Ashlea, 37 Thurstaston Road
Wirral Borough Council have recently published a Heswall Dales Management Plan 2020-2022. This plan is intended to provide a framework for the development and improvement of Heswall Dales.
The Council has updated four evidence based documents as input in support of Wirral's emerging Local Plan. For further information, Click Here. Notably, for Heswall, they include a welcome proposal to include within a Dee Estuary Local Landscape Designation area the coastal farmland between the open access land at Heswall Fields in the north and Cottage Lane in the south.
A six week period of consultation is now in progress and will finish at 5pm on 24 July 2020.
In addition, the Council have appointed LUC (Land Use Consultants) to prepare a GBI (Green & Blue Infrastructure) strategy on which they are currently conducting an online survey – deadline 5 July 2020. Click Here to view the Heswall Society's submission.
James Stuart Marsden FRICS
Members of the Society will be saddened to hear of the recent death of a past Heswall Society Chairman, Stuart Marsden (pictured centre) on 13 May 2020 aged 89.
As you will see from the Society’s Obituary for Stuart, he served on the Committee for a remarkable 32 years and was Chairman from 2000 to 2009. Stuart was a hugely influential Chairman and his achievements were many.
Stuart was a true gentleman and will be greatly missed by those who had the privilege to know him.
Our thoughts and condolences are with Stuart’s family and friends at this sad time.
**COVID-19 SCAM ALERT**
We are in extraordinary times but one notable positive from the Covid-19 outbreak has been how communities have come together and are helping each other in so many ways. By contrast, others less human see this as an opportunity to defraud the unwary.
Merseyside Police have issued the following to alert residents of the risks, what to look out for and how to protect themselves. We urge you to Click below to view, and pass on to others:-
The Heswall Society is the local amenity society for Heswall and Gayton, formed just over 60 years ago by some far-sighted residents. For more information, Click here.
New members who share our aim to retain the quality of Heswall and Gayton, without opposing sensitive change, are very welcome. If you would like to join The Heswall Society please click on the red button below.
Eight Conservation Area signs have been erected on lamp posts at the main entrances to Heswall Lower Village Conservation Area, and one sign at the entrance to Gayton Conservation Area
Click Here to see the Society's Spring 2020 Newsletter which has now been published and distributed to Members. Non members are encouraged to read it in order see and appreciate just how much time and effort the Society invests in protecting Heswall's built environment and public spaces for the benefit of its community, and we hope you will consider joining us!
Previous editions can be accessed within the Members Area.
Lower Village Action Group
The Society was recently approached by shopkeepers, businesses and local residents of the Lower Village, for help in forming a group similar to the Heswall & District Business Association, but exclusively focused on reinvigorating the Lower Village by whatever means.
The newly formed Lower Village Action Group committee held its inaugural meeting in early January when ideas/thoughts flowed and from these, a number of possible initiatives are being pursued. It’s a case of ‘watch this space’ for developments.
Lower Village Telephone Kiosk