The Beacon Blog

Keep up to date on progress... and let us know what you think. We're looking for support, but also for suggestions!

And we’re off!

It’s been a long haul, with many setbacks, countless meetings, and a huge amount of pre-submission public consultation, but a planning application has finally been submitted to Wirral Council. All too often it is the loudest objections that are the only voices heard. We already know from our survey, which had almost 600 responses, that there […]

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daniel burnham

We’ll be voting “Yes”…

The Beacon Steering Group support the Hoylake Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP). We’ll be voting “Yes.” “Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die, but long after we are gone be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistence… Let your watchword be order […]

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the Gold Rush

Why crowns are made of gold

If you’ve never taken the great British actor Chaplin seriously enough to sit and watch some of his work, you should do. As real world economic stability and the political status quo seem to crumble before our bleary eyes, sales of spades have apparently increased along with the price of gold. No, really. And so […]

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Ye Olde Lifeboat Station

So, Bam Bam got to do his thing. What’s next?

Once Upon a Jolly Sad Time, yet another very visible landmark in countless old photos of North Parade… the old toilet block… was demolished to cries of  ‘at last!’ But not from us. Nor from the other 600 people who signed a petition in support of the café project. Had the council been open to […]

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We have a plan…

When considering these plans, please do remember the following: The Beacon Steering group are NOT developers. We are quite simply a group of local volunteers who believe this would be great for Hoylake and we have the professional skills and knowledge to help make it happen. Our aim is to attract and encourage commercial investment […]

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We’re going to build it… will you come?

WE Hickson’s sage advice to try, try again may not always work – for instance in the case of skydiving. But in most other cases it rings true. There’s no need to trawl over the same news again, but if do you want to understand something of the Very Strange and Peculiar Events that befell […]

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