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