Monthly Archive: May 2011

The Mayor of Wirral, Cllr Alan Jennings writes

Cllr Alan Jennings and wife Catherine

My year in office is rapidly coming to a close, and I will be passing over The Chain and its associated responsibilities to my Deputy, Cllr. Moira McLaughlin.

 

Having served a year as Deputy, then Mayor, I have met many wonderful people, and visited many fantastic places. I have been to so many functions at the Floral Pavilion, ranging from award presentations, to the Spotlight on Youth concert and pantomime that it feels like my second home!

 

New Brighton has figured largely in my year of office, 2010/11.

 

I am pleased to see SS. Peter and Paul’s Church has been re-opened, with Mass served in Latin. This is a huge success for the dedicated band of campaigners who refused to accept the closure of this beautiful church back in 2008. Well done to all concerned.

 

I have visited as many schools as possible, or hosted their visits to The Mayor’ Parlour. The children are so eager to learn about their home town, and are fiercely proud New Brighton. The future will be in safe hands, I have no doubt!

 

HRH Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall visited the Sea Cadet Corps and Royal Marine Cadets at T.S.Astute. She commented on the very high standard of turnout, and the precision of the marching drill.

Another very proud moment was the naming of the Ian Fraser Walk in November 2010. A fitting memorial to one of Wirral’s heroes, and Wallasey’s Victoria Cross holder. It is planned to erect plaques at each end of Ian Fraser Walk, for the benefit of future generations telling how Lt. Commander Fraser won his Victoria Cross in his “X Class” midget submarine in World War 2.

It was an honour for me to meet Ian’s family on such a wonderful occasion.

 

While I’m on the theme of bravery, I cannot leave out New Brighton’s lifeboat crew and their supporting members. These men and women are the epitome of selfless bravery. When their pagers go off, they all drop what they are doing and get to the lifeboat station as fast as they can. They never know what to expect when they arrive at the rescue point. The only thing that is guaranteed is that they will put themselves in peril for the benefit of others. The New Brighton crew members have won a remarkable 48 awards for gallantry, which speaks for itself. Well done, and Thank You all!

 

The regeneration of New Brighton is coming along a treat! The hotel, the supermarket and other buildings are coming on in leaps and bounds. They will attract many more visitors to the area, ready to spend their money and boost the economy of the area.

 

New Brighton Model Boat Club has settled into its new home, and the new boating lake is in full swing, with some spectacular models on display. Even the Swans are back!

 

I have had the honour of presenting the coveted Green Flag Award to Vale Park twice! Once as Deputy Mayor, and again as Mayor. These particular presentations have been welcome opportunities to sit down and relax in a busy schedule, and listen to a fabulous Brass Band concert. Thanks to everyone concerned for keeping Vale Park in such lovely, award-winning condition, and creating an oasis of tranquillity.

 

Finally, let me thank the hard working team led by Rusty Keane for giving up their time to produce this fine magazine. New Brighton Walrus really keeps people informed about what is happening in New Brighton, and is a valuable community asset. Keep up the good work.

Pyjama Drama

What is Pyjama Drama?  A fun, creative programme combining drama, movement, music and play for babies and children up to seven years old. Classes are designed to develop key social skills while igniting the imagination.  Our unique drama classes for children are packed full of drama games and activities, original songs and music, movement and of course, lots of pretending and role-play.  The baby sessions (6-18 months) use drama to engage the children and draw them into a world of play whilst developing imagination.  Three week trials are available.  For all enquiries call Sarah on 0844 504 9377 or email sarahq@pyjamadrama.com

Hand in Hand Theatre

CONGRATULATIONS to the cast and crew of BENTLEY:Road to Justice. What a brilliant night!
We managed to bring home three trophies.
The Adjudicator’s award – Roger Lancelyn Green trophy for Best Director – Bev Clark
The runner-up to best production -The Hesketh trophy beaten by the brilliant Phoenix Theatre production which took the prize.
and winner of The Merseyside trophy of The ALL England Theatre Festival taking us forward to the north west final in cumbria next month
Also
nominations for best actress Val Marshall as Iris Bentley pipped at the post by Jan Gavin from Phoenix
and for supporting roles – our James Woodfinden and Cheryl Laverick – well done all three!
The whole cast were there apart from poor David who took “break a leg” quite literally and ended up in hospital

We are off to Grange over sands on 7th May but of course before that we are in Blackpool for NODA awards on 1st May.

Hand in Hand are delighted that we have continued our festival success this year – thanks to everyone who took part or helped in anyway or came to support us.

WELL DONE!

