Monthly Archive: April 2011

Simply Friends

A new members appeal is being made to Walrus magazine readers, who are un-attached over fifty and have their own transport to come along to the Simply Friends Group but with no weekly disco.
Meetings take place on Wednesday nights from 8pm onwards with no entrance charge or yearly membership fee, at the Bromborough Pub situated on Bromborough Village Road near Matalan.
Anyone looking to make a new social life for themselves or feel they want to change their existing one, are encouraged to come along where a friendly relaxed and harmonious welcome awaits them.
Forthcoming events and group details are available by post, and email requests should be sent to simplyfriends.singlesgroup@gmail.com
Please telephone Richard Globe on 0151-639-6253 up to 10pm at any time, to request an information leaflet or for any other enquiries.
Thank you Richard Globe.

Car Crime

Merseyside PoliceWIRRAL CRIME REDUCTION.

WELL LANE POLICE STATION,

ROCK FERRY, WIRRAL. CH42 4QG.

TEL : 0151 777 2357.

E. Mail : crime.prevention.officer.a@merseyside.pnn.police.uk

Thefts from Motor Vehicles.

Try to avoid parking your vehicle in quite side roads where the culprits are able to operate unobserved, and ensure all doors and windows are secured when leaving the vehicle. Under no circumstances should goods, clothing or even empty carrier bags/containers be left in the vehicle. Thieves steal first and think about value later. Take all your belongings with you, or if you can’t, lock them in the boot. Mobile phones and credit cards are frequently stolen from glove boxes. Car alarms and immobilisers are an excellent deterrent, however, mechanical devices such as steering wheel locks are a good alternative and normally less expensive. If you do purchase any vehicle security product, make sure it carries the ‘Sold Secure’ or ‘Thatcham’ logo on the box/packaging. These are independent organisations that test all new vehicle security products to ensure their effectiveness.

 

If you own a satellite navigation system, there are a number of steps that you can take to greatly reduce the risk of becoming a victim of this type of vehicle crime;

  • Always remove your satellite navigation system, the cradle and associated wiring when leaving your vehicle.
  • Take the system with you, and place the cradle and wiring in the boot.
  • Do not to leave the cradle and wiring, on display on the dashboard. This will alert thieves that you own a system, and will encourage them to break into your vehicle, and search the glove compartment.
  • Never place the system in the glove compartment – it is the first place thieves will look. If you are unable to take it with you, make sure it is kept out of sight, in the boot of the vehicle.

 

If you require any further information on vehicle crime, you can visit the Home Office crime prevention website on www.secureyourmotor.gov.uk .

CrimeStoppers 0800 555 111

 

WALRUS Story

Liverpool

Shipwreck and

Humane Society

Instituted January 9th 1839

Incorporated November 21st 1888

At the Meeting of the Committee of the

Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society

held at the

Underwriters Room, Exchange Building Liverpool

on the 29th day of July 1925.


It was resolved unanimously that the thanks of the committee be presented to

PC 28(Wallasey) John Lathorn with the Society’s Bronze Medal for bravery stopping a runaway horse attached to a lorry in Victoria Road, New Brighton on the 21st July 1925.

Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society Award

Drum Lessons

Revolution Industries
Cheap Drum, Guitar and Bass lessons, flexible times, ideal for beginners, nice casual atmosphere.
DJ’s provided for any occasion (Birthdays, parties etc.)
Call Jay on: 07805454884

BOOTCAMPS

SATURDAYS 930AM-1030AM

LOCATION PITCH AND PUTT MINI GOLF, HARRISON DRIVE, TOP END OF PROMENADE

A CHALLENGING WORKOUT IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS….

PRE BOOKING ESSENTIAL

£5.00 PER CAMP

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT CHRISTINE 07779414177

Centenary Events at Wallasey Central Library, Earlston Rd

April – July More info: 0151 639 2334

April

Tue 05 ‘Hopps Around Wallasey’ – Talk about this famous local artist from Colin Simpson of Williamson Art Gallery. FREE 3pm

Sat 16 Mandolin Group – Performance in the library comprising of 4 Mandolins, 1 Guitar and 1 Mandola. Light Italian-style soft background music. Listen whilst browsing in Wallasey Central Library’s beautiful setting. FREE 3.30pm

Tue 19 Pets Fundraiser – Stories and crafts in the Children’s Library 10.30-12am

 

May

Mon 09 Over-50’s Event

Information, advice and ideas for the over 50’s. In partnership with Age UK (Formerly Age Concern) FREE 9-5pm

Thurs 12 Hilary Green ‘Daughters of War’ Author discusses the inspirations and background to novel writing and her new novel ‘Daughters of War.’ FREE 2.30-3.30

Sat 14 –20. Adult Learners week.

