The Heswall Society is the local amenity society for Heswall and Gayton, formed just over 60 years ago by some far-sighted residents.
The Society is involved in all local environmental issues and is consulted by the Council on policies affecting the Conservation Areas. We review every planning application and, where necessary, make our views known to the Council. In a typical year we will consider in excess of 150 applications.
Members can access the latest Planning News in the Members Area using the password printed on their Membership Card.
We are still the only residents' body which encourages the best designs of houses, retail and commercial properties in order to maintain the character and distinguishing features of Heswall.
The Society is not just about opposing harmful change; it has also been active in enhancing our area over many years: for example, many trees in the Puddydale and in the Thurstaston Road triangle amongst others were planted by the Heswall Society. Go to Open Spaces for further information on these and other initiatives in which the Society takes an active role.
We are heavily involved with 'Heswall in Bloom', including planting and maintaining the Castle Buildings' Flower Beds. We also support the Heswall Community Wildlife project which is currently focusing on the garden areas beside Heswall Hall and the Jug & Bottle, and are working closely with many other local organisations/societies concerned with issues that might affect the Heswall area.
We encourage our members to take an active interest in our surroundings and to keep us in touch with changes proposed in the area around them. Each year we hold a series of meetings with speakers on the environment or topics of specific or more general interest.
From a boot full of pansies!
Our thanks to Angie Mounsey and her team of volunteers who have removed the Summer bedding at the Castle Buildings Flowerbeds in Telegraph Road and after digging over, have now completed the planting of winter pansies.
Did you know that this logo was developed from a design by a pupil of Heswall Primary School in 1996?
If you would like to help protect and enhance the unique character of Heswall please consider joining The Society.
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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.
Save Dawstone Park
The Heswall Society has encouraged the formation of an active Friends of Dawstone Park Group. Click here for further details.
A Window of Opportunity
A chance to showcase The Heswall Society and its activities has arisen, courtesy of Gould’s shop in the top village.
In return for a hand in keeping the
tarmac outside clear of weeds, Gould’s has kindly allowed us space every couple of months in their side window (fronting The Mount). We aim to put up a modest display of our activities throughout the year. The first one, pictured, has now been removed. The next is due to be installed in the last couple of weeks of November.
Our thanks also go to Heswall Army & Navy Stores, who lent us props to dress our initial display.
The Society now receives notification of all applications for surgery or felling of trees that are subject to Tree Preservation Orders or are within our Conservation Areas.