Port Sunlight gets Green Flag award!

Port Sunlight Village Trust are delighted to have achieved the prestigious Green Flag award in 2018.

The Green Flag Award scheme recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.

Residents and visitors to Port Sunlight undoubtedly value many of the purposes and aims of Green Flag, including :

  • To ensure that everybody has access to quality green and other open spaces, irrespective of where they live.
  • To ensure that these spaces are appropriately managed and meet the needs of the communities that they serve.
  • To establish standards of good management.
  • To promote and share good practice amongst the green space sector.
  • To recognise and reward the hard work of managers, staff and volunteers

For further information: Port Sunlight Green Flag Award 

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Port Sunlight Week

Join us for a week of special events and exhibitions to celebrate 130 years since the founding of Port Sunlight village, including ‘Portraits of Port Sunlight’ a special exhibition that documents modern life in the village through a series of insightful and intimate portraits of Port Sunlight residents at home.

3rd March

Craft Club textile making workshop from 1pm – 4pm (10 people max), at Bridge Cottage

Port Sunlight Hand Bell Ringers performing from 2pm. All are welcome, at the Lyceum

‘Love Port Sunlight’ badge making workshop from 1pm-4pm. Drop in workshop, all are welcome, at the Lyceum

4th March

‘Made in Port Sunlight event’. Village artists share the work they have created at Bridge Cottage. Opportunity to purchase work from 11am – 4pm

Lyceum Brass Band performing from 1pm – 2.30pm. All are welcome, in the Lyceum

5th March

Port Sunlight String Quartet performance at 7pm (will play for 45 mins – places for 25 people available, pre-booking required, see below) at Bridge Cottage

Meet the Sunlight Stitchers, from 2pm – 4pm at the Lyceum

6th March

Meet the Craft Club, from 2pm – 4pm at the Lyceum

Conference: Beautiful places, happy communities? From 10am – 4pm at the Leverhulme Hotel

7th March

Port Sunlight Quiz, from 7pm in the Old School Room at the Lyceum.  A fun evening based around the story, landscape and buildings of the village with prizes too!  Bring your own refreshments if you wish.   Places for 50 people, booking required, see below.

8th March

Lecture: Unilever – A History of Empowered Women, presented by Ruth Loughrey, from Unilever Archives, 6.30pm at Bridge Cottage.  Places for 30 people, booking required, see below.

Meet the Lady Lever Artists, from 10am – 12.30pm at Bridge Cottage

Portraits of Port Sunlight

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Visitor Experience Volunteer Role

Visitor Experience Volunteer Role

Role title: Visitor Experience Volunteer Role

Principal function: To ensure that all visitors to the museum, gift shop and tea room have an enjoyable, memorable experience.

Duties: To assist and serve customers, including making and serving drinks in the tea room, providing a service of the highest standard

To welcome general visitors and groups to the museum and tea room and introduce the tour guide to the group when appropriate

To assist in stock processing, including sorting, stocktakes, pricing and displaying of goods in both the museum gift shop and tea room

To be involved in cash handling and till operation, both in the tea room and gift shop

To assist with clearing tables/loading and unloading dishwasher in the tea room.

To assist in keeping the gift shop, tea room and museum neat and tidy

To promote public understanding of the work of Port Sunlight Village Trust and the importance of raising funds through Port Sunlight Museum’s gift shop

To answer visitor enquiries about village history/museum displays and facilities

To promote the sale of guides and trails

To be involved with stewarding in the Museum Some lifting may be required

This list is only a guide to the types of duties that may be required.

Reporting to: Visitor Services Manager and Tea Room Supervisor.

Location: Port Sunlight Museum

Hours: By arrangement / A minimum of half a day per week is preferred, 9-1 or 1-5 weekdays & weekends are available

Dress Code: A black blouse/shirt, jumper, cardigan or t-shirt and black skirt or trousers must be worn. Unfortunately we do not currently provide a uniform. A volunteer badge must be visible at all times. P.T.O

Training: Induction training Welcome pack Induction checklist

Job specific training: All operational procedures

Personal qualities required:

• Strong communication skills

• Smart appearance

• Enjoy working in a […]

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Open Village: We need your help!

Open village event - Lower Road 2000

Open Village: We need your help!

