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The forum has a management group who deal with the day to day development of the plan, with the wider forum overseeing their work. Group members are from a variety of backgrounds and all are passionate about their work to make Hoylake a better place.

  • Nigel Blacow is a retired Chartered Surveyor who lives on North Parade. He was a keen surfer for many years and a member of Surfers against Sewage. Consequently, he has a particular interest in the promenade, foreshore and environment. He became involved with Hoylake Vision to preserve the best of Hoylake and to try to influence inevitable future changes in a positive manner for the benefit of the whole community.
  • Jon Caswell is a former TV and print journalist who is now a PR and strategic communications consultant. Jon has extensive experience in working in and with various parts of the public sector including regional government and economic development.
  • Maureen Hanson is a retired lawyer from Wirral having grown up in Greasby. “In 2000 Hoylake which was a friendly, familiar place where we spent many days at the swimming baths, cinema and beach became home. I practised Family Law in Liverpool until 2009 after which I advised a Health Trust. I am now retired and am passionate about many things including conservation and the participation of the individual in the decision-making process, so really Vision is a perfect fit. I am hoping that Vision will be instrumental in steering Hoylake towards it being a vibrant and relevant town in the future.”
  • Mark Howard (Chair) runs a small communications business providing photography, design and consultancy services for third sector organisations. He is a volunteer director of Hoylake Village Life. Along with former forum members Matt Biagetti and Richard Stowe, he established Hoylake Vision Community Planning Forum in 2011, in order to broaden and formalise community consultation processes and to better equip the community to shape future development in Hoylake.
  • Chris Moore CBE (Acting Secretary/Treasurer) Hoylake resident. Ex RAF Group Captain.  Secretary RLGC 1993/2008. Chair of Hoylake Conservation Area.
  • Jon Morgan works in the Finance Industry. He moved back to the Wirral, where he grew up, when his children were entering the education system. His main aim was to give them a safe and stable base for their education and social life; Hoylake did just that. With retirement perhaps three or four years off, Jon is keen to begin to put something back into an area which has proved perfect for giving his children a good start to life.
  • Vicky Ponsonby is the landlady of the Lake Public House and is a Trustee and Development Co-ordinator of North Liverpool Foodbank.
  • Julian Priest Hoylake resident. Architectural technician, volunteer director of Hoylake Village Life / Hoylake Community Cinema, member of the Hoylake Christmas Lights Group and Trustee of Parade Community Centre Hoylake.
  • Alexandra Woods is a Hoylake resident. She is a public policy professional and research analyst currently undertaking a PhD.
There is no minimum age to join the forum and we encourage younger people to get involved. We do however recommend that under 13s are accompanied by an adult to public meetings in order to help ensure their voices are heard.
I hereby agree to become a member of the Hoylake Neighbourhood Planning Forum. I understand that membership of Hoylake Forum entitles me to vote at Annual General Meetings and to receive: a. minutes, reports and accounts b. periodic newsletters c. advance notification of events, consultations and public meetings
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