Monthly Archive: May 2012

Floral Pavilion

The Floral Pavilion, New Brighton, has launched a new service aimed at people organising concerts, events and festivals in Wirral. They will now sell tickets for any event taking place in or around Wirral either in person, over the counter and on the phone, or online through the new website www.ticketswirral.com.

Alistair Armit, Communications Manager at the Floral Pavilion, explained that “this new venture has come about in response to public requests for a sales capability for arts throughout Wirral; the Floral Pavilion will manage and run this ticket agent set up to sell tickets for events, festivals on a small or large scale”.

This will be free service to allow clients the chance to sell their events through the Floral Pavilion’s box office, event organisers will receive the full face value of their tickets as customers will be charged a small booking fee to cover the administration costs.

Tickets Wirral has now opened and has already been approached by The Netherlands State Circus, Thornton Manor, Hillbark Players, Wirral Symphony Orchestra and numerous smaller festivals asking for this service. The Floral are hoping to develop the website (www.ticketswirral.com) into a place people visit when they are looking for something to do in the area.

Event organisers are advised to visit the website for more information on selling their tickets through this service and the public should keep their eye on the site for information on things happening in the area and the chance to buy tickets in advance.

Establishing Tickets Wirral

The current Pacific Road Arts Centre website will be used as the new Tickets Wirral website. In order to make the change over the following one of costs will be made:

Purchase Domian names

(www.ticketswirral.co.uk and www.ticketswirral.com)

£25.96

Swap the logo from the Pacific Road logo to a new Tickets Wirral logo – designed in house

 

Remove the” Become a Member” and “Downloads” button from the website and insert a button linking the Guitar Festival Website underneath the link to the Floral Pavilion website

£130.00

Change the mapping from Patron Edge so that it no longer sends show with Venue “Pacific Road” to this site but sends shows with Show Type “Tickets Wirral” (in the same way the Guitar Festival website works with show type “Guitar Festival”)

£390.00

Functionality testing

£130.00

Assign the website to the domain name www.ticketswirral.com including test server deployment and production deployment

£260.00

Redirect traffic from www.ticketswirral.co.uk to www.ticketswirral.com

£0.00

Technical Project Management (ICE)

£184.00

Total set up costs

£1,119.96

 

Since the Floral has opened we have been offering this service on an ah hoc basis through the Floral’s website, this however has been causing confusion as people often think the events are being held at the venue rather off site.

Since 2008 we have sold 7,373 tickets in this way, with a gross value of £77,175.15 under the new system we would have generated £7,373 of gross income through booking fees (subject to VAT and credit card commissions).

In 2011 / 2012 we sold 2,581 tickets to non Floral events, if we launched this new service in 2012 this level of sales would quickly increase and we would be offering a valuable community service.

Mount Primary News

The summer term has started brilliantly. This week we had children on school trips to the Imperial War Museum and Ness Gardens, whilst our younger children have had puppet theatre and Brazilian Carnival Acts in school.

The rest of this term promises to be equally exciting with big plans in place for the Queen?s Jubilee celebrations and a fortnight of Olympic Events across the school in July.

Our Jubilee Street Party will take place in the school grounds starting at 1.30 pm on Friday 1st Junef or all our families.

www.mount.wirral.sch.uk

  •  Street party food for children will be cooked and prepared by Jill and our fabulous kitchen team.
  •  The talented Chefs at Café Sage restaurant will be providing canapé snacks for adults.
  •  Drinks will be provided uincluding a non alcoholic cocktail bar.
  •  Our Brass band will perform.
  •  Their will be fairground rides on the school playgrounds (approx £1.50 a ride)
  •  Families will be able to explore our Jubilee Time Line
  •  Traditional games will be set up on the playground.

It promises to be a fantastic day!

New Brighton Community Centre

New Brighton Community Centre

1a Hope Street

Wirral

CH45 2LN

www.newbrightononline.org.uk

Art Classes

Every Monday afternoon 2pm till 4pm.

