The WEN Spring Fair takes place every year in May. Plants are grown in the garden and polytunnel at WEN to be sold at the fair and the Crafters and Reclaimers groups sell items they have made. We also have stalls for homemade cakes, bric-a-brac and upcycled furniture, as well as a raffle and tombola.

We hold our Winter Fair each November. It’s a chance to stock up on some handmade Christmas gifts and table arrangements, as well as to enjoy homemade cakes and upcycling demos. We also raise funds with a raffle and tombola.

Wirral Speaks on Climate Change

In December 2020, during covid restrictions on meeting in person, Wirral Environmental Network teamed up with other Wirral Climate Action Group members Rethink Now, Cool Wirral Partnership and XR Merseyside for an online event chaired by Roger Phillips of Radio Merseyside. A range of experts and decision makers discussed climate change and how to take action, including:

Angela Eagle MP Wallasey, Alison McGovern MP Wirral South and Margaret Greenwood MP Wirral West
Liz Grey – Wirral Councillor & Chair Environment, Climate Emergency & Transport Committee
Peter Owen – Cool Wirral Partnership
Brendon Kenny – Founder of Changing Streams
Jo Holden – Sustainability Director, Peel Land & Property
Angela Samata – Grow-Wellbeing
Annie Merry – Faiths4Change, representing the Cool Wirral Family – Schools, Communities, Businesses and Faith Groups working for the environment.
James Johnson – Local Energy North West Hub
Dr David Tarpey – Consultant in Respiratory Health, Arrowe Park Hospital

You can watch a recording of the event on YouTube:

Wirral Acts on the Climate Emergency: Transport

As a follow up to ‘Wirral Speaks on Climate Change’, April 2021 saw ‘Wirral Acts on the Climate Emergency: Transport’ take place, again as an online Wirral Climate Action Group event. Wirral Environmental Network, Rethink Now and Hope For The Future came together to host a discussion on the future of sustainable travel and transport on the Wirral with speakers including:

Angela Eagle MP Wallasey, Margaret Greenwood MP Wirral West and Mick Whitley MP Birkenhead
Liz Grey – Wirral Councillor & Chair of Environment, Climate Emergency & Transport Committee
Simon O’Brien – Liverpool City Region Cycling and Walking Commissioner
Dr Tarpey, Respiratory Specialist at Arrowe Park Hospital
Warren Ward, Executive Director of Wirral Chamber of Commerce
John Smith – Programme Development Officer at Merseytravel
Janet Atherton – Cycling UK

Wirral’s transport infrastructure is focused on private vehicles and doesn’t offer easily accessible alternatives for those who want, or need, to use other transport options. In the face of climate change, we need to see a shift in our modes of travel, which will also improve physical and mental health, enhance quality of life and the local economy, as well as making space for nature.

Watch a recording here: