Updated: Jul 31
The majority of people from Hoylake and Meols do not think having their amenity beach taken away is "ridiculous" and they certainly are not "pigheaded" as to quote Styles. WATCH HERE Scroll to the second video.
His comments demonstrate a lack of awareness, that the outdoors (namely our beach) is necessary for peoples physical and mental health. Hoylake Beach is the only public space for Hoylake so of course its going to upset locals. Its very naive to think otherwise.
As our supporters know, we have been campaigning for a compromise*, however compromise is the antithesis to pigheaded, so, the fact that the pro grass supporters are not willing to compromise suggests they themselves are the pigheaded ones.
Social media around the beach is unpleasant and this is why we as a group do not take part in online discussions and recommend our 'compromise' supporters do not take part either. Its toxic, hostile and so bad for your mental health.
Instead, we host a nice, friendly Facebook community group for people to be able to express their feelings about the beach without fear of being harassed or bullied simply because they have an alternative opinion. We only allow true supporters into this group, keeping it a nice, safe space.
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR SAY: DEADLINE AUGUST 10th
The Public Consultation is taking place now. If you are reading this, please, take a moment to click on the link HERE and complete the form. It doesn’t take long.
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The Potting Shed on Market Street has consultation questionnaires available for you to collect & complete. They have also kindly offered to receive completed forms and return to the council. Please return in a sealed envelope.
:: 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. 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 just for the section 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.