Hoylake prom memorial benches to be temporarily removed for refurbishment during the Open Golf Championship

Memorial benches on the promenade at Hoylake are being removed temporarily to be cleaned and refurbished and allow for park and ride service to The Open.

The Open Golf Championship returns to the Royal Liverpool Golf Club from July 16 to 23 and the event will attract large numbers of visitors to Hoylake.

The council is working to ensure the event runs as smoothly as possible for residents, local businesses and visitors.  

As part of the traffic planning for the event park and ride buses operating from the spectator car parks at Heron Road and Pump Lane will drop off and pick up spectators at North Parade.

As it will be particularly busy during The Open the council is taking the opportunity to temporarily remove of number of the benches from this location and use this time to clean and refurbish them where appropriate.

The benches being removed are on the stretch from Kings Gap to Alderley Road and will be returned as soon as possible after The Open has finished. Letters are going to the sponsors bench where contact details are available and notices are also being placed on the benches informing people of their temporary removal.

Wirral Council’s Assistant Director, Neighbourhood Safety & Transport and the lead officer for the Open Golf, Mark Camborne, said. “We understand how important these benches are in remembering people’s loved ones and I want to assure everyone affected that this work will be done sensitively.

“It is being done in the best interests of ensuring the benches are not damaged when we have thousands of visitors coming to Hoylake for The Open. I want to emphasise that this is also a great opportunity to have the benches cleaned and fixed to help to ensure they can remain there for as long as possible in the future.”

If anyone has any questions or concerns about the benches they can contact the Open Golf Delivery Team on 0151 666 3050 or email the Team at  open2023enquiries@wirral.gov.uk

To speak to a member of council staff in person there is a Drop-In Office situated in the Hoylake Municipal Golf Club, Carr Lane, Hoylake, CH47 4BG to deal with any specific enquiries.  The opening times of the Drop In Office are:

  • July – Monday to Friday, 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4.30pm
  • August – Monday to Wednesday, 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4.30pm

To keep up to date with the latest information about the return of The Open to Hoylake sign up for the Wirral Hosts The Open resident email

Image: Wirral Council

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