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08/09/2014 - 16:24
The Chief Executive of Wirral Council has today announced a series of proposals to deal with major cuts from central government. Despite the Council having already saved over £100 million, Graham Burgess has launched a public consultation on budget options designed to contribute towards further savings of £45 million needed by 2017, by which point the money that the Council receives from central government will have been cut by 57% in just 5 years. Wirral Council has no choice but to save £18...
17/09/2014 - 13:57
A brand new facility for children and adults with disabilities officially opened at Wirral’s Europa Pools leisure centre last week.  SenseAbility is a new soft play and sensory centre attached to the leisure centre in Birkenhead. There is no age restriction for disabled users as all equipment has been designed to accommodate adults. The centre, which was declared open by Wirral’s Mayor, Cllr Steve Foulkes, has been developed by Wirral Council’s Short Break Service in consultation with...
15/09/2014 - 15:14
Wirral Council’s Sports Development team is working with cycling charity Cycling Projects to launch a new cycle hub at the Oval Leisure Centre, Bebington on Thursday, September 18. Thanks to funding from Public Health and the Wirral South Constituency Committee, the charity was able to buy new bikes and equipment to launch the Wirral Health on Wheels project earlier this year. The project has cycling hubs at Birkenhead Park and Bidston where they run two different cycling initiatives: Health...
11/09/2014 - 11:21
Wirral Council libraries have revealed details of more events planned for the borough’s annual literary celebration. Bookfest 2014 will see events taking place across Wirral for lovers of literature, poetry, crime fiction and history. Already announced are headliners Ian McMillan and Ian Beesley, and historical crime writer Lindsey Davis. Also to appear are popular local author Anne Baker, Beatles expert Kevin Roach and A.D. Garrett, pseudonym of the collaboration between author Margaret Murphy...
08/09/2014 - 09:24
Over the summer the NCS worked with 120 young people that were split into 8 different cohorts (each cohort is made of 15 young people from all different backgrounds and areas of the Wirral) and each one gives 60 hours back to their community over 2 weeks via a ‘social action project’ where they like to make a change within their community, and help organisations and meet with the beneficiaries. Within their group of 15 they plan, budget, fundraise, organise and evaluate their project. The...
05/09/2014 - 11:45
In an exciting new venture, Wirral Met College is teaming up with Church Farm in Thurstaston to offer animal care students the opportunity to gain practical, hands-on work experience to develop their skills. Sue Higginson, Principal of Wirral Met College, joined Steve Ledsham, owner of Church Farm, and teaching staff to officially launch the project. From September 2014, this brand new partnership between Church Farm and Wirral Met College will enable animal care students to work with a wider...
04/09/2014 - 13:30
Over the summer the NCS worked with 120 young people that were split into 8 different cohorts (each cohort is made of 15 young people from all different backgrounds and areas of the Wirral) and each one gives 60 hours back to their community over 2 weeks via a ‘social action project’ where they like to make a change within their community, and help organisations and meet with the beneficiaries. Within their group of 15 they plan, budget, fundraise, organise and evaluate their project. The...
03/09/2014 - 15:48
Over the summer the NCS worked with 120 young people that were split into 8 different cohorts (each cohort is made of 15 young people from all different backgrounds and areas of the Wirral) and each one gives 60 hours back to their community over 2 weeks via a ‘social action project’ where they like to make a change within their community, and help organisations and meet with the beneficiaries. Within their group of 15 they plan, budget, fundraise, organise and evaluate their project. The...
03/09/2014 - 09:47
Wirral Met College’s newest (and bravest?) member of staff pours bucket of ice water over the Principal in her first week! Not the expected behaviour of a new member of staff pouring freezing cold water over their boss in their first week at work, but this is what happened at Wirral Met College on Friday. Alex Power, who only started work at Wirral Met College on Tuesday last week, managed to make her mark by Friday. But it was all in a good cause and Alex will continue to work at Wirral Met...
27/08/2014 - 15:57
The 2014 Wirral Apprentice of the Year was awarded to Rebecca Hulse from McEwan Wallace Ltd whose training provider is BPP at the prestigious Liverpool City Region Apprenticeship Awards in June. Rebecca was able to secure an apprenticeship as a Trainee Tax Advisor, a position, which at the time had only ever been offered to University Graduates. Rebecca had to work exceptionally hard to convince an employer to take her on and prove that she was capable. When asked about her journey from A...
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