“Market Street businesses seem enthused with the effect the BID is having.”- Lindsay Hudson, The Vintage Interior Fairy

Age Friendly Businesses

SOME of Wirral’s biggest retailers have been asked to sign up to a new initiative to make shopping easier for older people.
In a survey carried out by Age UK, four out of 10 people over 65 said they believed traders have very little interest in the needs of older shoppers, despite older households spending an estimated £145bn a year on goods and services.

Wirral Council and its partners including Age UK Wirral and Wirral Chamber are now urging local businesses to back a new ‘Age-Friendly’ initiative in Wirral. Businesses taking party will carry an Age-Friendly sticker guaranteeing older visitors a chair, access to a loo and a drink, as a minimum. 

If you would like to sign up to the scheme please download the form here and email it to info@birkenheadbid.co.uk

The businesses that have signed up to the scheme already are as follows.

The Dog Wash Company - 2 Marcus street, Birkenhead, CH41 1EU

McDonald’s - 262/264 Grange Rd, Birkenhead CH41 6EB

The Fish Bowl - 18 Oxton Rd, Birkenhead CH41 2QJ

Mystique Hair & Beauty - 5 Oxton Rd, Birkenhead CH41 2QQ

Kitstop - 20 Oxton Rd, Birkenhead CH41 2QJ

Cashino - 247, 243 Grange Rd, Birkenhead CH41 2PH

Munroes - 237 Grange Rd, Birkenhead CH41 2PX

Brighthouse - 233-235 Grange Road, Birkenhead CH41 6EB

Farm Foods - 1 Salisbury St, Birkenhead CH41 2RL

Pound Bakery Café - 239-241 Grange Rd, Birkenhead CH41 2PH

Icare Opticians - 254 Grange Rd, Birkenhead CH41 6EB

Boots - 215 Grange Rd, Birkenhead CH41 2PH

Superdrug - 205 Grange Rd, Birkenhead CH41 2PF

Waterstones - 188-192 Grange Rd, Birkenhead CH41 6EA

Optisavers - 8-10 Princes Pavement, Birkenhead CH41 2XX

Home Bargains - 150 Borough Rd, Birkenhead CH41 2RA