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Special buildings and places: comments

Special buildings and places: comments
November 7, 2012 admin
  • Provision of an information centre on the high street to enable residents and visitors to discover more about the history of the buildings and places pointed up by plaques
  • Prospect of a Hoylake heritage walking tourGreater awareness of maritime and Victorian/Edwardian past and the fine buildings that abound
  • Its important to keep them in good repair
  • We need a “”theme”” and then we can focus on key buildings
  • To complement traditional Christmas Lights, we need to consider creative lighting at festive periods.  Illuminating special buildings.  We need projectors installed at high impact places.  We also need more events and activities to celebrate culture and heritage, such as trails and walks, childrens festival of light etc.
  • no
  • Creative lighting is a relatively easy way to improve a towns appearance
  • we need to ensure that we dont create restrictions on buildings such as will stop future imaginative useage of them.  we already have a conservation area which is in my view adequate both in size and restrictions
  • lights on tree in hoylake looked lovely and provided a good welcome for visitors.
  • If we want to celebrate and enhance the area then we should be protecting, celebrating and enhancing are history and culture.
  • need to list places and be vigilant when they change hands to avoid situations ie Hoylake dance school travesty….destruction of fine shop exterior
  • Make things chaper
  • more information boards to display heritage info for visitors to the area
  • build a skatepark
  • Dont want too many plaques.
  • Tourist information office offering guided tours and cycle hire.  horse and carriage from kings gap to hilbre island why cant we have some seaside donkeys!  (not about buildings I know).
  • Present controls on building development are sufficient. Greater controls may restrict investment. and local business.
  • Lighting is essential
  • A ;town route to be produced and made easily available for visitors to show any places of interest together with a few lines as to the history etc. EG the village of Hawarden has a really good local walking route which is informative and interesting
  • A clear indicator of good lighting and buildings should be their impact on the environment. We should encourage local sourcing and where possible sustainable supplies/materials
  • skate park !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • I am often saddened at the the loss of many buildings, One of the worst things that took place was around the Open, when people did up their houses to rent and replaced the traditional wooden windows, with UPVC ones.
  • We have a lot of beautiful buildings in Hoylake and they should be presented in their best light.
  • We just need to enhance the buildings, not necessarily with Lighting!
  • Lighting buildings is unecological, unless you are going to power the night-time lights by battteries charged by solar power. Creating greater control to protect buildings can serve to stifle future developement
  • with the history around hoylake what about guided tours in the summer
  • creative lighting on the roundabout
  • my class (10 year olds at Grt Meols)used to walk the area and then produce pocket sized folding maps of  Meols and Hoylake showing special buildings and places of interest…maybe a competition (for children and adults)and the winning map published and sold in local shops.
  • Protect our heritage.
  • Its a shame greater controls werent in place before certain buildings were razed to the ground to make way for more lucrative building projects. We should conserve and protect our older buildings.
  • A visitors information point informing people of all points if interest, historic importance, churches, rnli, boat museum. This could be simply a display stand in the railway station with a map and key as well as leaflets. A road sign pointing people to the information point too
  • blue plate”” sign post them all.
  • Stop develop,ends of new builds and preserve older buildings.
  • Cafe project for the toilet block at the beach end of Trinity Road should be reviewed and supported if possible.
  • Have mentioend this before – pre-Victorain (yes, I know slightly anachronisitc!) pre-literacy shop signage
  • buildings should be more old fashioned
  • Requires new buildings to fit in with historic ones to improve overall design.
  • Creative lighting would be great – a real asset. Its good to see old buildings being sensitively renovated and updated eg Portrait House, neighbouring financial services company, Smooth. I think guided walks including places/roads of interest would be popular, especially if the price included a drink at a local venue.
  • Absolutely no more lighting please !
  • Empty buildings should be put to good use. The building on north parade should be fast tracked through to make good use of by the comunity before it becomes derelict.
  • Its almost too late to protect remaining areas of historical interest.  The KIngs Gap site is now a travel lodge and should retain is current name as a historical symbol.  It should not be allowed to display garish sign lighting either.  Any extra signs should be of victorian design to suit the victorian seaside town.  The promenade should have the huge ugly red plastic bins removed as the old victorian ones are perfectly adequate.
  • Definitely not “”creative lighting””! Light pollution being not as bad as in other places is one of the attractions of Hoylake and the Wirral as a whole!!
  • Someone here is obsessed with SIGNS
  • Not cutting down urban trees
  • Hoylake, like every town, is defined by its unique townscape, a result of the built environment overlaid on the historic street pattern. Hoylake, as a small town unscarred by new road schemes or large scale redevelopment, is fortunate to retain much of its historic Victorian and Edwardian legacy – this must be safeguarded and celebrated. Surviving buildings provide evidence of historic growth from C18 fishing village to C19 resort to C20 commuter community.
  • Encourage residents to embrace both the heritage and development as a benificial advance for the town.
  • Are there any special buildings left?? But what few there are, then yes, improve their appearance.
  • Emphasizing Interesting cottages, Promenade, Lifeboat station, Town Square if and when created.
  • Creative lighting is not something Im fond of, and certainly dont use it at night as it may disrupt our retired community.  I wish the Horn Arcade wasnt ripped down and those monstrosities built, so protecting more traditional-looking buildings is a must.  Signs and plaques, while I would appreciate, would largely be ignored because the public are ignorant.
  • The decision not to develop the former lifeboat station is baffling. It is a prime site and could have attracted a lot of investment. I suspect Peel Holdings are just waiting for the market to improve.
  • To make sure they are cleaned and maintained to enjoy rather than knocked down and demolished for retirement flats.
  • Make more use of the sea front area and lets have two way traffic along the promenade.and ease the traffic on Market St which will get heavy now W/K has Aldi as well as Morrisons.
  • Protect and enhance but dont set in aspic, development and changes also good.
  • Make sure buildings are not demolished and uninteresting flats are put up in their place.
  • Am pleased that we didnt lose the old lifeboat station. Shame about the Horn Arcade though.
  • Better control over demolition & replacement of attractive pre 1940s houses to avoid eyesores such as the apartments on Hoylake roundabout.
  • Stop knocking them down! (pool, cinema, bandstand, brewery stables etc.)  Also, when I came to Hoyake there were 5 public lavatories that I knew of (station, firehouse, community hall, 2 on the prom) – now there are none!
  • Too many of Hoylakes fine Victorian buildings have been destroyed. This is destroying Hoylakes character and charm. Planning regulations should be stricter and planning applications handled more strictly.
  • I think the promenade is greatly in need of improvement-resurfacing and smartening up. It is a wasted asset as it is now. I think the proposed new cafe in the old public toilets will be much appreciated by both locals and visitors.
  • Additional signs should be real cast iron, not plastic immitation which would detract from buildings of historical interest not enhance them.
  • Again some parts of Hoylake are beautiful and others look grotty in comparison.
  • If you encourage visitors – where are the amenities eg toilets etc.
  • There is little or no Historic promotion here. Yet I am sure with some investigation one can promote such tours to visitors, days out from LPool Chester.
  • Unless you have the money to go out in the evening I feel hoylake has a very old person feel and lacks anywhere for a younger mid 20s upwards to go unless you have little ones
  • A member of the Coral used to live in my house, how about a blue plaque?
  • We have lost the cinema, baths etc, we should look to preserve & support remaining leisure facilities eg. sailing club, rugby club, tennis & bowls
  • Better use of the buildings eg. Does the Job Centre need to be in the old Town Hall? What message does this send to visitors about the town? There are plenty of other buildings that could house the job centre.
  • We are still waiting for development to begin on Pebbles cafe on the front. This is a great location and should be utilised to its full extent. We should also pull togethere to keep the library open.

