Castle Buildings Flowerbeds
Angie Mounsey (pictured) plus a small group of volunteers have now completed the Summer planting outside Castle Buildings but help is desperately needed during the current hot spell to water the beds on a daily basis whilst the new planting becomes established. Anyone willing to lend a hand with this vital task, please email Angie at email@example.com.
This is a major undertaking, spearheaded by Angie who devotes a considerable amount of time to tending the Castle Buildings flowerbeds throughout the seasons.
Police Station Update
Professor Roger Burgess
It was with great sadness that we learned of the recent death of Professor Roger Arthur Burgess B.Arch ARIBA on 18 July 2018 at the age of 95.
Professor Burgess led the Heswall Society as chairman for six years from 1991 to 1997 and will be remembered by many of its members.
Our condolences go to his widow Betty, his daughters Diana and Claire, his granddaughters Becky, Katie and Susie, his great grandchildren Rosie, Lily and Billy and to his friends.
A graveside service will take place at Heswall Cemetery, Irby Road, Wirral, CH61 6UZ on Tuesday 7th August 2018 at 12.30pm.
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.
The Spring 2018 Newsletter is now available for Members within the Members Area.
Kiosk Adopted - Hooray!
The Society has now formally adopted the Lower Village telephone kiosk under BT's 'Adopt a Kiosk' scheme, having at last completed all the legal formalities.
With support from the local community, the Society has adopted the kiosk in order to ensure that the street scene is preserved.
Thanks again to Heswall Today and to Caroline in the Village Shop for publicising the Society's efforts to retain the kiosk, and helping to raise funds. Thanks also to those who have very kindly donated. The money received enables the Society to carry out essential repairs and refurbishment works which will be starting very shortly. Plans for a formal opening ceremony will be announced in due course.
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.
Brownfield and Green Belt Policy
Wirral Council is consulting on the sites which it proposes to include in its Statutory Register of Brownfield Land and on the Methodology for an initial Green Belt Review. The Society has formally written to the Council setting its comments on both, copies of which can be accessed within the Members Area.
Friends of Hill House Park and Garden
For a Potted History of Hill House and the park as well as information on the work undertaken by the Friends, how you can help and/or join them, Click here to see their latest Spring 2018 Newsletter.
Save Dawstone Park
The Heswall Society continues to support the active Friends of Dawstone Park Group. Click here for further details.
Friends of Heswall Dales
For the latest news on what has been happening in the Dales and an update on future plans as we move into Spring, click here for the Spring 2018 Newsletter.
The Friends now have their own website which will be used to keep Friends of Heswall Dales informed of their activities, but also provide publicity and an information source for the wider community.
The Church of the Good Shepherd
The Parish of Heswall kindly invited members of Heswall Society to attend a short and informative presentation and question time in order to explain and illustrate its developing plans to replace the existing Good Shepherd building and Parish Hall with a new church and community hall. Information on this including a short video can be found on the Parish of Heswall website.
If you would like to help protect and enhance the unique character of Heswall please consider joining The Society.
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