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Local History Month. All free, but booking essential

Tuesday 4th April  6pm-7pm

˜The Artillery at War “A Subaltern’s Story“ John Jones and Stan Foxall

Tuesday 18th April 6.30-7.30pm

New Brighton Tower Scrapbook Colin Dilnot

Thursday 20th April 11-12noon

Knight of the Garter Sir John Stanley of Storeton, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the Vikings – Professor Stephen Harding

ALL OTHER LIBRARY EVENTS ON THE ATTACHED LEAFLET

 

Friday 7th April 10-12

WORLD HEALTH DAY. (All free. No need to book)

Pampering by Tropic Skincare

Healthy breakfast 5 day trial

A gentle 45-minute walk from the library with a Wirral Ranger

Coffee morning in aid of Autism Together

Autism Together information table

POSTER ATTACHED

 

Friday 21st April 7pm

ANN CLEEVES MURDER MYSTERY NIGHT

Celebrating World Book Night

Tickets £10 inc wine and ˜high tea”

Available from the library, 0151 639 2334, or email elainewilson@wirral.gov.uk

Come along in a group, or on your own, to guess the murderer!

POSTER ATTACHED

 

Friday 21st April 11-1

MAGILLS PLANT SALE AND DEMONSTRATION (free event)

 

If you would like to exhibit your art-work in the library, we have boards and a display cabinet available.

We also have rooms available to hire. Please ask for more details in the library.

 

This weekend at the Floral

WHAT’S ON AT THE FLORAL PAVILION THEATRE…

This Weekend

THE ADELE SONGBOOK

SOMEONE LIKE YOU

THU 23 MAR 7:30pm
All tickets £21.00

THE HITS OF ABBA

ARRIVAL

FRI 24 MAR  7:30pm
£21.00| £20.00 conc

THE STORY OF THE KING

THE ELVIS YEARS

SAT 25 MAR 7:30pm
£22.00| £20.00 conc

MOTHERING SUNDAY LUNCH

SUN 26 MAR at 12 noon
£17.95 two courses
£21.95 three courses

JASON DONOVAN

AND HIS AMAZING MID-LIFE CRISIS

WED 25 OCT 2017 7:30pm
All tickets £26.50

Tickets on sale Fri 24 March
online at 10am |  Box Office at 11am

NEW BROCHURE OUT NOW

SUMMER AT THE FLORAL

JUNE, JULY & AUGUST 2017

All prices include a £1.50 fee per ticket.  Fee capped at 8 tickets.  No fees to Friends of the Floral.
Copyright © 2017 Floral Pavilion Theatre and Blue Lounge, All rights reserved.

 

Travel News – Planned changes 11 – 17 December 2016

Here’s what’s changing between 11 – 17 December 2016:
Liverpool:
There are no planned changes to bus services this week

Wirral
There are no planned changes to bus services this week

St Helens
There are no planned changes to bus services this week

Southport
There are no planned changes to bus services this week

Our Christmas and New Year Transport Guide 2016-17 is now available to view on our website here.

See what’s changing in the future by visiting our Future Bus Services page on our website.

You can download all current and future bus timetables here.

Buses are sometimes diverted due to road works or events. We show all planned diversions and explain how your services are affected on the Travel Updates page of our website.

Wirral Line:
There are no planned changes to the Wirral Line this week

Wirral Track Renewal 2017

Travel information and advice is now available to help you plan your journeys during six months of work on Merseyrail’s Wirral loop line between January and June 2017.

Network Rail will be replacing the most challenging sections of concrete-based track in the ‘loop’ – originally laid in the 1970s, while making the most of the opportunity to carry out other work, including replacing conventional track under the riverbed.

The work, which would also support a new Merseyrail fleet on the network from the early 2020s, is part of a £340m investment in the Liverpool City Region’s rail network over the next three years.

Information and advice is now available at merseytravel.gov.uk

Northern Line:
There are no planned changes to the Northern Line this week

City Line:
Liverpool Lime Street – Blackpool North, Sunday 4 December: The 0900 Blackpool North to Liverpool Lime Street service will start from Wigan North Western. Buses will be provided.

