STAFF at Eastham clinic's walk-in centre have been praised by their local MP following a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

Alison McGovern passed on her congratulations following the inspection, which recognised the high quality services they deliver to Wirral residents.

Alison said:”It is a shining example of the hard work and care delivered by NHS staff and I am proud that this great care is being delivered here in Wirral South.”

Alison also took the opportunity chat to staff at the walk-in centre as well as staff from various other services also based at the clinic.

John Lancaster, director of Operations said: “It’s great for staff to be recognised for what they do well. The walk-in centre team here deliver a great service day in day out providing care and reassurance to local people. It’s great for their dedication and hard work to be recognised."

Here's a brief look at what else is going on in Wirral ...


THE 15th Wirral Bikeathon in aid of leukaemia and lymphoma research takes place this Sunday, June 15.

Last year, 1,514 people got on their bikes for the Globe-backed event in Arrowe Country Park, helping to raise £66,000.

The event was first held in 1999 and has gone on to raise £680,000 for the charity.

It is organised entirely by a small group of local volunteers with help on the day from around 100 marshalls and supporters.

To sign up for this year's event, visit

Here's a brief look at what else is going on in Wirral ...


A SUMMER fair will be held at St Paul with St Luke’s Church in Old Chester Road, Rock Ferry, on Saturday, June 14, from 11am to12.30pm.

On the day, there will be a number of stalls, as well as refreshments, a raffle and much more. Admission is 20p at the door.


SYLVIA Bower will be Hoylake Flower Club’s guest, when it meets on Tuesday, June 17.

The title of her demonstration, during the meeting at Melrose Hall in Hoylake, will be ‘All that Jazz’. It starts at 8pm and the hall will be open from 7.15pm. All the flower arrangements will be raffled at the end of the evening. Visitors are most welcome and the visitor’s fee is £4.

More details are from or the secretary on 678 0020.


FOLK rock band Reckless Elbow take to the stage at Thingwall Social Club in Sparks Lane, Thingwall, on Saturday, June 21. The show starts at 9pm, with doors opening at 8pm.

Tickets are on sale from the bar at £2 each, or call 648 4120 or 648 5812 for details, or to reserve your tickets.


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. Sessions run from 1pm to 3.30pm.

For more details, call Jan Whelan on 625 0057, or Peter Surridge on 632- 5507.


HEALTH walks take place every Tuesday until mid September. More details are fromBirkenhead Park Visitors Centre on 0151 652 5197, or by emailing


ROYAL Army Service Corps and the Royal Corps of Transport Association Birkenhead branch hold their monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at the TA Centre in Wexford Road, Birkenhead.

Meetings start at 7.45pm. All ex members of the RASC or RCT regular service or TA service are welcome.


A SUMMER fair will be held at Our Lady of Pity Primary School in Rigby Drive on Saturday, June 28 from 12-4pm.


ENTRIES are now being taken for the 21st annual Hoylake 10K Coastal charity fun run.

Taking place on Sunday, September 14, the Globe-backed event raises funds for a special needs club in the town.

It starts outside Hoylake Community Centre in Hoyle Road at 11am. More than 600 people braved the wind and rain for last year’s event, raising £8,500.

For more details visit, call Carla Williams on 0151 625 9505 or email

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