Accent on enjoyment rather than talent.

Tuition at all levels.

All materials provided – 2 hour class.

For more details phone Iris on 0151 638 8472.

Yoga

Every Friday: 9.45am – 11.00am.

Spaces limited, ring Chelsea 0151 630 0864 to book.

www.ChrysalisYoga.co.uk

Mucky Pups

Every Monday 10.30am – 11.30am.

Art & Craft for Pre school Tots. Come & join in all the fun!

Ring Philippa for details 0151 345 3490 or 07729 303 538

Luncheon Club – Open to All

This is open every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 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 or coffee for just £3.50

 

Band Festival 2012

VALE PARK BAND FESTIVAL 2012

SATURDAY CONCERTS

APRIL

7TH The Talismen

MAY  
5TH The Talismen
7TH MY GENERATION ROCK
12TH PIFFLE BROTHERS
18TH BLUES IN THE PARK
26TH Brightside Trust

14TH PIFFLE BROTHERS

 

 

 

 

JUNE    
2ND

The Talismen

 
9TH  
16TH PIFFLE BROTHERS  
20TH Wednesday H in H  
23RD Hand in Hand Theatre  
27TH Wednesday H in H  
30TH BLUES IN THE PARK  
   
   
   
   
   
JULY  
7TH THE FLOYD SET
14TH The Talismen Help the Heroes
21ST PIFFLE BROTHERS
28TH BLUES IN THE PARK

 

 

 

 

AUGUST  
4TH The Talismen
11TH
18TH PIFFLE BROTHERS
25TH BLUES IN THE PARK

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER  
1ST CHARLOTTEFEST
8TH The Talismen

 

VALE PARK BAND FESTIVAL 2012

SUNDAY CONCERTS 2012

 

6TH MAY FOLK IN THE PARK
13TH MAY WIRRAL COMMUNITY WIND BAND?
20TH MAY PORT SUNLIGHT LYCEUM BRASS BAND
27TH MAY PRAISE IN THE PARK
   
3RD JUNE GREENALLS
10TH JUNE SWING ERA
17TH JUNE ST HELENS
24TH JUNE ELLESMERE PORT SILVER BAND
 
1ST JULY GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA?
8TH JULY FORMBY BAND
15TH JULY MAGHULL WIND ORCHESTRA
22ND JULY WIRRAL COMMUNITY WIND BAND
29TH JULY HESWALL CONCERT BAND
   
5TH AUGUST WEAVER VALLEY ACCORDION BAND
12TH AUGUST GOLBOURNE BAND
19TH AUGUST NORTH WEST CONCERT BAND
26TH AUGUST GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA?
2ND SEPTEMBER MASSED BRASS BANDS
9TH SEPTEMBER FOLK IN THE PARK

 

 

St James Church

The choir of St James’s Church has been invited to sing at two major English cathedrals this summer. They are to visit Hereford Cathedral in May and in June, on the day before the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, they will be singing at York Minster. “To the best of my knowledge, this will be the first time that a choir from Wallasey has sung at York Minster, and we’re very excited about it”, said Geoff Adams, choir manager. The choir regularly sings the service of choral evensong at St James’s church, Albion Street, New Brighton each month, and is conducted by Dorothy McIlhagga, organist of St Andrew’s Church, Rowson Street.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child Update

As the days grow longer it may seem strange to be thinking about Christmas! But I would like to encourage you to do just that, and specifically to think about putting together a shoebox filled with gifts for Operation Christmas Child (OCC).

OCC started in 1990 in Wrexham and was the brain-child of Dave Cooke and his family. The idea caught the imagination not only of the people of Wrexham but of the wider area including Merseyside. They had hoped to raise £5000 and take two trucks; the public response was such that when the convoy set off it consisted of 7 donated vehicles carrying over £500,000 of aid and gifts, including gift-filled shoeboxes.

