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Have your say – and have fun helping decide on Wirral’s future

01 March 2023
Phot of outside of the shop unit BirkenEd's Place on Grange Road in Birkenhead

There is still time to book on to art workshops for young people being held in Birkenhead town centre.

The workshops are being run by local illustration and animation students and aim to teach young people some art skills such as still life drawing and scrapbooks/book binding.

You can take part in these art events on either Saturday March 4 when it will focus on still life drawing, and March 18 when they will look at scrapbooks/bookbinding. You must book in advance and a permission is needed for under-18s. You can book and get more details here.

These workshops are part of a wider series of events to help people tell us their views on proposals for regeneration and improvements to Birkenhead and the whole Left Bank of Wirral from Bromborough to New Brighton. They are being held in the bespoke consultation centre BirkenEd’s Place, a former shop in the heart of Birkenhead town centre, allowing people to talk to us face to face.

BirkenEd’s Place is an easily accessible location for anyone wanting to learn about the council’s ambitious plans for Birkenhead and, crucially, to help shape decisions about the future development of Wirral, led by independent local social enterprise PLACED.

Currently you can find out more about the plans for the Cleveland Street area and the proposals for the new proposed neighbourhood, offering sustainable, affordable homes. The consultation on this is continuing until March 6.

You can also find out more about the proposed move of Birkenhead Market to the old House of Fraser site, through consultation events that are running at BirkenEd's Place on March 9 and 11

Also coming soon is the U-Boat Story Presentation Evening, on March 15 at 5.30pm. This is a chance to join BIG Heritage and MGMA Architects at BirkenEd’s Place to chat about the U-Boat Story, the plans and designs and chance to contribute and question the proposals.

This is free to attend but booking is essential. Find out more from the Eventbrite site.

If you can’t get to BirkenEd’s Place you can still take part in consultations online – more details on how to do this are available from the council’s HaveYourSay website.

More events and consultations will be coming up at BirkenEd’s Place and you can keep up to date with the latest here through the BirkenEd’s Place website.

BirkenEd’s Place is at 8-10 Borough Pavement, Grange Precinct, Birkenhead and you can drop in without an appointment on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 11-4.30pm and Saturday 11-4pm.

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