The Guide

 Week beginning Monday 13th February 2017




Messy Church … at Greasby Methodist Church, Saturday 18th February between 4-6pm. The theme for February is “Love Rules” (Valentines). There are a number of exciting activities on offer for all the family, including a family praise service which is followed by a hot meal in the youth hall (we cater for all dietary requirements). For more information please contact Gemma on 07852573995 or


Family Fun Day … Thursday 23rd February 12-3pm at Hoylake Chapel, Hoylake.  UV Roller disco, bouncy castle, UV face painting, Raffles, stalls, refreshments and much much more. Fun for all the family. No entry fee but a donation to Wirral Kids on the gate would be appreciated. For more information call MaryJane on 07912 021632.


MARCH OF THE MODS CHARITY EVENT … 4th March in Tom Halls Tavern, Liverpool. The events start at 4.30 til late and we have 6 great bands and a DJ with raffles and an auction. Tickets are £10 and can be purchased online http:/  or they can be purchased from the venue.  All money raised goes to charity.  For the last 4 years of doing these events we have raised just over £350k all of which has gone to Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT). For more information go to Facebook page Liverpool March of the Mods.


The Clothes Sale … 24th April at United Reformed Church, Higher Bebington Rd, CH63 2PL. The sale starts at 10am-3pm and entry is free. There will be new and nearly new clothes, handbags etc. All proceeds to Wirral Hospice St John’s. For more information call 0151 343 0778


Walking Football Group … The Oval Leisure Centre in Bebington every Monday 11am – 12:00. REMEMBER NO RUNNING ALLOWED!! All adults over 18 are welcome. This group is FREE of charge, so, just come along on the day or for further information call the Active Age Team at Age UK Wirral on 0151 482 3456


Wirral FUSS/FUPS Scheme (Free uniform recycle programme) … We run several activities for all ages of Wirralians: lunch & social club for seniors, CAP Job Club for job seekers, community volunteering amongst many others, the list is endless. On the school uniform recycle project, we are just one hub of the Wirral FUSS/FUPS operating Wirral wide, for other parts please check  For more information please contact Petra Dye-Davies on 0151 200 0815 or 07713 167334


Wirral Bird Club … Indoor Meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of the month (except August and December) at Kingsmead School Hall, Bertram Drive, Hoylake, CH47 0LL, starting at 8.00 pm. Guest speakers offer illustrated presentations on a wide variety of bird-related topics.  Visitors are very welcome and the cost is £4.00, which includes light refreshments. The club also arranges a number of Field Trips throughout the year, which visitors are also very welcome to join, at no cost.

For more information, please visit our website at or phone Bill on 07795 148140


Friendly? Single? … Do you sometimes wish for a better social life? If so, come and join us! We meet every Wednesday from 8pm in The Twickenham Room, 1 Parkgate Road, Mollington, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 6NN where there is ample parking and a bar with a relaxed atmosphere. Members organise various social events, including meals out, dances, walks and theatre trips. You will be made very welcome here at Ex-Nex. For more information, contact Brian on 0151 648 1516 or Mary on 01244 531874.


Alzheimer’s Society … Could you help someone with dementia to do the things they love? Find out how you can make a huge difference to someone’s life by becoming a Side by Side volunteer. For more information email  or call 0151 650 5505


Autumn Lunch Club at Leasowe Community Centre … If you are over 55 and looking for a nice relaxing lunch in a warm and friendly atmosphere then why not come to the Autumn Lunch Club? Your first visit is free and then £3.00 per visit with all proceeds going to the charity. Transport is available for a nominal fee of £1 each way. We especially have spaces on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is held at the Leasowe Community Centre, Twickenham Drive, Leasowe, CH46 1PF. Behind for the Leasowe recreation Centre. For more information call 0151 691 1595


Community Project … as part of a social action project 16 of us are going to be regenerating a piece of land belonging to the HYPE organisation. For this to happen it’s going to take a fairly long period of time so it would be greatly appreciated if anyone could donate outdoor games or toys we can use even equipment or old paint would be greatly appreciated. Help would also be greatly appreciated. For more information contact Paula Baker Coordinator of  Wirral. NCS on 0151 666 4367


Tennis for Free… is a charity working with LTA and WBC to provide free weekly fun tennis sessions for all the community.  Free coach led sessions are on a Saturday morning between 10 and 12pm in Birkenhead park. Register for your session at and come join the fun.