Why shoeboxes you may ask? The original idea was to give a “Christmas stocking” to the children of Romania who were living in unimaginable conditions, and who may have never received anything, even love. The idea of putting the gifts into a shoe-box was a practical solution as transportation of stockings was so un-practical. Dave Cooke and his family wanted to share the love of Jesus and the joy of Christmas with children who had never been loved or experienced joy. Last year over 1.1 million shoeboxes were donated by the UK and given to children in 14 countries. OCC is now a global charity and in total over 81 million boxes have been given to children in 29 countries since 1990.

We continue to collect and distribute shoe-boxes to children who are in dire poverty. The only criterion that a child has to fulfil to receive a shoebox is that they are in need; all boxes are given unconditionally irrespective of nationality or beliefs.

Christmas may seem like a long way off but it really is never too soon to start collecting items to fill a box. If you have a school-aged child can I encourage you to ask if the school will be “doing boxes” this year? Often the first that parents hear about the campaign is when they find the OCC leaflet scrumpled up in the bottom of their child’s school bag during the Autumn half-term. This results in a mad panic to find and fill a shoebox!

Do you want to know more? Please contact our Area Coordinator, Margaret on 07708037969. You can also leave a comment or question on our “Wirral OCC” Facebook page. We are always happy to answer questions and we have trained CRB-checked speakers who are more than happy to speak to groups, small or large, about OCC. Please get in touch!

Contributed by Patricia Hardman

The Gorse

THE GORSE MILLENNIUM GREEN TRUST

The Gorse is a piece of land adjacent to the Water Tower in New Brighton originally owned by North West Water. In 1995 they declared the land surplus to requirements and put it up for sale for building.

Local community members set up the Save the Gorse campaign and, over a period of 5 years we collected money, applied for funding and negotiated with North West Water – now United Utilities – to purchase the land for the New Brighton community and to develop it as a pocket Park.

We became a charity – reg no 1071166 – with 7 trustees who maintain the Park on behalf of the community. The Trust has a membership with a small membership fee amongst the community. This helps to cover general running costs.

With the help of Groundwork Wirral the Gorse was developed as a park and opened to the public in May 2000.

Groups of volunteers keep the Gorse tidy and each year we raise funds to have a professional horticultural tidy up in the spring.

The Trustees are holding their Annual General Meeting this year on Saturday 9th June at 11 am at Vale House Café. All are welcome.

To join the Trust or to renew your Membership please complete the form below and return with your subscription to:-

THE GORSE MILLENNIUM GREEN TRUST

Name:______________________________________________

Address:_____________________________________________

______________________________Postcode:______________

Tel. No: _______________________Date:__________________

Annual Membership renewable on the 1st October annually .

Fees :- Group £6.00

Please Return to; Family £4.00

Miss Rusty Keane Individual £2.50

92 Vaughan Road Concessions (Single) £2.00 Wallasey Concessions (Couple) £3.00

CH45 1LP Fees include postage

Cheques payable to:The Gorse Millennium Green Trust

Lonsdale

An independent local charity offering quality day care for older people

and respite for their carers

  • Specialist service in dementia care and/or physical needs
  • Extended days and bathing available
  • Respite for carers
  • Structured re-enablement service after illness/hospital stay
  • Self-referral or via healthcare professional
  • Recognised providers for personalised budgets
  • Best value for self-funders
  • Serving all Wirral year round Monday to Friday

 

www.lonsdaletrustwallasey.org.uk

0151 630 4017 www.yell.com

Rock for Africa

‘Rock For Africa’ started as a small idea to raise money for my upcoming trip to volunteer in Africa in 2013. It has since grown into something involving hoards of local talent all wishing to showcase themselves for the enjoyment of the community, and to help me on my journey.

So far the amazing acts include: The Blackhand, Guardians, White Heat, Sunday’s Reason, Esme Higgins, Niccolls & Moroney and ‘Seven and a Guy’. Set to be a fantastic day full of sun, sounds and superb talent. Hope to see you there!

