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Volunteers from Wirral YMCA join the Birkenhead First Town Hosts to clean up the Event Space at Woodside

The Town Hosts and volunteers from The YMCA in the Birkenhead First BID area came together
for a clean-up of the Woodside Event Space beside Woodside Ferry Terminal, Birkenhead last week.

The clean-up was timed specifically to take place ahead of the Mersey River Festival which will take place on the 24th and 25th June. The free, family fun day is a celebration of the waterfront with activities and entertainment along both sides of the river including Woodside.

Volunteers came together to tackle the overgrown weeds and litter around the space and more than 20 bags of rubbish have so far been collected.

Paula Basnett, CEO of Wirral Chamber of Commerce, highlighted the work being carried out, she said, “We are really proud of the response we got from our partner at the YMCA and in the hard work of our Town Hosts and volunteers. Together this clean-up will have a really positive impact on the area and will show the visitors to the River Festival that Birkenhead is a great place to visit. Throughout 2017, Birkenhead First and its partners will be involved in many initiatives targeted at making significant improvements to the town.”

Nigel Hughes, CEO of Wirral YMCA said: “Taking part in community-based initiatives like this, especially projects that aim to shine a positive light on Birkenhead to its visitors, gives our residents a sense of involvement and inclusion along with a sense of doing something positive for the local community.”

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