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Matthew doing Voluntary Litter Picking in Meols Park

Matthew is doing a litter pick in Meols Park for his Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award

Matthew is doing a litter pick in Meols Park for his Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award


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……..

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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

80’s Idol Toyah Visits Meols Park

Another Celebrity visits Meols Park. There has been Andy from OMD, China Crisis, Esther Mcvey MP, Mayor of Wirral and Mayor of Sefton and now it’s Toyah Willcox who took time out to visit, from her Gig at Jack Rabbit Slims in Hoylake on 23rd October 2011 “Toyah said we had done a Fantastic Job in saving the Play Area” Thanks Toyah

Toyah Visits Meols Park before making Hoylake 'Rock'

Meols Park Mosaic Project 2011

Our Mosaic Project is underway and all the segments have been completed in 5 days. We have had scores of children involved in the project, by running workshops at Meols Park Bowls Pavilion,Great Meols Primary School and St Johns Church Hall on from 27th Sept – 2ndOct 2011. The segments are presently on display in St Johns Church, Meols whilst we await installation in the Park Play Area. The Project was funded mainly by a grant from Wirral Council plus donations,from Parks & Leisure, Regal Fish & Chips and Smarties Play Group in Meols together with money funded by Liverpool Echo’s ‘Wish Award Scheme’ and events run by the Friends of Meols Park


Ellen and Charlotte making part of the mosaic
Viking longship mosaic

FRIENDS OF MEOLS PARK AGM – 7th OCT 2011

The Friends of Meols Park Not For Profit Organisation are to hold an AGM at 6.30pm on Friday 7th October 2011.
The Reverend (Gillian) of St Johns Church has kindly allowed us to host the meeting in the Church Hall on School Lane, Meols. The Agenda will attend important matters as to the future of the group and nominations for Chairman, Secretary, Fundraiser,Events Organiser and Treasurer will be discussed and voted on.
All residents of the local community are invited. RSVP to Roy at info@hoylake.freeserve.co.uk

Meols Park Carnival & Music Weekend 10th & 11th September 2011

The Friends of Meols Park are holding a Community Carnival on Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th September 2011
There will be Family Fairground Rides,Side stalls, Punch & Judy Show, Live Music with local Bands and Soloist’s, Children’s activities with the Wirral Play Rangers and more……There will also be a Licenced Bar and Hot and Cold Refreshments available.There will also be a Mosaic Artist in attendance to engage with local children on their thoughts and ideas about the planned Mosaic Feature in the Play Area.
LIVE MUSIC ARTISTES-Over The Weekend are:-
CAROLINE ENGLAND – MORTY BOYS – THE CLAN – GERALD WILLIAMS – STEVE WALE – THE LAST SHANTY (former members of the San Harbour) Tina Lowe(TYANAH) – MARK DENNIS – OWL AND THE CRIMINAL – RICHIE JONES – MADISON – THE LOWTONES – TIGER LILLY – EMILY JANE
Dance Troupes ANAMAL DANCE COMPANY and HOYLAKE SCHOOL OF DANCE will also be performing Song and Dance Routines
Fun in Meols ParkTimes are From 12 noon through to 6pm (each day)
More info at http://www.friendsofmeolspark.co.uk

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!!!!

Connie ! A Jewel in The Community


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.

Trees Planted in Meols Park


As part of the ongoing improvement to the Meols Park Play Are, we today were greeted with the arrival of 6 established trees and 3 bushes which were planted in and around the Play Area.
When in leaf the trees should give some shade to park users on those scorching hot summer days (hopefully).

Our Sparks In The Park Event


The Friends of Meols Park put on a ‘Sparks In The Park’ event for the local and surrounding communities on Sunday 8th November 2009, when Fun & Fireworks were the order of the day. The weather was really kind to us especially as in the days leading up to the event the weather had been horrendous.The fun started off at 2pm with Childrens Fairground Rides,Bouncy Castles , Slides,Swing Boats and Refreshments galore with Chips,Burgers,Hot Dogs,Candy Floss and of course the superb Mulled Wine made by Rachel and John. 7 Waves 92.1 Community Radio set up in the Marquee to keep us entertained with some great music. They set up beside the Beer and Wine tables at the request of Brian.(only joking) Elaine and her helpers were also in the marquee selling chocolate apples and glow in the dark bracelets to raise funds for the Rainbows. The lucky winner who got to activate the VIP plunger was Alan Scott from Meols. We had to delay the start of the Firework Display as it didn’t get completely dark until 5.55pm but it was well worth the wait. Heres to next years display on the 7th November 2010. Don’t miss it!

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