Preparing for Christmas
Chairman Steve Anderson with help from committee members Annabel Barton and Roger Lane make the finishes touches to this year's Christmas Tree in the Lower village in readiness for 'Carols around the Christmas Tree' at 7:15 on 12 December lead by Revd Martin Cannam and accompanied by the Port Sunlight Lyceum Brass Band. For details of this and other future events, Click Here.
Your Green Belt - Latest
We have already drawn attention to the Heswall Society's detailed response to the Council’s recent consultation on the Wirral Local Plan - Development Options Review.
During that consultation period, the Office of National Statistics published its updated (2016) figures which, compared with the previous (2014) figures used by the Council in their consultation document, significantly reduced the predicted housing need for Wirral using the standard method. The later figures, if adopted, would help to reduce the pressure on our precious Green Belt.
However,the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), has since launched its own consultation on changing the standard method for calculating housing need, effectively reverting to the ONS 2014 figures. The Heswall Society has now submitted its response.
Click here for further comment and to view the Heswall Society's response to both the Council's and the MHCLG's consultations.
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.
The Government has given Wirral an extra £1.4 million to fix pot holes in our roads. Residents are invited to nominate a road for repair. To do so, Click here. Now's your chance!
'The History of the Bibby Line'
At its November open meeting, Christina Spencer gave us a fascinating illustrated talk on the 'The History of the Bibby Line' - a story of love, murder, deceit and everlasting success' - well attended by over a hundred members and guests. For details of future Open Meetings, Click Here.
Lower Village Telephone Kiosk