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27/08/2015 - 15:30
Calling all creatives! The Wirral Dragon’s Den Road Safety project will launch in September 2015, and the team is inviting youngsters to take part by submitting their campaign ideas. So whether you are from an innovative secondary school, youth club or societies, or a Scout or Guide groups, Wirral Council wants to hear from you! The challenge: A team of young people aged 11 to 18 years are invited to pitch an idea to the ‘Wirral Dragons’ to run a road safety campaign in their local area....
24/08/2015 - 10:20
Opening hours at West Kirby Concourse will be extended due to a rise in demand. West Kirby Concourse fitness suite will now be open until 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays – extended from the previous closing time of 4.30pm. The change comes as the centre’s new fitness suite, opened earlier this year, contributed to a 21% rise in Invigor8 memberships at the Concourse. The fitness suite will remain open until 6pm for a three month trial beginning this weekend, 15th and 16th August. Cllr Chris Meaden...
19/08/2015 - 15:42
A Wirral youth worker has been shortlisted for a major national award. Caron Drucker from Wirral Council’s Youth Support service has been shortlisted for a Lifetime Achiever award at the National Diversity Awards 2015. Caron has been a youth worker for over 30 years, supporting thousands of vulnerable young people. The awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of those who have demonstrated their devotion to enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion in today’s society. Over 20,000...
19/08/2015 - 15:05
GCSE results in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are out on the 20th August 2015. Getting your exam results can be nerve-wracking, but try not to worry. If you get the results you wanted – congratulations! But if you don’t, there are a number of options open to you. Hopefully we can help to answer some of your questions below. I haven’t got grades of C and above. Will I get into sixth-form or college? Don’t panic. Many sixth-forms and colleges do expect at least C grades, but some may take...
19/08/2015 - 11:27
Young people in Wirral are volunteering to work on a new community garden project in Rock Ferry. The garden opens on Wednesday August 26, and, although owned by Wirral Council, it will be run by new social enterprise, ‘Grow Sow Well’. Under its manager, the project has signed a lease with the Council for the garden, and in return will maintain it, running a volunteering scheme and sessions for the community. It has already enlisted the help of the Utopia Project, a Wirral alternative education...
11/08/2015 - 15:28
As you may already know, A-Level results are out on Thursday 13th August. Hopefully you’re really pleased with your grades – but if you’re not, don’t despair. Whatever your results were, it’s normal feel unsure about what happens next. We’ve put together a short guide below to give you some more information. What if I don’t get the results I needed to get into university? Try not to worry, because you still have options. If you don’t get your first choice of course, you may be offered a place...
10/08/2015 - 11:38
SenseAbility is a soft play and sensory venue that caters specifically for disabled children and adults. Based at Europa Pools Leisure Centre, the service opened in 2014, and since then over 250 individuals and groups have become members. Do you use the SenseAbility service, or know anyone who does? The Short Breaks Team would like to gather feedback on the service and would be grateful if you could complete this short survey by Friday 25th September 2015. If you don’t use the service yourself...
05/08/2015 - 16:00
Looking for something to do in the holidays? Join Wirral Parks & Countryside Rangers at the Pyramids Shopping Centre every Thursday, where they’ll be hosting a day of free activities. Activities will include den building and clay play, and there’ll be a chance to meet owls, spiders and reptiles. Younger siblings or relatives may also enjoy what there is to offer. There will also be live virtual guided tours with Birkenhead Park’s friends from the Central Park Conservancy in New York. View...
03/08/2015 - 16:25
New Brighton's popular free open-topped shuttle bus is back for the summer! For the first time ever, it will take day trippers through the busy Victoria Road area of the town, taking in Victoria Parade, New Brighton train station and Marine Point. Where safe to do so, the bus will also operate as a ‘hail and ride’ service for people to flag down as it passes. The shuttle bus is being funded by a partnership between Victoria Road Traders’ Association, the Resort Group, the Trader’s Association...
30/07/2015 - 15:29
An initiative which supports some of the most vulnerable young women in Wirral has received a funding boost. The G.I.R.L.S. Project, which is managed by Wirral Council’s Youth Support Service, provides support to the most vulnerable or at risk young women aged 13-19 in the borough, helping them to increase their feelings of confidence and self-esteem. Wirral’s Cabinet has now agreed to extend funding for the project by another year. The project offers a unique, informal and educational 12-week...
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