The Wirral Community Orchestra … meets every Thursday at 7.30pm at Charing Cross Methodist Church Neighbourhood Centre. New players are always welcome, with no audition, come along for a free trial week. For more information


Wirral O Gauge Group … is a model railway enthusiasts group and they meet on a Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm and a Wednesday at 1.30pm. They have a large track in Unit 7 of the Odyssey Centre, Corporation Road, Birkenhead. For more information call 0151 653 0637 or email


The Wallasey Ladybirds … meets on a Tuesday at 8pm upstairs at the Wallasey Central Conservative Club, Manor Road. It is a ladies club enjoying social evenings, drama, visiting speakers etc. All visitors and new members are welcome. For more information go to


Whist Drive… Every Thursday from 7.15pm in Newton Village Hall, Grange Cross Lane. The cost is £2 for which you get 24 games of whist, raffle ticket and a cup of tea. For more details contact Sue Cockram on 0151 678 6856


The West Kirby Farmers Market … runs on the 4th Saturday of every month. It is a traditional farmers market selling local produce. For more information


The Wirral Pipe Band … offers free tuition on the bagpipes. They meet every Wednesday between 7-9.30pm at Moreton Community Centre for more details


Art Sessions … in Melrose Hall, Hoylake on Mondays 10am till noon. It is a friendly and relaxed group and caters for all levels in water based oils paints.  The sessions are £3.50. There are also life drawing classes on a Tuesday 1 -3pm and 7-9pm.  Contact 0151 625 3107 or email for more information.


The Bacon Butty Brunch Club … at St Hildeburghs Church Centre in Hoylake serves bacon butties tea or coffee and the chance to meet new friends.  It is held every Tuesday from 10.30am till noon. It is a free service but donations are welcome. For more information call 0151 632 5339


The Wirral Farmers Market … is held in New Ferry Hall on the second Saturday of each month. Make sure you go early to get the best of the produce on offer. Free parking. Find out more from


Willaston Country Market … baked goods, cakes and jams as well as fresh flowers fruit and veg are all on offer every Friday from 9am – 11am at Willaston Memorial Hall, Willaston, Neston CH64 2XR. For more information email Sue Wallis on


Leasowe Lighthouse … is open for guided tours from: 12:00 – 16:00 on the FIRST Sunday only of each month. Guided tours to the top are £2 for adults and £1 for Children who must be at least 1.06 metres tall to be able to take the tour. For full details of all events held there visit


Moreton Youth Club … Pasture Road, Moreton is open every Saturday evening from 6.30pm – 8pm. They are currently offering free self-defence classes, pool, table tennis and a TV room. Admission is free. For more details please call 0151 677 8616


Free Safety Checks … for your bike is being offered at Tam O’Shanter farm every Saturday between 10am and 4pm. ‘Dr Bike’ , a local mechanic of 25 years experience, will offer cycle maintenance and servicing for you for all makes of bike. Also, cycling coaching is offered to children and adults returning top cycling. Why not grab a cuppa and a cake at the café while you wait? For more information call Ron on 07962 999 241


Wirral Community Meals … has been set up to help elderly and vulnerable people affected by the removal of the subsidy for meals on wheels. They are looking for volunteers with transport in the Bebington and Bromborough areas willing to deliver hot meals between 11.30 and 1.30pm Monday to Friday. Interested? Contact Val on 07986 095 019


The New Brighton Heritage Centre … in St James’ Church, Victoria Road is looking for volunteers to spend 2 hours a week at the centre, mornings 11-1 and afternoons 1-3.  If you would like to get involved with helping, please contact Rusty Keane on 0151 639 5798 from 11am.


