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Heswall Juy 2018 Issue 117


INSIDE THIS MONTH: n Heswall school wedding n Heswall Hall n Police building n Hazelwell in the summer n Legal column n What’s on guide


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A preservation group are trying to prevent Heswall’s former police station building being demolished. The Heswall Society have applied to have the redundant building listed, which would affect any future sale. You can read more in this month’s edition. In this month’s magazine we have pictures from Heswall Primary School, the saving of a red phone kiosk in the Lower Village, author visits, summer packages at a local care home, as well as the regular features, including Heswall Hall, gardening, book reviews, a legal column and what’s on guide. You can keep up to date with the latest news at and via twitter #heswallcom



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Wednesday 4th July 2pm. Refreshments from 1pm Come along and enjoy our lovely tea dance with live music from our resident trio, The Swingmasters. If you’re not a dancer, come along anyway and listen to the music, enjoy a cup of tea and a chat with new friends. 2-4:30pm. Admission £4 on the door. Wirral Musical Society & Heswall Concert Band present

Variety Showcase Friday 6th July & Saturday 7th July 7:30pm. Bar and doors open at 6:45pm Celebrating Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s 70th birthday, 100 years since the end of WW1, 100 years since women gained the right to vote, and 70 years of the NHS. Also featuring songs from Les Miserables, My Fair Lady, and many more! Tickets £10, concessions £8. Call 0151 648 3457 or 07531 535833 for tickets. Heswall Hall Memory Lane Afternoon Club presents

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Paddington 2 (PG) Wednesday 11th July 7:30pm. Bar open at 6:45pm Fantastic sequel to original film, hugely successful at the box office. A great cast includes Hugh Bonneville, Jim Walters, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson and Peter Capaldi. Tickets £5 from: Linghams Booksellers, Heswall; Gould’s Stationers, Heswall; and Heswall Hall, My Gift Place, Neston, also online: www.

Wednesday 11th July 2pm. Doors open at 1:15pm Come and join us for an afternoon listening and singing classic and popular songs with The ‘Memories’ Singing group. Starting at 2pm, refreshments will be served from 1.30pm For more information, and to book tickets, please contact Trudi Harris, Hall Manager, on 0151 342 2614.  Tickets are also available online at Tickets £3.50 – Carer free

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Back by popular demand: “The Heswall Hall Team Quiz” returns on Friday 28th September at 7:30pm (bar open from 6:45pm). Tables of 6 for £15. Cheese Platter (with bread etc.) £15. Advance tickets available now online at

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Abbarella – Live on The Big Room Stage Friday 13th July 8pm. Bar and doors open at 7pm

A fabulous tribute to 70s wonder band ABBA, live on the Big Room Stage. Great music, authentic costumes and a great atmosphere guaranteed. Abbarella’s pre-show DJ will entertain you from 7.00pm. Arrive early and enjoy the fun! Cabaret layout with some room for dancing. Drinks and finger food available for sale during the evening. Bar at pub prices, plenty of free parking nearby. A family friendly event. Tickets £10 from:

Matinee Cinema Club Tuesday 17th July 2pm. Free refreshments from 1pm Enjoy an afternoon at our big screen cinema. Join our popular Matinee Cinema Club and get the latest information on our monthly afternoon film shows. Contact Heswall hall for more information about our programme. Admission £3.50 (pay at the door). Free Membership The Big Room presents

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‘Blondie’ / 80s Tribute concert Friday 27th July 8pm. Bar and doors open at 7pm A wonderful tribute to Blondie and the 1980s, live on the Big Room Stage. A preshow DJ will entertain you from 7.00pm. Arrive early and enjoy the fun! Finger food available during the evening. Bar at pub prices, plenty of free parking nearby. A family friendly event. Tickets £10 from:

Friday 20th July 8pm. Bar open from 7.15pm Three bands play live in rotation, all on the same stage, and in an arrangement similar to that used in the BBC’s Later with Jools Holland. This is the now regular event in this format Line up: Swamp Dog Millionaires, Jimmy Rae and the Moonshine Girls, Redd Bar at pub prices, hot finger style food will be on sale. Tickets £5 from:

