NEWS ARCHIVE: 2006


11.12.06 Christmas Break

Wirral Play Council will be closing on Friday the 22nd December until Monday the 2nd January, 2007.
We wish all our members a merry Christmas and a joyous New Year.


09.12.06 WPC Xmas Party

The Xmas party night was fun and the 'Heads or Tails?' game certainly got participants in the mood.  Thanks to every one that attended, and to 'The MacKenzie' for having us back after the summer.


29.09.06 Bon Voyage, Stu

Stuart Robinson leaves the PlaySpaces project, today.  He'll be spending the next five months travelling round the world, starting in Hong Kong.


13.09.06 New Website Address

Wirral Play Council's Website address is to alter slightly from October.
We will be relocating to; -
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12.09.06 New Email Address

Our email address is to change slightly as of next month.
Our main site address will also be changing slightly - more news later.
All electronic correspondence should now be addressed to; -
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12.09.06 Staff Welcome

Matt Duffy and Gemma Rigby return to the Play Council as our new outreach playworkers for the PlaySpaces project.


01.09.06 Farewell, Chelsea

We say farewell to Chelsea Renehan, today, as she leaves the PlaySpaces project to go to Liverpool John Moore's University for a degree course in Youth & Community Studies.


05.08.06 Summer Playworker Party

Wirral Play Council's annual summer party for all their playworkers was held this evening at 'The MacKenzie' (the Scottish pub), Birkenhead.
The theme this year was RED and everyone had a fantastic time due to the great venue, good DJ, and the Red Ranger (!)
Those that didn't attend missed THE best party we've ever held.


04.08.06 Fire Fighters at the Play Council

Wirral Play Council would like to thank the Fire Fighters from Birkenhead Station for dropping in to see the children of the Special Needs summer group.
The children got to sit inside the fire engine, try on the uniform, and have a go of the fire hose (cleaning all the cars in the street in the process).
A big thank you to all the members of Blue Watch, especially Fire Fighter Totty, for taking time out to visit the children.
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02.08.06 Playday 2006

This year's Wirral Playday took place on Wednesday 2nd August and was once again held at Royden Park, Frankby.  The event was opened by the Mayor of Wirral, Councillor Peter Johnson (no relation).
This year's theme was, 'Play Naturally', and over 500 children did exactly that.


21.05.06 Wirral Walk 2006

Congratulations to the staff, volunteers, parents, and children, from Wirral Play Council's Special Needs group who braved the rain to partake in the wettest Wirral Walk for years.
The 15-mile sponsored course, from Seacombe Ferry to Thurstaston Country Park, raised over £800.00 for the centre.
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17.05.06 Staff Welcome

The PlaySpaces' team are back to full strength today as Chelsea Renehan becomes our newest outreach playworker.


03.04.06 Staff Welcome

Gemma Birchall joins the PlaySpaces' Outreach Play Project as their new playworker today.


03.04.06 Fouth Year Funding for PlaySpaces Project

The PlaySpaces project has once again been successful in obtaining continuation funding from Wirral Children's Fund and On Track.
See PLAY PROJECTS>PREVIOUS PROJECTS page for more information on the PlaySpaces project.


01.04.06 Playwork+ Project Ends

The Playwork+ project came to an end today after five years of working with local playcentres and schools.  A big thank you to all the staff that made this such a successful project over the years.
See PLAY PROJECTS>PREVIOUS PROJECTS page for more information on Playwork+.


21.03.06 Easter Holiday Playscheme

Starting 10th April until 21st April, Wirral Play Council will be running a closed access playscheme for children with Special Needs.


03.03.06 Discovery Bus Sold

Our remaining mobile play project, the Discovery Bus, was sold today to the West Yorkshire P.T.E. preservation group who will lovingly restore it to its former glory.


15.02.06 Wirral Play Council A.G.M.

Our Annual General Meeting was held this evening at the Beechwood Social Club, Beechwood, Wirral.  Despite a low turn out from members the evening was fun and the committee remains unchanged.  A very difficult pub quiz followed which was won by teams from Sure Start and Wirral Play Council.


14.02.06 Children and Young People's Safety Conference

Staff from Wirral Play Council facilitated a workshop, video booth, and a play session at the conference held by Wirral Children's Fund and On Track.
The event took place at Birkenhead town hall in the presence of the Mayor of Wirral, Councillor Chris Meaden, the Chief Executive of Wirral Council, Steve Maddox, and 100 children from local schools.


03.01.06 Staff Welcome

Two new playworkers join the PlaySpaces team today, Jay Cooper & Stuart Robinson.  A warm welcome to you both.