Emmanuel Church

EMMANUEL CHURCH OF ENGLAND

154 SEABANK ROAD, NEW BRIGHTON

[ opposite The Flying Dutchman ]

 

WHAT’S ON

SUNDAYS:

9.45am Morning Service with Sunday School

TUESDAYS:

9.15-11.15am Little Hands – Mums and Tots

WEDNESDAYS:

from 5pm Beavers; Cubs; Guides

THURSDAYS:

9.30am Morning Service

7.30pm Scouts

FRIDAYS:

from 5pm Rainbows; Brownies

SATURDAYS:

10.30am Coffee is served in the Annexe

at the front of the church,

12.30pm and the Church is open for prayer.

 

SUMMER FAIR:

from 11.30am Saturday 25th June

 

New Brighton Primary School

New Brighton School

New Brighton Primary School

Flag Ceremony

Vale Park Bandstand – 15th April 2011

 

As a culmination to the events of our community cohesion week, New Brighton Primary school held a flag ceremony at Vale Park bandstand to send a message of world peace to all the nations and peoples of Earth. The event was attended by all staff and pupils of the school and supported by hundreds of our parents who attended on a rather dull April afternoon. Thanks must go to the World Peace Prayer Societies Glenda Thornton who helped the school organise the event.

 

Each year group had spent the week focussing on the lives of children in their chosen continent and learning about the similarities and differences as well as the challenges these children can face in receiving an education.

 

Each year group paraded their continents flags and undertook a performance to celebrate all they had learned over the week.

Nursery, Reception and Class 9, representing Europe, sang ‘Frere Jacque’ in French and English

Year 1, representing Oceania, presented the audience with a lovely rendition of ‘Kookaburra’

Year 2, representing Asia and the Middle East, sang a lovely song about Chinese New Year and treated the audience to a very colourful Dragon dance.

Year 3, representing North and Central America, serenaded the gathered pupils and parents with a calypso melody, ‘Under the sea’.

Year 5, representing South America, presented a beautiful, colourful collection of South American art.

Year 4, representing the continent of Africa, performed

Nkosi SikeleliAfrika’ – God bless Africa, sung in Xhosa, one of the many languages of South Africa.

The event finished with year 6 parading the Earth flag and reading a message of peace to all the peoples of all nations on Earth.

 

Steve White

New Brighton Primary School

Senior Leadership Team

Friday April 15th 2011



Teddy Bears’ Tea Party

You are invited

to bring your favourite cuddly toy along to our

Teddy Bears’

Tea party

(Drinks, cakes and snacks will be available to buy)

The Fun will start at 12:00

On Saturday 11thJune 2011

In Vale Park Bandstand

There will be crafts, games and music for all to enjoy

 

 

 

 

For Arrowe Park Hospital’s Neonatal Unit

Please contact Lydia 01516307410 for details

Magazine Bowling Club

The Magazine Bowling Club is an independent club and is over one hundred and fifty years old. In 1841 the land was owned by an Ann Dean but by 1851 there was a bowling green behind the Magazine Hotel, although at that time it was called The Black Horse (which opened in 1779), and the Magazine Bowling Club was formed, in1853, (according to the Wallasey News 15/6/79 the Oldest Bowling Club in Britain,

( er! I don’t think so, what about Plymouth, Francis Drake and all that) by local shop owners. These shop owners businesses where open six days a week so Competitions where arranged on Sundays, and traditionally most still are. You might remember some of the old names of Wallasey, Cyril Lloyd, Stroud’s, Chester’s, Laurie’s and Scullion’s. The bowling green and clubhouse (a new one was built by Bass Northwest and opened on 16th September, 1989) are situated behind the Magazine Hotel, in attractive and pleasant surroundings. Now, the members hail from all walks of life which enrich the friendly atmosphere amongst the membership.

In 1953, the clubs Centenary and the Queen’s Coronation were commemorated by the presentation by The Mayor of Wallasey Ald. J.P. Ashton and the Chief Constable J. Ormerod, of The Basher’s Trophy(two truncheons rampant), to be played for between the Police and The Magazine Bowling Club annually.

The Club proudly runs a charity competition in June when over sixty couples descend on the green in good natured combat to rest The Magazine Bowling Club Charity Cup for themselves. Many local charities have been helped, such as Wirral Society for the Blind and Partially Sighted, Foxfield School, St. John’s Hospice, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Claire House, New Brighton Lifeboat Station, The Lonsdale Centre and many others.

