Alison McGovern

Wirral South

Community pull together to celebrate one year since opening of Port Sunlight River Park

At the weekend Port Sunlight River Park hosed an event to celebrate one year having passed since it opened to the public.

Thanks to the volunteers and organisers the event was a success and reflected the community spirit that has been shown towards the park in its first year.

The range of exhibits on the day included an owl display, a stall providing information about the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, a bike that makes smoothies as people peddle it and Bebington Soroptimists were in attendance to talk about the work that they do.

There were also opportunities for learn more about the Friends Group representing the park and a raffle for people to participate in.

Bromborough Fire Station provided a fire engine and people enjoyed stepping inside of it and having their photographs taken whilst learning about the vital work that they do in the community.

Volunteers were also kind enough to produce and serve refreshments to sell to raise funds for the park.

Luckily the weather was on side and people in attendance could enjoy their picnic in the sunshine as they listened to live music and watched Wirral’s Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Pat Hackett cut the birthday cake to officially mark the occasion.

I know a lot of effort went into organising the day and I’d like to pass on my thanks to all involved for hosting what was a great community event for all ages to enjoy. The event relied on the good will of volunteers to plan the event and work on the day to keep people entertained and safe.

I’m looking forward to working alongside volunteers over the next year to build on the success of the River Park and seeing what opportunities arise for the park’s development. 

By Alison McGovern MP for Wirral News 

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