Following on from the popularity of last year’s Open Village event, we’re keen to involve as many residents as possible in this year’s Open Village Day on Sunday 11th September. The event provides a unique opportunity for visitors to see behind-the-scenes at Port Sunlight, this can be visiting residents’ gardens or allotments, perhaps you have some beautiful original features in your Port Sunlight house which you’d be happy to show to visitors. We provide volunteer stewards at all of the properties and venues taking part, and the trail is only available from Port Sunlight Museum. If you are interested in opening your house or garden please contact our events coordinator Nigel, at events@portsunlightvillage.com or 0151 644 4811.

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Port Sunlight Residents’ Day

Port Sunlight Residents’ Day

Port Sunlight will be holding a Residents’ Day on Sunday 4th September at 2pm. The day is open to all current residents of Port Sunlight and their families to get together on the green between Port Sunlight Museum and the Lady Lever Art Gallery for an afternoon of sitting in the sun, picnicking, getting to know each other and, if you want something a little bit more energetic, we will also be holding a prize Inter Street Rounders Game.

If you would like to be involved in the rounders games please speak to your neighbours and get a team together. To involve everybody your teams should be 10 members and a mixture of sexes and ages. Please send details of your team and your team name to adam.pendlebury@hotmail.co.uk without delay. We will be limited to a maximum of 6 teams.

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Blow Your Own Trumpet

Blow Your Own Trumpet

As a result of feedback from Port Sunlight residents, the Trust has begun to organise more dedicated resident events over the last few years. ‘Blow Your Own Trumpet!’ is a good example and was first introduced back in 2014 as part of the village’s 125th Anniversary programme.

Blow Your Own Trumpet is a celebration of community spirit in Port Sunlight and is an opportunity to showcase some of the fantastic work that is being done by our own residents. At last year’s event, we had short talks on the River Park, Port Sunlight Boys Brigade, health and wellbeing, and the residents’ consultation group.

We are now looking for residents to speak at this year’s event in July. Do you know any community champions who you feel are making a significant contribution to village life? They might be your partner, a family member, friend or neighbour. If you do, then please get in touch with Clarinda on c.fidler@portsunlightvillage.com or 0151 644 4803, she would love to hear from you.

Blow Your Own Trumpet will take place on the evening of Thursday 18th August at the Lyceum on Bridge Street. All residents are invited but places are limited. Please RSVP to Dan no later than Monday 8th August on d.rothwell@portsunlightvillage.com or call 0151 644 4800. Refreshments will be provided.

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Port Sunlight Garden Competition 2016

Garden comp - Duke of York Cottages

Judging announced for the 2016 Port Sunlight Garden Competition!

The judging for this year’s Port Sunlight Garden Competition will take place over a two week period w/c 4th and 11th July. The judges will be John Langley, Thingwall Nurseries, Chris Creed, ADAS and our very own landscape supervisor Liam English.

Every household will be visited as part of the judging process to determine who has the best hanging basket, front border, overall display, tub and allotment in the village this year.

The category winners and runners-up will be announced at ‘Blow Your Own Trumpet!’, a special event for residents which will be held at the Lyceum on the evening of Thursday 18th August If you would like to attend please RSVP to Dan on d.rothwell@portsunlightvillage.com or call 0151 644 4800.

We wish you all the very best of luck!

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Residents’ consultation group meeting

Our most recent residents’ consultation group meeting took place on

Monday 11th April. This was our fifth meeting since the group was set up 12 months ago. As well as discussing the new customer service standards, we spent time at the meeting considering the types of services and facilities that are currently missing in the village.

We also reviewed the work of the group to date. The residents present valued the group and the chance to meet and exchange ideas with both Trust staff and other residents. They were keen to see more focused agendas with updates provided on activity since the previous meeting, and would like to see new opportunities for residents to get more actively involved in working groups.

From our perspective, the formation of the residents group has been a real success and is something to be very proud of. The group has grown organically from 8 people at the first meeting to 30+ at the most recent meeting with a mailing list of 50+! We would strongly urge more of you to get involved, especially tenants who are currently very underrepresented in the group. If you would like to find out more about the meetings, please contact Kath on 0151 644 4816 or


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Children’s Art Workshop – Nature Plates

24th August 2016

Taking your inspiration from nature decorate using acrylic paints a

mini porcelain plate to take home with you. Presented by local artist, Juliet Staines, at the Old School Room at the Lyceum. No booking required.

1 – 3pm, £1.50 per child

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Children’s Art Workshop – Memory Tins

17th August 2016

Come along to the Old School Room at the Lyceum and design and decorate a memory tin to take home with you using watercolours and mixed media. With local artist, Juliet Staines. No booking required.

1 – 3pm, £1.50 per child

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