The club has an extensive programme of activities (our Lady’s Day was reported by The Wallasey News as far back as 1927), and offers a warm welcome to new members. For those who have little or no experience of the game; there is social bowling in the afternoons when help is available if required. For the more experienced there are many club competitions throughout the season, league bowling during the daytime and of an evening. Snooker in the clubhouse is another activity available to members.

 

Membership is open to all people from ten years of age upwards.

Why not come along to our open day on Saturday 14th May from 12.00noon onwards.

 

For more information please contact the President: Telephone 638 1660

Summer Concert

On June 16th there will be a rare opportunity to hear Professor Ian Tracey play the organ at a concert in St.Andrew’s Church, Rowson Street, New Brighton.

In 1980 Ian Tracey became the youngest Cathedral Organist in the country and after 27 years service, the Dean and Chapter of Liverpool Cathedral created the post of Organist Titulaire, allowing him the freedom to devote more time to playing, lecturing, recording and writing.

Ian has played at most of the major venues in the country and is very much in demand in the USA. He has undertaken major tours of Southern Australia. Lately he has played in New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Bermuda, Paris, Cologne and Spain. He is also organist to the City of Liverpool and Chorus Master to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society.

Ian will play at the Charity Concert being given by the Oldershaw Singers which were formed in 1979 by Dorothy McIlhagga, then the head of Music and Performing Arts at the Oldershaw School. Since retirement she has continued to inspire audiences and choirs with her love of choral music. Last year she conducted at both Worcester and Hereford Cathedrals.

Over the years the Singers have made many thousands of pounds for charitable causes and only recently donated £1000 to Arrowe Park Eye Hospital and £1000 to Cancer Research UK.

 

Tickets for the Concert are £5 from choir members or payable at the door

Funding for New Brighton

SUPPORT FOR WIRRAL’S COASTAL RESORT TOWNS – NEW BRIGHTON PROPOSALS

 

Applicant & Project Title Project Summary Grant sought Offer Score Overall score Ranking
Wellington Rd Conservation Area Society  

Tidal Pool

The project proposes to bring back into use the tidal pool on New Brighton beach (at the bottom of Victoria Rd) as a paddling pool and small boating pool. This involves the refurbishment and rebuilding of the existing tidal pool walls.  

£10,650

 

£10,650

 

617

 

 

71%

 

1

RESORT 

Summer Events Programme

 

To develop a summer programme of events for New Brighton. This will take the form of a series of seaside street entertainment – Punch & Judy, face painting, stilt walking etc. This will be complemented by the provision of a high quality promotional leaflet, highlighting a wide range of business, community and charitable events during the year. 

 

 

 

£16,000

 

 

£16,000

 

 

547

 

 

63%

 

 

2

Wallasey Yacht Club  

Get your Feet Wet”

 

To promote New Brighton as a key venue for water sports and leisure activities through the provision of a series of water based events and family orientated activities. Funding will contribute towards the cost of and hire of basic equipment and specialist instructors, advertising/promotional material, prizes and mementoes. 

 

 

 

£23,400

 

 

£16,012

 

 

540

 

 

62%

 

 

3

RESORT visitnewbrighton.com To create a dedicated website for the town aimed at potential visitors or existing residents, providing a wide range of practical information on events and activities, facilities on offer, info on local businesses and a local history section. The website will also be linked to a New Brighton Facebook and Twitter account. 

 

 

 

£9,000

 

 

£9,000

 

 

526

 

 

60%

 

 

4

The Vocational College New Brighton Blooms To facilitate environmental improvements to Victoria Rd and its immediate environs (Belmont, Richmond & Windsor Streets) to reinvigorate the shopping area and encourage increased footfall. Utilising local horticultural and joinery students, this will involve planting activity and the siting of hanging baskets and planters. 

 

 

 

£10,560

 

£10,560

 

 

 

517

 

59%

 

5

New Brighton Community Partnership  

New Brighton Heritage & Information Centre

To create a Heritage and Information Centre in Victoria Rd to provide a focal point which will link Victoria Road with the new mixed-use development along the promenade. Features include displays and films depicting local history, and the provision of a “tourist” map of the town for use in conjunction with guided walks. Support is required towards start up costs – rent/rates and the costs of employing a Development Worker.  