Light Cinema

UK first for New Brighton’s Cinema

The Light Cinema New Brighton is offering a pioneering immersive learning offer to Wirral Schools and youth groups.

Cinema Park has an international reputation for creating multi-sensory educational programmes, which have been adopted as compulsory curriculum in Israel, Poland and Florida.

The half-day programmes are suitable for pupils from Key Stage 2 upwards (ages 7-15) and cover a range of themes from animals & habitats, science & nature, to alcohol & drug prevention.

Pupils enter different screens to experience 3D and interactive technology, as they absorb information and engage with educational content through a familiar and enjoyable format that entertains as well as educates.

Bernard Cassidy, Headteacher of Mount Primary, said: “Our children thoroughly enjoyed the Edu-tainment experience at the Light Cinema. They learnt a lot and had a great deal of fun. We will definitely be using this again as part of our curriculum plans”.

For more information, please contact Jane Woodason, Education Programme Manager on 07866 871275 or jane.woodason@cinemanext.co.uk

www.cinema-park.com

www.lightcinemas.co.uk

 

UK first for New Brighton’s Cinema

The Light Cinema New Brighton is offering a pioneering immersive learning offer to Wirral Schools and youth groups.

Cinema Park has an international reputation for creating multi-sensory educational programmes, which have been adopted as compulsory curriculum in Israel, Poland and Florida.

The half-day programmes are suitable for pupils from Key Stage 2 upwards (ages 7-15) and cover a range of themes from animals & habitats, science & nature, to alcohol & drug prevention.

Pupils enter different screens to experience 3D and interactive technology, as they absorb information and engage with educational content through a familiar and enjoyable format that entertains as well as educates.

Bernard Cassidy, Headteacher of Mount Primary, said:  “Our children thoroughly enjoyed the Edu-tainment experience at the Light Cinema. They learnt a lot and had a great deal of fun. We will definitely be using this again as part of our curriculum plans”.

For more information, please contact Jane Woodason, Education Programme Manager on 07866 871275 or jane.woodason@cinemanext.co.uk

www.cinema-park.com

www.lightcinemas.co.uk

RNLI New Brighton

Volunteers of the Future Visit Station

On Sunday 22nd April we had a visit from 35 children aged between 5 and 11 who were members of the RNLI’s childrens club called Storm Force. After talks and viewing of the stations lifeboat and hovercraft they were treated to a launch and high powered display of the lifeboats capabilities and a ‘man overboard’ rescue. Wallasey Yacht Club gave them boat trips around the Marine Lake where there were further rescue demonstrations. A great day was had by all the children, parents and our volunteers.

Changes to Senior Staff

Mike Jones our Senior Helmsman for the last 6 years and a volunteer with New Brighton for 32 years has handed over the reins of Senior Helmsman to Dave Lowe himself a volunteer for 24 years and of great experience. The RNLI has age limits for the operation of its various craft – in the case of the rapid response Atlantic 85’s the maximum is 45 with a possible extension to 50. However this is far from the end of Mike’s lifeboat career – he will continue to maintain the lifeboat and also to serve as crewman on our hovercraft where the maximum age limit is 55.

During his career Mike has been involved in innumerable rescues, responsible for the saving of many lives and in the last 18 years has spent over 1200 hours at sea on exercises and rescues. On his last exercise in charge of the lifeboat Mike’s intuition resulted in averting a potentially serious incident for the crew of a small fishing boat and towed them to safety.

These changes follow on from the retirement of Cliff Downing after 4 years as Lifeboat Operations Manager and a long career with New Brighton where he has served as crew and as senior helmsman. Graham Sale a Deputy Launch Authority volunteer at the station and with experience with the Coastguard took over from Cliff at the end of last year.

