Matthew Green from Meols is doing his bit for the community by carrying out a weekly litter pick in Meols Park over a period of 6 months. His aim is towards a Silver Duke of Edinburh Award. Well done you Matthew and Thanks from all the friends……..
by Lorna Hughes, Wirral News
MORE than 100 youngsters took part in a community project to create a giant mosaic in Meols Park.
The colourful floor mural in the park’s seating area is made up of 11 mosaics in an outer circle and eight inner sections representing the history of Meols and the area as it is today.
The designs include an RNLI lifeboat, a Viking longboat and warrior and wildlife on nearby Hilbre Island.
A central circle depicts the logo and name of the Friends of Meols Park, the group behind the project.
Pupils of Great Meols Primary School, and members of a local Rainbow and Brownie group were among those who worked with an artist to design the mosaics.
Roy Shuttleworth, secretary of the Friends of Meols Park, said the result was “fantastic”.
He said: “We had scores of children involved in the project by running workshops at Meols Park bowls pavilion, Great Meols Primary and St John’s Church hall in September and October.“All the segments were completed in five days.” The mosaic was made using durable swimming pool tiles which were fixed on to concrete paving slabs with tile cement and grout.
The pieces were displayed in St John’s Church before being installed in the park last month.
The project was funded by a grant from Wirral Council and fundraising events organised by the Friends together with donations from Regal Fish & Chips and Smarties Play Group in Meols.
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.
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.
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
A special thanks to Connie at Meols Chippy for her support of meols park.Connie has been collecting echo wish tokens for the Friends of Meols Park group and is doing the coastal walk Again, in support of our Park.
Connie truly is a jewel in the community.Thank you from all of us.
Should anybody want to accompany Connie whilst doing the Wirral Coastal Walk on Sunday 23rd May, then please call in to Regal Fish & Chips at Station Approach in Meols and see Connie or contact us.
The new Zig Zag Beams have now been installed in the Park Play Area. There is still a wobble board and more stepping logs to be fitted during the next day or two, weather permitting
The ‘Go Green’ Penguin has now got his new home in the Meols Park Play Area. Any ideas about what we should call him ???? The ‘Go Green’ Penguin was displayed in Liverpool’s Williamson Square and made his way across the water to Meols Park Play Area to settle in to his new home.
Go Green – Description: Well-dressed for winter, this penguin’s simple message urges us all to think of the planet. The Artist was Jan ,an accomplished designer and painter. She recently completed a postgraduate certificate in surface pattern design and is currently studying for her MA in Fine Arts in York St John University. ‘Go Green’s’ sponsor was Arriva Buses.
It’s a straightforward message from our penguin friends; go green and help them fight climate change
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!!!