Conservation Areas Wirral
Conservation Areas Wirral is a forum of all Wirral’s 26 Conservation Areas.
The Forum’s AGM was held on Wednesday 27 April, at 6.30 for 7.00pm in the Lyceum Building, Port Sunlight.
Established in 2014, the forum is a voluntary-run organisation with members drawn from all of Wirral’s active Conservation Areas. It works with Wirral Residents, Wirral Council and Historic England to promote and protect the distinct character of Wirral’s Conservation Areas and to ensure they can be accessed and enjoyed by all, both now and in the future by:
- Encouraging residents to play a full and active role in caring for Wirral’s Conservation Areas.
- Advocating and influencing relevant bodies on their behalf.
- Promoting education, networking and skills-sharing opportunities.
- Providing advice to residents and local groups and societies in the conservation of Wirral
The 2016 programme of Heritage Walks will start on Saturday, 2nd April and run fortnightly until October.
Other History Events
The Wirral Archive Service has a programme of workshops – click here for details.
The Wirral Post Card club has a programme of meetings throughout the year.
The AGM 2015 took place on Sept 10th at the Williamson Art Gallery, Slatey Rd. About 100 members attended, drinks and canapes were provided by Sue Spencer and her team.
The Oxton Design Awards were presented to David and Heather Alcock, 13 Mount Pleasant and Sarah and Richard Azurdia of 2 Roslin Rd. The Awards for an “Outstanding Contribution to Oxton” were presented to Phil Jenkins and Sandra Griffiths
Elizabeth Davey gave a talk on “Hamilton Square: icon or embarrassment”
There was a lively Panel discussion on “The future of the village centre: viable or vulnerable”
Reducing the Strength
Reducing the Strength is a voluntary scheme designed to stop or reduce the number of shops selling high strength beers and ciders cheaply.
It was launched by Wirral’s public health, environmental health and trading standards teams, who are working with police, local charities and other stakeholders.
Cheaply sold ‘super-strength’ beers and ciders (6.5% ABV and above) have been shown to cause harm to people who drink them and can have a knock-on effect within communities.
Edwards at Oxton are one of the first local businesses to sign up to the scheme. Full details are available here.