Volunteer Co-ordinator needed for Local Historical Site

An important local historical site in Greasby is in need of an energetic and enthusiastic volunteer to administer occasional "tlc".

The site of the old village pump at the corner of Pump Lane, Greasby was restored in 1980 under the voluntary leadership of local historian Jim O'Neil. Planning for "Operation Pump Lane" as it was christened by the Hoylake News, started two years earlier in August 1978.

The project involved over 100 volunteers and resulted in the transformation of this previously overgrown and waterlogged site into a restored, landscaped area complete with the original hand-built pond, well and a working pump.

Since 1980, the upkeep of the site has been shared between Jim and Wirral Borough Council. The Council mow the grass and look after the lampposts and litter bins but the main upkeep is done by Jim and friends who regularly visit the site to keep it spruced up.

After 31 years, Jim feels it is time for him to hand over the reins to someone else and is therefore looking for a suitable successor to carry on the good work and help to maintain the area for future generations.

The project would suit a local resident who cares about the area's past with a good level of physical fitness and an extremely organised way of working. Jim would be on hand to offer initial support and guidance.

The site is currently in need of some attention and if you are interested in finding out more, contact Jim directly on 0151 632 2047 (evenings or weekends) or email him at jimoneil@btinternet.com .