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Friends of Hoylake and Meols in Bloom


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We are delighted to have been selected to receive funding from the Co-op Local Community Fund. This means that if people vote for our project we will get a contribution towards it, depending on the level of support. But we need your help. The more support we get, the more funding we could receive. So if you're a Co-op Member please log in to your Co-op Membership account and choose us. If you're not a Co-oP member, please join and support us!

The Friends' project for funding:

Meols Parade Gardens is a Victorian sunken garden with public sports facilities on the Wirral coastal route. This project is to create a large mural right in the centre on two large, currently blank walls. First, the walls will be repaired, rendered and painted. Then artist Jim Fleming will create a mural of all local aspects These wall mural will complement the sensory garden murals and enhance the experience of Parade Gardens users by portraying local history and promoting the future in a fun, imaginative way.

This new addition will hopefully lead to much more investment in the Parade Gardens, Our aim is to have a totally renovated Parade Gardens with good public sports facilities (including facilities for those with disabilities). This would significantly boost the well-being of local people and visitors.  

Proposed derelict wall

Same wall with how mural would look

It is quite amazing how much detail can be achieved on a mural of this size. We will be asking as many people as possible to have an input on its make up, thus making it a truly community project.

How the Co-op Community Fund works

Every time Co-op members choose Co-op branded products and services and use their Co-op Membership card (subject to Membership T&Cs) 1% of what you spend will go to your chosen cause and 5% to the card holder.

Members can choose which project they would like to support and can change their choice at any time until the end of this community fund period, which is 18th March 2017.

If members don't choose a cause during the community fund period then their 1% is shared out equally between all the local causes in their community and the card holder still gets the 5% back.

When you are a member you can keep an eye on how much is being raised in your Co-op Membership account or you can visit your local Co-op Food store and check for updates.

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We hope you will support our project but for any reason you choose not to, there are two other great projects you can choosefrom below:

Hoylake Parade Centre

The Parade Community Centre are looking to replacing their existing lighting with energy efficient LEDs. This will bring room costs down for their many community group users.

The lighting will be installed to reduce the cost to the Centre for electricity bills and therefore the costs to non-profit groups who provide classes for local people and vulnerable groups. The lighting will be installed by a local electrician supported by Centre volunteers. An assessment of the electricity bills has been taken and the cost to the Centre has been worked out. An independent consultant has worked out the cost savings to the Centre to be about 20% which in turn will be passed onto the local community groups by keeping the costs low.

Full details on the Co-op website

Girlguiding Wirral

Hadlow Fields campsite has six sites and several buildings, including a cottage for indoor holidays. The development project has several phases with phase 1 having just been completed, which has given the site a purpose built building for a new shop, office and warden accommodation. They are seeking money for the next phase to extend the dormitories and toilet/washroom facilities to allow more diverse and larger numbers of young people from across Wirral, including schools, youth groups, and Scouting groups, as well as the members of Girlguiding Wirral, to come and stay and enjoy Hadlow Fields.

Full details on the Co-op website

48ft wide x 7ft high