News in Heswall

Pensby Library, scheduled for closure - Picture by Rept0n1x

So now we know that, in April, Wirral council tax will rise by 2.99%, and later in the year cuts of £20 million will be effected in order to balance the borough's budget and make it legal.

The cuts will have a significant impact on local leisure services, closing municipal golf courses, libraries (including Pensby), the Europa fun pool in Birkenhead, courts at Wirral Tennis Centre, and Woodchurch Leisure Centre.

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Although we are never going see the return of the glory days of the distant past (like 1905, when this picture of the original Heswall station, courtesy of the Alsop Collection, was taken), at time of writing 470 people have signed our petition stating that Heswall needs a direct train service to Liverpool and back.

Many thanks to everyone who has lent their support.

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