Our AGM took place this morning at Community Soul Café in Wallasey Village.
The support and comments we’ve received are beyond anything we could have expected and WVIB are now established within the Village. It’s been a busy year and the Chair updated the meeting on what has happened during 2016 and our achievements to date.
St Nicholas Church Circle (opposite Wallasey Golf Club). This has been renamed Mike’s Circle. Mike Brassey was there right at the start of WVIB and had grown many of the plants from seed for the circle. Mike recently passed away after a 7 year fight with cancer, but we wanted to acknowledge the work he did for us.
Christmas Tree: This year we went for a 25ft tree. Our thanks to those local businesses who sponsored it: Neil Broster of NSH Solutions Ltd, Sue Brassey of Gray Black Ltd, Marc Price of MP3 Media Ltd and Allan Rattray of Fine Design Furniture Ltd. Our thanks also to the Council for providing operatives to help install the tree on what must have been the wettest day of the year!
Update and new additions to the Village:
- A second boat has been placed next to Mike’s Circle outside St Nicholas Church
- The fountain at Grove Road station entrance, has now been renovated and planted out with flowers.
- A planted up wheelbarrow is in situ at the Wallasey Village approach road
- We continue to maintain planters outside business premises: Zig Zag Hairdressers and Hemingway Hairdressers
- We started a sponsorship scheme where local businesses sponsor a barrier planter for an annual fee which includes signage and business details on the planter.
- We continue to maintain Mike’s Circle, Wallasey Village Library, two boats at Bayswater Road/Harrison Drive, the Mediterranean area plus birdbath and 30 barrier planters along Wallasey Village, six barrels and one wheelbarrow
We have held numerous fundraising events to help buy planters, flowers etc and thank you to everyone who helped and/or attended our celebration of the Queen’s 90th Birthday Event, Rummage Sale and recently supported our stall at the Wallasey Village Christmas Event.
Since our last AGM we managed to secure funding from Aviva Community Funding of £1000 in November 2015. We’re delighted to say we have reached the finalists stage of the Aviva fund again this year.
It was an early start but business was complete by 10am and our thanks to those who attended.