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Donation Presented by St Andrews Scout Group to The Friends of Meols Park

We wish to express many thanks to the St Andrews Scout Group in Meols for their tireless efforts in raising funds to donate towards The Friends of Meols Park “Sparks In The Park” events during the past 3 years to the selling of hot dogs and drinks to the local community from the Scout building in Mumfords Lane, Meols.
The gesture is very much appreciated and cheques amounting to One Hundred and Fifty pounds were presented to Roy and Rachel on behalf of Friends of Meols Park,  by both Cubs and Scouts during their weekly meet at St Andrews Church Hall on Tuesday 4th November 2014.

Rachel receives cheque from the Cubs

Rachel  & Roy presented with cheques

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Meols Park Wins Green Flag Award

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17th July 2012
Just announced today that Meols Park in Wirral has been recognised as being among the best in the country and has won A Green Flag Award.
The Green Flag Award is a sign that the park is well-maintained, well-managed and has excellent facilities.
The award recognises high quality green spaces in England and Wales managed by voluntary and community groups.The results of 2012’s judging show that Meols Park meets the ever-demanding criteria of these national awards. The Green Flag recognise the achievements of all those whose hard work and dedication help to create well-managed, high-quality places so important for health and leisure activities and which everyone can enjoy.
The scheme’s scoring criteria includes levels of community involvement, space for nature, play provision and their quality and feel. The higher their score, the longer the parks and gardens can fly the flag, subject to unannounced inspections.
With our park providing the perfect location for families during the school holidays, I am really pleased that we have won this award and it just shows what can be done with a run down park by sheer commitment and enthusiasm along with great community involvement and pride.
Roy Shuttleworth
Secretary

Playworkers Continue in The Park


The success of the Play Sessions in Meols Park has meant that the facility is still continuing to take place every TUESDAY from 3.15pm to 5pm. Check our website for updates.The Wirral Community Play Rangers organise games and activities for children from the age of 5 to 13yrs

Mini Orchard Planted in Meols Park

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The Mini Orchard of some 30 Apple,Pear and Plum Trees that were planted with the help of Sally and Rose from of the local community group ‘Incredible Edible Hoylake’ and Park Friends, are coming along very nicely….. Thanks must go to all those who helped to plant them and also for the free refreshments provided. Can’t wait till its time to go Scrumping……

Rev Gillian Rossiter of St Johns Church in Meols To Light Up The Sky!


The Friends of Meols Park Proudly Present their 3rd Annual ‘Fun & Fireworks Event’ in Meols Park, Meols, Wirral

Fun starts at 12 noon with Family Fairground Rides,Side stalls, Hot & Cold Refreshments and of course Meols Mulled Wine.

Incredible Edible Hoylake will be Serving Out Pumpkin Soup (until stocks last)

There will also be a fundraising stall run by ‘Infusion Enterprise’ who are a Young Enterprise team studying at Birkenhead High School Academy Sixth form, Young Enterprise means that they create their own business, enabling them to gain future skills which will be useful in the workplace.

Firework Display will be approx 6pm to 6.30pm (depending on weather conditions)

Rev Gillian Rossiter of St Johns Church in Meols will be activating The Firework Display by pressing The VIP Plunger……

The Firework Display has been Funded by The Friends of Meols Park Community Group and is Free But Donations Would Be Welcomed.

Kev Starts on the Installation of Our Mosaic

Meols Park Mosaic

Work Starts on Mosaic Installation


Wirral Council Parks Worker, Kev makes a start on installing our new mosaic featture in the Meols Park Play Area. Kev is shown laying the inner circle segments. The Mosaic was designed and created by our children at workshops held in Meols Pavilion, Great Meols School and St Johns Church.

