Archive for Local Interest

Naturewatch – Eg Pk News (Christmas 2016)

In our summer newsletter, we asked if anyone had spotted a giant pink fluffy rabbit riding a motorbike with sidecar in the park on Sunday 13th March.   We are delighted to announce that the rabbit has been identified as ‘Jim’ and we therefore decided to include a photo of Jim the rabbit in our regular nature watch slot.   Jim participates in this event – the Wirral Egg Run – every year collecting eggs and donations for children’s charities and Claire House.   Watch out next year for the charity Egg Run, and of course Jim the Rabbit, due to take place on Sunday 2nd April and do please make a donation.

We are always pleased to receive your photos or stories to include in our regular Naturewatch slot.

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Bedford Lawn Tennis Club – Eg Pk News (Christmas 2016)

Some time ago we were contacted by a member of the public asking if any residents could remember Bedford Lawn Tennis Club, which was previously situated in Egerton Park.   We included this request for information in our summer newsletter 2016 and we have had a response from a resident who does remember the courts.

Apparently, they used to occupy the site where numbers 38, 38A, 40, 40A and 40B now stand and were surrounded by a high metal fencing.   This was demolished when the houses were built in 1973.   Our resident believes that they were clay courts as he often discovers sections of the clay surface when he is digging.

We would be interested to hear from those residents who live in the above-mentioned houses and whether they have ever found the odd stray tennis ball!   We are going to have a look at some old plans of the park to see if the tennis courts are shown there.

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Bedford Lawn Tennis Club – 11/08/2016

Some time ago we were contacted by a member of the public asking if any residents could remember Bedford Lawn Tennis Club which was situated in Egerton Park.   We included this request for information in our summer newsletter 2016 and we have since had a response from a resident who does remember the courts.

Apparently they used to occupy the site where numbers 38, 38A, 40, 40A and 40B now stand and were surrounded by a high metal fencing.   This was demolished when the houses were built in 1973.   Our resident believes that they were clay courts as he often discovers sections of the clay surface when he is digging.   We would be interested to hear from those residents who live in the above mentioned houses and whether they have ever found the odd stray tennis ball!

We are going to have a look at some old plans of the park to see if the tennis courts are shown there.

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Nature Watch – Eg Pk News (Summer 2016)

A photograph of a grey heron in an Egerton Park garden was sent to us by a resident in April.   Grey herons are unmistakable: tall, with long legs, a long beak and grey, black and white feathering.   They can stand with their neck stretched out, looking for food, or hunched down with their neck bent over their chest.   They can be spotted around any kind of water – garden ponds, lakes, rivers and estuaries.   Sometimes, grey herons circle high up into the sky and can be mistaken for large birds of prey.   (Information from the RSPB website.)   They can often be seen flying over Egerton Park, ‘mobbed’ by crows or seagulls, or sitting on our garden walls, fences and roofs, not to mention fishing for frogs in garden ponds.

Newsflash:       On Sunday 13th March, a large fluffy rabbit on a motorbike and with a trailer full of Easter presents was spotted riding through Egerton Park.   Do you know this rabbit?   We’d love to hear about it.   If anyone has a photo of this rare species, we would love to receive a photo and can feature it as a Nature Watch item in a future newsletter!

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Bedford Lawn Tennis Club – Eg Pk News (Summer 2016)

We have been approached by a member of the public who was a member of Bedford Lawn Tennis Club in the 1960s asking if anyone has any photos or memories.   Does anyone remember it and where in the park it was situated?   Please let us know if you have any information and we will forward it and perhaps use the information in a future newsletter.

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“Coffee and Cake ” morning to support Macmillan Cancer Care, Sat 26th Sept 10.30 to 12.00, Rock Ferry Community Rooms, Rock Ferry One Stop Shop

Dear Egerton Park Householder,

Please see the message below which we have been asked to forward to you all and which we emailed on 17th September.

You will see that our local Rock Ferry councillors; including Phil Davies, the leader of the council; Frank Field, our MP; and Sue Murphy, the Deputy Police Crime Commissioner will all be there so it should be a very interesting event as well as supporting Macmillan Cancer Care.

Do please let your neighbours know about this event, we don’t have email addresses for everyone in the park and it would be a shame for them to miss out on this opportunity.

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From: McLaughlin, Moira (Councillor) [mailto:moiramclaughlin@wirral.gov.uk]
Sent: 16 September 2015 10:21
Subject: “Coffee and Cake ” morning to Support Macmillan Cancer Care Sat 26th Sept 10-30 12-00 Rock Ferry Community Rooms, Rock Ferry One Stop Shop

Dear All,

I’m contacting you as you are all involved in active residents groups in Rock Ferry and I would like to invite and, through you, your residents to a “Coffee and Cake” morning to support the Macmillan Big Coffee Morning and help raise money for this marvelous organisation.

The event is mainly aimed at bringing residents of Rock Ferry and Birkenhead together and it will be attended by local Councillors from across Birkenhead, including Phil Davies, Leader of the Council and your Rock Ferry Councillors.

Frank Field M.P. and Sue Murphy, the recently appointed Deputy Police Crime Commissioner, will both be there and the cakes will be supplied by the Councillors, with some home baked from the more ambitious of us.

There is no admission fee, but we`d be delighted if you could join us and make a small donation to Macmillan.

Details of the time, date and place are given above and I`d be very grateful if you could circulate this to those residents that you are in touch with and I hope you are able to come.

Regards,

Moira

Councillor Moira Mclaughlin
Councillor for Rock Ferry Ward
Tel: 0151 644 8234
Fax: 0151 652 3248

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Local Interest Wirral 3Ls Courses – Eg Pk News (Summer 2015)

As the local free newspapers are not delivered to Egerton Park, you may not know about the Wirral 3Ls (Leisure, Laughter and Learning) which provides daytime courses in many different subjects and which are tailored for the over 50s.   Most of the courses are based at Bebington Civic Centre and full details are on their website www.wirral3ls.co.uk.   We can also provide you with a paper copy of their course programme on request and these are also available at local libraries.   However, the courses are very popular and many become fully booked quickly.   Also they only accept payment by cheque or cash.

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