On Monday 24th July, Wirral’s new youth zone, The Hive, welcomed Derek Cartwright, North West Ambulance Chief Executive, and Wyn Dignan, Chairman, to thank them for making it possible for The Hive to have a fantastic outdoor offer. Without NWAS agreeing to the purchase of their former ambulance...

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Andrew and Liz Collinge have been working in the hair and beauty industry for over 40 years. Andrew made his name in the hairdressing world after winning British Hairdresser of the Year on two occasions. Liz Collinge is one of the UK’s leading makeup artists and has worked with Andrew on photo...

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Wirral’s version of the national ‘This Girl Can’ campaign has launched, with a roller disco here at The Hive and poster campaign. The photoshoot for the posters took place at the youth zone and feature some of Wirral’s This Girl Can campaign ambassadors getting active using Hive...

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On Saturday 10th June, we held our first Urban Festival – A celebration of music, sport and art here at The Hive youth zone. The night was a big success with members queuing out of the door to come and be a part of the activities and entertainment on offer. The rain held off and our outside skate...

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B&M work experience B&M Waste Services, one of our founder Patrons, provided our first Work Experience opportunity for Dan Cooper, one of senior members at The Hive. Dan has a 5 week placement with the company as part of his Graphic Design...

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3000 members Wirral’s landmark £6m facility, The Hive Youth Zone has been open less than a month and has already hit the 3,000 members mark! The Youth Zone opened its doors for the fist time on Saturday April 8th marking the day with its 1000 member,...

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We welcomed OnSide Youth Zones, the charity who were behind building and creating The Hive, hosted their annual conference here at Wirral Youth Zone last week. Close to 100 of our dedicated supporters and OnSide’s got the opportunity to tour The Hive, before they sat down to take part in a...

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As Hull 2017 kicks off its spectacular year as City of Culture, All Star Entertainment presents BLOCK PARTY part of Hull 2017 ROOTS & ROUTES Creative Communities Programme, that is coming to The Hive this coming Thursday April 20th 2017! From Spring 2017 working in five communities along the...

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Not sure if you heard the rumours (or the noise from Saturday’s events) but… WE ARE OFFICIALLY OPEN! If you missed it, here is a bit of a recap of what can only be described as one of the best events Wirral has seen… Creating a carnival atmosphere, local band Wirral Samba...

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Young people tour With just two days to go until the grand opening of The Hive, Wirral Youth Zone our Young People’s Development Group wanted to give you a flavour of what to expect come 1pm this Saturday. Our Development Group, many of who have...

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John Barnes rap Ex-England and Liverpool player John Barnes has graced the recording studio once again to record a unique rap alongside local young people to support our very own Wirral Youth Zone ahead of our grand opening on Saturday April 8th....

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Young People to race to Wirral Youth Zone on Grand National Day! Saturday 8th April marks the biggest day in the racing calendar, but in the lives of thousands of young people across Wirral, Grand National Day will be remembered as the day WE, The Hive,...

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Russell Taylor GENERATIONS of young people are about to have their lives transformed as a dynamic new initiative partnered by Russell Taylor Group gets under way. The business has announced it has become our newest founder patron. Ben Russell, managing...

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We were delighted to welcome elected members from Wirral Council on Wednesday evening to The Hive to see first-hand how their investment in our new state-of-the-art facility will support the lives of thousands of young people from right across the borough once we open on 8th April. With the...

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Our partners, The Lauries, are kindly offering FREE membership to the first 100 young people from the CH41 postcodes who sign up as members. The Lauries, is a local facility offering office, conferencing and function space in the heart of Birkenhead and is fully supportive to The Hive and its...

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Edward Timpson MP – Minister of State for Vulnerable Children and Families at Department for Education – toured ‘The Hive’, Wirral Youth Zone last week, seeing first-hand what the £6m Youth Zone will offer young people in the borough when it officially opens on April 8th.   Mr...

