Cabinet gives green light to
new resort investment
WIRRAL'S Cabinet have agreed the next
stage in plans to build a championship links golf course, academy and resort.
Last month's decision was deferred while more information was provided to
cabinet members, including a presentation from potential operators Celtic Manor.
Cabinet gave the 'thumbs up' for 600,000 to be invested in a series of
surveys, geo-technical reports and further commercial and legal recommendations
so the proposal can move ahead.
Cllr Phil Davies, Leader of Wirral Council said:- "The Hoylake Golf Resort
will be a major destination for visitors to Wirral from around the World.
We will see a ?190m development including a luxury resort and hotel destination
together with the country's only municipal golf course designed by legendary
golfer Jack Nicklaus."
Commenting on the deferral, Cllr Davies said:- "We wanted to be satisfied
our investment, only 0.3% of the overall development, represented good value for
money so we took the extra time available. We are now looking forward to moving
ahead to the next stage of this exciting scheme.
I would like to stress once more, we will consult comprehensively with Wirral
residents as the proposals and plans develop."
In July 2015, Cabinet agreed to appoint the Joint Venture Group of legendary
golfer Jack Nicklaus as its preferred development partner, and will now be asked
to enter into a Framework Development Agreement, to enable the Jack Nicklaus
Joint Venture Group to begin drawing up a comprehensive Funding Strategy, to be
presented to Council at a later date.
The plans also include:- a luxury hotel, conference centre and Links Academy to
support Wirral's ambition to be the Capital of UK Links Golf.
New Sexual Health Services
for South Sefton
NEW arrangements for Sexual Health
Service and advice are now in place across Bootle. This follows the
unexpected news that the service had to leave Bootle Health Centre, in Park
Street. Staff have been working to establish another base within the area since
October 2016. Additional Sexual Health sessions are now available for people of
all ages at The May Logan Centre, Knowsley Road. Please check our
for days and times. In addition to these, there is an emergency
contraception clinic (morning after pill) at the Bootle Health Centre, between
1.30pm and 4.30pm, on Monday's. There is also a new appointments only
Sexual Health Clinic (STI Treatment and Screening) at the May Logan Centre, on
Friday afternoons, between 1pm and 4pm. Please call on:- 01704 513303 in order
to book your appointment. Liz Kay, Sexual Health Promotion Service Lead, said:-
"Some of these times may change on a weekly basis, so it's a good
idea check our website on a regular basis, if you're thinking of coming along.
Some community Pharmacists also deliver free emergency hormonal contraception;
the morning after pill; these are also listed on our website."
Calling All Flood Risk and
Coastal Management Students and Professionals!
ALL students enrolled in subjects
relating to Flood Risk and Coastal Management (FCRM), and young professionals
who have been working in this area for no more than 3 years are invited to
engage in the Flood and Coast YouTube Challenge.
In response to the severe flood disasters throughout the country in the last
couple of years, Flood and Coast Exhibition and Conference was convened by the
Environment Agency and has become the UK's largest gathering of FCRM
professionals in an effort to make real progress into preventing and alleviating
UK flooding and coastal erosion. The organisers would like to invite all
students and young professionals enrolled on courses in these subjects to
produce and submit a relevant, creative and interesting video to show on screen
at:- 'Flood and Coast 2017', taking place in Telford, from 28
March to 30 March 2017.
Grant Collier, 1 of the event organisers commented:- "We are aware that
there are a growing number of students and young professionals involved in
Environmental, Flood and Coastal Risk Management courses and we are very keen to
get them involved to hear their perspective and ideas for the future of flood
prevention, risk and resilience."
Flood and Coast's YouTube challenge invites videos illustrating any aspects of
Flood and Coastal Risk, Resilience and Response primarily relating to 1 of the
main event themes:-
► Community Resilience/People and Property.
► Changing Climate.
This is a perfect opportunity for students to get noticed and to engage with the
visitors, speakers and exhibitors at the event who will include:- representatives
the Environment Agency, local authorities, engineering consulting companies,
utility companies, infrastructure owners, businesses, emergency services and
community flood groups; all of which are also invited to attend.
There will be 1 winning video in each theme, and these will be shown on the
event website and on screens at the event in Telford.
Each winner will be
invited to travel to the event for 1 day and capture aspects of the event on
film. Travel and subsistence will be paid for by the organisers.
Entrants must script, shoot and edit their video, which should be between 1:30
and 2:30 minutes. Entries must be uploaded to YouTube, with a link sent to the
The deadline for entries will be on Monday, 30 January 2017, and winners will be notified,
by Friday, 17 February 2017. Full details can be found at
online or can be got via sending an