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The Friday Group volunteers meet every Friday morning to carry out maintenance tasks on Bidston Hill. Lately, they’ve been clearing ivy from oak trees and the like, to keep the trees healthy.
Members of the Friends of Bidston Hill are reminded that all memberships become due for renewal in January of each year. The annual membership fee remains at only £5 per year, and covers all family members living at the same address. New members are always welcome. You can download a membership form here.
It has been sometime since we have communicated through the website regarding matters relating to Bidston Hill. I think all will appreciate this is due to the pandemic which prevented any plans for events being initiated. We are hopeful the 19th July will bring further unlocking of restrictions, giving way for our committee to meet and continue where we left off before the Covid-19 Outbreak. With this in mind, assuming restrictions are lifted on this date, we plan to hold our Annual General Meeting, in order to put forward for appointment, nominees for those interested in serving on the committee for the forthcoming year. All are welcome to attend and … Continue reading
Dear Friends, It will come as no surprise that due to the virus and recent government restrictions, all of our planned events/activities on Bidston Hill have been cancelled. This is notwithstanding my recent ‘Newsletter’ post which was written before the escalation of the crisis. Once the situation becomes clearer, we will post further information. We hope you have a lovely summer and hope it is not too long before circumstances return to normal, when we can all continue to enjoy some of the events our committee work so hard to arrange each year on Bidston Hill. Roy Caligari Chair
17th January to 6th March 2020 It has been very wet this year but the Friday Group lost only two days owing to rain. Most of the time the Group has been working on North Heath, near the Sun Goddess. Many Birch trees have been cut down to prevent seeding this year, similarly many Birch saplings have been cut down to ground level. Material cut down is trimmed to a suitable length and then piled up; log piles like these make good wildlife habitats. One morning was spent on South Heath, near to Rock Path. There is a lot of Heather growing here so time was spent trimming back Gorse … Continue reading
4th October 2019 to 10th January 2020 Season’s greetings from all members of the Friday Group and best wishes for a prosperous New Year. Last October, Bidston Hill received a visit from the Mayor and Mayoress of Wirral. The occasion was the raising of the Green Flag by His Worship: the flag is awarded to public places which are well maintained for visitors and, once again, the Hill has been a recipient. The following week many bulbs were planted in the wooded triangle of land opposite the entrance to Tam O’Shanter farm — look out for a colourful display this Spring. On parts of South Heath, Heather is now re-generating after … Continue reading
August 2nd to 27th September 2019 New to most members of the Friday Group was the overgrown driveway to a private house off Boundary Road (by Brow Road) known as “The Clubhouse.” Fire Service vehicles moving up the drive had been damaged by overhanging branches and it was at their request that the Group trimmed back all the bushes and trees. Bidston Windmill was open on two occasions and over 100 visitors attended each time. The building is closed now until April 2020 and it is hoped that bats will return there for hibernation. A bat detector has been purchased by the friends and in mid-August several Committee members met … Continue reading
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are sorry to advise that the Windmill will not be open on Saturday morning, 7th September between 10am and 12 noon as planned. However, it will be open the following Saturday morning, 14th September, from 10 till 12 as part of the Wirral Heritage Open Days event.
May 3rd to July 19th 2019 The Windmill has been open to the public three times during this period. This is any ever-popular event with good attendances each time. Tumbledown Hill was cleared in preparation for a visit by John Kuzmjak’s relatives. They were pleased to see the site and hear of the fall that John had had there some years ago. A fire risk was identified behind the fence of Hillside Farm so the trees and bushes there have been cut back. At lot of litter was also found here and much of that was removed but some heavy items could not be carried in the litter bags. Many … Continue reading