Heritage Centre

New Brighton

Heritage & Information Centre

90 Victoria Road, New Brighton

Open: Mon – Sat 10.30am -4pm, Sun 11am – 4pm

 

As always there are lots of new things happening in the centre:

This includes presentations about New Brighton’s history – including Smugglers tunnels and Wirral Lido’s – back by popular demand and summer walking tours which will commence from 17th May 2012 (see below).

 

During June we will also be installing a new exhibition at the centre highlighting the popular photography of two well known and well loved local photographers.

 

We are also still interested in collecting peoples favourite memories about New Brighton and any pictures people have of the tower, ballroom or any other aspects of New Brighton’s vibrant and varied history. Come down to the centre and share these with the volunteers (please note we will not keep originals but will copy them and give them back to the owners).

 

As we are approaching summer we have lots of new information and free leaflets about events, activities and attractions taking place in and around New Brighton, Wirral and Merseyside. Pop in and see what you can pick up that will help you get out and join in with all these wonderful activities – don’t miss out.

We also have some new pictures of old New Brighton for sale as well as books and memorabilia of the history of the area and postcards so you can send a note to a friend and show them how much New Brighton has changed.

 

With all this going on we are always looking for more volunteers to help us make this centre a really big success. If you have some time each week and would like to help please contact Cathy on 639 3555, by email cathy.nbheritage@gmail.com or just pop into the centre for a chat. We are always happy to welcome new volunteers.

 

Forthcoming Events:

The New Brighton Heritage and Information Centre hosts presentations about New Brighton past, present and future every other week. These presentations take place in the Heritage and Information Centre, Victoria Road, New Brighton from 2.30pm on the following dates:

 

Wed 2nd May Snippets of New Brighton 2 – Colin Dilnot
Wed 16th May The Beatles and New Brighton – Barry Humphreys
Wed 30th May The RNLI – Mark Harding
Wed 16th May The Beatles – Barry Humphreys
Wed 30th May RNLI – Mark Harding
Wed 13th June Worlds First Passenger Hovercraft – Ken Pemberton
Wed 27th June Traditional New Brighton Tales – Cathy Roberts/Tug Boat Cath
Wed 11th July Smugglers and Wreckers – Gavin Chappell
Wed 25th July Old New Brighton & Wallasey – Ken Clark
Wed 8th August Wirral Lidos (including New Brighton & Derby Pools)Heather Chapman

 

Tickets for walks and talks are £2 including refreshments (tea or coffee) and biscuits.

All talks start at 2.30pm (places are limited so please come early) and will be held at the New Brighton Heritage and Information Centre.

 

Walking Tours

We are also hosting a series of walking tours of New Brighton which we hope will become a popular feature over the summer. To attend these events you will need to book in advance at the centre. Please note Thursday walks start at 11am, Sunday walks at 10.30am. All walks start from the centre unless otherwise stated.

 

May

Thursday 17th New Brighton A Victoria Resort
  Sunday 27th Summer Days Gone By -1900 –1929

June

Thursday 14th Upper New Brighton starting at Gorse Millennium Green
  Sunday 24th Summer Days Gone By -1930’s

July

Thursday 12th All Around the Vale Starting at Vale Park Cafe
  Sunday 22nd Summer Days Gone By -1940’s
  Thursday 26th New Brighton A Victorian Resort

August

Thursday 16th All Around the Vale Starting at Vale Park Cafe
  Sunday 12th Summer days Gone By – 1950’s

Sept

Sunday 2nd Summer Days Gone By – 1960s
  Thursday 6th New Brighton A Victorian Resort

 

For more information: email cathy.nbheritage@gmail.com, phone 639 3555 or pop into the centre for a chat.

 

CAP Money

For immediate release
Money course is a credit to the church, says community
New Brighton Baptist welcomed a church course aimed at helping people weather the economic downturn.

Three sessions on money management were run by the Church, over the last few weeks and they proved so popular the course is set to be repeated.

CAP Money is a course devised by charity Christians Against Poverty which trains churches to help people learn how to set a household budget and stick to it.

It challenges people to live without relying on credit cards, tackle existing financial problems and save for a stable future.

