Communities Secretary John Denham has today announced a series of grants under the Seaside Towns initiative. Wirral has been allocated Â£0.8 million and I understand that Hoylake is to receive a Â£200,000 share of that.
[Update 1]: This official (pdf) document indicates that only two Wirral locations, Hoylake and New Brighton are covered. The 25 most deprived seaside councils, as measured on the Index of Multiple Deprivation each receive Â£200,000.Â One could presume therefore that Â£400,000 is available for Wirral as a whole, not Â£800,000.
As further information becomes available I’ll update this post. If anybody knows what the money is going to be spent on please leave a comment.