NEWS ARCHIVE: 2007


19.12.07 Christmas Prize Raffle

The draw took place today, for Wirral Play Council's Christmas Raffle to help raise funds for Wirral Playday 2008.
Wirral Play Council would like to thank everyone that helped us raise £ 710.50 in total, especially the generous donations of prizes from local businessess and well wishers.


14.12.07 Christmas Holidays

Wirral Play Development Centre will be closing for Christmas on Friday the 21st December and will re-open on Monday the 7th January, 2008.
We wish all our members a Happy Christmas and a Joyous New Year.


08.12.07 WPC Christmas Party

This year's Wirral Play Council Christmas party was held this evening at the newly refurbished St. Mary's Cricket Club, Birkenhead.  Thanks to the bar staff, the DJ, and of course everyone who attended and made the night a success.


03.12.07 PlaySpaces Extension

Wirral Play Council's Outreach Play Project, PlaySpaces, has been granted an additional 3-months funding.
The project can now run until June 30th, 2007.


22.10.07 Half-term Play Provision

For the half-term holidays this week, PlaySpaces will be going to eight locations around Wirral and providing holiday fun & games, they will also be at the 'Staying Safe' children's participation event at Birkenhead Park Pavillion on Tuesday 23rd October, 11.00 AM - 3.00 PM.
Wirral Play Council Special Needs group will also be operating daily during the school break.


17.10.07 Lodge Donation

Members of the Clifton Road Division of Lodges visited the W.P.D.C. today to present us with a cheque for £350.00.  This donation will go towards children's transport costs at next year's Wirral Play Day event in the summer.
We would like to thank all of the Lodge members for their kind generosity.


09.09.07 Rock Karaoke Donation

A big thanks to Jen Mitchell and all the staff and patrons of The Swan Inn (Wood Street, Liverpool) for holding a fun Rock Karaoke competition for charity and raising £411.00 for Wirral Play Council's summer playscheme's.


10.08.07 Wedding News

Congratulations to Natalie & Liam who got married today.  We wish the new Mr & Mrs Stringfellow all the best for their future life together.


03.08.07 Summer Playworker Party

This year's summer playworker party was held at The MacKenzie (again).  This time the entrance requisite was, 'Wear a Hat'.
Thanks to everyone who attended and helped make this the biggest party yet.


01.08.07 Wirral Play Day

Wirral Playday was held in Birkenhead Park, and the theme this time around was, 'Our Streets Too!'  Proceedings started at 11.00 AM and finished at 3.00 PM.
Over six hundred children attended the event and got involved in all the activities; kite making, building cardboard city, street hocky, drum circle, recycling, circus skills, face painting, talent show, rounders, creative writing, and a climbing wall.
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23.07.07 Summer Playschemes Start

This year's summer playschemes start up in 20 locations around the Wirral.
Also, PlaySpaces will be at 26 outdoor sites each week.


02.07.07 Summer Training

This year's summer playworkers start their training at the Wirral Play Development Centre.
Subjects will include; sports activities, first aid, games, badge making, kite building, and of course…face painting!


06.06.07 Dragefesten 2007

Paddy Mulligan represented Wirral Play Council on a four-day fact finding trip to Norway to observe this year's Dragefesten, or kite festival.  Five delegates from the Wirral were invited to Norway to see how they plan, and run, their yearly festival.
After making over 200 kites in the lead up to the festival, the team hope to incorporate some of the ideas into our own kite festival on the Wirral, next year.


11.04.07 Summer Playworker Interviews

Delegates from Wirral Play Council attended the three-day 'Spirit of Adventure Play' conference held in Cardiff.


11.04.07 Summer Playworker Interviews

Interviews for the Summer Playworker posts are to be held this week at Gautby Road Play & Community Centre.


03.04.07 Fifth Year Funding for PlaySpaces Project

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


30.03.07 Summer Playworker Deadline

The deadline for this year's Summer Playworker applications is the 30th March.


26.03.07 Easter Holiday Playscheme

Starting 2nd April until 13th April, a Special Needs playscheme will be run at the Wirral Play Development Centre for children aged 5-14 years.


16.02.07 Summer Playworker Jobs

If you are interested in becoming a Summer Playworker for the Wirral Play Council this year, watch out for the adverts in the local press on 7th March.


15.02.07 Children's Fund Celebration Event

Children's Fund and On track Wirral are having a celebration day at Wallasey Town Hall, today.
Our own PlaySpaces project will be in attendance, and other Play Council staff will be helping out on the day.


28.02.07 Wirral Play Council A.G.M.

Annual General Meeting held today at the Wirral Play Development Centre.
Judith Anderson (Play England) was the guest speaker, and Steve Chan (Wirral Borough Council) talked about the Wirral Play Strategy.
See WIRRAL PLAY COUNCIL>EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE page for current line up.