It has been found to be useful for all ages from newly retired people, to soon-to-be students, families saving for a forthcoming wedding and people with loans and debts who want to get straight.

One of the recent course goers in New Brighton said: “It’s such a great
system. It really does take the guess work out of managing your money.
“I’d like to thank New Brighton Baptist Church for putting this on and say to
anyone else, do CAP Money. It’s just three evenings but gives you a great
peace of mind and I really enjoyed the discussions, refreshments and chat.

“We’re glad to say we’ll be repeating CAP Money from Wednesday 23rd May 2012 so we’d urge you to get in touch if you’re wanting to bring some order to your finances.”

  • To find out more about CAP Money or to book your place visit www.capmoney.org or telephone Shirley on 07816563688

About CAP Money – the debt prevention course
CAP Money is the pro-active educational arm of the charity. It is sometimes
run by the centres that do debt counselling but mostly the courses are run by
churches where congregations want to do something to empower people to
fight poverty before it hits.

CAP Money isn’t for people with debts (though they can be catered for). It’s
for everyone – students to the newly retired, single people and for
families because we’ve seen that learning how to set a budget and
stick to it helps to debt-proof people in the long term. There are more
than 800 churches in the UK delivering CAP Money in their locality.
www.capmoney.org
If you would like to send a reporter to go on the three session course as
the basis for a great newsy feature, please get in touch. They will
be challenged to live without a credit card, see how they could
save and more.
About Christians Against Poverty
Christians Against Poverty is a home-grown debt counselling charity which is
determined to reduce poverty in the UK caused by debt.
WHAT IS CAP MONEY?
CAP Money is three hours spread over three weeks to debt-proof people’s
finances. It gives people tools to ensure they get their bills paid as a priority,
save for the future and know what their disposable income actually is. More
than 1,000 churches across the uk are now running the course.
www.capmoney.org

 

DEBT HELP
CAP partners its financial expertise with the care of the local church to offer
free debt help and a solution to people through 190 debt help centres. The
fast-growing charity intends to have a debt-counselling CAP centre in 500
towns and cities across the UK by 2015. For more about CAP see
www.capuk.org
For further information contact CAP’s National PR Manager Marianne Clough
marianneclough@capuk.org
or telephone 01274 761924
Find us on Twitter and Facebook @CAPuk @CAPmoneyuk

Hand in Hand

HAND IN HAND THEATRE present AFTER THE DREAM
A modern sequel to A Midsummer Night’s Dream
tour begins at Floral Pavilion Winter Gardens on Tues 19th June with performances in Royden Park and Birkenhead Park and at Melrose Hall in Hoylake
Tickets available for all these from the Floral Box Office 0151 666 0000 www.floralpavilion.com  search by name or date

Tickets for performances at Ness Gardens on 21st and 22nd June are available from their box office 353 0123
Tickets £8 concessions £6
The production is also being filmed for the RSC in the picturesque setting of Vale Park during June.
for further information visit. www.handinhandtheatreproductions.co.uk or call Hand in Hand 07949 457698 ( this is not a booking line)

RNLI

On 15th April  RNLI New Brighton lifeboat assisted a small fishing vessel that was in trouble.

It was the last exercise of New Brighton’s Senior Helmsman  Mike Jones before handing over
to the new Senior Helmsman Dave Lowe.

At the end of the exercise when returning to station Mike observed a small fishing boat in an
unusual position and went to check if all was OK – it was not – see attached downloadable news release
and photographs from the RNLI Press Centre.

http://www.rnli.org.uk/who_we_are/press_centre/news_releases/news_release_detail?articleid=763923

New Brighton Primary

New Brighton Primary School

Bringing Stories to Life on World Book Day!

