Volunteers wanted

The Friends of Birkenhead Park are looking for volunteers to get involved with their work during a special event next month. 

The group is holding a volunteering day at Edward Kemp Community Garden and Growing Area on Ashville Road in Birkenhead on June 5 from 10.30am until 3pm.

The Edward Kemp Community Garden is described as providing a health and well-being setting for a wide variety of Community Groups. It a place where members of the community can grow their own food, take part in physical activities and learn about the environment as well as participating in social activities.

Groups include members of the Muslim, Chinese, Romanian Communities as well as organisations such as Grow Well-being, Journeymen, Salvation Army, Claremont School  and Support2Independence.

A spokesperson for The Friends of Birkenhead Park said: "We are looking for a small group of volunteers to carry out a number of jobs at the Garden.

"The front border of the Garden is located on the path side and we have over the years managed, with help from some of Liverpool John Moores University students to clear an area and planted it with some wonderful flowers.

"We are now looking for help to clear a further area of the border to then replant it with some bee friendly flowers and bulbs.

"As well as this we have accumulated a large soil bank in our compost area and we are looking to remove some of the re-usable soil to build a landscape mound by our pond area. 

"The bank will be seeded with wildflower seeds and a small area of the bund will be used for planting out courgettes which love that sort of environment."

If you are interested in helping out at the garden on June 5, the advice is to wear suitable footwear and gloves if you have them. Refreshments will be provided on the day.

If you are able to help, contact  Sheila on admin@fbp.org.uk, text 07891977337.

Craft and music

A craft and music fair is taking place at West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby this Saturday (May 25), from 1pm until 5pm,

It will feature items from local crafts people including artisan soaps, recycled wood product, painted greeting cards, handmade jewellery and custom made guitars. There will also be stalls with collectable vinyl records and a large range of pre-loved musical instruments.

Get creative

ART classes are at Newton Village Hall on Mondays from 2.30-4.30pm and 7-9pm and Wednesdays from 10am-noon. For details, email nigelmorris@hotmail.co.uk or call 678 0834.

Bowls club

WEST Kirby Prom Bowls Club is looking for new members. Sessions are on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Details from 0151 625 5158.

Get snappy

HESWALL Photographic Society meets on Friday evenings at St Peter’s Church Hall in Lower Heswall (7.30pm). Details from heswallphotosoc.co.uk

Greasby bowls

GREASBY Ladies Bowls Club is looking for new members with or without experience to join the club. Interested? Call 07772991348 for details

Bands’ call

WIRRAL Pop Orchestra is looking for new members.

Its repertoire includes pop, cinema and musical theatre. It rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm to 10pm at St Anne’s Parish Centre on Highfield Road in Rock Ferry.

Wirral Big Band also needs trombone and trumpet players. It rehearses on Monday evenings from 8pm to 10.30pm at the same venue.

If interested, email bformston@gmail.com.

Dance classes

CHILDREN’s ‘starter’ dance classes are at Merrall’s Dance Centre in Moreton every Monday from 5.15pm-6.15pm. Details from merrallsdancecentre.co.uk Folk club WALLASEY folk and acoustic club meets on the first and third Sundays of each month at Misty Blues on Manor Road in Liscard (7.30pm).

Over-50s swim

WIRRAL over-50s swim club meets at Calday Grange Swimming Pool every Friday (9 to 11am). Email wirraloverfiftiesswimmers@gmail.com tor taster session.

Country music

LEASOWE Castle Country Music Club meets on Thursdays at Poulton Vics Social Club, Poulton Bridge Road, Wallasey (7.15pm to 11pm).

Piano bar

THERE is live piano music at the Mess Cafe at Fort Perch Rock, New Brighton every Thursday night. Admission is free (7pm start).

The Fort Sessions’ - a night of live acoustic guitar and different singers each week - are at the venue every Friday (7pm).

Folk dancing

FOLK dance sessions are on the first, third and fifth Tuesday of every month at Victoria Hall, Bebington from 8pm-10pm. Details alexacharlottepenny@gmail.com

Ladies bowling

BEBINGTON Ladies Bowling Club meets on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Call 0151 608 8616.


FLEXERCISE - fun and friendly exercise sessions for over 60s - are every Wednesday (6.30pm) at St James’ Church Hall, New Brighton. Details from 07544 150112.

Anyone for ... ?

BADMINTON club nights are every Monday and Friday from 7.30pm until late at Upton Victory Hall on Salacre Lane in Upton. Details from Lauretta on 07936 293350 or lauretta.radcliffe@yahoo.co.uk Tap dance A MONDAY evening tap dancing class in Wallasey is looking for new members. Call Angela on 07786 360959.

Oxton U3A

OXTON University of the Third Age (U3A) holds fortnightly meetings at Trinity with Palm Grove Church, Alton Road, Birkenhead.

If you are interested and would like more details, email membership@oxtonu3a.co.uk Got an event? Email craig.manning@nqnw.co.uk