Residents and visitors to Hoylake have always enjoyed socialising at one our many venues. But could our local night time economy be better managed for everyone? With that in mind, here’s a press release from Hoylake Vision:
A purple flag could fly over Hoylake as part of an accreditation scheme aimed at improving the quality and diversity of nightlife in the area.
If the town merits the award residents, businesses and visitors alike will benefit from enhanced standards.
Two specialists have been invited to talk to people about improving the local landscape after dark from all perspectives. Residents, bar and restaurant owners, the police and anyone who has an interest are invited to a meeting at St. Luke’s Church on Thursday 25 April.
The event, called ‘The Future of Hoylake at Night’ is being staged by Hoylake Vision, the community planning forum. Locals will hear from Philip Hadfield, a consultant specialising in community safety and crime prevention along with a representative from the Purple Flag accreditation scheme.
In addition to the presentations there will be an opportunity for discussions with the speakers, officers from Wirral Borough and the police.
Said Peter Edwards, chair of Hoylake Vision “Following the success of our last meeting in February about the future of Hoylake shore, when more than 160 people turned out to hear our speakers and provide feedback, we are hopeful of a full house again.
Part of our remit is to consult on local issues by providing information and seeking opinion. What goes on at night in Hoylake is of great interest to many people as the “What’s Your Vision” survey by Hoylake Village Life demonstrated. Local people care passionately about their community and environment and again this meeting will provide an opportunity to hear the facts and join in.
I would urge local bar and restaurant owners to attend as well as local residents in order to present their view. Ultimately we want to ensure that Hoylake is a great and safe place to live, work and play.”
The meeting is being staged at 7.00pm at St Luke’s Church, in Market Street, Hoylake, on Thursday 25 April.
For more information residents can log onto www.hoylakevision.org.uk or call The Help Shop, Hoylake on 0151 538 9655