Liverpool – Earlestown – Manchester – Manchester Airport: Sunday 11 December:
Network Rail will be carrying out track maintenance work on this line and a revised timetable will be in operation

From Monday 12 to Thursday 15 December the 2309 Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street service will depart Manchester Victoria at 2235 and run earlier than normally advertised throughout. A bus will be provided.

From Monday 12 to Thursday 15 December the 2242 Preston to Liverpool Lime Street service will be replaced by a bus.

Please allow additional time when planning your journeys. For more information on the above changes, visit northernrailway.co.uk

The Queensway (Birkenhead) Mersey Tunnel will be closed at the following times due to essential maintenance:

From 2100 on Monday 12 December to 0630 on Tuesday 13 December
From 2300 on Tuesday 13 December to 0630 on Wednesday 14 December
From 2100 on Wednesday 14 December to 0630 on Thursday 15 December
From 2100 on Thursday 15 December to 0630 on Friday 16 December

The Kingsway (Wallasey) Mersey Tunnel will remain open during this time. Please allow additional time when planning your journeys.

This Christmas, night bus and rail services will be running on selected routes, meaning you’ll have more choice and flexibility in planning your festive nights out.

Whether you’re planning your work night out, watching a show or meeting up with friends for a festive get together, additional late night transport services are available in the run up to Christmas – offering you a reliable and great value way to make the most of your nights out.

See below to see which services are running and when.