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Campaign to retain former police building The sale of the distinctive red-bricked police house on Telegraph Road has been held up over calls for it to be listed. Merseyside Police effectively moved out of the building three years ago, citing budget pressures. This meant that the station has been largely unmanned and a sign outside instructs visitors to call a switchboard number Now, the Heswall Society want to preserve the building, which dates back to 1911, by having it listed. The society understands that marketing has been suspended pending the outcome. Preliminary feedback hasn’t been encouraging, hence the Society has appointed specialist consultants Donald Insall Associates to advise on how the Society might be able to strengthen its case. If you think it’s important to keep the building, please contact the society at webmaster@ 6 To advertise call 01244 350398

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Hunt for gang who went on the rampage Detectives are appealing for help in tracing a gang of youths believed to be responsible for a burglary and three assaults in Heswall. A gang of around 20 youths, all believed to be of school age, forced their way into a house in Heythrop Drive on 2nd June. The youths began damaging property, stealing alcohol and threatening the children present. A 14-year-old girl who lives at the address was punched and one offender spat in her face. As the gang made off from the house they then assaulted a 17-year-old boy in the street. At around 10.30pm that evening the gang are believed to have caused further disorder and assaulted an 18 year-old man by hitting him in the face with the branch of a tree close to the Tesco store on Telegraph Road. Detectives are now appealing for anyone with information to get in touch. Detective Constable Jon Head said: “This was not simply a case of a group of youths

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USEFUL NUMBERS AND INFO Clubs Artists Association - Heswall Monthly meetings and weekly group sessions at Heswall Hall. Summer Exhibition. New members very welcome, all abilities and beginners. Call 342 7165.

Round Table Social club with a conscience open to men between 18 and 45, meeting at The Jug & Bottle & other venues. 07843 184211. Email:

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Senior Swimmers - Heswall Open to over-50s in Wirral at Calday Grammar School Baths. Fridays from 9-11am. Free trial swim. Three Social functions a year. Call 652 6081 or 353 8707.

Flower Club - Heswall Meet 1st Wednesday of the month, 8pm at Heswall Hall, Telegraph Road. Tel 336 5359 Gardening Society - Heswall Meetings on the first Monday of the month at 7.30pm in Heswall Hall. Tel Sue on 342 2007. Heswall Society Established for the public benefit to conserve the heritage of the parish. Contact Carolyn Eddowes on 342 5066 Inner Wheel The club meets on the second Tuesday evening of each month at Heswall Golf Club at 7 for 7.15pm. Tel 342 3932. Mid Week Ramblers - Heswall Walks between 5 and 9 miles on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday every week. Tel 336 6044 Oldfield Theatre and Concert Club Arranges visits by coach to theatres and concert halls throughout the Wirral and beyond. Opera - Ballet Concerts or Plays. New members welcome. 342 8952. Pinewood Lawn Tennis Club Napps Way, off Downham Rd North, Heswall. Tel 07894 095882 Prenton Literary and Debating Society Meets weekly Tuesdays October to March 7.30pm. Details on

Soroptimists - Heswall The group meets on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month. Tel 342 348 4208 Squash Club - Heswall Gayton Playing Fields, off Brimstage Road, Heswall, Wirral, CH60 1XG.0151 342 2817 St Peter’s Singers Heswall’s Choral Society rehearse on Sunday evenings at the St. Peter’s Centre in Lower Heswall. Their main concerts are usually in March and November. New members welcome. U3A - Heswall The Heswall University of the Third Age ( U3A ) is a self help organisation providing educational, creative and social opportunities for the over 50s. Tel 342 5331 Wirral Lions Club Meets 1st Tuesday every month at 7.45pm at the Bridge Inn, Port Sunlight. New members welcome. Tel 648 9157. Wirral WIldlife The local branch of Cheshire Wildlife Trust. Tel 342 1395. Woolgatherers Heswall-based drama group. New members welcome. Call 648 2717

Probus Gayton - Meeting at Pensby Recreational Centre every Tues 9am-12noon for conversation, bridge and table tennis; other activities include snooker, bowls, quizzes, outings and a monthly lunch with speaker. Call 342 3960.

