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.
Now the Gorse is in need of a facelift and United Utilities, supported by Groundwork Cheshire, are going to do some essential work on the Gorse beginning on Monday 9th March.
We need your help as the Public Liability Insurance is due in March and the Trust has no funding of our own at the moment and we need to play our part in this important development.
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
Tel. No: _______________________Date:__________________
Annual Membership renewable on the 1st March annually .
Fees :- Group £6.00
Please Return to; Family £4.00
Keith Billington Individual £2.50
13 Gorsehill Road Concessions (Single) £2.00 Wallasey Concessions (Couple) £3.00
CH45 1LP Fees include postage
Cheques payable to: The Gorse Millennium Green Trust