Mark Baker

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Dock Branch Park Visit

There was another local participation event for the Dock Branch Park project on Thursday, 27 July 2023. Despite the conditions, local people saw the lost railway tracks, and were able to outline practical ideas to make this new Park a local success. These ideas are driving what happens in the core green lung corridor of Birkenhead, …

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Central Birkenhead – Can we do it? Yes, we can!

Recently, the Rotary Club (Birkenhead) has had two clean up forays. The last was to the area immediately behind the Central Hotel, in Central Birkenhead. Lionel Bolland, a Rotary member, said “Green councillors, community payback and the council’s refuse collection team all got involved along with club members. Even a local shop produced bacon rolls …

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Hamilton Square – Small action; big effect.

At a recent gathering of the Friends of Hamilton Square,  Philip Barton recalled a successful project by the Friends, who wanted to make a major difference in the appearance of the Square for everyone. “When we decided to clear the front of 50 Hamilton Square of weeds, the Friends were given a couple of large …

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Participation Event – The Future is… Dock Branch Park

Groups of people visiting the Dock Branch in hi-vis jackets

There is another participation event for the Dock Branch Park project being held at BirkenEd’s Place (8-10 Borough Pavement Grange Precinct CH41 2XX) on Thursday, 27 July 2023, 17:00 – 20:30 There will be some short talks to outline the ideas and give you a sense of where things are up to. This is another …

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BATCBS Shareholders

The shareholders of Birkenhead and Tranmere Community Benefit Society will be asked to complete a simple form, so that the the Society will be ready for changes in Government legistation regarding the Registration of Companies. Being prepared helps the Society react quickly and effectively. Would you like to be more involved, but don’t have the time? …

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Position of Hamilton Square in conservation area

Friends of Hamilton Square are really happy to announce that funding has been found from Wirral Borough Council and a significant step forward has been made with the introduction of Conservation Area signage, which will clearly identify the Conservation Area around Hamilton Square for residents, businesses and visitors. Philip Barton, Chairman of the Friends of …

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Clifton Park has had a major heritage assessment undertaken through the Birkenhead & Tranmere Community Benefit Society Ltd. See the character assessment project. Recently the Council’s senior heritage officer, Christopher Han, has obtained funding for new conservation area signs. So that Clifton Park does not miss out on this rare opportunity, Philip Barton, Director of …

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Birkenhead Park seeks Unesco World Heritage Status

BIRKENHEAD Park is among seven sites in the UK and its overseas territories in the running to win Unesco World Heritage status. Read the article in full at Wirral Globe web site

Friends of Hamilton Square AGM 2023


The Friends of Hamilton Square are holding their AGM on Monday 20th March, 2023 at Birkenhead Town Hall. They will be updating the members on their progress over the past year, and future projects. Visit the friends Website to learn more.

Other Organisations

BATCBS is not the only organisation actively promoting the improvement of the area. We have recently been advised of ‘Placed’, who are organising events which you may be interested in. Visit their website Place Birkenhead.