'Construction of the Albert Dock'
At the Society's next Open Meeting on Wednesday 26 February 2020 at Heswall Hall, Anthony Clark will give a talk entitled 'Construction of the Albert Dock' starting at 8:00pm. Light refreshments will be available from 7:30pm.
This promises to be an extremely informative talk about Liverpool's Royal Albert Dock, designed by dock engineer and architect Jesse Hartley. Completed in 1846, it is the largest collection of Grade 1 listed buildings in the UK, and a World Heritage Site.
To see our list of events confirmed to date for 2020, Click Here.
Wirral Local Plan
Heswall Society is busy analysing the latest version of the Council’s Local Plan for Wirral and preparing its considered responses to a number of questions asked in the recently released Issues and Options consultation document.
We encourage everyone to respond to this consultation which has significant potential implications not just for Heswall but for the Wirral in general.
WGSA (Wirral Green Space Alliance Group), which includes Heswall Society has issued a Call to Arms notice which members and non members are urged to read.
The consultation period finishes at 5pm on Monday, March 23. Our chairman intends to send out to members (by e-mail or mail) information on our response to key aspects in this document during the week beginning March 2 so that members can incorporate the Society's views in their own responses should they wish to. It isn't possible to do so any sooner because of the time it taking to prepare considered responses to this 535 page document!
Meanwhile, our friends at ITPAS (Irby Thurstaston & Pensby Amenity Society) are hosting a meeting on Tuesday 25 February at St. Chad's Church and Hall, Irby, for members and non-members alike, at which they will explain the 'Issues and Options', what they mean for the Green Belt, what needs doing and how to respond. Click Here for further details.
Belated thanks to all those who helped Angie Mounsey with the clearing and winter planting of the flowerbeds by Castle Buildings. It was great to have so much help and the pansies have received many positive comments! As it turned out, the weather was good for the planting and, as we all know only too well, there has since been an abundance of rain! Inevitably at this time of year, falling leaves and other debris require regular clearing to enable the new planting to mature and provide a colourful display to be enjoyed by all over the coming winter months.
Friends of Dawstone Park
The Heswall Society continues to support the active Friends of Dawstone Park Group, and are delighted that it has, once again, achieved Green Flag Status! Click Here for further details.
The Friends Group's annual fundraising event 'Fun in The Park' (including Novelty Dog Show!) is on Saturday 24 August 2019 in Dawstone Park from 12.30pm. For further details, Click Here.
Friends of Feather Lane Woods
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.
Farr Hall Drive Area
The Society is very concerned about the 'discovery' of the Farr Hall Drive area by developers, and their proposals for developments (largely flats) which are out of character. A number of these are referred to within the Planning - Recent Activity page together with action taken by the Society.
Click Here to view the Society's letter to the Council's Heritage Officer expressing its concerns.
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 Autumn 2019 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