Saturday night 3rd  – Sunday morning 4th December​ ​ ​ ​
​Bus ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​N1* ​City Centre (Sir Thomas Street) to Chester Midnight and 1.35am​
​N1* ​City Centre (Sir Thomas Street) to Ellesmere Port ​3.05am
​N1* ​Chester to Liverpool City Centre ​12.05am and 1.35am
​N1* ​Chester to Birkenhead ​3.05am
​N10 ​City Centre (Elliot Street) to Page Moss ​12.40am then every 30 minutes until 4.40am
​N82 ​City Centre (Liverpool One Bus Station, stand 10) to Garston ​12.14am then every 30 minutes until 4.44am
​86** ​City Centre (Elliot Street to Penny Lane) ​12.59am then every hour until 4.59am
​86A** ​City Centre (Elliot Street to Liverpool Airport via Penny Lane) ​12.29am then every hour until 4.29am
Saturday night 10th – Sunday morning 11th December​ ​ ​ ​
Bus​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​N1* ​City Centre (Sir Thomas Street) to Chester Midnight and 1.35am​
​N1* ​City Centre (Sir Thomas Street) to Ellesmere Port ​3.05am
​N1* Chester to Liverpool City Centre​ ​12.05am and 1.35am
​N1* ​Chester to Birkenhead ​3.05am
​N10 ​City Centre (Elliot Street) to Page Moss ​12.40am then every 30 minutes until 4.40am
​N82 ​City Centre (Liverpool One Bus Station, stand 10) to Garston ​12.14am then every 30 minutes until 4.44am​
​86** ​City Centre (Elliot Street to Penny Lane) 12.59am then every hour until 4.59am​
​86A** ​City Centre (Elliot Street to Liverpool Airport via Penny Lane) ​12.29am then every hour until 4.29am
Friday night 16th – Saturday morning 17th December​ ​ ​ ​
​ ​Bus ​ ​N1* ​City Centre (Sir Thomas Street) to Chester Midnight and 1.35am
​N1* ​City Centre (Sir Thomas Street) to Ellesmere Port ​3.05am
​N1* ​Chester to Liverpool City Centre ​12.05am and 1.35am
​N1* ​Chester to Birkenhead ​3.05am
​N10 ​City Centre (Elliot Street) to Page Moss ​12.40am then every 30 minutes until 4.40am
​N82 ​City Centre (Liverpool One Bus Station, stand 10) to Garston ​12.14am then every 30 minutes until 4.44am
​86** ​City Centre (Elliot Street to Penny Lane) ​12.59am then every hour until 4.59am
​86A** City Centre (Elliot Street to Liverpool Airport via Penny Lane) ​12.29am then every hour until 4.29am
​ ​Train ​Liverpool Central to Hooton ​Calling at Birkenhead Central, Bebington and Bromborough ​12.30am
​Liverpool Central to Southport ​Calling at Waterloo and Formby ​12.30am
Saturday night 17th – Sunday morning 18th December​ ​ ​ ​
Bus​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​N1* ​City Centre (Sir Thomas Street) to Chester ​Midnight and 1.35am
​N1* City Centre (Sir Thomas Street) to Ellesmere Port ​3.05am
​N1* ​Chester to Liverpool City Centre ​12.05am and 1.35am
​N1* ​Chester to Birkenhead ​3.05am
​N10 City Centre (Elliot Street) to Page Moss ​12.40am then every 30 minutes until 4.40am
​N82 ​City Centre (Liverpool One Bus Station, stand 10) to Garston ​12.14am then every 30 minutes until 4.44am
​86** ​City Centre (Elliot Street to Penny Lane) ​12.59 then every hour until 4.59am
​86A** ​City Centre (Elliot Street to Liverpool Airport via Penny Lane) ​12.29am then every hour until 4.29am
Train​ ​ ​Liverpool Central to Hooton ​Calling at Birkenhead Central, Bebington and Bromborough ​12.30am
​Liverpool Central to Southport ​Calling at Waterloo and Formby ​12.30am
Friday night 23rd – Saturday morning 24th December​ ​ ​ ​
​Bus ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​N1* ​City Centre (Sir Thomas Street) to Chester ​Midnight and 1.35am
​N1* ​City Centre (Sir Thomas Street) to Ellesmere Port ​3.05am
​N1* ​Chester to Liverpool City Centre ​12.05am and 1.35am
​N1* ​Chester to Birkenhead ​3.05am
​N10 ​City Centre (Elliot Street) to Page Moss ​12.40am then every 30 minutes until 4.40am
​N82 ​City Centre (Liverpool One Bus Station, stand 10) to Garston ​12.14am then every 30 minutes until 4.44am
​86** ​City Centre (Elliot Street to Penny Lane) ​12.59am then every hour until 4.59am
​86A** ​City Centre (Elliot Street to Liverpool Airport via Penny Lane) ​12.29am then every hour until 4.29am
​Train ​ ​Liverpool Central to Hooton ​Calling at Birkenhead Central, Bebington and Bromborough ​12.30am
​Liverpool Central to Southport ​Calling at Waterloo and Formby 12.30am​
*This bus service runs every Friday and Saturday night throughout the year
** This bus service runs every night throughout the year

If you need any more information, or need some help planning your journey, call our Traveline team on 0151 236 7676. They’re open from 0800 – 2000 every day.
If you’re an outlet that stocks our timetables and leaflets and would like to order more, please click here.
Reporting missing or damaged bus stop information:

If you notice any missing or damaged bus stop information, please let us know so we can replace it.
You can email us at
publicity@merseytravel.gov.uk or call us on 0151 330 1052.

Let us know either the six character bus stop reference (you’ll find it on the Bus Stop shelter or pole eg 42032A) or the road name, nearest side road and direction of travel.

We’ll then replace the missing or damaged timetable information as fast as we can.

   

 

3 Queens Visits Litter Picking

newbrightonersPre-3 Queens Visit – Litter Picking Sunday 24th May

Sunday 24th May 2015 – 6.30pm
Meet in Fort Perch Rock Car Park

The big day of the visit will be Bank Holiday Monday 25th May 2015. Some 70,000 visitors are expected to flood into Wirral for the event, which of course will mean extra litter.
But it will be nice to ensure that Monday’s visitors are not confronted by Sunday’s litter.

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Post-3 Queens Litter Pick Tues 26th May 6.30pm

Tuesday 26th May 6.30pm
Meet in Fort Perch Rock Car Park.
This is a post-3 Queens litter pick. There will be plenty of litter!

