Here are some local items of news for you all.
Hoylake In Bloom
There are now new, stocked flower borders inside the Meols Parade Gardens (I have got a photo, but can I find it!). During the week the beds have been covered with a mushroom based mulch.
Remember that volunteers maintain all the flower beds and tubs around Hoylake so don’t let your dog leave them any nasty surprises. Local school children help maintain the flowers around the memorial trees in The Row so it’s obviously not nice for them to work in soiled soil.
The daffodils along Market Street should be flowering anytime soon – so do keep your eye out for those.
Model Boating Lake
There are two brand new benches now in place next to the boating lake so there is now somewhere to sit.
On Sunday, 9th May Hoylake Model Boat Club are to host a fun day – I’ll publish more details and times in due course.
Planning Applications & Development
The old Kingsley Auction Rooms (or part of) could become an office for Wilson Grange Financial Services and a building society office. The front of the building will be made to look similar to adjacent buildings. Plans not yet approved.
This old toilet block in Albert Road is subject to planning approval for demolition and conversion to a 2 storey as a cafe/bar restaurant. It seems similar plans had previously been approved but have since lapsed.
As a slight aside, the building with the yellow door used to be the old fire engine house – any old photos would be much appreciated!
I did mention last year that part of Hoose Court was to be demolished early this year. Does anybody know when these works are due to take place?
Modernisation and major internal renovation work is currently being undertaken at Hoylake Police Station. Work was scheduled to start on Monday 22nd February, running for approximately 5 weeks. The General Enquiry Office will remain open during this period and will be operating as normal.
In response to the Council’s Core Strategy Report, the Hoylake Village Life team have published a detailed response- click here to open the document (pdf format, opens in new window). Please do feel free to comment on the first on the new series of posts entitled Have Your Say
The cafe in The Quadrant that was called Natterjacks closed about three weeks or so ago. It has now reopened and is called the Chantilly Tea Rooms. The tattoo parlour has moved to what was the most recent Ann’s Florist shop in Market Street.
I understand that the Pebbles Cafe development on the promenade – currently the old toilet block may commence soon. I’ll have some photos for you if and when anything happens.
There have been some big spring high tides this week but as the weather has been calm the promenade has been pretty quiet as far as I’m aware. I have spotted a few dead seagulls on the beach but that might not be anything out of the ordinary – I must improve my terrible knowledge of our feathered friends!
I understand that the tide was right in at Parkgate this week. Apparently all the voles and other rodents can be seen running for dry land.