Projects in progress

These are projects that you may be able to help with. Most projects need an active team of volunteers to achieve their goals and every little helps. If you are interested in helping with any of these projects, just contact the project lead by clicking on the relevant link.


Community-Led Housing

Indicative redevelopment proposal for Victoria Lodge Hotel

This initiative aims to support the delivery of community-led affordable housing schemes.  It is working in conjunction with the National Community Land Trusts Network to develop projects such as the former Victoria Lodge Hotel in Victoria Road, Tranmere for housing and community use.  It is looking for other community-led housing projects to support.





Protecting our Red Gems

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Victorian letterbox

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One of the members of the recently dissolved Birkenhead & Tranmere Neighbourhood Planning Forum, James Kay, pointed out the need to find and protect the  rare Victorian letter boxes which still exist  in Birkenhead & Tranmere.

Would you like to be a part of the effort to save these?




Preservation of the Lucy Box

Lucy Box

Lucy Box

Lucy boxes were in use in the days of trams to house the necessary electrics.  A rare example of a “Lucy Box” has been located in the area.

The distinctive ornamentation suggests that this box has been there since before 1898. However it needs restoration, so the project is looking for funds and expertise to restore and protect it.    Can you help?



The Lost World of Tranmere Tunnels

Under your feet is the hidden world of Tranmere Tunnels. These tunnels date back to the Second World War when they were excavated as a deep underground air raid shelter.  They were subsequently used as a nuclear bunker during the Cold War years.

Tranmere Tunnels Volunteers Limited aims to open Tranmere Tunnels to the public and share their long and fascinating history.

The lead on this project, Jim Cadwallader, is looking for help from other local residents to bring this project to fruition.  In due course this project would welcome help.  If you would like to register your interest do so here.



Hamilton Square Conservation Area

Hamilton Square in Birkenhead is a unique gem of British architectural history and is the only remaining architecturally complete Georgian square in the whole of England.

Hamilton Square and the wider conservation area of which it is a part is under constant threat from developers and the Hamilton Square Conservation Area Advisory Committee has a vital ongoing role in preserving this uniquely important heritage.

Would you like to be part of this?