Sunday Snippets, September 11, 2022 – Birkenhead News

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Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch in British history, died peacefully at Balmoral, the palace announced.

King Charles III made a statement in which he said, “The passing of my beloved mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.

“We deeply mourn the passing of a dear Sovereign and a beloved Mother. I know his loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Kingdoms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.

“During this time of grief and change, my family and I will be comforted and supported by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which the Queen was so widely held.”

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The people of Wirral are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Our borough, along with the rest of the nation and the Commonwealth, is now in a period of mourning that will continue until the end of the day of the state funeral on Monday, September 19.

The flags of Birkenhead and Wallasey town halls and other municipal buildings are now flown at half-mast as a sign of respect. City Halls and Hamilton Square Gardens will also be lit purple each evening during the mourning period.

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Beloved Arrowe Park Abseil returns to hospital in September as part of WUTH Charity’s Tiny Stars neonatal appeal, benefiting from donations raised.

Participants will take on the challenge of abseiling along the Arrowe Park Hospital building during the event which will take place over two days, from Thursday September 22nd to Friday September 23rd. Anyone over the age of 12 is invited to participate and brave the fall of three floors.

Last year’s abseiling was a huge success with 130 fundraisers taking part, raising £31,000 for the amazing neonatal unit at Wirral University Teaching Hospital (WUTH), which specializes in the care of newborns sick or premature.

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Work to transform a dilapidated youth club in New Ferry into a state-of-the-art community clubhouse is underway after building contractors took over the site earlier this week (Monday September 5).

The idea of ​​redeveloping the Bebington Youth Club into a modern clubhouse dates back to 2016 when elected officials and community members came together to discuss the future of the underutilized center and how it could be used to support local residents.

At that time, the youth club only opened nine hours a week – three hours on three evenings a week – and only for young people between the ages of 13 and 19.

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Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker will perform at the Liverpool Playhouse on Friday September 30 for a Q&A on stories and memorable elements from his time at the helm of the Britpop outfit.

All proceeds from the show will go to ‘Ron’s Place’ in Oxton; a unique British example of what is often referred to as ‘art brut’.

Jarvis Cocker is the boss of Ron’s Place and has spoken of his interest in this unusual place, “I think that’s one of the things that appeals to me about art brut: you feel like you’re seeing art in a purer, more primitive form. An environment takes it to a different level.

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Filming has just wrapped on the latest production to receive vital investment from the Liverpool Film Office Film and Television Production Fund.

The family heap is a brand new prime time comedy from ITV set in Liverpool and tells the story of four sisters who have lost their parents and pack up the family home to sell.

Filmed in the Liverpool City area, the producers created a life-size family home interior set inside the now empty Pensby High School for Boys in Wirral. Other locations included exteriors in Crosby and Bebington.

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Wirral drivers are advised that the Fender Lane Bridge along the A553 is due for a series of closures this month to allow for surveys and inspections.

The National Road must close the bridge from Monday September 12 to Thursday September 15 and then from Monday September 19 to Friday September 23, 2022 to carry out intrusive investigative work.

National Highways and design consultant Amey will carry out structural surveys as well as stress testing, tendon ruptures and concrete material testing.

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The Livingstone Street Play & Community Center in Birkenhead was praised this week for its ‘life-changing’ summer club which offers free sessions for families with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Due to funding cuts, the community center was forced to close and families were left with nowhere to go, causing distress to many local people who depended on it.

Equilibrium North West, a Birkenhead-based community benefit society, recognized the need for the center and applied for a grant to support its summer club from the local housing association, One Vision Housing.

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An exciting new art gallery is set to open in late September.

The Lake Gallery, located on Grange Road in the heart of West Kirby, will showcase a selection of contemporary arts and crafts by established and emerging artists.

An independent artist-run business, the gallery is the vision of three Wirral-based creatives; glass artist Helen Smith, painter Clare Flinn and mixed media artist Marianthi Lainas.

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The refurbishment of the Seacombe Ferry Terminal is one of six innovative engineering projects that were unveiled as voting opened for the 2022 Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) People’s Choice Award.

The People’s Choice Award showcases the best in civil engineering, recognizing projects that have a positive impact on the local economy, while highlighting the positive benefits civil engineering has on communities.

The shortlisted projects range from a new container port in Nigeria to the restoration of a peat bog on the Anglo-Welsh border.

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The Royal Opera House has announced that it will begin its 2022/23 cinema season with Lady Butterflybroadcast live on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 in more than 850 theaters in 26 countries around the world.

Participating local cinemas include Vue in Birkenhead and Cheshire Oaks, The Light in New Brighton and Odeon in Bromborough.

Lady Butterfly has been performed by the Royal Opera over 420 times, making it the ninth most performed work in the Company’s repertoire. Since its first release in Covent Garden in 1905, a year after its premiere at La Scala in Milan, Puccini’s timeless tale has captivated audiences.

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A unique partnership involving a number of municipal teams and a service provider provides refreshments, training and reduced carbon emissions at one of Wirral’s most popular parks.

The Courtyard cafe in Royden Park, Frankby, was officially reopened by the Mayor of Wirral, Cllr Jeff Green, this week and is fully operational again after being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although overseen by the council’s theatre, catering and hospitality team, the cafe is largely made up of service users supported by the council’s adult social services team at Wirral and Wirral Evolutions , the council’s day center service provider.

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