Updates on the site have been thin on the ground this week as we’ve been on a family trip to London. I wasn’t expecting to see spot anything Hoylake related but I did pass our local MP, Stephen Hesford on Westminster Bridge so I suppose that counts!
Here’s a few items of local news for you.
There was a bomb scare yesterday at the Municipal Golf Course. Various news sources report that a hand grenade was spotted in the grounds of the course and the club was evacuated. It transpires that it was a false alarm. An April Fool perhaps?
Bar For Sale
La Bodega bar is up for sale (details – opens in new window). When I last went past a new outside decking area was being constructed on the Albert Road pavement area.
Kings Gap Closed
The Kings Gap Hotel closed on 28th March. The construction of the forthcoming Holiday Inn Express begins in June and the new hotel is expected to open in the later half of 2011.
Hoylake In Bloom News
Jan Foster writes…
We would like to say a huge thank you to Honest to Goodness, our new health food store in Hoylake, who ran a raffle for a huge box of chocolates in aid of Hoylake in Bloom. They raised £65 plus more from their collection box.
The collection boxes, which can be found in some shops in Hoylake and at the library, raise a lot of money for the flowers which look so lovely at the moment, or at least they did before this wind!
We would also like to thank all the organizations and community groups who held events for us last year from coffee mornings to sponsored walks and plant sales. Many more are promised for this year. St Johns Church Meols are holding a coffee morning on April 10th. Our annual garden party and plant bring and buy is on June 5th. Watch out for posters around town.
We have had many new members this year already and would welcome many more for just £5 a year.
For more information call Jan 07725 540049, Vicky 632 2646 or Anne 632 3989
A question for you. I’m led to believe that years ago on the Carr Lane estate there was a mortuary (or funeral parlour). It’s suggested that it was located under the ramp that the bin lorries used to drive up (as discussed in this post). Can anybody confirm this and offer more information?