 

£37,778

 

 

£37,778

 

 

480

 

 

55%

 

 

6

 

Subtotal

 

£100,000

 

Vale Park

VALE PARK SUMMER BAND FESTIVAL 2011 – SUNDAYS

Concerts 2.30 – 4.30 pm unless stated otherwise

 

Sunday 22nd May Folk in the Park

Sunday 29th May The North West Concert Band

Sunday 5th June Greenalls Band

Sunday 12th June Port Sunlight Lyceum Brass Band

Sunday19th June St Helens Concert Band

Sunday 26th June Chester City Band

Sunday 3rd July The Norman Roy Glen Miller Orchestra

Sunday 10th July Formby Band

Sunday 17th July Maghull Concert Band

Sunday 24th July Ellesmere Port Silver Band

Sunday 31st July Heswall Concert Band

Sunday 7th August Golbourne Band

Sunday 14th August Wirral Symphonic Wind Band

Sunday 21st August The Weaver Valley Accordion Band

Sunday 28th August The Norman Roy Glen Miller Orchestra

Sunday 4th September Massed Brass Bands

The Children’s Show ,JOYTIME, will run for the first 5 weeks of the 6 weeks school holidays Monday to Friday from 2 – 5 pm.

 

VALE PARK SUMMER BAND FESTIVAL 2011OTHER WEEKEND CONCERTS

Saturday 2nd April The TALISMEN

Saturday 16th April MY GENERATION ROCK 2 – 5 pm

Monday 2nd May MY GENERATION ROCK 2 – 5 pm

Saturday 7th May The TALISMEN

Saturday 21st May MY GENERATION ROCK 2 – 5pm

Saturday 4TH June The TALISMEN

Friday 10th June MY GENERATION ROCK 6 – 9 pm

Saturday 11th June TEDDY BEAR’S PICNIC

Saturday 18th June MY GENERATION ROCK 2 – 5 pm

Friday 24th June MY GENERATION ROCK 6 – 9 pm

Saturday 25th June WIRRAL SYMPHONIC WIND BAND

Friday 1st July MY GENERATION ROCK 6 – 9 pm

Saturday 2nd July The TALISMEN

Saturday 9th July

Saturday 16th July MY GENERATION ROCK 2 – 5 pm

Saturday 23rd July BLUES IN THE PARK 2 – 5 pm

Saturday 6th August The TALISMEN

Friday 2nd September FOYER ROCKS 2 – 5 pm

Saturday 3rd September The TALISMEN

Saturday 17th September MY GENERATION ROCK 3 – 5 pm

 

The Children’s Show ,JOYTIME, will run for the first 5 weeks of the 6 weeks school holidays Monday to Friday from 2 – 5 pm.

 

Police Newsletter

Inspector Mike Barrett
East Wallasey – April 2011

Inspector Mike BarrettI am pleased to be able to report real progress over the last 12 months. We have been working closely with the council, our partners and local communities to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour. As a result, counting all crime from March 2010 and comparing it to March 2011,  Wallasey has seen 45 fewer victims of crime.

Please continue to pass on community intelligence and information to our Police Officers and PCSO’s, without this, many of our operations and initiatives could not have taken place, after all if its your problem its our problem.

Making our neighbourhood safer is a priority for your neighbourhood team. My aim is to make sure you know how to contact us if you have any concerns and to update you regularly on our progress with the issues that you tell us we should be tackling as a priority.

If you have any information that would help then, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 anonymously. Thank you for your help.

 

Arrests, charges and convictions:

170
Bottles and cans
of alcohol seized
from underage
people during
March

Following a Burglary in Penkett Road, New Brighton members of your neighbourhood team chased and arrested two males from the Wallasey area; both are now on Police bail whilst further evidence is gathered.

Lee Nichols 34 years of Trafalgar Road, Wallasey pleaded guilty to several shop lifting offences in Liscard. He received a 12-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months at Wirral Magistrates Court.

A 20 – year old man from the Wallasey area has been charged with being concerned in the supply of a Class A controlled drug namely  cocaine. He has been bailed to Wirral Magistrates Court.

A 16-year-old youth from the Poulton area of Wallasey has been charged with four offences of supplying a controlled drug, namely crack cocaine and diazepam. He has been bailed to Liverpool crown Court.

Crime Prevention

  • Never leave indications that you are not home. For example never leave your bins out after being emptied and never leave notes indicating no one is home. An unoccupied home is an easy target criminals will look for.
  • Keep all outside sheds, storages, gates or entries to your property closed and pad locked with high quality locks.

For more information, please visit
www.merseyside.police.uk/crimeprevention

Did you know…

Free Property Register
You can register your personal
property such as mobile phone, MP3
player, laptop, sat nav, bicycle or other
valuables for free by visiting
www.immobilise.com.
This is an online checking service
used by all the UK police forces to
trace owners of lost and stolen
property. It only takes a minute to
create your own private and secure
portfolio. If your property is then lost or
stolen, Immobilise can assist the
police in investigating criminal activity
involving stolen goods.