Bee Wirral … has started a Men’s Taskforce called ‘Silverbacks’ which meets at Livingstone Street Community Centre every Tuesday from 10am. It’s an informal Men Only group with opportunities to learn new skills, tend to free range chickens and help to improve the centre or just chilling out. Each session ends with a communal lunch. For more information email


Wirral Fuss … is a charity set up supplying free uniforms for secondary schools. They stock pre-loved uniforms and PE Kits. They have regular open days to go along and try on items or swap current outgrown uniforms.  For more details go to or ring 0151 632 6564


Birkenhead Athletic Club … runs training and running five times a week from the top of Lever Causeway. Full details at


Art Group … We meet every Wednesday from 2:00pm at Pensby Bowling Centre. All levels are welcome. For more information, call 07969 982901.


The 8th Wallasey Scouts in Seacombe … are now recruiting. Monday nights are for Cubs from 5:30pm-6:45pm and Scouts are from 7pm-9pm. Thursday nights are Beavers from 5:45-6:45pm on Albemarle Road. For more information about any of these events, please telephone 07791 104428.


Survivor Stroke Support … invites you to join us every 2 weeks in the Bebington Suite, Bebington Civic Centre. From the 9thof June 1pm-3pm. We offer full support to all those impacted by stroke with no age requirement and wheelchair access and refreshments provided. For more information, please call 07414 214999.


The Wirral Aviation Society … meets on the first Sunday of each month at the RAFA Club. Non-members £3.50. Further details please call Rob 0151 638 6793 evenings only.


Royden Ladies Bowling Club … plays at Royden Hall, Frankby.  Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. New members, both experienced and beginners will be made welcome. Please contact the secretary on 07963 882 278


Parkgate and Neston Scottish Country Dancers … The URC Community Hall, Moorside Lane, Neston, meets every other Monday evening at 8pm. Keep fit while you have fun. Please contact Frank Wood on 0151 336 3170 for further information.


Age UK Wirral … runs a range of activities at Barncroft Larchwood Close, Pensby, such as arts and drawings, therapy and exercise. For further details on the full range of activities available please call 0151 482 3456


The New Brighton Heritage Centre … is now situated in St James Church, Victoria Road. It’s staffed by volunteers most days and provides a wealth of local history information. More Volunteers are needed to help keep the Centre open. Local history talks take place usually on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 2.30 pm. Admission £2. For more information or if you are interested in volunteering, and can spare 2 hours a week, please contact Rusty Keane on 0151 639 5798.



St Chad’s Church Children Clothes Swap Shop … Every Tuesday 11am – 2pm (free tea and coffee) – St Chad’s church, Twickenham Drive, Leasowe. CH46 1RW. Can you help us by bringing along any items that your children have grown out of? Children’s clothing from new baby to 16 years of age. For more information contact Reverend Aline Watts on 0151 677 6889 or


Claremont Methodist Church … Messy Church for families the 2nd Sunday of every month at Claremont Methodist Church, Claremont Road, Wallasey CH45 6UE.(Sandy Lane entrance).  All children must be accompanied by an adult carer. Donations appreciated. For more information go to Facebook or


Playgroup at Holy Spirit Community Room, Leasowe … The playgroup runs on a Monday 9.15 – 11.30am and is open to all with preschool age children. There is also a messy playgroup on Fridays 9.15-11.30. Admission £1. Contact Claire Shaw on 07840234178 for further information.


Cheshire Cats … Entertainment night every Wednesday 7.30pm at Wallasey British Legion, 3 Withens Lane, Wallasey, CH44 1BB. Entrance £1.50 and raffles £1 with all proceeds going to Disabled and Sick Children Charities. For more information contact Phil Moy on 07973 422426


Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation … is looking for volunteers at their Heswall and Liscard shops. If you are interested or want more information call Lorraine Scanlon on t: 0333 323 7200 ext: 9105 or email