 

  • What are the special buildings??
  • Without wishing to be negative what buildings of historical, cultural and natural interest does Hoylake actually have?
  • Care with lighting needed as there is a risk of too much light with ecological consequences.
  • Beach attractions is a big one. West Kirby beach always seems a lot busier.
  • The cost of some of the above could be prohibitive for property owners, unless Heritage Funds were available.  Am not sure which building you might be referring to.
  • Town Hall could look better. More public toilets. Visitors use church buildings if open.
  • Creative lighting would be nice but it would also have a cost implication using electricity. We have lost so many buildings over the last 25/30 years that those left should be protected and preserved.
  • One of the primary attractions of Hoylake and the coastal areas are the relatively clear views of the night sky. “”Creative”” lighting would almost certainly destroy that advantage and should be strongly discouraged.
  • Keep them – too many have already been lost through lack of vision/ planning control. Marketing Hoylake using its natural assets, history, architecture and special shops would make a refreshing change to the usual focus on booze (which is also not a USP).
  • The idea of lighting prominent buildings is good and could give maximum effect for minimal expense. (One specific observation is health risk caused by the bird droppings which accumulate on the pavement by the Punch Bowl Pub – this needs addressing by the owners really.)
  • Time to celebrate current successes, eg. Chris Boardman and Daniel Craig. Could have something by cycle shop for Chris and, perhaps film/Bond memorabilia display cabinet fixed outside library? Creative lighting sounds tacky??
  • Many of them have already been knocked down, more emphasis on keeping facade and building from within
  • Significance of Hoylake in relation to Golf could be celebrated more (particularly in light of Womens Open and the return of the Open in 2014) (this also links with Section 6)
  • A suggestion could be to create a heritage trail (Hoylake race-course etc / fishing connections / community insights) walk for visitors to enjoy, attached to more information provisions, relating to the areas natural interest, given its prominence to the Wirral Coastal walk. To this end, an appropriate visitor centre could evolve, in time, if the above commences.
  • Encourage private landlords to improve appearance of buildings above shops rathere than lighting. Developers eg. Savi need to be more accountable for changes eg. old toilets by fire station.
  • In reference to my ratings above – the current funding environment means that we should be focusing expenditure on key areas i.e. not spending money on creative lighting (even though it looks great!) With the British Open coming again in 2014, we need to use funding to improve what weve already got (e.g. shop fronts, pavements, clearing up the dog poo, improving the Grove Rd field etc)
  • 4c Light pollution
  • Enforce conservation area standards. The new Kings Gap Court Hotel is an eyesore and clashes with the ambient architecture.
  • Spend some money on the prom. Provide facilities for families both food & drink and toilets. The recession has made Hoylake beach & prom very popular and if facilities were provided it could boost Hoylakes income. As it is people have to bring their own refreshments.
  • public toilet
  • How do you prepare to support these changes financially
  • As far as I know all Hoylakes buildings of historical interes have been demolished
  • The need to promote Hoylake as a village, there are families who always call hoylake The Village, that their families have lived here.
  • Too much sinage
  • Manor Rd Station – improved re access to trains as it is too high a climb, as the pavements too low and its a heck of a job to get on to the train
  • Maps/guides to places of special interest and a suggested viewing route
  • The derelict public toilets at the bottom of Trinity Rd should never be granted a spirits license for any business venture. the prom is an alcohol free zone
  • There is very little left to put signs and plaques and its a bit late to start protecting historical places.
  • Preserve them, they are attractive. Dont knock them down.
  • 4e Churches, libraries & our community centre need promoting (success of food fairs)
  • There are too many signs now
  • Think its a bit late as we have lost lots of our places of interest eg open air baths, paddling pool, central hall bandstand in promenade gardens, lovely flower beds

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