24/7 Emergency

Remember – if you need to speak to a Police Officer in person, Birkenhead Police Station is open 24 hours a day.
Alternatively, Wallasey Police Station is open from 08.00am till midnight 7 days a week.

999 Emergency

0151 709 6010 Non-emergency

Use this number if you need the Police for an incident that is not an emergency or to contact your neighbourhood team.

0800 555 111 Crimestoppers

If you have information about a crime, call Crimestoppers anonymously. Crimestoppers is a charity independent to the Police.

 

Vale Park Events

VALE PARK SUMMER BAND FESTIVAL 2011 – SUNDAYS

Concerts 2.30 – 4.30 pm unless stated otherwise

Sunday 22nd May Folk in the Park

Sunday 29th May The North West Concert Band

Sunday 5th June Greenalls Band

Sunday 12th June Port Sunlight Lyceum Brass Band

Sunday19th June St Helens Concert Band

Sunday 26th June Chester City Band

Sunday 3rd July The Norman Roy Glen Miller Orchestra

Sunday 10th July Formby Band

Sunday 17th July Maghull Concert Band

Sunday 24th July Ellesmere Port Silver Band

Sunday 31st July Heswall Concert Band

Sunday 7th August Golbourne Band

Sunday 14th August Wirral Symphonic Wind Band

Sunday 21st August The Weaver Valley Accordion Band

Sunday 28th August The Norman Roy Glen Miller Orchestra

Sunday 4th September Massed Brass Bands

The Children’s Show ,JOYTIME, will run for the first 5 weeks of the 6 weeks school holidays Monday to Friday from 2 – 5 pm.

 

VALE PARK SUMMER BAND FESTIVAL 2011OTHER WEEKEND CONCERTS

Saturday 2nd April The TALISMEN

Saturday 16th April MY GENERATION ROCK 2 – 5 pm

Monday 2nd May MY GENERATION ROCK 2 – 5 pm

Saturday 7th May The TALISMEN

Saturday 21st May MY GENERATION ROCK 2 – 5pm

Saturday 4TH June The TALISMEN

Friday 10th June MY GENERATION ROCK 6 – 9 pm

Saturday 18th June MY GENERATION ROCK 2 – 5 pm

Friday 24th June MY GENERATION ROCK 6 – 9 pm

Saturday 25th June WIRRAL SYMPHONIC WIND BAND

Friday 1st July MY GENERATION ROCK 6 – 9 pm

Saturday 2nd July The TALISMEN

Saturday 16th July MY GENERATION ROCK 2 – 5 pm

Saturday 6th August The TALISMEN

Friday 2nd September FOYER ROCKS 2 – 5 pm

Saturday 3rd September The TALISMEN

Saturday 17th September MY GENERATION ROCK 3 – 5 pm

The Children’s Show ,JOYTIME, will run for the first 5 weeks of the 6 weeks school holidays Monday to Friday from 2 – 5 pm.

 

 

St Andrews Scout Group

4th Wallasey (St Andrews) Scout Group is open to boys and girls from 6 years to 13 ½ and meetings are held at St Andrews Church Hall, Rowson Street.

Our Colony of Beavers has grown and we are currently looking for helpers. Beavers are aged 6 to 8 years and meet from 5.00 p.m. to 6.15 p.m.  Activities include, games, crafts, badges, outings, etc.  You do not have to commit to every week, but if you would consider going on a rota, or can help in any way, we would love to hear from you.  So, if you would like to share the fun on a Friday evening, please contact Sue on 0151 639 7572.

Your Lifeboats

New Brighton Lifeboat

In the News:

We have just launched a major campaign to raise £50,000 towards crew training and equipment for the volunteers of our station.

Our equipment and the conditions we operate in require considerable training and it also takes a heavy toll on personal & operational equipment. It costs £1,214 to train a crew member per year – a dry suit costs £319, lifejacket £222, Helmet £166 – equipment modeled by our Mayor – Alan Jennings at the opening of the campaign.

 

If you can help us by donation or involvement in some activity to raise funds that would be great – for more information please phone: RNLI on 0161 787 8779 or email north@rnli.org.uk

 

Operations:

The last 2 months have been manic at the station – each week seeing several ‘shouts’ – in particular:

5th March at 3am – called out by Liverpool Coastguard as a fire reported on board Pilot Boat ‘Dunlin’ out in Liverpool Bay – our inshore lifeboat ‘Charles Dibdin’ was in action.