Travel News Update – Three Queens Event, 24-26 May

Three Queens Event, 24-26 May

The Three Queens event, 24-26 May will be a busy three days for transport. Whether you’re coming from near or far for the event, or considering how you will get to and from work, make an informed choice about how to get to the event and home again by visiting our website.
There is a summary of how transport will operate during the three day event below.
If you’re local, consider staying local. The Three Queens will be a full waterfront and coastal spectacle with opportunities to view from Liverpool, Wirral and Sefton.

Avoid busy transport services and beat the queues – walking or cycling may be the fastest and easiest way to get to and from the event.
Bus services will be strengthened along busy routes.
Some of the events during the Three Queens weekend will finish late which means significant demand for transport services from 10pm. Don’t leave it too late. Allow time to get to the stop or station and for queues when you get there. Consider what your alternative options may be in getting home if you don’t make it.
For timetable information use our timetable search. A Sunday timetable will operate for all services on Bank Holiday Monday, with extra buses available for busy routes.
Services will continue to run to and from Liverpool One bus station despite the closure of The Strand between 9am and 4pm on Monday 25th.
On Monday 25 May, bus services will omit Mann Island, James Street, Lord Street, Cook Street and Victoria Street, until 4pm, due to the anticipated congestion. Find out where to get your bus in the city centre here.
You can find additional information on the Arriva and Stagecoach websites.

Merseyrail services

To accommodate the large number of passengers during the Three Queens event there will be strengthened services and changes to the planned train timetable. Visit Merseyrail.org for more information and a full list of timetable changes for the event.
Mainline/City line services

While operators such as Northern Rail and Transpennine Express will be strengthening services, be aware that services between Manchester, Wigan and Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street will still be extremely busy. Allow extra time for your journey or you may wish to consider other options.

If you’re in or around the Liverpool City Region and usually travel in on the City Line consider taking the bus.

A one way system will be in place at Liverpool Lime Street station on Monday 25th May to safely manage the high number of people using the station. Please allow extra time to make your journey and be prepared to queue to enter the station to catch your train home. Follow @NetworkRailLIV and @NetworkRail for information.

You can check train times at Nationalrail.co.uk

The Mersey Ferries will not be operating a normal cross river service during the three days of the event as special cruises are scheduled. The majority of services will offer a round trip back to the point of departure and will not offer a cross river service.

Sunday 24th – special cruises throughout the day, tickets are available to buy on the day only from any terminal.

Monday 25th – all cruises are pre-booked tickets only

Tuesday 26th – special cruises throughout the day, tickets are available to buy on the day only from any terminal.

For more details visit www.merseyferries.co.uk

On Sunday 24th, Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th 2015 Saveaway Tickets, Trio Tickets and Concessionary Travel Passes will not be accepted at any time on Mersey Ferries.
If you need any more information, or need some help planning your journey, call our Traveline team on 0151 236 7676. They’re open from 0800 – 2000 every day.

May at the Floral

MAY AT THE FLORAL

With so many shows during April the month has flown by. We started by transforming our stage into an ice rink with the Russian Ice Stars and the magical Beauty & the Beast. Then we took you back in time to 1930’s Liverpool with Twopence to Cross the Mersey – The Stage Play.
May will be another busy month, not only will it be full of great shows for you to see here at the Floral, but there is also a massive event happening on the River and throughout Liverpool. The Three Cunard Queens; Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria will be meeting on the River Mersey for the very first time to celebrate its 175th Anniversary. We have two sold-out events on our Panoramic Lounge and Blue Lounge but our Plaza bar and Floral Cafe will be open to the public. For more information on the actual Culture Liverpool event click here.


