Your Green Belt is Under Threat!
**Open Meeting 7.30pm, Wednesday 19 September at Heswall Hall**
Come along to find out more, and what you can do to help protect our Green Belt. Click Here for further details.
Wirral Borough Council believes that areas of Green Belt will need to be released for building in order for it to comply with government targets for future provision of new homes in its Local Plan for Wirral (see below). Further information on this can be obtained by clicking on this link to the Council’s website.
The Council’s review of Green Belt opens at the beginning of September.
As you will read, this is a very serious potential threat to parts of Wirral’s Green Belt, including the following areas in and around Heswall:
Please click here for important information on what action Heswall Society is taking and how the Society can assist those of you who share its concerns to protect our Green Belt.
The more people who we can get to challenge these proposals the better chance we have of getting the Council to reconsider.
Police Station Update
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 Autumn 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