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Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Park – Sparks In The Park 2014

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

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.

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 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:-
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

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!!!!

New Balancing Beams In Play Area

Ellen trying out the new zig zag beams

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

Penguin In The Park

Ellen giving Go Green a Big Hug

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

Penguin Comes To Meols

The ‘Go Green’ Penguin has now arrived in Meols and is awaiting the park wardens to allocate the space in th Park Play Area which is to be ‘Go Greens’ new home.
The Penguin made the journey across ‘the water’ from Liverpool’s Innovation Park with the assistance of Mall and Tony from Wirral’s Park and Leisure Dept and Ellen and Roy from Friends of Meols Park.

Penguin All Wrapped Up

Penguin in a Jam

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!

Simply The Best! Friends of Meols Park are Champion Team of 2009

Roy Shuttleworth,Mayor of Wirral,Alma Shuttleworth,Esther McVey

Friends of Meols Park Wirrals Champion Team of the Year 2009

by Jane Clare, Birkenhead News

OUR very own Wirral community champions joined others from across the North west last Friday when they were toasted as heroes. For the first time the Wirral News was represented in the Scottish Power/Trinity Mirror Your Champions Awards. Community champions gathered for the red carpet treatment at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Chester as glowing tributes were paid to those unsung and selfless community stalwarts who have given so much to our region.Young and old heroes from towns, villages, schools and community organisations mingled with local celebrities, MPs, civic dignitories and representatives from Scottish Power and our sister publisher, Trinity Mirror Cheshire.
Carl Wood Trinity Mirror Cheshire publishing director reminded guests that a champion, by definition is “An ardent defender or supporter of a cause or another person.”He added: “We are very proud to be associated with and support this fantastic initiative. It would not be possible without the champions and tonight we are celebrating the achievements of some very special people.

Scottish Power have been proud co-sponsors of the award which has paid tribute to some extraordinary and remarkable characters.Raymond Jack managing director of energy retail for Scottish Power explained: “We are genuinely proud to be associated with this event. The event shines on the vast amount of charitable work being done in the area and the people that make a real difference in the community.”Special guests of the evening included ITV presenter Trevor Green who compered and Snooker Champion and Strictly Come Dancing star Willie Thorne.The snooker star said: “The world today is a very strange place which is why I am so honoured to be here. It’s great to be talking about and listening to champions.”

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