New Ferry Jubilee Party in the Park in full swing

A ‘Party in the Park’ to celebrate the 70th year of Her Majesty the Queen’s reign is currently underway in New Ferry Park.

The Party in the Park is inviting all the community to come to the park to enjoy themselves and even to have a picnic in the park (with teddy bears also invited!). All the shops, cafes and pubs in New Ferry are getting in on the action and are open to serve food and drink to visitors to New Ferry for the day, whilst there will also be a hog roast in the park.

Mark Craig, Secretary of the New Ferry Community Land Trust said, “There’s double the number of stalls we normally have had at this event in the past.

“There’s a funfair and there’s entertainers here who are going to be singing next to the Spitfire aircraft and there are dinosaurs and even Spiderman is making an appearance!

“So there’s lots and lots of fun to be had, lots of events, and lots of displays to see. Fun for all the family!”

The Arts Council funding will be providing a Community Art Project led by artists from Hazelhurst Studios who will be asking visitors to the event to assist in the design of future murals to be added to New Ferry’s collection of existing murals on commercial properties.

The event was formally opened by Wirral’s new Mayor, Cllr Jeff Green, who told birkenhead.news, “The amount of effort that’s been put into organising this event and all the various exhibits is tremendous.

“And of course, when you think of what this community has been through with the terrible explosion, to see so many people here enjoying themselves and having fun is great.”

“We’ve struggled through the pandemic. But now I think things are on the up and I think this is a tremendous sign of things being on the up.”

The Mayor was keen to thank the organisers, “I want to thank the New Ferry Community Land Trust, Community Foundation for Merseyside, and also the Arts Council for funding the mural. There are lots of people wanting to get involved and that is just great to see.”

Mayor Cllr Jeff Green and the Lady Mayoress, with the proud owner of a Morris 8

The mayor concluded by saying, “It’s great that the Platinum Jubilee has been the catalyst for this event. It’s great that it’s a sign that the community is on the up again.”

There are several bus routes passing through New Ferry, and Bebington Station is just a healthy 15 minutes walk away. Those coming by car are asked to park in either Woodhead Street Car Park, or Grove Street Car Park. The organisers are asking visitors to come to the event either on foot, or to use public transport where possible.

The next party set for New Ferry Park will take place at the end of August and birkenhead.news will publish details when they are announced.

Some of the members of the New Ferry Community Land Trust who made the event possible
The Mayor gets a selfie with some of the entertainers
Time for ice cream!
A youngster enjoying the donkey rides
Prowling Triceratops. Credit: Mark Craig
The Mayor made a speech before declaring the event open
All the fun of the fair!
A WWII Spitfire is on display
Family-friendly dinosaur! Credit: Mark Craig
Live entertainment is taking place throughout the day
Dinosaur petting. Credit: Mark Craig
The mayor being photographed in front of the WWII Spitfire
There are lots of volunteers on hand
A Birkenhead Corporation bus and a Wallasey Corporation bus
View across the park. Credit: Mark Craig
Donkey rides in the sun

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