topics we discussed were our newly formed Friends Group, Funding options, play equipment availability and suppliers.
We confirmed to Mike and Jackie that we had formed a Commitee and have a Membershp list of 70 members and counting.
This now means that we are now officially the 34th "Friends Group" in Wirral and that we will be able to put forward suggestions and ideas through Local Area Forum Meetings of which we will now be a part of.
Mike has supplied information to us with reference to what funding grants there are available for Friends Groups and we are now in the process of contacting identifying the various options.
Mike and Jackie said that we were now one of the four parks that are in line for Funding from The Lottery Big Play Fund application and that the results of that application will be known in December 2007.(a decision been delayed till Sept 2008) As soon as we hear about the application, we will announce the decision on this website.
With reference to play equipment, Jackie said that she would like the local children to have some input into what they would like. This however would be after we have actually got any funding in place and again we will let everyone know.............................

19th October 2007
We today met up with the Paul Maguire, the Area Manager for Kompan Ltd. Kompan are suppliers of play equipment for Parks and other Leisure facilities. Kompan, have recently supplied some equipment at The Grange Park (Off Black Horse Hill) in West Kirby.
Paul spent some considerable time measuring up and taking photos of the Park and its equipment and fences in order that he can put together a full refurbishment design plan, showing what we could hope to accommodate together with full costings. Once we have been given the design plan and details, we can then put forward applications to the other fundraising schemes that are out there.
The idea being that we could refurbish in stages as and when we manage to get funding..........
22nd October 2007
Today we reserved St Andrews Church Hall for our first FUND RAISING EVENT. We will be having a Christmas Attic Sale on Saturday 8th December 2007 from 10am - 12 noon.
We require good quality toys,books,bric a bac etc to sell and raise funds for new play equipment in the Park, so now is the time to clear out the clutter. We also require helpers on the day
14th November 2007
We today submitted an application to Wirral NHS Primary Care Trust for Funding for the amount of £4,000, under the PCT Small Grants Programme.....Watch this space for the outcome.........
23rd November 2007
We have today submitted an application to "Your Wirral" Wirral Partnership Homes for funding to the amount of £5,000. Again.... watch this space for the outcome...
8th December 2007
Today we held our first fundraising event and despite the appalling weather and the overnight mystery of the missing "flyer adverts" from lamposts, we raised £300 towards our cause. The highlight of the morning was of course the visit of Santa who stayed with us for the 2 hour duration and delighted children and parents alike. We had two of "our Mums" Yvonne and Rachel doing the face painting for thechildren and they both worked tirelessly.There were lots of raffle prizes and a thanks go to all those who donated gifts etc.
The fantastic Christmas Hamper that was donated by Esther McVey,was won by a Mrs Gill of Meols. Other prize winners picked up Gift Tokens donated by Fuse Hairdressers in Barnston Lane Moreton, Beauty Within in Birkenhead Road, Meols, Bizzy Bee Car Wash on the Meols Stretch and more ..

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
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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