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Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Park – Sparks In The Park 2014

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The Friends of Meols Park are pleased to present their 6th Firework Display On Sunday 2nd November 2014. The Display will be Activated with our VIP Plunger by Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys of OMD – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. Or Should We Say Orchestral Manoeuvres in the PARK !
The theme once again is ‘Fun & Fireworks’. Incredible Edibles of Hoylake, will again be serving out Pumpkin Soup and there will be the usual Family Funfair Rides, Side Stalls, Refreshments, and of course Rachel and Yvonnes’s famous Meols Mulled Wine.
The Fun Starts at 12noon and Firework Display at around 6.30pm. Make sure you get here Early for the best viewing point And for those coming by car, minibus or coach , we would ask that you please consider our neighbours and park correctly and sensibly. There is plenty of on-street parking but we would ask that you utilise the Meols Promenade to Park which is just a 2 minute walk away. NO PARKING IN SCHOOL LANE AFTER 4PM PLEASE!!
The Firework Display as always is Free although there will be bucket collections and Voluntary Donations would be appreciated,due to the ever rising cost of staging the Event. The Event will finish around 7.30 to 8pm
Volunteer Stewards Needed! Please

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The Mayor & Mayoress of Wirral To Attend Big Jubilee Lunch in Meols on 3rd June

The Mayor and Mayoress of Wirral Councillor Gerry Ellis and his wife Maggie, are to attend the Community of Meols Big Jubilee Lunch Celebration On The Green in front of St Johns Church on Birkenhead Road, Meols, Wirral. at 2pm on Sunday 3rd June. There will be Fun for all the Family, with Face Painting, Music, Messy Church Activities and a special performance by Stuffets Puppets. The Event is Free and is open to the residents of Meols and their family and friends.The ImageEvent is due to finish at 5pm

Help Make Our Wish Come True


Our wish to install a MOSAIC feature commemorating Community Pride and Local Heritage in the Park Play Area could come true, with your help….
The Liverpool ECHO is giving away £50,000 to community groups across Merseyside.
The Friends of Meols Park have been successful in being accepted as one of the community groups.
Every penny must go to community groups, clubs, schools and charities across the region and it’s up to YOU how much we get – by saving as many tokens as you can.
Every group registered on our Wish List is guaranteed a share of the money.
The size of our group’s share will depend on the support we receive from Echo readers in the form of tokens collected towards our group.The tokens will be in the Echo from the 15th February for a total of 8 weeks.
The £50,000 cash pot will then be divided by the number of tokens collected – and the bigger our share of tokens, the bigger our slice of cash.
So come on…. get collecting ..please!!!

China Crisis Christmas Gig in Hoylake

On Sunday 13th December at Jack  Rabbit Slims in Hoylake, Wirral, Liverpool Band China Crisis will be performing a Christmas Gig. The support Acts are Wirral Singer/Songwriter Steve Wale and Liverpool’s The Beat Routes. Tickets available Here or by phoning 0151 632 0705 or 07970 990774 The band have been very supportive in doing a fund raising gig for us back in February, so please go along and support them as they have supported us. Tickets are £15 with limited Cash Admission on the door.

Sparks In The Park

Come along to our Fun and Fireworks Event on Sunday 8th November. Fun starts at 2pm when we have childrens fairground rides,refreshments,beer and mulled wine. The firework display will be around 5pm ish. come early to enjoy the event and get a good viewing spec.

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Nest Swing Foundations Rocked

Nest Swing in Meols Park

Nest Swing in Meols Park


18th Sept 2009. The Nest Swing has been so popular and as a result due to excess numbers of children using it at any one time, the foundation on one of the leg supports has been damaged. After speaking with the contractors they told me that the concrete foundation mix was probably at fault, so they have now rectified the problem by doing a stronger mix and putting in iron straps at the base of the support leg. The swing should be back in action in a few days time when the concrete has set properly

A Mayoral Thank You!

Mayoral thank you card

Mayoral thank you card


16th September 2009. Received an official looking thank you card from the Mayor and Mayoress of Knowsley Dave and Sarah Smithson, saying “Many thanks for your kind invite and congratulations on your excellent work on the park” Nice touch I thought and it was great that they were able to come along on our Celebration Day especially as two of their ‘subjects’ Gary and Eddie of China Crisis did a surprise appearance.

CRISIS IN THE PARK

China Crisis in Meols Park
The Legendary Eighties Band China Crisis made a guest appearance at our Celebration Day Event on Sunday. It was a “best kept secret” and they wowed the crowd with their musical flair sprinkled with humour. Gary Daly said “He felt like the Vicar of Dibley, but that he would draw the line at judging the bonnie baby competition.The event was a celebration of the new park play area that we have worked so hard to raise funds for.

Mayor and Mayoress of Wirral Visit Meols Bowls Club

Mayor,Esther Mcvey,Mayoress and Robbie Ross

Mayor,Esther Mcvey,Mayoress and Robbie Ross


The Mayor and Mayoress of Wirral, Andrew and Kathy Hodson officially opened Great Meols Bowling Club veranda extension last night. Local community fundraiser and member of the club Roy raised the funds for the much needed extension. The bowling club is a jewel in the community has over 250 active members. The extension allows friends, family and visiting guests to watch the game in a sheltered environment. Words..

Dads & Lads Soccer Sunday

6th/7th June 2009. Its the weekend and a pretty dismal one too, it rained all day Saturday hence no work done in the Park. Sunday was a bit brighter and it was nice to see some Dads and Lads playing footie (well the boys were) More...

Goal Feast In Meols Park

Goal Feast In Meols Park

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