1 October 2011

Environment Agency Volunteers

Volunteers from the Environment Agencies office at Warrington
plant shrubs in the main car park at Eastham Country Park

5 September 2011

Heswall and Eastham Day Centres

Boys from both The Heswall Day Centre and from the Eastham Day Centre,
vitist the park on a weekley basis, to assist with conservation and general maintenance issues.
The contribution that both groups make to the sucsess fo the park is immense and the feeling of pride that the boys feel after having completed a task is imeasurable. 
Above and below we see the Heswall Team clearing leaves from the Cycle Path in the Carpark.

21 August 2011

Dog Walkers at Eastham Country Park

Pug owners from right accross the N.W meet at Eastham Country Park on Sunday 21st August

3 August 2011

Mayor of Wirral raises the Green Flag at Eastham Country Park

The Mayor of Wirral, Cllr Moira Mclaughlin, accompanied by The Lord Mayors & Mayoresses of Liverpool and Chster and the Mayors and Mayoresses of Knowsley, Halton, and Warrington help Senior Ranger James Locke and Ranger Phillip Starkey to raise the recently awarded Green Flag at Eastham Country Park 

21 July 2011

National Dog Awarness Week at Eastham Country Park

Monday 25th  to Sunday 31st July, is National Dog Awareness Week and to launch the event in Wirral, Councillor Brian Kenny, cabinet member for the Environment  and Councillor Chris Meaden, cabinet member for Culture, Tourism and Leisure came to Eastham Country Park to meet The Rangers and Wirral's Community Patrol Officers, who were on hand to give out advice on responsible dog ownership in the park as well as giving away free pooper bags to dog owners visiting the park.

Councillor Brian Kenny and Councillor Chris Meaden, show the responsible way to deal with dog waste at Eastham Country Park.
(bag it, bin it, you know it makes sense)

Love your park week

As part of a national drive to encourage people into their local parks, Monday 25th to Sunday 31st July has been designated as Love your parks week. To launch the week in Wirral, Councillor Chris Meaden joined Friends of Eastham Country Park and the Eastham Rangers to start the week off with a Bat Box Building Event in the Courtyard of the parks Visitor Centre.

Left to Right
Lynn Williams (friends of eastham country park) James Locke (senior ranger) Young William, making his Bat Box, Councillor Chris Meaden, Alan Creevey (wirral press office)

17 July 2011

Snakes Alive at Eastham Country Park

Wirral Herpetological Society have an open day in the Visitor Centre at Eastham Country Park. Members of the society brought Pythons, Boa Constrictors, Corn Snakes and many other amazing species along to the park. There were also many different species of owls on show including the fabulous European Eagle Owl, a Snowy Owl, a Barn Owl, a Tawny Owl and a Little Owl. If snakes and owls were not your thing then there were also many other reptiles on show including Dragon Lizards, Spiders and Tortoises. The visitor Centre was jammed to the gunnels’ with eger children who had brought their reluctant parents along to try to encourage them to hold a lizard, spider or even a snake!

14 July 2011

Site Visit

Senior Ranger James Locke, introduces the  recently appointed head of parks & countryside Mary Bagley and the new cabinet member for Leisure, Tourism and Culture, Councillor Chris Meaden to Eastham Country Park.

left to right - Cllr Chris Meaden, Area Parks Manager kevin Callaghan, Senior Ranger James Locke, Head of Parks and Countryside Mary Bagley

11 July 2011

Timberland Volunteers at Eastham Country Park

Conservation Volunteers from the Timberland shop at Cheshire Oaks, install a new noticeboard at the Riverview Rd access to the park. The lads have been coming to the park on a Monday to help the Rangers with conservation work since mid May. Over this period they have assisted in a wide variety of tasks to both conserve and improve the park.

8 June 2011

Green Flag Judging Day

Wednesday 8th June was Eastham Country Park's Green Flag Judging Day.
The two judges arrived on schedule at 11am. One from Sheffield and one from Warrington, along with Christine Smyth, Wirral's Bio-diversity Officer and Lynn Williams of the Friends of E.C.P.  The group were given a tour of the park by James Locke the Senior Ranger and Phillip Starkey the Parks Seasonal Ranger.
On completion of the tour the two judges will confer and award the park points on set down criteria.
The points will then be added up and if the score reaches the required percentage then the park is awarded the prestigious Green Flag status for another year.
Eastham Country Park has won G.F for the past two years and hopefully this year will be no exception, but we will have to wait until mid July before we find out if the bid has been successful or not, so there will be an anxious month ahead for the Rangers at E.C.P

Picture below shows the group at the end of the tour looking at the plaque on the Old Pier at Eastham Ferry
Christine Smythe, Lynn Williams, G.F Judge, James Locke, Clare Fallon G.F.J

28 April 2011

Nest Box Camrera

On Tuesday 25th April a pair of Blue Tits took up residence in the bird box at the Visitor Centre.

Watch as they build their nest, lay their eggs and then watch as the chicks hatch out and are reared.

The Visitor Centre is open every day of the week from 10am to 5pm

For further information, or an update on the progress of the Tit's.
 phone the Visitor Centre on 0151 327 1007

12 April 2011

Friends of Eastham Country Park

Eastham Country Park is looking for new members to join it's Friends Group. If you would like to help the Rangers to protect and preserve the park and it's ancient woodland, or would just like to make a contribution to the park, then why not get in touch with the Senior Ranger: James Locke and find out what you can do.