NEWS ARCHIVE: 2015


15.12.15 Christmas Holidays

Wirral Play Development Centre will close for the Christmas break from Friday the 18th December.  We will re-open on Monday the 4th January, 2016.
Season's greetings, one and all.


01.12.15 CFF Donation Presentation

Today, Wirral Play Council staff visited the Ince Branch of CF Fertilisers, in Cheshire. The company had invited us, and a dozen other north-west charities, to attend a presentation ceremony for their good work within their local communities.

All of the attendendees were warmly welcomed and then, after refreshments and a spot of networking, asked to come forward and accept a cheque from one of the companies that participated in the firm's recent Safety Incentive Scheme. When it was Wirral Play Council's turn, Bev got up to received the cheque, for £500.00, and thanked CF Fertilisers for their generosity and for considering us in the first place.

This kind donation will help towards the cost of next year's summer playschemes.




06.08.15 Summer Playscheme Painting competition 2015

Each summer, we hold an inter-scheme painting competition. Each site is given a blank canvas and a theme, this year the theme was, 'What does Play mean to us'. The finished canvases are then displayed in the visitors centre gallery, in Birkenhead Park, on Playday for all the public to see.
This year, our special judge was, Deborah Gornik, who said, "This was the hardest job I've done, as everybody has worked so hard on their pictures".
Here are the winners...

First Place - Prenton


Second Place - Woodchurch


Third Place - Moreton



05.08.15 Wirral Playday, Today

The Wirral play Council holds its annual playday event in Birkenhead Park, today. Lots of free play activities from 12 noon until 4.00pm.
All are welcome.


03.08.15 WPC Post-summer Shutdown

The Wirral play Council Resource Centre will be closed from Monday 17th August, until Tuesday 1st September for our post-summer break.


20.07.15 2015 Summer Playscheme's Start Today

The summer is upon us, and for the next four weeks there'll be plenty of free play activities for children aged 6 - 13, at 14 sites across the Wirral.


02.07.15 Downloadable Summer Playscheme List

A full list of our summer playschemes is now available to download. Scroll down to the bottom of our PLAYSCHEMES 2015 page, and click on the link.


16.06.15 Summer Playschemes 2015

This year's summer play scheme info has just been finalised, see PLAY PROJECTS/SUMMER SCHEMES/PLAYSCHEMES 2015 page for the full list of venues, dates, and times.


09.02.15 First Aid Course

Office and playscheme staff attended a first aid refresher course today, so, unfortunately, we had to close the Play Development Centre for the day.
Apologies to any of our regular visitors for any inconvenience this might have caused.


05.01.15 Bentinck Street Playscheme

Our new playscheme in Bentinck Street, Birkenhead, is now open on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from 4.30 - 7.30pm.


05.01.15 New Year's Greetings

Wirral Play Council staff hope all our members have a happy 2015 and we look forward to seeing you all soon.