About the Friends of Bidston Hill

The Friends of Bidston Hill are a local community group created to watch over and assist in the management and improvement of this beautiful conservation area.

Our aim is to support the development of the Hill for the local, wider and global community, whilst striving to maintain the Hill’s unique character.  The ‘Friends’ work in partnership with Wirral Council Parks and Countryside Service creating new ideas and projects for the benefit of the Hill and its users.

Friday Group

Do you love Bidston Hill? Have some spare time on Friday mornings? Not afraid of getting your hands dirty? Then join the Friday Group who, led by the Bidston Hill ranger, help with maintenance of pathways, litter picking, pruning of trees, shrubs and gorse, and much more. If you are interested, please join us at Tam O’Shanter Farm at 10:00am for a cup of tea and a friendly chat before starting work. If you want to talk to somebody first or require further information, call John on 07887 665120.

Membership

If you would like to become a member of the Friends of Bidston Hill, pick up a membership form from the ranger’s office at Tam O’Shanter Farm, download a membership form here, or contact us through our web form. You can also join at the AGM or one of the Bidston Windmill open days. Membership costs five pounds per family per year, and entitles you to our regular newsletter and invitations to special events.

Annual General Meeting

The Friends of Bidston Hill’s AGM takes place in May or June when the committee members are appointed.  All are welcome and we usually have a guest speaker to provide some entertainment. Past speakers have covered subjects such as local history, archaeology and the study of owls.  In fact, in 2011 Bidston Community Archaeology was formed by a core of members who had previously taken part as volunteers in an excavation project on the Hill during 2010.