There’s a post over on the HVL facebook page about unconfirmed (I think) reports that the old toilet block on the promenade opposite Trinity Road, known as the Pebbles Cafe project, is to be demolished. Furthermore, the site will not then be available for subsequent redevelopment. So, presumably there’ll just be a slipway, a patch of concrete and some new railings?
The proposal to turn the toilet block into a cafe has been ongoing for several years now – I mentioned it back in 2009 here and numerous times since. While there are nearby venues at Hoylake Parade and more recently the Queens Park Tea Room, there’s nowhere along the promenade (aside from the little kiosk in the bowling green) that serves drinks and snacks. Some residents are fine with that while others feel that Hoylake needs a venue on the promenade to attract more visitors.
What’s to become of the now-closed Lifeboat Museum I wonder?
Any demolition or development on the prom can only take place during the summer months as the beach is a registered Site of Special Scientific Interest (
I’d love to hear what you think about the old toilet block …have your say in the comments below.