It may seem that very little is happening to convert the Birkdale station house into a community hub and library. Nothing could be further from the truth! Dealing with two big organisations i.e Network Rail and Merseyrail, does have it drawbacks as things can take longer than we would like. However, recent negotiations with both parties, as well as our architect, have been very fruitful. There is a will on all sides to make this project work. It is hoped that Network Rail will commence renovation work on the outside of the house this July. So, keep the faith it will be worth the wait! We hope to have a notice board installed in the front garden in the near future and we will post updates on this.
A successful Race Night was held a Birkdale Conservative Club on Friday 27th April, everyone had fun and we raised funds for the Station Master’s House.
One of the local traders in Birkdale Village, Stanley’s the Greengrocers, has a book stall at the rear of the shop selling second-hand books on behalf of the Station Master’s House and we are very grateful for their sterling efforts.
As of Friday last week they had raised the sum of £1,030!
So please pop in to Stanleys on Liverpool Road in the Village, buy your fresh produce and browse their selection of second hand books!
A quiz night was held on the 16th February and was so successful we intend to hold more of these nights.
The Birkdale Christmas Fayre took place on Thursday 7th December and we opened opened up the Station House from 12:30 pm onwards. This is to gave people the opportunity to have a tour of the house so that they had a better understanding of what we are aiming to achieve. We had lots of visitors and several tours of the house took place showing how we expected the development to take place, plus some history of the house itself.
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded £5,107.99 from the Co-op Community Fund. We were one of four charities this month who received the benefit of this fund. Thank you to the Co-op and all of you Co-op members who voted for us over the past 6 months. We have now raised £20,000 towards the cost of renovating the Birkdale station master’s house. Your support is appreciated by all the Trustees. Thank you.
Terry Durrance gave an enjoyable talk on ‘Times Gone By’ at the Conservative Club on 17th November. The musical score was provided by the Wayfarers Barbershop Chorus and Olivia Moss, a young up an coming opera singer. Olivia sang both classical and opera pieces, accompanied by a local well known pianist Angela Thompson..
A wine tasting evening took take place at the Wine Rack in Birkdale village on Monday 27th November. It was a Christmas-themed evening run by the experts in the Wine Rack, commencing with Champagne, 7-8 drinks to follow and Port to complete the evening.
We’ve launched the Birkdale Community Hub & Library 200+ club. Please join to make a regular contribution to the project with the possibility of winning cash prizes.
There will be 2 x £20 prizes and 1 x £50 per month, plus a big £500 prize per year. Use the link in the menu above or the image in the sidebar from the Home page for more information and to join up – Good luck!
Everyone enjoyed an afternoon tea with on 30th September us with home baking to enjoy! People dropped in during the afternoon for cake, scone, tea/coffee and to try their hand at Tombola. There was also a book sale.