Useful Numbers Councillors Leslie Rowlands 342 2454 Andrew Hodson 342 6253 Kathy Hodson 342 6253

Heswall - Men are you bored? Missing banter with work colleagues. Then meet like-minded chaps who live locally. Join in a range of activities in a friendly environment. Why not meet us for coffee at the URC Church Hall (by Tesco) on Wednesday 10-11am or

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Rotary Clubs Schools Heswall Club meets Thursdays at Heswall Golf Club for Barnston Primary. Tel 342 5229 12.45. Secretary 648 7661 Gayton Primary. Tel 342 3772 West Wirral Meet on Wednesdays at the Glegg Arms Heswall Primary. Tel 342 7491 6.00 for 6.30 pm. Tel 0151 632 5697 St Peter’s CE Primary. Tel 342 2556 Mid Wirral meets Tuesday mornings for breakfast at the Wirral Council Glegg Arms at Tel 342 1034350398 36 To advertise 01244 General switchboard 0151 606 2000

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Care home offers flexible summer packages A care home in the Wirral has created three ‘packages’ to offer flexibility to new residents. The Hazelwell, a luxury residential, nursing, palliative and short-term care home in Heswall, identified that not all potential residents need care every day of the week, or every week of the year like most care homes offer, and so have looked in to how to cater for different needs. The first package is designed to offer Weekly Short-Term Care. This would be especially beneficial to those being cared for by family members who need respite from their responsibilities or need to work on a few days of the week. The second package is a solution for people whose main carers might be needing to go away, say for a holiday in the summer for a longer one-off period called Special Short-Term Care. It offers peace of mind to carers, knowing that their loved one is having a holiday of their own, in a very safe pair of hands and a beautiful environment. The third package is the Summer Special Offer package which is available to new permanent residents only, during the months of June and July. We have a limited number of rooms for a reduced rate. As well as deluxe accommodation for 55 residents, The Hazelwell’s facilities include a luxury home cinema room, residents bar, quiet library, chauffeurdriven car, salon and gym and stunning rooftop terrace. Care home manager Kathryn McGuinness (pictured) said: “At the Hazelwell, we pride ourselves in providing the best care and a friendly, personal service to each of the residents, ensuring that their every need is catered for, whilst also running an involving programme of activities. “We developed these three packages as we wanted create something for those who might need us on a less regular basis, but who would benefit from all we have to offer here. We look forward to opening our doors to some new, shorter term residents in the next few weeks.” The Wirral care home which opened on Oldfield Road in Heswall less than two years ago has been rated as ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission. The Hazelwell was also named in the Top 20 Recommended Care Homes in the North West for 2017 by leading UK care home website, For more information about the packages on offer at The Hazelwell contact Kathryn McGuinness on 0151 342 9654, email or visit www.thehazelwell. com 38 To advertise call 01244 350398

