The Heswall Society
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. During 2015 we considered some 160 applications and objected or commented on 35.
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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.
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.
HESWALL LIBRARY under threat
Following the Cabinet meeting of the 7 December 2O15, Wirral Council announced their intention to embark on a 'robust and meaningful consultation of the budget proposals'.
The Council Library Team said "We are already seeing community organisations. groups and volunteers take an active role in running their local library; we know that Wirral residents value their libraries and believe therefore that we can encourage more of this work.”
Steve Anderson, Acting Chair of the Society, said: “The Library is one of only a few places in Heswall that provides a valuable focus for the community and hence it is important that all efforts are made to keep it open. The Heswall Society very much endorses the view of Professor Lee, Co-Chair of Friends of Wirral Libraries Forum, that the Council should now work together with Friends and other Community Groups and interested parties over the next year, to produce a model for an affordable library service that reflects its statutory duties and meets the needs of all Wirral residents.”
FLOWERS FOR THE QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY
The Heswall Society has planted fresh flowers in the flower beds outside Castle Buildings in Heswall.
The flowers, in red white and blue are in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday celebrations.
Planting on a very hot Monday was by members of the Heswall Society and was organised by Committee Member, Angie Mounsey. Claire House shop kindly provided access to water.
PARKS BUDGET UPDATE
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Did you know that this logo was developed from a design by a pupil of Heswall Primary School in 1996?
Proud to live in Heswall
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.
FIELDS off PIPERS LANE
The Society shares the concerns expressed by local people that these two fields might be developed. Apart from any designation as Sites of Biological Importance these two fields are also designated as Green Belt and Land of Special Landscape Value. see planning
HESWALL SOCIETY COMMITTEE
The Heswall Society is seeking enthusiastic persons, interested in local issues, to join our committee. A desire to improve the amenities in Heswall and help maintain its character and distinguishing features would be helpful. In addition we are seeking a new addition to our planning surveillance team and would welcome applicants with experience in this field.