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Hoylake Community Centre

Hoylake Community Centre

Hoylake Community Centre has been managed by volunteers for the local community since 1991.  The accommodation is hired out to teachers and function organisers. The Centre does not run any classes itself. The teachers and organisers set their own course rates or admission charges.

The Centre is situated at the seaward end of Hoyle Road, at its junction with North Parade. It has forty car parking spaces. The nearest bus stop is on the main street in Hoylake and is a few minutes walk away. Manor Road railway station is on the Liverpool-West Kirby Line and is about ten minutes walk away.

Depending on availability, the Centre is always glad to provide accommodation for all meeting requirements during the daytime or evening, whether they be one-off meetings or a regular activity or learning class. It can provide accommodation ranging from small seminar rooms to a hall seating 120. Rooms can be booked simply by contacting the Centre by email, website, or by calling in to discuss requirements. Should a room not match requirements, the Centre may be able to divide or join rooms.

All room bookings include the use of a coffee bar with seating area (small charge for drinks). The bar includes a small kitchen which can be used by outside caterers (a list can be supplied on request) to serve meals with an event.  Drinks, sandwiches and buffets can be delivered to meetings for an additional charge.

Free wi-fi is available in some areas of the building.

The Centre has a purpose-built Soft Play Area for people with special needs. This is maintained by the Wednesday Special Needs Club (WSNC).

Wirral Borough Council intends to withdraw its subsidies to the Centre and the Centre will then have to become self-financing. The only way that it will survive is to maintain an adequate level of income. It needs to increase the occupancy rates of the rooms and the number of rooms being used, particularly in the daytime. So the Centre wants to urge people to come and learn a new language or craft or get some exercise or loosen up with the health activities. Or maybe start a new class to teach others about an interest or craft skill. If you don’t use the Centre, you’ll lose it!

The Centre would be grateful for more volunteers to man the Reception or help with administration. It would also be glad of people with professional qualifications who could enhance the skill base of our management committee.

Anyone who would like to volunteer or has any suggestions, please contact the office on the phone number below, Monday to Friday within normal office hours.

The Centre's opening hours are:

Monday -Thursday: 9.00 a.m. - 9.30 p.m.

Friday:  9.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Saturday:  by arrangement.

Office hours are:

Monday - Friday: 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

Classes will not be held on Bank Holidays and the Centre will be closed on Bank Holidays unless it is hosting a special event.


The Parade now has two defibrillators on site and is the closest available equipment for those living in Hoylake and Meols. The equipment can be used by the local community in the event of an emergency.  

The defibrillators were donated to the centre by the North West Ambulance service who recognised the lack of life saving equipment in the local area.   Twenty seven members of staff and volunteers at The Parade were kindly trained on how to use the equipment by the Red Cross.  

Vaughan Williams, the chairman of Hoylake Parade Community Centre, said: “We have large numbers of people passing through the centre on a daily basis, including people attending fitness classes and those with special needs. “Having the defibrillators on site is a wonderful resource and we’re extremely grateful for the support from North West Ambulance and the Red Cross.”  

Over recent years, The Parade has become the hub of the local community and during 2011 saw a footfall of 120,000.  

Defibrillators, also known as automated external defibrillators (AEDs), issue an electric shock to the heart in order to restart it after a cardiac arrest.  Research has shown that applying a controlled shock within five minutes of a collapse provides the best possible chances for survival.


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