VIENNA FESTIVAL BALLET
35TH ANNIVERSARY GALA

Friday 1st May 7.30pm
£23.00 | £21.00 conc

SHOWADDYWADDY
Saturday 2nd May 7.30pm
All tickets £19.50

FLORAL TEA DANCE
Monday 11th May 1.00pm
£5.00 advance | £6.00 on the door

AN AUDIENCE WITH STAN BOARDMAN
Saturday 16th May 7.30pm
All tickets £21.00

WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN
Sunday 17th May 7.30pm
£21.50 | £19.50 conc

ANNIVERSARY BLUES
Friday 22nd May 7.30pm
£16.00 | £13.00 conc

GEORGIE FAME & THE BLUE FLAMES
Sunday 24th May 7.30pm
£26.00 | £24.00 conc

MINISTRY OF SCIENCE LIVE
Friday 29th May 2.00pm & 6.00pm
£15.00 | £13.00 conc | £52.00 family

THE CHUCKLES OF OZ
Saturday 30th May 2.00pm
£15.00 | £56.00 family

BILLY AND WALLY’S
SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE FLORAL

Sunday 31st May 7.00pm
All tickets £19.00
All prices include a £1 fee per ticket. On up to 8 tickets. No fee to Friends of the Floral.

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NEW LITTER BAG DISPENSERS!

Very shortly there will be Litter Bag dispensers being erected at the locations below.
 
Locations:
 
1 x on the railings at the entrance to the path that runs along the back of Marine Lake (by Peak Pursuits)
 
1 x on the railings to the left of Fort Perch Rock by the top right hand corner of Marine Lake
 
1 x on the railing to the right of Fort Perch Rock (opposite the one above) by the entrance to the beach
 
1 x on the railing on the right hand side of the car park by the barriered slipway to the beach.
 
This is a TRIAL RUN run to see whether this helps with litter.
 
Brighteners, can we help by doing the following:
 
1) If you see the bag stocks running low, post a MESSAGE on Facebook, or email –thenewbrighteners@gmail.com – with the dispenser’s location
2) if you see any problem with the bags/dispensers inform as above.
Big thanks for these especially to Caroline Laing!

Archive Information for the visit of the Three Queens

Dear Friends of Wirral Archives,

As you know the Cunard Three Queens – the Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2 – are visiting Liverpool between 24-26 May 2015, to celebrate the 175th anniversary of Cunard.

Although the Three Queens themselves were built in France and Italy, I thought I would e-mail to let you know where the archives of the Cunard Line generally are to be found. They are in two places:

 

 

 

However, Cammell Laird also built a famous Cunard passenger liner, the Mauretania, launched in 1938. If you would like to consult the records we have for the Mauretania, or our Cammell Laird records generally, please just contact us to make an appointment. More information on our Cammell Laird holdings can be found here:http://www.wirral.gov.uk/my-services/leisure-and-culture/wirral-archives-service/documents-we-hold/collections/cammell-laird

 

Finally, you may be interested to know that there are still places available on our upcoming local history workshops. The topics are:

 

7 May – RMS Windsor Castle, by David White

 

4 June – Emma Hamilton, by Heather Butler

 

2 July – Victorian Wirral, by William Meredith

 

6 August – Aerial Warfare over the Wirral, by Colin Schroeder

 

3 September – The Early Lairds, by Elizabeth Davey

 

1 October – Thomas Brassey, by Peter Bolt

 

12 November – Wirral and the First World War, 1915, by William Meredith

 

Just let me know if you would like to book a place.

 

 

Regards,

 

Will Meredith

 

Archivist

Wirral Archives Service

Transformation and Resources Department

Information and Central Services

 

Lower Ground Floor

Cheshire Lines Building

Canning Street

Birkenhead

Wirral

CH41 1ND

Tel: 0151 606 2922

Fax: 0151 606 2928

E-mail: williammeredith@wirral.gov.uk

 

A LITTLE HELP IS REQUIRED.

Some of the seasonal bulk bins in the New Brighton area have been vandalised, one with enough force to uproot the paving slab.  Two had to be retrieved from ‘The Dips’.  In addition, there are issues with fly-tipping in and around the bins, predominantly from local tradespeople (builders, plumbers, etc.).
The Brighteners have been asked by the Wallasey Problem Solving Chair to be aware of this and keep an eye out.  If anyone witnesses any incidents, please can you report via EMAIL – thenewbrighteners@gmail.com – NOT via Faceboook.
Also, if  you do witness any flytipping, AND ONLY IF IT IS SAFE TO DO SO, make a note, or photograph, the registration plate of the vehicle.

