Building the Queens Park Bug house was a real family affair. We put out signs inviting children to come along and help with the build. We asked children to bring along a selection of materials that bugs would like to hide in, for example, straw, dried leaves, small branches, and plastic bottles (tops off) to fill. We provided pallets, bricks, and pre-drilled logs for solitary bees.
Kingsmead school children made the bug signs you see displayed on the fence. For a bit of fun and to add interest to the area we added wooden animal characters including Sonic the hedgehog and toadstools for the fairies.
Queens park round flower bed
This bed was in a bad state, full of brambles, it had to be completely cleared. A large quantity of manure was added. We have planted Queen Elizabeth roses (as its Queens Park and it was the Queen’s 90th birthday). Also, planter were Allium bulbs and other perennials. Around the edge we planted Nepeta Six Hills giant, this protects the planting from the prevailing winds and the bees love it.
Queens Park History
Hoylake U3A group in connection with the Friends and Hawk Bowling Club carried out a detailed history of the park which we are pleased to display below. (if not shown, please refresh page)
Queens Park Infastructure improvements
Queens Park infrastructure had been left to deteriorate for many years. Over the last through years with grant funds, events and donations and help from local businesses we have refurbished the tea room, renovated and painted the four sets of double gates, replaced 12 benches and added 3 extra, added many new playground items including the very popular activity trail, installed a deflbrator.
Queens Park Management Plan
Wirral Council and the Friends have developed a management plan for Queens Park, unfortunately with the current costing restraints the Council is limited in what can be done to meet the expectations of the plan
PDF below (if not displayed please refresh page)
Hoylake holy trinity school
To try and resolve the age old problem of some people not picking up their dog poo, we asked the children from Holy Trinity school to design ‘pick up your dog poo’ signs that we could put up around the park. As you can imagine we had some hilarious designs but all to the point. We were asked by the school to attend a pick up your dog poo assembly which was great fun and hopefully some lessons learnt.