Between 21st and 24th March our Hovercraft ‘Hurley Spirit’ was involved in 3 ‘shouts’ – a man reported missing on Crosby shore and 2 incidents involving jetski’s in the Widnes area.

26th March saw lifeboat and hovercraft in the rescue of 3 yachtsmen near the entrance to the Manchester Ship Canal.

2nd April at 4am saw a large commercial trawler aground on Taylors Bank with gearbox failure – this was a joint operation with Hoylake lifeboat ‘Lady of Hilbre’ to recover the trawler to safety in Langton Dock.

 

The pilot boat & trawler rescues featured on the BBC NW News.

 

For more information on these and other rescues please have a look at www.rnli.org.uk web site – select the ‘In Your Area’ tab and go to New Brighton lifeboat station. There you will find press reports, photographs and now videos of these and other activities at the station.

 

Exhibition:

Our exhibition ‘Lifeboats On Call’ by Wallasey Amateur Photographic Society – that recorded 12 months in the life of our station was a great success but has now finished at the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum in Birkenhead.

 

If you missed it – the good news is that it will re-open at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral from 26th April till 13th May – see www.lifeboats-oncall.org.uk

Sea Cadets

Wallasey Sea Cadet Corps

Wallasey Sea Cadets is a Uniformed Youth Group for Boys & Girls aged 12 to 18, Our Unit HQ is at Victoria Rd Wallasey Merseyside CH45 9LD (Opposite St James Church).

Tel 01516391743

Royal Marine Cadets. Boys aged 13 to 18 Parade Monday & Friday. 1900

Sea Cadets Boys & Girls Ages 12 to 18 Parade Tuesday & Friday 1900

Please bring a parent or guardian on your first visit just to sign the insurance paperwork.

Wallasey Sea Cadets is an Independent Charity and we receive no funding from The Royal Navy Or MOD, All funds needed for the running and upkeep of the unit and boat house are raised by the committees, staff and cadets.

 

Spring is here with the opening of the boating season. The staff are working hard on renovations and then the boathouse will open fully. The Local Youth Forum has helped us get an additional Laser Pico on the water for this season.

Well done to the Wallasey Sea Cadets Drill Teams for getting through to national and the Shooting team for 2nd at Area.

 

New Brighton Community Centre – New Activities

New Brighton Community Association

NEW BRIGHTON

Community Association

Community Centre

1a Hope Street, New Brighton Wirral CH45 2LN

Tel/Fax: 0151 630 2626 – Registered Charity No: 508310

Web: www.newbrightononline.org.uk

Email: pat@newbrightononline.org.uk

New ‘Yoga’ classes starting shortly

To commence on Thursday 5th May 2011

Thursdays: 5.30pm – 6.30pm.  Pregnancy Yoga – Weekly

Fridays: 9.45am – 11am.  General Yoga – Term Time only

For more information phone Chelsea on: 630 0864 or visit the website

http://www.chrysalisyoga.co.uk/

Luncheon Club – Open to AllLuncheon Club

This is open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Community centre. Served at 12:30 local pensioners, unemployed members of the community and people on low incomes can have a three-course meal and a cup of tea for just £3.

Credit Union

New Brighton Credit union is held at the Centre on Tuesday morning from 10:00 – 11:00.

Did you know the Centre is available for hire?

Visit the Centre website for more details, availability and hire charges. www.newbrightononline.org.uk

Active at 60

Activities & Courses commencing shortly for those who have just retired or are in their 60s including Art classes, Learning the computers, Digital camera course, Healthy meals and much more! Phone for details or visit the Centre website for updates!

For any more details on activities or just general information please phone the Centre Manager Pat Hackett on 07530 495 096

 

Children’s Center

New Brighton Children’s Centre &
Little Lighthouse Children’s Centre

What’s on at your local Children’s Centre?
Do you have a child under 5yrs and live in the New Brighton area?

Our May-July 2011 What’s On leaflet is available from our two Centres, please feel free to drop in any time and pick one up.

New Brighton Children’s Centre offers a variety of services for families
including: Citizen Advice Bureau appointments, fun groups and activities for
0-5’s and their parents/carers, behaviour and parenting advice, support with housing and benefit and much more!

What’s new May—July 2011?

  • Solihull Parenting Group (10 week course & limited crèche)—starts May
  • Young Parents Group—Tuesdays 1.30-3pm
  • 1,2,3, Play —Fridays 10-11.30am
  • Art Group (5 week course, free if in receipt of qualifying benefits OR £20 per person)
  • Plus lots more free groups and activities!

Please call for more information about these groups or to find out what else we have running this term.

New Brighton Children’s Centre, Mount Pleasant Road, Wallasey, CH45 5HU,
Tel 630 2731
Little Lighthouse Children’s Centre, Vaughan Road, New Brighton, CH45 1LH,
Tel 606 4921

Wirral Council logoA Sure Start Children's Centre

Summer Events

  • 11th & 12th August The Wirral International Kite Festival, at The Dips from 11.00 to 4.30pm
  • 12th August The Tunnel 10K will finish in New Brighton
  • 7th August  Mersey Pirate Muster, 11.00 to 4.00pm around Fort Perch Rock the beach and promenade up to Vale Park.
  • 10th September  Wallasey Motor Club Rally, Kings Parade roads will be closed all day.
  • 9th October, Run Liverpool Marathon this will start at Birkenhead Park at 9.30am and then go to New Brighton via Seacombe along Marine Promenade and back down the Promenade to Seacombe then Birkenhead tunnel and into Liverpool.

Details on the Council‘s website.

Floral Pavilion News

Floral Pavilion Theatre

The Floral Pavilion in New Brighton is continuing to be a huge success with both locals and a large audience from Cheshire, Liverpool and beyond.

Between April 2010 and March 2011 the Floral Pavilion Theatre staged 238 performances to which 130,103 tickets were sold; an average of 72% seats were sold over the period with many performances selling out a long way in advance. This figure does not include concerts staged in the conference centre and plaza but does include the 56 Homegrown shows (amateur or dance school) which took to the Floral stage in this period.

 

Tickets to these 238 performances were sold in 28,016 transactions of which 17,440 were made by people that had not been to the Floral Pavilion before. This means that not only 62% of the audience were new to the venue bringing new business to the area and but 38% of the audience had been retained from the previous year.

 

On certain shows the Floral offered discounted tickets to families and the over 60’s. Many took advantage of these reductions with 7,852 people buying family tickets as well as 10,634 tickets sold to people under 16. People aged between 16 and 25 purchased 582 specially priced tickets and 27,864 tickets were sold to the over 60’s.

 

The Floral provided both signed and audio described performances and even arranged a “touch tour” around the set of one show helping to bring the performance to live to a group of visually impaired audience members. 1,223 tickets were sold (at a reduced rate) to disabled customers who were accompanied by 510 people that were issued with a reduced rate carer ticket.

 

The Floral runs a very popular membership scheme that offers people the chance to book two weeks before the general public and then gives either 15% or 10% off the price of a concessionary ticket depending on the level of scheme purchased. Over the past year the team at the Floral Pavilion have been listening to member’s comments and have decided to make a few changes to the schemes to make them more attractive and beneficial to members. It has now been agreed with promoters bringing shows to the Floral that every professional show in the Theatre will have a discount attached to it. This amazing new guarantee will take affect on all the new shows in the new brochure due out in May, some of the larger shows may have restrictions on the day on which reductions are offered but they will always be available, however, the Floral will not be able to offer discounts on Homegrown shows and local dance school events.

 

As well as extending the benefits available to members the Floral are also beginning a series of Pre Performance events designed to make the night out a more enjoyable experience. These events are free to members and £3 to non members and are designed to be a bit of fun with the staff of the Floral Pavilion and bring the theatre to life. They are currently booking for a Gilbert and Sullivan quiz (5th Jun) before “A Feast of Gilbert and Sullivan, a Night at the Movies quiz 13th May before the Soundpower Orchestra perform the best sound tracks from the movies and “The Theatre of Agatha Christie Pre Performance Talk” (23rd May ) before the performance of Verdict.

 

In 2011 – 2012 the Communications Team at the Floral Pavilion plan to develop the number of group bookers attending performances. In 2010 / 2011 the number that attended in groups between 15 and 49 people was 7266 (a decrease of 19% on last year) however the number of people in groups larger than 50 people was 18,510 (an increase of 17.9% on last year) the feedback was the Floral was an excellent place to bring groups and this is reflected in the increase of group size in attendance. 59 schools attended performances at the Theatre in this financial year.

 

The Floral has been engaged with many community and educational projects over the past 12 months and will continue to work with local schools as often as possible. Notable projects were the creation of a Creative Media Diploma with St Mary’s College which allowed students the opportunity to work in a professional theatre environment and the formation of The Choral Pavilion, a choir that meets once a week at the venue and has a great time learning songs and performing together. This year the choir have been concentrating on music from the 50’s and 60’s and have had a great time, they are still looking for members so if you fancy joining the fun contact the Floral for more information.