Could you be a Wirral Ambassador?

In May, Cunard’s ‘Three Queens’ ships (Queen Victoria, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth) will meet up on the Mersey for the first time, in front of the Three Graces.

Cunard will be celebrating its 175th anniversary over the Bank Holiday weekend 24th-25th May 2015 and large numbers of visitors are expected to come to Wirral for the best photo and viewing opportunity of the Cunard fleet from our water front.

We are looking for ambassadors for just the Bank Holiday Monday 25th May 2015. Hours are very flexible and we are looking to staff the event between 9am and 3pm.  These are not rigid times and if you can make a couple or all then we will accommodate.

The ships will meet up in Liverpool bay and sail down the Mersey during the afternoon finishing at 2pm outside the three graces.  The QM2 will then depart and continue on her voyage around the British Isles.  The QE and QV will remain in the Mersey.

 We need ambassadors to provide a welcome smile and provide information for the thousand expected to visit the Wirral that day.  The areas we expect visitors will be between Monks Ferry up to New Brighton.

 You will get a visit Wirral baseball cap, t-shirt, poncho and bag identifying you as an ambassador.

 As I’m the organiser of the ambassadors, I will do my best to fit in with any requests for any location along the water front so it makes it easier for you to assist us.

 Limited travel expenses will be paid but only for Bus or Train journeys.  A training day in May either the 13th or 14th will need to be attended but it should only be for an hour or so.

We need to welcome people to Wirral and ensure they enjoy the event; by giving help with directions, sharing information on facilities and to generally be helpful to the thousands of visitors to Wirral expected on the Monday.

We are looking for volunteers to act as Ambassadors who can spare their time to be part of something special. Food, drink and identifiable clothing (t-shirt and hat) for the day will be provided to all who volunteer. Training will be given for this role but it is voluntary.

If you would like to know more or would like to enrol onto the Ambassador scheme please email your details to healthsafetyandresilience@wirral.gov.uk or ring 606 2071.

Find out more about the Three Queens celebration event here.

3 Queens Visit

Monday 25th May 2015.
The big day of the visit will be Bank Holiday Monday 25th May 2015.  Some 70,000 visitors are expected to flood into Wirral for the event, which of course will mean extra litter.
So lots of help needed on the day.  The Brighteners have been approached by the Council to help if we can, and we can!  We are liaising with the Council and specific details will follow.  If you are able to help, want to see the 3 Queens, have a bit of fun and, hopefully, do a bit of good at the same time, put this date in your diaries now – please!  So if you can give some time in the morning and/or the afternoon, that would be great.
It’s going to be a big day for Wirral!

Wirral Walking Festival – Litter Picking Promenade

Sat 23rd May 2015 – 11.00am to 12.30pm
The Brighteners are again hosting a Litter Picking Promenade as part of the Wirral Walking Festival.  It’s FREE (Donations for Clare House acceptable!) and will start at The Black Pearl and end by Fort Perch Rock.  Especially suitable for families.  Full details will be published in due course on their website at:

 

Introducing The Route Fiftysixers

Two members of The New Brighteners have discovered a local grot spot that has huge potential for improvement, but over the last few years has become a litter and fly-tipping area.
Where is this amazing place? Believe it or not, it’s behind B&Q in Bidston, where the Route 56 National Cycleway runs through.  But this is not all. There is also a hidden wetland in the same area.  As we say, huge potential!
The folks who are taking on the mammoth task are, Lisa and Chris Shaw, but of course this sort of project is a team task.  If you would like to be involved with this exciting new project, or be kept informed as the project progresses or be involved in any other way, please email Lisa Shaw and ask to be added to the email list.
Lisa’s email is: lisajanes70@gmail.com
The project is also on Facebook:

 

Up coming Litter Picks

Two Upcoming litter picks…………….
 
