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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...
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,...
19/09/2014 - 10:23
Wallasey Constituency Committee is looking for young people to highlight the issues that matter to them. If you are aged 15 to 24, live in: Leasowe Moreton Saughall Massie Liscard Wallasey New Brighton or Seacombe and want to have a say in the decisions made that affect your community, as well as gain some great experience, you could apply to become a Community Representative. What are Community Representatives? There are six Community Representatives volunteer positions that form part of...
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...
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