Wirral South MP Alison McGovern and the Mayor of Wirral Pat Hackett jointly cut the birthday cake at the event on Sunday.
Since the opening of the park two years ago volunteers have worked tirelessly on the community park including holding anniversary celebrations both last year and this year.
In the period since the park opened to the public it has both won and been nominated for a number of awards.
Speaking of the last two years since the opening of the park Alison said: “I feel very proud of this park having been involved with it since before it opened to the public when it was in the earlier stages of development. I remember the site when it was a landfill site and it is so lovely to see it as the beautiful public space it is now. I have no doubt that the awards the park has won and been nominated for is down to the extraordinary work of all the volunteers involved. This was demonstrated on Sunday when volunteers were working so hard to make the day a success and keeping everyone safe.
Adding: “I would also like to thank all the people who brought stalls and displays along including food and drink stalls, wildlife displays and the fire engine which has been along to the event two years in a row. It was a pleasure to see so many people enjoying the Port Sunlight River Park and I am very proud of everyone who has made the park’s development possible and to those who have made it go from strength to strength. It’s a great example of what a community can achieve when people come together.”
Wirral South MP Alison McGovern and the Mayor of Wirral Pat Hackett jointly cut the birthday cake at the event on Sunday. Since the opening of the park two years...
Last Thursday I was invited by Network Rail to a tour and briefing at Liverpool Central Station.
Having worked in the rail industry prior to becoming an MP and having a proud family history of working on the railways I have a long standing interest in train operations and I was excited to go along and be shown the underground section of the station.
I put on my hard hat and florescent orange protective gear and I was shown around and embarked on the tour which included exclusive access inside a rail tunnel.
The purpose of the visit was to discuss the temporary closure of the Wirral line service. Essential track renewal work will be taking place between January and June 2017 and Network Rail delivered a briefing on the day about what the work will involve.
The work is part of an investment plan to provide passengers in the Liverpool City Region with faster, more frequent and reliable train services by 2019.
The benefits for passengers will include a bigger and better railway network with longer and faster trains, more reliable railway infrastructure and better facilities for passengers, especially at stations and increased capacity/additional services.
Whilst the work will mean temporary limitations to the Wirral line next year for a period of six months it's got to be done. There is no escaping the fact that we have the oldest of railways & it needs a lot of TLC.
I am already looking forward to seeing the finished result and if constituents need further specific information about the work then I am happy to ask Network Rail and get back to you.
Last Thursday I was invited by Network Rail to a tour and briefing at Liverpool Central Station. Having worked in the rail industry prior to becoming an MP and having...
Readers will remember how hard our community in South Wirral worked to turn the former Bromborough dock landfill site into Port Sunlight River Park, which celebrates its second birthday on Sunday, August 14.
To mark this event, a birthday picnic is being held at the park from noon-4pm; open to everyone. Activities on offer include a raffle, birds of prey, Cheshire wildlife, Wirral bee keepers, live music from The Beathovens, a play zone, and face painting. Additionally, there is a 5k fun run starting at 9:30am which requires pre-booking.
Port Sunlight River Park is a great example of how an area can be regenerated. Previously, the land was used as a landfill site which was in use from 1991 to 2006. Now, it is a 30 hectare park with a 37m high hill, complete with woodland areas, a River Mersey viewing area and a wildlife lake. The park was helped by £2.3m of funding from the last Labour Government to promote the development of brownfield sites and offers brilliant, unrivalled views of the Liverpool skyline as well as a place to enjoy walking and bird-watching.
Friends of Port Sunlight River Park’, of which I am chair, help to keep the park running smoothly by volunteering and organising these events. The park itself has won multiple awards, including ‘Ranger of the Year’ and reached the finals of the Liverpool Echo Environment Awards.
The park is situated on Dock Road North, Wirral, CH62 4TQ and can be accessed by train (Port Sunlight station is a 15 minute walk) or by bus (buses stop at Shore Drive and Shorefields, a seven minute walk). There is also parking available, including a limited number of disabled parking spaces available at Mersey View car park (these must be booked in advance by contacting Anne on 07587 550 060).
This will be a great event in which the whole community can really get involved and I am looking forward to enjoying celebrating the second successful year of Port Sunlight River Park. It just shows what can be achieved when people in our area work together.
Readers will remember how hard our community in South Wirral worked to turn the former Bromborough dock landfill site into Port Sunlight River Park, which celebrates its second birthday on...