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Our first event of 2018 is on Monday 22 January at Heswall Hall, beginning at 8pm when Dr Rob Toomey will give us 'A Visitor's Guide to Mining and Making Copper in Wales'.

Over the years Wales has been at the centre of the world copper industry. Some of the important sites are a short drive from the Wirral. In his talk Dr Rob Toomey will give us the background to encourage us to see where Welsh copper was mined and made. His talk will cover the Bronze Age mines at the Gr...eat Orme, then Mona mine Anglesey in the 1780’s and then a bit about Swansea the Copperopolis.

Visit www.theheswallsociety.org.uk for further details of this and other future events.

Please come along and join us.

Pictured: The Mold Gold Cape

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The Heswall Society wishes everyone a happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year.

Thank you for supporting us. We look forward to seeing you in 2018.

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Thanks to all those who braved the weather last Wednesday to support Heswall Society singing carols around the Christmas tree outside St Peter's Church in the Lower village. An estimated 150 or so people attended this annual event which has become very much part of Christmas in Heswall - an excellent turnout.

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A reminder that we have our annual Carol Singing event around the tree outside St Peter’s Church in the lower village tomorrow evening at 7:15pm (The Church Hall is booked in case the weather is bad). There will be mince pies in the hall afterwards!

All are welcome. Please come and join us!

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Boundary lane/Telegraph Road Green Space......
The Council's withdrawal of the land from sale is hugely welcomed by the Heswall Society. Thank you to everyone who signed our petitions and turned out to support the retention of this land as a public amenity. Special thanks to our councillors Les Rowlands and Andrew Hodson for all their hard work, and to the Council for listening to the serious concerns of Heswall Residents and withdrawing this land from the auction. The Heswall Society will remain vigilant in trying to ensure that such important urban green spaces in Heswall remain. If you are not a member, why not join the Society and help us. Visit our website www.theheswallsociety.org.uk to download an Application Form.

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On Sunday 3 December, over 250 Heswall residents banded together to demonstrate their opposition to the sale and development of the green space on the junction of Telegraph Road and Boundary Lane near the Catholic Church.

Heswall Society chairman, Steve Anderson, said “The number of people here today clearly shows that the people of Heswall value its green spaces and want to keep them. We hope the council listens and overturns its decision to sell".

We ask everyone who suppor...ts our view, to please sign our online petition and also write to the Chief Executive of Wirral Council (Eric Robinson) to formally state your opposition to the sale. You need to do it this week as the land is due to be auctioned on 13 December. You will find links to the petition and some suggested letter wording on the 'Home' page of the Society's website at www.theheswallsociety.org.uk.

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This land by the Catholic Church is up for sale, and likely to be built on.

The Heswall Society believes that, if that happens, a public amenity is being lost.

If you agree, please come and join a public demonstration tomorrow (Sunday 2 December) at 2pm.

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See you there.

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Please support our Petition and Demonstration to save valuable green space in Heswall....

As a further reminder, the Heswall Society has set up an online petition calling for the Council to withdraw from sale at Auction on 13 December 2017, land by the Catholic Church and adjacent to the junction of Boundary Lane and Telegraph Road, which it states would be ideal for new build residential development.
As further demonstration of the strong feeling against the sale of this p...lot of land by the Council, we are inviting people to join local residents, our councillor and our Chair, Steve Anderson, on the plot of land this Sunday at 2pm. Photographs of the protest will be taken and sent to the council to further demonstrate the strength of feeling within the community at this potential loss of valuable green space at an important approach to the village centre.
The petition, Safeguard Amenity Space on Telegraph Road/Boundary Lane, Heswall, has so far attracted almost 700 signatures. If you haven’t already signed the petition and support the Heswall Society’s efforts to stop this sale, then please follow the link below.
We've made a great start and the campaign is really building momentum. This is a great chance to spread the word further - can you also help by sharing this link to the petition on Facebook or Twitter and by e-mailing and informing your friends and neighbours?
http://you.38degrees.org.uk/…/safeguard-amenity-space-on-te…

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The Council has recognised there is a local shortage of urban amenity space in "Settlement Area 7". The loss of this much enjoyed green area would further increase the shortage of amenity space in the urban area. The plot lies on the main road through Heswall and provides a landmark open space in th...
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Our latest window display, courtesy of Gould's, highlights our forthcoming annual Christmas celebration:

Carol Singing around the Christmas Tree
at St Peter’s Church Gates
7.15pm 13 December 2017

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Visit our website www.heswallsociety.org.uk for further details of this and other forthcoming events.

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Please sign our petition to save valuable green space in Heswall....

Land, which is by the Catholic Church and adjacent to Boundary Lane and Telegraph Road, has been put up for sale by the Council and is due to go to Auction on 13 December 2017. The auction particulars state that it would be ideal for new build residential development.

The Heswall Society has set up an online petition calling for the Council to withdraw the land from sale, and stating why this is important....

The petition, Safeguard Amenity Space on Telegraph Road/Boundary Lane, Heswall, has already attracted over 380 signatures. If you haven’t already signed the petition and support the Heswall Society’s efforts to stop this sale, then please follow the link below.

We've made a great start and the campaign is really building momentum. This is a great chance to spread the word further - can you also help by sharing this link to the petition on Facebook or Twitter and by e-mailing and informing your friends and neighbours?

http://you.38degrees.org.uk/…/safeguard-amenity-space-on-te…

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The Council has recognised there is a local shortage of urban amenity space in "Settlement Area 7". The loss of this much enjoyed green area would further increase the shortage of amenity space in the urban area. The plot lies on the main road through Heswall and provides a landmark open space in th...
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From a boot full of pansies!

Despite the weather, Angie Mounsey and her hard working team of volunteers have now removed the Summer bedding at the Castle Buildings Flowerbeds on Telegraph Road, dug them over and re-planted with winter pansies to cheer us up over the winter season. The tyre mark that appeared within less than 24 hours would suggest that not everyone respects the huge efforts that Angie and her fellow volunteers make to keep the village looking bright and cheerful.

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Now is the time of year that the Heswall Society will be removing the Summer bedding at the Castle Buildings Flowerbeds in Telegraph Road. All the pansies have been ordered and we are ready to clear the beds, dig over and plant!

If anyone would like to give us a hand, please call Angie Mounsey on 0151-342 4514. We will be starting at 10am, Thursday, 19th October. Also from 2.pm Friday and if necessary on the Saturday. Please bring your own tools.

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It’s time for the Autumn Newsletter: members of the committee got down to the serious business of stuffing envelopes at this month’s meeting. If you get your copy electronically, watch out for it in your inbox in the next few days.

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Gould in Heswall has very kindly allowed us space to advertise in their side window. We are very grateful to Anne Waring of Gould for giving us this opportunity.
Our fist display is now set up and we are using it to advertise our recently organised walk on Dee Marshes and our next Open meeting on Wednesday November 15th with Hilary Davies giving a talk entitled “Rock around Wirral”.
Our thanks also to the Army and Navy stores for allowing us to borrow some of their equipment for the display.

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A BIG THANK YOU TO:
- Mark Gorton / Heswall Today and Caroline / Lower Village shop for their campaigns to raise money for the Society to adopt the telephone kiosk in the lower village.
- all the residents of Heswall who have contributed towards this campaign

Your efforts to date have raised just over £600 towards our estimated costs of £1000 for the adoption and renovation if the K6 kiosk.

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Please see details of Fun in the Park under Events