WIRRAL West MP and minister for employment Esther McVey MP cut the ribbon to officially open a newly-refurbished post office in her constituency.

She was joined by staff at the launch of the revamped branch in The Crescent, West Kirby on Thursday.

Afterwards she said: "The Post Office is vital to the community around West Kirby and I'm sure the new improved office and the longer opening hours, will be warmly welcomed by local residents."

The modernised West Kirby Post Office has four serving positions. Branch manager Kirsten Edwards said: "I was delighted to have the opportunity to re-open the new branch and I am very pleased to be officially launching it today for the community.

"I'd also like to thank the local community for their continued support and use of the branch."

Here is a look at what else is happening in Wirral...


Family history group holds a Help Desk session in the library at Bebington Civic Centre on Thursday, June 19, between 10am and 12.30pm.


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.


An Open Day takes place at Alderley Tennis Club at the corner of Ethelbert and Egbert Road in Meols near Hoylake on Saturday, June 21, from 2-5pm.

There will be fun, tennis related, activities for all ages and abilities as well as a BBQ and bouncy castle. All are very welcome. See www.alderleyltc.com for more details.


TEN gardens will be open to the public this Sunday, June 22 for Northwest Cancer Research from 2pm-6pm. Tickets, £7.50, are available from 100 Caldy Road and 36 Barton Hey Drive, or £6.50 in advance from www.nwcr.org.

The price includes tea and homemade cakes with all proceeds going to North West Cancer Research. There will be plants for sale at Inglewood, Caldy Road.


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 birkenheadpark@wirral.gov.uk


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.


Sports fans are invited to share their memories of sporting events - local, national and international - in a new series of friendly discussion entitled Let's Talk About Sport at St Hildeburgh's Church in Stanley Road, Hoylake.

The first meeting will be on Wednesday, June 25, at 2pm in the church centre. Guest speaker will be Craig Gilholm, course manager at Royal Liverpool Golf Course in Hoylake.

Taking a break for the Open, the meetings will resume on Wednesday, August 6.


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 www.wsnc.co.uk or call Carla Williams on 0151 625 9505.

To advertise your event for free on our community noticeboard, email Craig at cmanning@wirral-globe.co.uk or call 649 4050.