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Author: Isobel Hughes

August 2017- NCS Take Over

NCS Projects are now in full swing.

HYPE’s Managing- Director Matt spoke at Hugh Baird College to Catch22 NCS Waves from Merseyside, hoping that some teams would choose to partner wit HYPE to deliver their NCS social action project.

And we were not disappointed! 12 NCS teams came out to help with our projects, this meant over 150 young people helped us deliver our social action this Summer.

July 2017- Hands on!

Our Summer social action is set to grow this month with the support of NCS participants from the North West.

HYPE can already confirm we will have the help and support of at least 70 young people! We have projects starting up in Birkenhead, Tranmere, Halewood and Huyton. A big thank you to Catch22 and Youth Federation for their continued partnership.

June 2017- Social Action Rock Ferry Lloyds TSB

We’d like to say a huge thank you to Lloyds TSB and Liverpool SSE for making an impact on our summer social action project.

With some great help from fantastic local residents, it took us just 6 hours(!) to make a difference to an overgrowing plot in Rock Ferry.

New Staff- Welcome to Ed

HYPE would like to welcome a new addition to the staff team- Ed! Ed has experience in bike maintenance and mountain biking, alongside his hobby of DJing. He will be working from our youth provision and inside our ‘Park Inner Park.’

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Birkenhead Boot Camp!

This week HYPE’s laurel hedge was planted in our ‘Park Inner Park.’ This enables our staff team to get cracking on the nature trail which will educated hundreds of young people about bio diversity and local wildlife. It might not look like much now… but by next year it will be four times the size and provide homes for insects and birds next Spring.


April 2017- Re-development of the Woodchurch plot

Great news for Woodchurch residents as HYPE and Magenta housing have agreed to partner together to develop a disused green space on the housing estate.

At present, the plot is overgrown with a lot of waste that will be removed by the HYPE team. Planning will commence with the support of the local community, and our next step is to hold a local consultation to identify the needs and wants of the local community. HYPE will deliver our plan for the space with help from local young people.

March 2017- New Growth, New Beginnings

This month planting in our ‘Park Inner Park’ begun. We had over 70 pupils from 10 different schools come down to the park and help us on our enterprise-planting-day. With the support of the Hedgerow Fund the children had been involved in the fundraising process from the very beginning, so we thought it only right to involve them in the hands-on planting!

We would also like to welcome our new member of staff, Liam, who’ll be working as our Greenspace Outdoor Coordinator. He will work on improving and maintaining HYPE’s green spaces, with the aim to become an official HYPE apprentice in 2018. This is Liam’s first ‘proper’ job, and we’re excited to see how he develops in the role!

February 2017- Cape Town Visit

February 2017 Cape Town Visit

HYPE’s Managing Director Matthew Houghton made a visit to Cape Town with the aim of developing international links between our ‘Park Inner Park’ in Birkenhead, and Nantes Park in Cape Town.

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