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Mondays Pram & Buggy Group: Soft play area for babies. Big Toy Play, Crafts, Singing, Refreshments. Heswall Methodist Church Hall, opposite the old Police Station, Telegraph Road, Heswall CH60 0AE. Every Monday 9.30am - 11am. Just £2 per session. Tuesdays Health Walk - Arrowe Park, from 10am. This is a new Health Walk run by Wirral NHS Community Trust. Meet at the Red Rooms Cafe near the golf course Clubhouse at Arrowe Park. The contact is Helen Webster on 0151 630 8383. Wednesdays Conservation Work - Heswall Dales, 10:30am - 3:30pm. Come and volunteer to do tasks involving footpath restoration, heathland management, site surveys etc. Please wear suitable clothing, footwear and bring a packed lunch. Meet at the Rangers Office off Oldfield Road. Free event. Call the Wirral rangers on 677 7594 or email dantravis@ Wednesdays The Singing Café 10.30am- 12 noon, at the Church of the Good Shepherd, next to the Bus Station, Telegraph Road. Music for everybody (popular and classic). Come and join the fun, relax, and enjoy a singalong. Coffee and biscuits 50p. Call 342 3471. Fridays Church Mice Playtime: Fun for under 5’s. Mice hunt, Singing, Instruments, Crafts, Storytime, Refreshments, Play. Heswall Methodist Church Hall, opposite the old Police Station, Telegraph Road, Heswall CH60 0AE Every Friday 9.30am - 11am. Just £2 per session. First Tuesday of the month Wirral Breast Cancer Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month except August at the Post Graduate Centre at Clatterbridge Hospital (opposite Oncology), 7-9pm. There is a varied programme of speakers and demonstrations. All Ladies who have or have had breast cancer will be made very welcome. Every Friday during term time Hester Hedgehog’s Active Tots takes place at 9.30 - 11.30am at Heswall Hall Cost: £2 per child each session. Pre-school children only. Parent/guardian controlled play. Refreshments available. Baby changing facilities also available. Serenades on Sundays Tea, Cakes and a Concert: The Winter series continues with monthly, friendly and relaxed concerts to be held in Heswall United Reformed Church at 3pm.

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JULY - LET THE SUNSHINE IN! It is great that we have been able to throw open the shutters and blinds and let the beautiful sunshine in! Hopefully you are planning your holidays for the coming summer months and in anticipation our SUMMER READS are in place and if you buy 2 books you get a third half price! Gosh all this excitement is making me giddy! Linghams has a fantastic schedule of events and here they are: 4th July - Elizabeth Brookes; 7th July - Gill Sims; 11th July - Andy Grant; 13th July - Jess Kidd; 16th July - Dan Toombs (The Curry Guy); 19th July - Gina Kirkham; 24th July - Shari Lapena. STOP PRESS - STOP PRESS: We are very excited to have an event with Kate Atkinson 17th Sppt as always pop into the shop for more information or check our website GILL SIMS – WHY MUMMY SWEARS

JANE HARPER – FORCE OF NATURE Jane Harper’s amazing best seller The Dry was in the TOP TEN bestseller list for a very long time and rightly so. Harper is a brilliant crime writer and she has done it again with this follow up. Aaron Falk is back and his latest case involves the disappearance of a corporate whistle-blower and for those of you who were blown away with The Dry this new book will not disappoint.

Hands up if you were one of those mums who suddenly found yourself a member of the PTA of your child’s school without even being aware that the friendly conversation you were having with a “mum” was actually the chair of the PTA and you had just agreed to help organise the Christmas Fete and Summer Fair . Oh my gosh I can really relate to this book, such a hoot – when my son said he was old enough to walk to and from school by himself was the happiest day of my life (if only I had changed my phone number at the same time)! We will be having the lovely Gill Sims giving a talk and signing books at Heswall Hall 7th July!

BRITTA TECKENTRUP – UNDER THE SAME SKY Gorgeous illustrations adorn this lovely book about the diversity of the animal kingdom and hints how we should all be singing the same song if we are to survive. The clever use of cut-outs that you use to peep through and see the animals embracing their differences while celebrating what they have in common. Utterly charming.

