Hoylake entrepreneurs win £50,000 competition
Two young businessmen from Hoylake have won £50,000 for their business in the Barclays Take One Small Step competition.
Adam Meyers and Matthew Cole, who both grew up in Ferndale Road have set up Salad | Bowl and have an ambition to create a chain of healthy fast food outlets across the UK. Here’s what they say about their business:
“We’re putting the fresh salad crunch back into the packed lunch, we work alongside health and fitness professionals to create balanced, healthy meal options to suit you, wherever possible we use Fair-trade products and our aim is to minimize waste through local charity food donations, there’s personalised nutritional information for every custom built item printed onto a sticker and applied to eco-friendly biodegradable packaging and as a city centre based operation we will deliver our delicious vitamin-packed lunches to your desks on demand. With over 50 toppings, Salad|Bowl aims to offer that all-important healthy boost when you need it most, in the middle of the working day.”
- The former HQ Coaching shop (near to Hoylake Sailing School premises) is to become a gift shop.
- The empty Somethings Brewing tea shop in The Row is to become a new tea rooms.
- The Space 2 property rentals offices have closed and the premises are to reopen as as PC repairs business.
- CK Barbers have been refurbishing their shop front while the former premises of the Buffet Coach/Sandwich Shop next door has been emptied.
- Can anyone confirm a report that the former HSBC bank is being refurbished as office accommodation?
Wirral Council is making available funding for various local neighbourhood projects. You can find out more information on this page and note that the closing date for applications is September 9th.
Hoylake to pilot planning vanguard
Back in February Wirral Council endorsed two projects for the pilot programme of the Neighbourhood Planning Vanguard, which is promoted by the Department for Communities and Local Government. The two local groups are Hoylake Village Life and Devonshire Park Residents Association (Birkenhead). If you know more about this pilot programme – please leave a comment below.
Wirral coastal strategy
Thanks to Don Naylor for alerting me to the Wirral Coastal Strategy which is detailed on this Wirral Council page.The purpose of the exercise is to produce a Strategy Document for the Wirral Coast, focusing on coastal erosion and flood risk. You have until the end of August to complete the online questionnaire. The coastline of Hoylake is arguably one of its greatest assets – have your say on how you think it should be managed.