GLOBE readers are being encouraged to get out and about as part of Wirral's second annual walking festival.

In total, 102 walks are planned to take place throughout the month.

The annual Wirral Coastal Walk takes place this Sunday, May 11, while on Wednesday May 14 at Birkenhead Park, one of the park rangers – Paul Sinclair – will lead a walk looking at the many features of Birkenhead Park that influenced the design of New York City’s Central Park.

Paul is currently on a two-week exchange visit to Central Park with his colleague Paul Davies and will come back armed with fresh knowledge and first-hand experience of the links and similarities of the two public parks.

For details of all planned walks, visit

Details of other Wirral community events taking place this week are below.


A MAY Fair is taking place in Ashton Park, West Kirby today (Monday, May 5).

It's on until 4pm and there will be a number of stalls, fair, fun and refreshments.


A FAMILY fun day in aid of Heswall Inner Wheel Club is taking place at St Michael’s church centre, Pensby today.

There is entertainment from Morris dancers, a Maypole, beat the goalie, refreshments and other stores. It ends at 3pm and admission is free.


ROCK and roll band Mike Byrne and the Sunrockers will appear at Heswall British Legion in Pensby Road, Heswall tonight, Wednesday, May 7. Admission is £2.50 on door.


A HEALTH walk around Birkenhead Park takes place this Tuesday evening, May 6.

If you are interested in taking part, meet at Claughton Health Centre at 7pm. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water. Led by trained walk leader. All are welcome.

The walks take place every Tuesday until mid September. More details are from Birkenhead Park Visitors Centre on 0151 652 5197 or by emailing


A TALK entitled 'Researching WWI' features in Burton & Neston History Society’s meeting this Thursday, May 8.

It takes place in the Gladstone Village Hall, Burton at 8pm follows a brief annual general meeting. Visitors are welcome to attend and refreshments will be served.


GREASBY over 60s club is holding a plant sale and raffle this Saturday, May 10. Held outside Greasby Community Centre, it takes place from 10am–midday.


A charity rock night featuring Gus Travis & The Midnighters will be held at Neston Cricket Club on Sunday, May 11 at 7pm. It's in aid of Macmillan Cancer Appeal. Tickets are from 336 4199. 


TABLE Tennis lessons for the over-50s take place at West Kirby Concourse every Friday.

Players of all levels take part and novices are welcome to join in. Advice and the loan of bats are available for beginners. Sessions take place from 1-3.30pm. For more details call Jan Whelan on 625 0057, or Peter Surridge on 632-5507. 


Victory Hall Tennis Club holds an open day for prospective junior and adult members on Sunday, May 18.

The event, at the venue in Rake Lane, Upton, takes place from 12-4pm. It is a chance to see the facilities and meet current members.

Free Tennis Taster Sessions will be available on the day.

Racquets and balls are provided, but bring your own trainers. There will be a barbecue from midday til 2. Afternoon Tea 3pm onwards Membership enquiries via website


An evening with Catherine O'Driscoll, founder of Canine Health Concern takes place at the Grosvenor Ballroom in Wallasey on Monday, May 19 from 7-10pm.

Tickets, £10, are from The Dog's Diner in Leasowe Road, Wallasey. You may also be able to pay on the night, depending on available seating.


THE next meeting of the West Wirral branch of the Family History Society for Cheshire will take place on Wednesday, May 14.

It will be held at Westbourne Community Centre in West Kirby and invites people to bring along any problems they may have regarding family tree research.

A help desk is available from 1.30pm and from 2pm, there will be a talk by Angela Brabin on the “Trial of Dr Tomanzie”. Visitors are welcome and admission is £1.50, which includes refreshments.


TICKETS for Greasby Players’ production of Dad’s Army on now sale. The show’s run will be staged at Westbourne Hall in Westbourne Road, West Kirby from May 15-17. Tickets are from 677 9187.


A concert by The Bel Canto Singers is to be held at Lower Bebington Methodist Church on May 23.

Taking place at 7.30pm, it is in aid of the Liverpool Seafarers Centre. Tickets, £8, are available the door or from 334 3554.

To advertise your event for free on our community noticeboard, email Craig at or call 649 4050.