Sat 14 ‘Taste of French’

Twist your tongue around a free French lesson for Adult Learners Week. 3pm.

Tues 17 Marc Gee talking about screenwriting and fiction. Everyone welcome. 6.30pm

Thu 19 Bite-sized Shakespeare

Local actors and poets perform some of the Bard’s most memorable pieces – part of Wirral Shakespeare Week. Booking essential. £3 6.30pm

 

June

Wed 08 Orange Prize

Wirral’s event linked to the annual book Orange Prize for Women’s Writing. 6.30pm

Thu 16 Seacombe Pottery

Talk on the world-famous local ceramic makers from Colin Simpson of Williamson Art Gallery, along with a display of examples of their work. 6.30pm – 7.30pm

 

July

Mon 11 ‘Merseyside Entertainers’

Talk from Ray O’Brien. FREE 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Thu 28 Lowry’s Merseyside

Illustrated talk from Colin Dilnot FREE 6.30pm – 7.30pm

 

FURTHER EVENTS TO BE ANNOUNCED – PLEASE WATCH THE CENTERARY NEWS LEAFLETS TO BE PICKED UP EACH MONTH AT THE COUNTER

Friends of Rake Lane Cemetry

The work is now complete on the roof and spire of the old chapel. A new cross has been dedicated and installed on top of the spire of St Elisabeth the Martyr Russian Orthodox church.

Father Paul blessing the cross

Father Paul blessing the cross

The renovated memorial to still-born babies was finished recently. Its situation is much improved, being set well back from the main path.

The new Baby Memorial

The new Baby Memorial

Our monthly Sunday walks will take place on the following Sundays: 8th May; 12th June; 10th July and 14th August. Each walk lasts about an hour and they cover three different aspects of the cemetery: military, national maritime disasters and local history. To book, please phone Thurstaston Visitor Centre on 648 3884.

The Friends meet on the first Monday of each month at 7 pm at Earlston Library except for May, when it will be held on Tuesday 3rd because of the bank holiday. Anyone who has an interest in the cemetery is welcome to come to the meeting.

www.wallaseycemetery.co.uk

Warmer Wirral

Wirral Council logo

MEDIA RELEASE FROM WIRRAL COUNCIL

March 17th 2011

Another year of free insulation for Wirral residents

The Council has committed an extra £1.049m towards the Cosy Homes free insulation Programme for the coming financial year, bringing the year’s budget to £2.098m.

A total of 6,350 insulation measures have either already been installed or are about to be installed in 5,520 homes and a further 2,000 residents are receiving surveys for work in the next few weeks.

The Programme, which has also created 30 jobs locally, aims to install 34,500 insulation measures by May 2012.

As part of the scheme, free loft and cavity wall insulation will be offered, subject to a technical survey and a maximum grant allowance, along with referrals into other initiatives which may reduce fuel bills or increase household income.

There are no set criteria for applicants; the scheme will be open to everyone living in a privately owned or rented home on a first-come first-served basis.

Certain Wards in Wirral, with higher than average rates of fuel poverty, will receive increased promotion of the scheme, with energy assessors visiting households door-to-door.

Anyone who may be interested should contact the Energy Saving Trust advice centre on freephone 0800 512 012 or can apply by visiting www.wirral.gov.uk/freeinsulation.

 

Ends

Follow Wirral Council on Twitter: www.twitter.com/WirralCouncil

For further information contact Nikki Mullineux, Press and PR Officer, Wirral Council, 0151 691 8183.

 

 

 

 

Older People’s Parliament 

THE  WELLBEING  OF  WIRRAL.

(organised by Wirral Older People’s Parliament with help from the hospital trust and the council)

Come to the Floral Pavilion on Thursday 26th or Friday 27th May any time from 10am to 5pm, and bring your friends and family. Find out why Wirral is such a good place in which to grow older. There will be over fifty stalls full of information about activities and services. Come and plan what you will do if you are heading for retirement. Do you need ideas about housing, health, transport, pensions, voluntary work, activities to keep your brain ticking over or advice about finance? Do you want to grow your own fruit and veg, but have no garden? Do you want to take up a sport, but are not sure if you can cope after years of inactivity? Do you want to do something useful in your community? Or are you really worried about all the changes coming in the NHS? We will have a programme of workshops and seminars running for the two days. The final programme for these will be announced in May, but we can promise a varied and interesting series of talks and discussions.  We will have some relaxing music in the lounge area, and the cafes will be working overtime to keep you happy. So put the dates in your diary, and bring everyone along. This is the nearest thing to a Wirral Show this summer!

Wirral Older People's Parliament