Ladies Lifeboat Guild

Wallasey Ladies Lifeboat Guild invite you to a Strawberry Tea at the United Reformed Church in Wallasey Village on Thursday, 9th June from 2.00 to 4.00 pm
RNLI goods – usual preserves on sale – raffle and a short DVD film of the history of the RNLI
Entrance £1 – do join us if you can

Wallasey Ladies Lifeboat Guild
Coffee Morning – St James Church, New Brighton
Saturday, 9th July – 10.30 am to 12 noon
RNli Goods – Raffle – Cakes and Preserves
Entrance £1

 

Floral Pavilion

April – an exciting month at the Floral Pavilion
April brings to the Floral Pavilion two very large scale shows that really should not be missed

Buddy is the world’s most successful rock ‘n’ roll musical which is a great night out and George’s Marvellous Medicine is a brand new adaptation of one of Roald Dahl’s funniest and most exciting stories perfect for keeping the little ones entertained!

We also have the chance to see legendary Des O’Connor and an amazing night of music with the Bon Jovi Experience as well as the ultimate adult musical – Naughty Knicker Knight – a story of sex, drugs and sausage rolls!

Don’t forget the Floral Bistro is now open from 11.30am every day serving delicious meals to suit ever taste.

To Book Tickets
Call the Box Office on : 0151 666 0000
or to choose your own seats online: click here
April Highlights
 

Saturday 3rd
8.00pm
Comedy @ the Plaza Comedy @ the Plaza brings you the finest and funniest stand-up this side of the water in the plush surroundings of the Floral’s Panoramic Lounge.
Monday 4th to Saturday 9th 7.30pm

2.30pm on Weds and Sat

Buddy

Oh boy! The world’s most successful rock ‘n’ roll musical is back! Come and see why this sensational show, experienced by over 20 million people around the world, remains loved by audiences and critics alike. A phenomenally multi-talented cast come together to tell Buddy Holly’s story, from his meteoric rise to fame, to his final legendary performance at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa.

Together the present two terrific hours of his greatest hits, including the timeless classics That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh Boy, Rave One, Everyday and many more. With the Big Bopper’s Chantilly Lace and Ritchie Valens’ La Bamba completing a stellar musical line-up, Buddy is a not-to-be-missed evening of family entertainment that will have music lovers from 8 to 80 toe-tapping, hand-clapping and rocking in the aisles!

Wednesday 13th
12.30

 

RLPO Lunchtime Concert Series A recital of music for Accordion and violin
Wednesday 13th to Saturday 16th
Times Vary

George’s Marvellous Medicine

The Birmingham Stage Company (Horrible History and Horrible Science) is bank on tour with a brand new adaptation of one of Roald Dahl’s funniest and most exciting stories. George makes a marvellous new medicine to cure his grandmother of her terrifying temper, but when his grandmother drinks his special new potion the most incredible things tart to happen. If you’re looking for fizztickling fun and wizzpopping magic for all the family, then don’t miss George’s Marvellous Medicine. 

 

Monday 18th
1.30pm
Floral Tea Dance Why not put on your dancing shoes and come along to the Winter Gardens in the Floral Pavilion for an Afternoon Tea Dance?  

 

Friday 22nd
7.30pm
Des O’Connor World-class star, television personality and entertainer Des O’Connor has starred in a mainstream TV show in almost every year since 1963, as well as notching up four top 10 singles and over 1,000 solo appearances at the London Palladium. In his show, Des will be singing all of your favourites and chucking in a few jokes as well. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see a true showbusiness legend live on stage in this wonderful evening of comedy, music and laughter.
Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th
7.30pm
Naughty Knicker Knight Lynda Cairns thinks she lives a normal life, financially supporting her ex-doorman Dick and his ASBO-ridden sons Ronnie and Reggie. As she plods along in her less than perfect world she discovers that having a naughty knicker night with her mates reveals more than thongs, pongs and a mother that accidentally gets changed! After the great success of Twisted Angels, local playwright Paula Rowlands along with Corrie Starr bring the premiere of this ultimate adult musical – Naughty Knicker Knight – a story of sex, drugs and sausage rolls!
Friday 29th
7.30pm
The Bon Jovi Experience Formed in 1983, American rock band Bon Jovi have gone on to sell over 120 million records and we ranked number 14 in Q Magazine’s 50 Greatest Bands Of All Time. Recreating Bon Jovi live in concert, outstanding tribute The Bon Jovi Experience perform all the great hits including Livin’ On A Prayer, Keep The Faith and You Give Love A Band Name.  

 

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