Fun & Fireworks in Meols


The Friends of Meols Park held a second successful Fun & Fireworks Event on Sunday 7th November 2010 for the local community to enjoy.
There was a Funfair, Sideshows,Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and Chips as well as Live Music, Licensed Bar with Beer and of course Rachel’s special Mulled Wine.
Fun started at 1pm and the Firework display went off at 6.35pm with the Days Event eventually ending at 7.30pm. The weather was kind to us again, with blue skies all dayand not a drop of rain, just like last year.
The VIP Plunger Raffle Ticket Draw was won by local primary school girl Poppy who got to start off the display.
Thanks to all who attended the Event and the Artistes who gave up their time to entertain us and a special thanks to our small band of Volunteer helpers on the day and of course our MC (and sound tech) for the day Mr Brian Campbell… Here’s to the next event!!!!

“Sparks In The Park” on 7th Nov 2010


The Friends of Meols Park are holding another Fun & Fireworks Event on Sunday 7th November 2010
There will be a Funfair, Sideshows,Refreshments,Live Music, Licensed Bar with Beer and Mulled Wine.
Fun starts at 1pm and finishes approx 7.30pm. Although the Firework Display is a Free Event any Donations received would be greatly appreciated to help pay for the Fireworks.
We will be holding a £1 Raffle Ticket Draw where the WINNER gets to start off the Firework show by pressing the VIP Plunger. Tickets can be bought online at http://www.iristickets.co.uk/portal/event/19597

Viking History Unveiled in Meols Park


Viking history boards were unveiled in Meols Park on Saturday May 15th 2010 and it could be the first step towards a Wirral-Wide Viking trail.
THE quest for a trail celebrating Wirral’s Viking past is gathering pace with the unveiling of a themed history board in Meols at the weekend. The Friends of Meols Park worked with Wirral Council and Wirral Viking expert Professor Stephen Harding on the project to give visitors an insight into the area’s history as a Viking trading port. It is hoped the idea will be taken up by other groups across Wirral – and there are also plans for a Viking statue if funds can be found. The finished board was unveiled by Esther McVey on Saturday, in her first official engagement as Wirral West MP.
Other Viking-themed celebrations included a re-enactment in front of St John the Baptist Church.
Professor Harding said said: “We hope that these boards going up will see the start now of a Wirral Viking trail and the next job is to raise the money for a statue.” Vikings are thought to have arrived in North West England over a millennium ago. After their expulsion from Dublin in AD902 the Wirral Vikings, initially led by the Norwegian Viking Ingimund, would have landed in their boats along the North Wirral coastline. Some historians believe a Viking boat is buried under the car park of the Railway Inn in Meols.
Roy Shuttleworth, secretary of the Friends of Meols Park, said: “The next thing we want is to get a statue of Ingimund – that’s the vision.” Article by Lorna Hughes- Wirral News

Well Done to Esther


I hope everyone puts their Political allegiances to one side and joins me in congratulating Esther McVey,the Chair of Friends of Meols Park, on her tremendous achievment in becoming MP for Wirral West. I first met Esther in the Autumn of 2007 after our park play area had been stripped of play equipment by the local authority due to Health & Safety Issues and was immediately impressed by her energy and enthusiasm for local issues. Esther expressed a wish to get involved and in no time we formed a Friends of the Park group of which Esther became Chair. From that day on, Esther was tireless and took a personal interest in fundraising events and helped raise the profile of our campaign to save and refurbish Meols Park. Esther,Abseild off the Royal Liverpool Hospital Roof,did the coastal walk,compered a Gig,served out Ice creams on our fun day,mucked in by planting bulbs and even ripped down the old park fences in preparation for the refurbishment of our new play area and much more. She truly has been a jewel in our community and I am confident that she will be tremendous asset to the whole Wirral West Community as our new Member of Parliament.
After the result was declared at 5.05am, Esther said: “What a journey and what a momentous election”. “There have been people queuing up to vote all day and the turnout is phenomenal.
“I would like to thank all the people who put their faith in me to represent them.
“The Wirral West campaign has been a clean, good fight among all the candidates.
The key was local issues and local concerns and people can know they will have a strong voice representing them in Westminster.” The constituency had been held by Labour since Stephen Hesford defeated Conservative minister David Hunt in 1997.
Result: Esther Mcvey (Con) polled 16,726 votes and won by a majority of 2,436

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