BirkenEd’s Place – w/c 7th August

14th August 2023

Last week was another fantastic week of engagement for the Dock Branch Masterplan, and we heard more insightful perspectives and suggestions for this new urban park and neighbourhood. As we take the display down and look to the next project, we would like to thank all who have taken the time to have their say on the masterplan.

Next up and on display until 2nd September, is the Birkenhead Waterfront and Surrounds project. Wirral Council has commissioned a design team to deliver highway, walking and cycling, and public realm improvements to Birkenhead waterfront and its surrounding areas, covering the area from and including the Argyle Street/Conway Street roundabout to the Woodside Ferry Terminal. The project area can be split into several parts – Argyle Street, Hamilton Square, Hamilton Street, Woodside and the Waterfront Promenade. The areas covered by this project are important because they form a key link between the town centre and the waterfront. Birkenhead Waterfront and Surrounds aims to better connect Birkenhead town centre with Woodside and the waterfront area, enhance walking, wheeling and cycling space, and make improvements to Argyle Street, Hamilton Square and Station, and the Woodside Gyratory area.

Over the next few weeks, there will also be the opportunity to access online engagement for projects across Wirral such as the Wirral Parking Strategy. Just pop-in and a member of staff will be able to support you in accessing this in our online engagement area.

Last week, we were also delighted to be joined again by Wirral Metropolitan College students Kate and Freya. The students, who study on the BA Illustration and Animation course at the college, led a workshop where they created collages relating to Birkenhead. If you are looking for something creative and fun to do with the kids over the school holidays, there is still a chance to get involved in Kate and Freya’s workshops. Their next workshop is on character design and takes place on Saturday 19th August, 12pm – 2pm. Click here to book your place.

We are also offering community hot desking too and, over the next few Thursdays from 11:15am – 12:15pm, Involve Northwest will be in the space to offer support in relation to mental health, employment, housing, benefits etc.

Thank you to all our volunteers this week – Hannah Austin, Grace Turner, Jay Orritt, David Marsh and James Hurley.

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