Route 56 – Clean-up, Session 2
 
Sat 21st March –  10.30-12.30
Meet B&Q Car Park, Bidston Far corner by Trades Entrance
 
Are you ready to do battle once again? A 2nd session here should make all the difference if we can muster the numbers again. Meet at the north end of the B&Q car park towards the M53 Flyover. 
 
Bring gardening gloves if you have them, and wear stout shoes/boots . Litter pickers and bin bags provided.
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Surfers Against Sewage – Big Spring Beach Clean
Sat 28th March – 10:30–12:30
Meeting point : Left of  Fort Perch Rock.
We will be supporting the ‘Surfers Against Sewage’ Big Spring Beach Clean on Saturday March 28th, as part of their week long campaign.
Last year this event saw 3,250 people remove a massive 35 tonnes of marine litter from 135 beaches.
It is planned that there will also be some beachy activities going on and a couple of prizes on offer for the most interesting pieces of litter found on the beach on the day – no cheating now 🙂
Bring gardening gloves if you have them, and wear stout shoes/boots . Litter pickers and bin bags provided.
A good Family event as well
See you there!!

Surfers Against sewage

Surfers Against Sewage 11 March 2015
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Travel News, 15 – 21 March

There are no planned changes taking place this week

Ace Travel
ACE Travel (North West) Limited are no longer operating. Services that were operated on behalf of Merseytravel have been transferred to other operators. You can find out about changes to these services here.
For help in finding alternative services, visit the Merseytravel Journey Planner, download the app or call Traveline on 0151 236 7676.

See what’s changing in the future by visiting our Future Bus Services page on our website.

You can download all current and future bus timetables here.

Buses are sometimes diverted due to road works or events. We show all planned diversions and explain how your services are affected on the Travel Updates page of our website.

City Line: no planned changes

Northern Line: no planned changes

Wirral Line: no planned changes

Other lines: on Sunday 15 and Saturday 21 March, a revised timetable will be in operation on the Southport/Kirkby to Manchester Line, see northernrail.org for details.

You can download current and future rail timetables from our website.

Dogs, non-folding prams, pushchairs, cycles or wheelchairs can’t be carried on rail replacement buses. Merseyrail, Northern and Network Rail are sorry for any inconvenience this essential engineering work will cause. For help planning your journey, please visit the National Rail website or call 08457 48 49 50.

There are no planned full closures this week
You can view the current Mersey Ferries timetable here.
If you need any more information, or need some help planning your journey, call our Traveline team on 0151 236 7676. They’re open from 0800 – 2000 every day.

 

Wilfred Owen Story, anniversary 18th March

You may be interested in the celebration of the fourth anniversary of the Wilfred Owen Story (34 Argyle Street, Birkenhead) – it will be held on Wilfred Owen’s birthday, Wednesday 18th March, from 11.30 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a poetry reading, tea and cake.

WILFRED OWEN STORY
34 Argyle Street, Birkenhead
4th ANNIVERSARY
Wednesday 18th March
Wilfred Owen’s Birthday
11.30am – 2.00pm
Poetry Reading
Tea and Cake
Please joins us

www.wilfredowenstory.com

Biodiverse Society Volunteer Recruitment Event – 14th March

BIODIVERSE SOCIETY PROJECT VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT EVENT  – LIVERPOOL
Saturday 14th March, 12.00pm & 2.00pm at The World Museum, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EN.

 

The Biodiverse Society Project is all about encouraging more people to get involved in ongoing surveying of wildlife on Local Wildlife Sites by providing support and training.  Come along and find out all about this exciting new project and have a chat with the Project Team.  You can discover where your nearest Local Wildlife Site is and how you can get involved with recording the wildlife on it.

 

Teas & Coffees will be available on the day.  For travel information, please see the museum websitehttp://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/visit/directions.aspx

 

To book please e-mail Catherine, indicating which time slot you would like to attend, at volunteer@lancswt.org.uk or ringing 01772 318374.