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Meet Love Wirral’s stars

Residents are getting on board our ‘Love Wirral’ campaign and giving their neighbourhood some TLC. Two groups are making a difference in their part of the borough - get inspired at #LoveWirral

The Breck

The old sandstone quarry on The Breck has views over to the welsh hills and is rumoured to have taken its name from Viking settlers.

Once a favourite place for picnics and blackberrying, The Breck fell on hard times but has now been adopted by volunteers who turn out weekly to care for the wooded sandstone outcrop.

With fantastic views of the coast, The Breck includes Granny’s Rock, a large sandstone outcrop, used by generations for rock climbing and bouldering.

The restoration has been led by Wirral Council ranger Paul Sinclair, who paid tribute to volunteers. ‘In just over a year, this hidden gem is again being used by the community, from dog walkers to rock climbers, and families with young children.' The Breck has also been submitted for Green Flag Award.

Plans include restoring and turning the formal shrubbery at the main entrance into a memorial garden for Alan Rouse, the Wallasey-born mountaineer who climbed here as a teenager and became the first British mountaineer to summit K2, the world’s second highest peak, before being killed on the mountain days later in 1986.

More information about the group's work is available on The Breck's Facebook page.

Wallasey Village in Bloom

Volunteers have brought together two areas of a village with multi-coloured planters, flower barrels and a decorated boat.

With a core group of six residents, volunteers aim to make Wallasey Village an attractive place for people to live, shop and visit.

Anne Williams, Michelle Price, Suzanne Broster, Leah Fraser, Val Hemingway and Mark Williams are supported by local businesses, but welcome more help with the upkeep of the village’s floral displays.

Says Suzanne: “We’ve gone from strength to strength and have had some lovely feedback. “Local people have supported us with donations and we also fundraise and apply for grants to maintain our planters and fund new projects.”

You can contact 'the Bloomers’ on Twitter @ WVinBloom, on their Facebook page 'WallaseyVillageBloom' and on the Wallasey Village in Bloom website.