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Community Action Day - Woodlands Park

Post by Wirral Council News » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:27 pm

The Mayor has unveiled a new piece of graffiti artwork in Woodlands Park.

Created by pupils at Woodlands Primary School, the colourful display stands out against the railings and welcomes visitors to the park.

After the unveiling, pupils from the school - with some help from Wirral Council’s Parks & Countryside team – planted daffodil bulbs in the park which will add even more colour during the summer.

Partners from Wirral Council, Merseyside Police, Biffa, Community Connectors, Community Payback, YMCA and Energy Projects Plus came together on the day with the wider aim of supporting local residents in the Woodlands area to improve environmental issues and to listen to any concerns around anti-social behaviour. This was coordinated by the Birkenhead Constituency Team.

Jo Burrell, Birkenhead Constituency Manager, said: ‘We’ve all come together today because we believe that working together in partnership is the best way to solve problems. Encouraging community cohesion by doing projects like this brings everyone together in a safe environment.’

Over 50 kilograms of daffodils were planted across the park and more than two tonnes of waste was removed from the local area, including three fridges. Street lighting issues were also addressed, along with housing issues and information was passed to residents with advice around recycling.

Other highlights include:

Fly tipping removed
Highway issues addressed
Councillors spoke to residents on local issues
Mechanical road sweepers combed through the Woodlands area removing debris
Park staff picked and swept the park for needles
YMCA and Wirral Ways to Recover also spoke with residents

A special thanks also goes to Nick Gunatilleke from Merseyside Police, as well as Zap Art and One Call for their work on the mural.

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Published by Wirral Council News on Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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