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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...
17/10/2014 - 11:20
This year young people who are peer educators at Creative Youth Development (Wirral Youth Theatre) were heavily involved in the planning stages of the event. In addition, to help facilitate the workshops, the peer educators were also involved in presenting some performances which will link to issues for the workshop discussions. One of the pieces is called – ‘If You Loved Me You Would’ which is about teenage relationship abuse. What is relationship abuse? Relationship abuse is when someone...
17/10/2014 - 09:10
Wirral Youth Voice Conference (YVC) is an annual conference organised by Wirral Council’s Children and Young People’s Department, this year it was the 12th event and was held on 16th October 2014 at Wallasey Town Hall. There aims of the conference were: To provide young people with the opportunity to explore issues important to them. To provide young people with an opportunity to question senior officers, senior Councillors from Wirral Council and senior officers from partner...
14/10/2014 - 14:20
For this year’s, Big Draw Event, we will be hosting on a wide range of events and activities to get everybody involved in creativity and drawing whilst enjoying the great surrounding of our amazing arts and heritage venues. The 2014 Big Draw will run from 4th October to 2nd November across the UK and in twenty other countries, with 280,000 people expected to join in over 1000+ events. The Big Draw offers thousands of enjoyable, and mainly free, drawing activities which will connect people of...
13/10/2014 - 11:03
Wallasey Town Hall will host an important event looking at the future of services for young people in Wirral. Wirral Youth Voice Conference takes place on Thursday October 16th from 9:30am to 3pm. Young people who access Wirral Council’s services have identified ‘emotional wellbeing’ as the theme for the event. The day will see a selection of workshops, performance pieces by Creative Youth Development and Inclusion Dance looking at the key issues for young people today, and a panel discussion...
06/10/2014 - 09:26
Work has started to prepare the site for Wirral Met College’s new campus at Wirral Waters in Birkenhead. Principal Sue Higginson met Richard Mawdsley, Project Director at Peel, to see the first stage of the site works begin. Following completion of initial ground works to prepare and clean the site, the new build will commence and local residents will soon be able to see the new building take shape. Cllr Phil Davies, Leader of Wirral Council, said: ‘Wirral Waters will have very positive...
03/10/2014 - 11:21
Bookfest: Let your imagination run wild! Taking place in Wirral Libraries from Saturday 4th - Saturday 11th October 2014 Bookfest 2014 will see events taking place across Wirral covering all kinds including: Crime fiction Local history Viking Wirral The Beatles 100 years since World War 1 Poetry 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 and forensic scientist Dave Barclay....
29/09/2014 - 09:27
The Chris Salmon Poetry Extravaganza takes place annually in memory of poetry-loving Chris Salmon, a student at Calday Grange Grammar School who tragically died from a rare streptococcal infection in February 2009 aged just 15. The theme of 2015’s competition is ‘Light’. The closing date for applications is 15th January 2015. Entry is free and there are cash prizes for all winners. Chris’s mother Julie Salmon said: “We are absolutely delighted how much the popularity of the competition has...
23/09/2014 - 11:59
This Friday 26th September is National Fitness Day. We know regular exercise is good for us so why not get involved and try a free Teen Revolutions class on Friday! Revolutions is an indoor seated cycle class which provides a full body workout and challenges cardiovascular fitness. National Fitness Day is a great day to get a bit more active and a little more motivated. Why not celebrate trying out a class you may not have done before? Teen Revolutions – 5pm @ Oval Leisure Centre How can I...
22/09/2014 - 14:06
There was cause for celebration as Wirral Met College and Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust applauded the success of young people who have completed new traineeships and progressed into permanent positions as apprentices at Arrowe Park Hospital. Wirral Met students On 11 September 2014, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust were presented with the National Apprenticeship Service Macro Employer* of the Year award for the North West (*employers with 5,...
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