The decisions on how to allocate the £100,000 “Seaside Regeneration” grant have been made by Wirral Borough Council (WBC). I can’t seem to find the information on the WBC website but the Wirral Globe reports the following grants:
Festival of Firsts
The Festival of Firsts arts event, to be in Wirral and including Hoylake during July has been allocated £5,000.
The forthcoming Hoylake Lifeboat Museum has been allocated £30,000.
Friends of Grove Park have managed to secure funding of £16,61o for new play equipment.
The Meols Parade Gardens is set to receive £30,890 for renovation works and improvements. I understand that this funding was applied for by Hoylake & Meols in Bloom.
In West Kirby, £17,500 will be used for a Hoylake, West Kirby and District Civic Society project to promote wider use of the sailing centre.
Hoylake Village Life, who were unsuccessful with their own applications, have detailed all the projects that applied for funding in this discussion page. The Wirral Globe has previously reported that some Hoylake business owners were unhappy with the process and the funding allocations being considered.
What do you think? Was the funding opportunity widely publicised? Did enough Hoylake businesses apply for funding? Does improving community projects help bring more money into Hoylake?
Feel free to constructively comment.