BirkenEd’s Place

Published 29th November 2022

A NEW pop up engagement hub has opened in Birkenhead’s town centre for residents to find out more about the future of the area. The shop unit, known as BirkenEd’s Place, opened its doors on Wednesday, November 23 and will be a key location for people to find out about how the £100 million government funding will be used. Over three months from November until mid-February 2023 people visiting the BirkenEd’s Place in the town centre will be able to find out more about the key projects coming forward and share their ideas and views to help shape what happens next. During this time more information about a series of major projects proposed in the town will be made available, with the engagement in BirkenEd’s Place being led by independent local social enterprise PLACED. Consultations that will be coming to the shop for people to comment on from the beginning include proposals for Argyle Street, Dock Branch Neighbourhood, and Town Centre and St Werburghs, with other projects to be confirmed at a later date.

Leader of Wirral Council, Cllr Janette Williamson, said: “Birkenhead and the surrounding area is on the cusp of real and important changes which we are determined to make sure these benefit as many local people as possible and that they reflect their hopes and ambitions for their town. This is the culmination of many years of hard work and vision by politicians and officers. “The aim is that BirkenEd’s Place will be more than just a space to talk about Birkenhead but will welcome those who want to know more and have their voices heard as we move ahead with ambitious plans for the town. It will also be a place where they can meet with a community group, take part in a craft activity, or simply have a cup of tea and a chat about the town.”

BirkenEd’s Place is at 8-10 Borough Pavement, Grange Precinct, Birkenhead, open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday 11-5pm and people are welcome to stop by to find out more about the proposals and give their views.