The children and staff had a fantastic World Book Day this year! Everybody put lots of time in to creating costumes so that they could become their favourite book characters. This led to a brilliant fancy dress parade, outside in the Spring sunshine, were characters including Dr Seuss’ Cat in the Hat and David Walliams’ Mr Stink were awarded prizes for their efforts! Staff got involved too, thinking carefully about their own costumes, which included The Gruffalo, Madam Hooch from Hogwarts’ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and Willy Wonka. ‘Warhorse’ also took part in the parade leaving rather a mess in his wake, much to the amusement of the children!

We also held a story-writing competition this year, to help encourage all of our budding authors. There was a great response right across school, from the youngest children in the Nursery class right through to the Year 6’s. Each year group were given 3 characters from popular stories that they had to work in to a story of their own and the results were wonderful. The children really let their imaginations run wild, creating various scenarios that would see characters such as Horrid Henry bumping in to Captain Hook and Winnie the Witch trying to cast spells on poor Elmer the elephant.

The festivities lasted all day long with the children writing book reviews and character descriptions and sharing their favourite stories with their classmates. It was lovely to see the children showing such great enthusiasm for literacy and really was a truly magical day – roll on World Book Day 2013!

 

Rebecca Ryder

Foundation Stage Band Leader

New Brighton Primary School

Marine Point Update

Following on from our last update, all of the tenants within the new development continue to report good trade, which has been encouraging to see given the negativity in the national economy.

We have also benefitted from some good weather of late which has lead to the creation of outside seating areas for the units.

The outside seating has enhanced the public realm area in the scheme and makes the development a lot more colourful, for visitors and passers by.

Brooklyns restaurant also intend to submit an application to the council to install some decorative awnings for use during the summer months. This will help formalize the outside seating areas and ensure the use is better controlled.

We can also announce that the public toilets are now open for use by the public. The toilets are open between 8am and 6pm daily. They can be found next to the sailing school building, opposite the Travelodge.

Coming Soon

The Grosvenor G Casino fit out has now been completed at a cost of £6m. The new casino has created circa 120 jobs which I believe the majority of which have gone to local residents.

In the coming weeks the final tweaks to the building and staff training will take place in the unit itself. This will ensure everything is up an running for the formal opening date of the 29th April 2012.

More information can be found on www.grosvenorcasinos.com/local-casinos/new-brighton or by calling 0151 559 2060

Also coming soon is award winning national restaurant Prezzo. Prezzo have now begun fitting out their unit next to the marine lake, with the aim of being open by the end of May. You will see the planning application for their signage submitted soon which enhances the buildings elevations and complements the art deco style of the development.

We can now confirm that Greene King have also committed to taking a unit within the development under the Travelodge.

The unit is 6,200 square feet. Greene King will be opening one of their Hungry Horse family pubs. Fitout is set to commence on the 30th of April, in order to achieve an opening in early July.

Both of the new restaurants also intend to offer outside seating to their customers.

Other News

Neptune continue to engage with national and local operators for the vacant units within the development, we hope that the encouraging trading figures from existing tenants and other operators within the New Brighton will lead to further new tenants in the coming year.

The Lido building has also been subject to a lot of speculation over the past few months. We can confirm that following further discussions with regional and national health and fitness operators in the early months of this year, that they are not interested in taking a health and fitness scheme forward in the building. This has lead to Neptune taking the decision to maintain the good momentum we are currently seeing in the area, by committing to opening a children’s soft play centre in the building.

The plans for the soft play building are in their final stages and the costs are being finalised for the fit out. It is anticipated that the unit will attract families from across the region due to the unique nature of the building, the location, and the facilities available both in the soft play centre and wider New Brighton.

We hope to be able to release more information, including plans and computer-generated images to the public in the coming weeks once a design freeze is achieved. It is anticipated that the building will be open and operational in time for Autumn of this year.

We also hope to be in a position to announce the launch of our new website next month. The aim with the new website is to make it more user friendly for those visiting the development and to provide news from each of the units. The hope is this will also include special offers and discounts for use within the development.

Write Around Wallasey

WRITE AROUND WALLASEY
COASTAL CREATIONS
Sunday 22 July 2012

Following the success of last years pilot event, the Rotary Clubs of Wallasey and Royden Revolve will once more be prompting you to respond creatively to your coastline.

The recently published book showing some of the poetry, prose, photographs, sketches, craft work and paintings produced last year will surely have whetted appetites for this year’s event. This book is available from Bell and Wight , the jewellers in Wallasey Road
and other outlets.

Activities will be provided at three main venues; Vale Park, The Floral Pavilion and Fort Perch Rock.
The vintage Car rally starts early in the morning and for your enjoyment Rotary have sponsored a concert by the Wirral Wind Band in Vale Park for the afternoon.
At Fort Perch Rock participants will be able to join in some of the ‘Merseybeat Festival’.

As last year, the Floral Pavilion will be a hive of activities with music and workshops to help everyone to express themselves creatively.
Last year, although fundraising was not the main focus, we were able to give £600 to Claire House as a result of your generosity and participation in the event.

Book the date now, Sunday 22nd July 2012. Look for the “Write Around Wallasey” book and for further details of how to join in the fun.

Ladies Lifeboat

Wallasey Ladies Lifeboat Guild invite you to a
Coffee Morning at St James Church, New Brighton
on Saturday, 9th June :  10.30 am to 12 noon
RNLI Goods   Cakes and Preserves  Raffle
Entrance £1

St Andrews

Funday Sunday at St Andrew’s, Rowson Street

Funday Sunday is an afternoon of activities for families and children. It takes place on the second Sunday of each month from 3p.m. until 4.30 p.m. in St Andrew’s Church hall (entrance in Rowson Street, down the steps).

Come along and see what’s happening or for more information phone Hazel on 638 6915

 

Heritage Open Days

If you weren’t able to visit St Andrew’s United Church for the excellent “Experience Easter”, there is another opportunity in September when it will again be open for the Heritage Open Days. This year the Open Days are 7th – 9th September. The church will be open on Friday and Saturday from 11a.m – 3p.m. and on Sunday afternoon from 2.30 – 4.00p.m. There will be an information leaflet or, if you prefer, someone can show you around. Light refreshments will be available.

Midweek Service at st Andrew’s

A short, informal service takes place at St Andrew’s United Church each Wednesday morning at 11a.m.. After the service there is time for tea or coffee and a chat .Everyone is welcome.

 

Weekly Services

Sunday 9.00a.m. (2nd Sunday, alternate months) Breakfast Communion

10.45a.m. Morning Service (including Junior Church)

3p.m. (2nd Sunday of the month) Funday Sunday

6.30p.m. (Except 2nd Sunday) Evening Service

 

Wednesday 11a.m. Midweek Service

Weekday Activities

Monday Boys’ Brigade

Wednesday Guides, Brownies and Rainbows

Thursday Mums and Tots, Art Class, Junior Youth Club, Men’s Bowls Club, Craft Class

Friday Scouts, Cubs and Beavers. Knitting Group
For more details about all these activities, including times, see the notice board outside the Church on Rowson Street.

Everyone is welcome. Do come along and join in. You can be sure of a warm welcome.

Emmanuel Whats On

 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

to at the front of the church,

12.30pm and the Church is open for prayer.

 

SUMMER FAIR:

from 11.30am Saturday 30th June

 

Wallasey Soroptimists

Do you want to transform your life and the lives of other women and girls? Soroptimists – an organisation of and for women. Wallasey Soroptimists meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday in the month at the Hollins Hey Hotel in New Brighton. For further information about the Club make contact via the website at www.sigbi.co.uk/wallasey

Soroptimists International ‘Transforming the lives of women and girls.’ Wallasey Soroptimists meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday in the month at the Hollins Hey Hotel in New Brighton. The Club have a charity shop from 14th -18th May in Seaview Road, Liscard. For further information about the Club make contact via the website at www.sigbi.co.uk/wallasey or phone President Stella on 0151 677 2710