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Time capsule competition launched as pre-opening Youth Zone events take shape The young people of Wirral have a unique and historic chance to be engraved in the history of The Hive Youth Zone as we today launch our borough-wide Time Capsule Competition. This momentous opportunity will...

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Staff Induction Our 100 strong staff and volunteers team united on Saturday as we prepared them for working with thousands of young people come opening on April 8th! The staff team were inducted before various different training sessions were delivered...

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Progress to Excellence Generations of young people are about to have their lives transformed as a dynamic new Progress to Excellence Group partnership gets under way with Wirral Youth Zone. The Hive had a pre-opening target of 20 Founder Patrons and...

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Youth Zone interior shots High tech equipment is starting to arrive at The Hive Youth Zone this week with more to follow ahead of our opening date on April 8th 2017 after our contractors H.H Smith & Sons officially complete building work on...

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Youth Zone nearing practical completion Excitement across the borough of Wirral is building as construction work on the new Youth Zone, The Hive, nears completion with less than 60 days to go until opening. Building contractors, H.H. Smith & Sons,...

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John Barnes inspires first Youth Zone members Saturday 21st January, saw Youth Zone Ambassador and football legend John Barnes help inspire the first Junior and Senior young members to sign up to the soon to be built, Wirral Youth Zone. The Hive Youth...

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YP work on interior design Eight young people from our Young People’s Development Group attended The Hive building site last week to explore interior design options as we count down to opening on April 8th. Molly Richards, June Marie Hallsworth, Ryan...

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100 day countdown Saturday April 8th 2017 is the opening of Wirral Youth Zone – The Hive and to mark this occasion we are counting down 100 days until the big day! TODAY marks exactly 100 days until the grand opening of Wirral’s new Youth Zone...

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Meet our volunteers We have signed-up our first Youth Zone volunteers! Sue Rimmer is officially the first volunteer to sign up and has more than 10 years’ experience working with Wirral Youth Offending Service. Following Sue, is mother and daughter...

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Build Update Wirral Youth Zone is set to open in April 2017 and with the external work of our building virtually complete and internal works now well underway, we are all hugely excited as we approach our 100 day countdown to opening. Externally the...

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Meet the team With time ticking until the opening of our very own Wirral new Youth Zone, our Chief Executive, Stuart Barnes, has been busy recruiting the first team members, who will help deliver The Hive’s high quality provision when it opens in...

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West Wallasey Car Hire As The Hive Youth Zone moves towards its 100 day countdown to opening, the young people of Wirral have been given a huge boost with the news that West Wallasey Car Hire Limited has signed up as a founder patron. Wirral Youth...

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PARK Group Park Group, the UK’s leading multi redemption voucher and prepaid gift card business, is the latest high profile business to support Wirral Youth Zone as a Founder Patron. Park has been a leading company in Wirral for 50 years now,...

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With just months to go before The Hive – Wirral Youth Zone’s grand opening, our fantastic new building is really beginning to take shape ready for the official opening in April 2017. To celebrate how rapidly development is progressing, a number of our generous funders including; Boulting...

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John Barnes Former England and Liverpool player John Barnes has graced the recording studio once again in order to support our young people here in Wirral! Following his previous off-the-field success with New Order’s ‘World in Motion’ hit from...

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Andrew Collinge a cut above Twice British Hairdresser of the Year and Creative Director of a chain of award winning hairdressing salons, Andrew Collinge, is the latest high profile businessman to join us as a Founder Patron. As well as providing...

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Hill Dickinson Bike Ride The Hive Youth Zone General Manager, Stuart Barnes, joined international law firm Hill Dickinson to go the extra mile in aid of Wirral Youth Zone cycling the 150 mile Coast to Coast challenge from Workington to Sunderland...

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Supporters of our Wirral Youth Zone united recently at a special event, providing the first opportunity to go on the building site to see for themselves how quickly the The Hive is progressing. Contractors, H.H. Smith & Sons have continued their fantastic work on the Youth Zone building site...

