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For example, in 2009, Hoylake had a 25 per cent shop vacancy rate. Now... nine percent, and dropping

Hoylake was governed by an urban district council until 1 April 1974 when it was absorbed into the newly created Metropolitan Borough of Wirral when local government reorganisation took place across the UK. At that point, Hoylake ceased to be in Cheshire, and became part of the nascent county of Merseyside.

The Liverpool Echo, Trinity Mirror Merseyside’s flagship brand, is the area’s best-read newspaper including national newspapers.

Hoylake is bucking the trend. While many similar sized towns are visibly struggling to exit the recession, Hoylake is showing very real signs of recovery, with enormous potential for sustainable growth:

Julian Budden, Italian opera scholar and BBC radio producer (1924–2007) was born in Hoylake.

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Hoylake is one of the premier sites for sand yachting in Britain,[20] with banks around a quarter of a mile offshore. The town's beach was the venue for the European Sand Yacht Championships in 2007 and 2011.[21]

The former Olympic Games cyclist Chris Boardman (1968- ) was born in Hoylake.

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Alastair Machray was appointed editor of The Liverpool Echo in 2005 and is also editor-in-chief of Trinity Mirror Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales. He is a former editor of The Daily Post (Wales and England) and editor-in-chief of the company's Welsh operations. Married dad-of-two and keen golfer Alastair is one of the longest-serving newspaper editors in the country. His titles have won numerous awards and spearheaded numerous successful campaigns.

In 1690, William III set sail from Hoylake, then known as Hyle or High-lake,[6][nb 1] with a 10,000-strong army to Ireland, where his army was to take part in the Battle of the Boyne. The location of departure remains known as King's Gap.[8] The previous year a large force under Marshal Schomberg had also departed from Hoylake on 12 August,[9] crossing to Ireland to capture Carrickfergus.

Hoylake is a largely residential area and there is an active nightlife in the town centre, which is located at the original village of Hoose.[10]

The reputation of Hoylake as an Hub of the Arts is growing rapidly. Home to painters, sculptors, poets, musicians and

Hoylake ASC was founded in 1931. The club now trains at the West Kirby Concourse and the Calday Grange Swimming Pool.

Hoylake Sailing Club was founded in 1887 and has a clubhouse and boatyard on North Parade. The club hosts an annual regatta and sends a team to the Southport 24 Hour Race.

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When it comes to property, Hoylake has it all... large Victorian mansions to classic terraces... beachside villas to cool town centre apartments. A town that is 'on the up', bucking national trends…

I took the photo above a week or so ago. As you can see the railing works have been completed around what was the old toilet block. Are we calling this a viewing platform now? I'm presuming a couple … Read More...

Mike Rutherford (1950- ) of Genesis was a boarder at the Leas School, formerly on Meols Drive.

The Hoylake and West Kirby War Memorial is a notable local landmark, as it was designed in 1922 by the British sculptor Charles Sargeant Jagger who was responsible for a number of war memorials around the world, including the Royal Artillery Memorial at Hyde Park Corner in London.

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The old Hoylake lifeboat station has been put back on the market today with an asking price of £250,000 (rightmove). The old station has been most recently used a lifeboat museum but that closed … Read More...

The town supports a permanent lifeboat station, manned by the RNLI. Initially founded in 1803 by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board, it is one of the oldest in the country.[19] In 2008, the RNLI began to raise £2 million for a new lifeboat station and new generation all-weather lifeboat, to facilitate a faster response time to emergencies and rescues in the Irish Sea and the rivers Dee and Mersey.The building was finally opened in 2009.

Have you got a big idea for Hoylake but need the funds to get started? Well a solution might be available to you! The government recently announced that funding is being made available through the … Read More...

The present day township grew up in the 19th century around the small fishing village of Hoose.[10] The name Hoylake was derived from Hoyle Lake, a channel of water between Hilbre Island and Dove Point.[11] Protected by a wide sandbank known as Hoyle Bank and with a water depth of about 20 feet, it provided a safe anchorage for ships too large to sail up the Dee to Chester.[12]

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Hoylake is situated on the north west corner of the Wirral Peninsula overlooking the picturesque Dee Estuary, with the hills of North Wales Read more...

Whatever happens at the site of the former promenade toilet block, it doesn't happen quickly! Following the demolition of the former toilets on North Parade on 18th April, some work has taken place … Read More...

Hoylake has a wide selection of excellent restaurants, pubs, wine bars and cafés, and this level of choice and quality

Composer and producer Hammy Havoc was brought up in Hoylake.

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The former actress and Labour MP Glenda Jackson (1936- ) grew up in Hoylake.

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Lieutenant Colonel Jack Armand Cunningham (1890–1966), the World War I flying ace, retired to Hoylake and eventually died there.

It looks like Milo Cake Craft (pictured above) has closed and the shop is now available to rent. There's no news yet on the planning applications for a new chip shop and a Domino's Pizza … Read More...

At the 2001 census, the population of Hoylake was 5,710[3] of a total population of 13,042, as part of the Hoylake & Meols local government ward.[4] By the time of the 2011 Census population figures for Hoylake were no longer maintained. However figures do exist for the ward of Hoylake and Meols. The total population at this Census was 13,348.[5]