Click here The video shows how the growth of the grass has spread along the length of North Parade and towards Red Rocks and heading further out to sea. Filmed in May 2022, before the summer peak growing period, sadly its a lot greener now.
You can clearly see how the Hoylake foreshore changes to clay / mudflats the further out to sea you go. If left to continue the grass will continue to eat away at any remaining sand.
Hoylake beach is turning into a salt marsh, which brings with it many negative implications. An example of one below.
Wirral Borough Council should have conducted a public consultation and contacted experts prior to abruptly ceasing beach maintenance. Residents have been left with an unusable space that can no longer be enjoyed for leisure and recreation activities.
And its this, that is seriously negatively impacting the publics mental and physical health, especially at a time when its really needed. People are worrying about the economy, war and other global and local issues. The beach; our safe, happy place, where we can escape pain and find stress relief through evidence based Blue Health, and where we went throughout numerous Covid lockdowns is being destroyed.
Even Cllr. Liz Grey, the councillor responsible for ceasing the beach management plan, has acknowledged how important our public space is and enjoyed it with her family.
Please help us continue our fight to save out beach.
:: Hoylake Beach Community, is a voluntary group who have been asking WBC for a compromise that will suit all. Our hope is for a section* of the beach to be restored to sand so that residents from across Wirral and beyond can utilise it for recreation and health and well-being purposes.
We are asking for a common sense approach for ALL; wildlife, nature & people. The half mile stretch* of amenity beach we would like equates to less than 1% compared to the Wirral shoreline conservation area. There really has to be a balance of human and environmental needs.
Hoylake Beach Community are not affiliated with any other group and have never entered into politics or stood for local elections. HBC only use two forms of online communication. This website and a Facebook group which anyone is welcome to request to join. Search Hoylake Beach Community. HBC do not use any other social media.
*We are not asking for the whole beach, our compromise is for the section that runs alongside North Parade from Kings Gap to the RNLI station, with the rest being left to the grasses. We do not support chemicals, only raking.
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Thank you! Remember, genuine supporters of a compromise for Hoylake Beach to be restored to sand should join our Facebook group. Search: Hoylake Beach Community.