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Anne Duchess of Westminster Anne Duchess of Westminster’s Charity is the latest high profile organisation to back Wirral Youth Zone as a Founder Patron. The grant, totalling £75,000, will see the charity donate £25,000 per annum over the next three...

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Some of the Hive Youth Zone’s Capital Funders enjoyed a tour of the Wirral facility as building work continues. With both the interior and exterior really taking shape, the supporters were able to see what each room was going to be. They were shown around by the Hive’s Chairman John Syvret...

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Hill Dickinson Coast to Coast International law firm Hill Dickinson along with our very own General Manager, Stuart Barnes, are going the extra mile for Wirral’s young people, cycling the gruelling 130 mile Coast to Coast challenge from...

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Bagnall and Morris Local business Bagnall and Morris Waste Services is the latest company to join our growing family of Founder Patrons as they joned us and our Youth Zone Ambassador, John Barnes at the building site. Ensuring the young people of...

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Supporters of our Wirral Youth Zone united recently at a special event, providing the first opportunity to go on the building site to see for themselves how quickly the The Hive is progressing. Contractors, H.H. Smith & Sons have continued their fantastic work on the Youth Zone building site...

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Our General Manager Stuart Barnes and a team of ‘OnSide Warriors’ took part in the annual Total Warrior 12k obstacle course in Leeds on Saturday and raised over £1,500 for Wirral Youth Zone. Total Warrior is the pinnacle of obstacle racing, providing the most gruelling (and...

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The Hive’s Young People’s Development Group have been extremely busy over the last few months, actively engaging with the local community to spread the imperative message of partnership across Wirral and beyond ahead of The Hive opening in 2017. For the second time this year, young people from...

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On Friday 10th June, we welcomed our family of Founder Patrons to the Youth Zone site to get an update on the project and meet the team, including the young people, who have been working hard to deliver our amazing new facility. As you will see from the pictures below the building is shooting up...

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Wirral’s young people are a step closer to their £6million Youth Zone becoming a reality as the Selwyn-Lloyd Charitable Trust has agreed to support The Hive with a commitment of £25,000 for the next three years, becoming our newest Founder Patron. The trust itself is a registered charity,...

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We’re very excited to reveal the hoardings designs, created with our Young People’s Development Group to sit on the outer perimeter of Youth Zone site. The hoardings illustrate three key factors: ‘Pride in Wirral’, ‘Branding and Values’ and the ‘Youth Zone Offer’ and they...

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Excitement across the borough of Wirral is building as construction work on the new Youth Zone, The Hive, gathers pace with the erection of the steel frame starting this week. Contractors, H.H. Smith & Sons are working tremendously hard following the successful laying of the Youth Zone...

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Kevin Burke has been appointed as our first Youth Worker and immediately starts his role as he aims to engage with young people from across Wirral. The project is now well under way with the build taking shape and young people designing hoardings to sit around the Youth Zone site. Kevin...

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An award winning group of family owned food and agriculture businesses have signed up to back Wirral Youth Zone over the next three years. Edward Billington & Son Ltd, more commonly known as The Billington Group, have become the third Founder Patron to pledge their support to our annual...

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With the Youth Zone’s construction due to be completed at the end of the year, The Hive’s Young People’s Development Group have been hard at work creating  designs, which will go on hoardings at the site to give passers by a glimpse of the future offer. On Tuesday evening (16th Feb)...

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Altrad NSG is offering its full backing to our Youth Zone project, signing up as a Founder Patron. Their investment will ensure that our young people are provided with the opportunities to build happier, healthier lives within a safe and supportive environment. Altrad NSG’s range of services...

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Wirral’s young people are in for a goal-fest of action once their new £6million Youth Zone is built, especially now former England and Liverpool FC legend, John Barnes MBE, has agreed to become our Youth Zone Ambassador. As an admired role model across Merseyside and the footballing world, the...

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