HESWALL What's on guide July 2018

Wednesday 4th July Heswall Flower Club is looking forward to welcoming returning demonstrator Elizabeth Goldwyn Bishop from Sheffield with her demonstration “The Bird from Paradise”, 8 pm Heswall Hall. The club always welcomes visitors/ new members, for details contact Janet 336 5359 or check out our face book pages/ events. There will be no club night in August but we return September 5th. Friday 6th July & Saturday 7th July Wirral Musical Society & Heswall Concert Band present a Variety Showcase at Heswall Hall, from 7:30pm. Celebrating Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s 70th birthday, 100 years since the end of WW1, 100 years since women gained the right to vote, and 70 years of the NHS. Also featuring songs from Les Miserables, My Fair Lady, and many more! Tickets £10, concessions £8. Call 0151 648 3457 or 07531 535833 for tickets. Wednesday 11th July Heswall Hall’s Evening Cinema show is the much anticipated sequel Paddington 2 (PG),7:30pm. Tickets £5 from: Linghams Booksellers, Heswall; Gould’s Stationers, Heswall; and Heswall Hall, also online: Friday 13th July Abba tribute act Abbarella are live on The Big Room Stage, Heswall Hall, from 7pm. Great music, authentic costumes and a great atmosphere guaranteed. Tickets £10 from: www. Friday 20th July The Big Room presents Three Live Bands at Heswall Hall, from 7.15pm. This month’s acts are: Swamp Dog Millionaires, Jimmy Rae and the Moonshine Girls, Redd. Tickets £5 from: Friday 27th July Heswall Hall is the venue for ‘Blondie’ / 80s Tribute concert, from 8pm. Tickets £10 from: www. REGULAR EVENTS Peninsula Jazzmen They play at the Royal British Legion in Pensby Road on the 1st, 3rd and, when it occurs, the 5th Tuesday of each month.

Thursdays: R’Marnies Drama School Specialist drama classes for all ages and abilities. 5pm (term time), at Heswall Hall. Contact Justine, tel. 07751 267557.

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Tel 0151 334 7121 Mob 07773 266870 60 Woodkind Hey, Spital, Wirral



34 52

Fully Qualified Small jobs welcome Friendly & Helpful Service Tel 07710 454443 or 0151 336 1828 Call for your free no obligation quote

Property Painter and Decorator Internal/External 3 Rooms for the price of 2 6 Rooms for the price of 4

0151 208 6039 07804 889352 Email


PAINTING & DECORATING SERVICES l Private & Commercial l No job too big or too small l Interior & Exterior l Time Served Tradesman with 25+ years experience l FREE ESTIMATES

TEL: 0151 339 5924 MOBILE: 07790243159 Nigel Simkins

Painter & Decorator Time served tradesman Interior & exterior

0151 357 3091 07841 989660 Reviews found on Yell

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Directory Driveways / Gardens

DRIVEWAY & PATIO SPECIALISTS Muckaway and Mini Digger Hire

l Muck removed - by self loading 32T grab wagon l Mini digger and dumper hire with or without operator l Decorative gravels/slates & landscaping materials l Top Soil supplied, various grades l Driveways, footings and gardens excavated l Recycled aggregates

& Scape

l Indian Stone l Block Paving Muckaway and Mini Digger Hire l Fencing l Dropped Kerbs l Streetworks Accredited Contractor l Muck removed - by self loading 32T grab wagon Fullyhire Insured l Mini digger andldumper with or without operator Design Service Available l Decorative gravels/slates & landscaping materials For an affordable quote l Top Soil supplied, various grades please call Steve on l Driveways, footings and gardens excavated 07716 870153 l Recycled aggregates 0151 721 0559

Tel 0151 353 8686

Tel 0151 353 8686


Build Pave & Scape



Lawn Specialists l Lawn Cutting l Turfing l Driveways l Hedge Cutting l Lawn Treatments l Patios l Fencing

Email: Web:

All aspects of building and hard landscaping. We specialise in the installation of all aspects Welandscaping especially of building and hard and pride have over 20 years experience ourselves in the We especially pride ourselves in the construction construction of:

of natural stone patios / driveways / courtyards, brickwork and stonework.

l Stone Patios l Driveways l Courtyards l Brickwork l Stonework

Email Web: Tel: 07971 583615 or 01978 311025

We have completed installations throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland, covering North Wales, the North West, Cheshire, Shropshire, the Midlands, South of England, Northumbria and the North of England.

Tel 07973 858252 0151 336 2614

Specialists in:

E A Reed & Sons Ltd

Plant Hire & Groundwork Contractors All aspects of groundworks undertaken including tarmacadam, footings, demolition, driveways, menages, spoil removal, small extensions, fencing works, excavation works undertaken & digger/machinery hire.

0151 677 4306 07774 608674 Email

• Traditional Sett Paving Glazing • Natural Stone Paving


• York Stone Paving • Granite Setts

Misted up units replaced UPVC doors/windows fitted Hinges, locks & handles repaired All glazing repairs

• Clay Paving • Block Paving • Brickwork • Extensions • Landscaping

FREE quotes/OAP discount

• Ground works & Drainage

Take a look at our new website 0151 538 for examples of our work

9108 07837 584482 Call 07971 583 615 or 01978 311025 WIRRAL-BASED FOR A FREE NO OBLIGATION QUOTE


• Sandstone Setts


Directory Handyman

Handyman SOS Time served kitchen and bathroom installer Tiling, painting, plumbing, flatpacking etc All work completed to a very high standard Please call for a free consultation

Nick Sington 0151 336 2614 / 07973 858 252


arpets or Oven?? l Joinery l Brickwork l Extensions l Loft Conversions Kitchens & Bathrooms Deep lCleaning l Renovations

pert c Results l Fully Insured No job too small. Time Served.

Over 20 yrs experience. l 01244 490472 Tel: 0151 336 3710 b 079360 60076 Mob: 0771 276 3290


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Kitchen Units


Kitchen Door Replacement Specialists


Transform your kitchen at a fraction of the cost

34 54

Over 25 years Experience

01352 761851 07709 303440 Contemporary Kitchens Formerly at Brimstage Hall

DAVID ROBERTS Property Maintenance & Handyman Local Experienced Reliable Tradesman

All work considered including, Patio, Re-pointing, Fencing, Decorating, Tiling, Gutter Repairs, and more. Please call for a no obligation quote

0151 336 1481 or 07541 200503

Handyman Services Decorating, Pointing, Roofing Gutter cleaning & repairs Flat pack & all DIY Free quotes No call out charge OAP discounts 0151-538-9108 07837584482 WIRRAL-BASED

Oven Cleaning

Dirty Carpets or Oven?? Expert Deep Cleaning Fantastic Results l Fully Insured

Tel 0151 636 0009 Mob 079360 60076 Picture Framing

Pest Control


Neston Competitive picture framing Framed local views of Wirral & Cheshire - Ideal Gifts 33 High Street Open Thur, Fri,10am-5pm; Sat 10am-4pm Phone 0151 336 8607

WIRRAL WASP NEST REMOVALS M 07760 191934 T 0151 625 4095

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Directory Plumbing / Heating / Bathrooms

Tiling And Plumbing Services

Complete Bathroom Installations Baths l Showers l Wetrooms l Tiling l Plastering l Radiators l Decorating

0151 342 2564 07966 448 606 Prop: Roy Hughes

For all your bathroom needs


LGSC certificates Central Heating Installation Renewable energy & solar Guttering & Drainage Bathroom Suites fitted All Gas Appliances Fitted & Serviced Plumbing Leaks LPG Gas


0800 2321587 Wirral, Chester & N Wales


ALL PLUMBING WORK Taps, Toilets, Radiators, Blocked Wastes, Drains, Showers




No Call

Friendly and reliable service No Call Out Charge OAP Discounts

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0151 676 2212 / 07789 541145 Tree surgeon

Touchwood Tree Surgery


RFS Cert Arb & NPTC Qualified Staff Fully Insured Domestic & Commercial


Free Estimates & Advice


Pruning, Felling, Reducing Dismantling and Clearance Hedge Maintenance Stump Removal Tree Surveys and reports

0151 336 5847 07825 994 246

(+ VAT, min booking 3 months)

Water Features


Window Cleaning


TEL 0151 336 6130

Professional Window Cleaning Gutter Cleaning Fascia and Soffit cleaning Cleans frames and windows Residential and Commercial Covering all of Heswall

Contact Ian 07985 791080 / 0151 645 5555


Wirral Window Cleaning


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Summer is here and it’s time to get your outside space in order. Why not give us a call, and we can give you some great ideas to improve your home’s kerb appeal.

Why should you install a Resin Drive? That’s simple; our product naturally drains water through it which means no puddles. Also with a slip resistant surface it provides better traction for tyres and gives more grip for when you walk on it, making your drive a safe place to be!


0800 007 5733




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