The new member system has been put in place. This means that your old account does not work with this system and has been removed.
You will have to register with the website again in order to gain access to all of the secure content. Registration only takes a few minutes and is still as easy as ever. To begin the registration process please click on the 'sign up' link on the navigation bar.
This announcement will expire on the 15th November 2014.
Saughall Massie is a village on the Wirral Peninsula, England. It is bordered by Moreton, Upton, Meols and Greasby. The conservation area is located in the heart of the village and was designated in January 1974 by the Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. Saughall Massie was one of the four ancient townships in the parish of Bidston. The surrounding area is rural and within the conservation boundary there are two farms and six listed buildings, some of which date back to the 17th century.
The conservation area society exists to promote the well-being of the inhabitants and the village within the conservation area. It is non political and inclusive, having an open membership to every householder who resides within the conservation area boundary. It acts as a consultee to the local authority on matters of planning, traffic, conservation, environment, security and heritage.
The Saughall pub had a visit from the lovely Thwaites dray horses after the long awaited refurbishment. Many of the old pictures used for this website have been enhanced, printed in large format and framed - with stunning results in some cases. The interior of the pub has been repainted and looks so much better. With a new menu, quiz evening on Tuesdays and other events taking place the Saughall is now the place to be! Clint has recently introduced a carvery on a Sunday too which is proving very popular.
The pub is also branching out with a darts team and other entertainments including an aviary for guests so that they can see rare birds, ducks and peacocks! The land at the back of the pub has also been turned over for allotment use which harks back to its days as a market garden where flowers were collected on a regular basis and taken over to Covent Garden market in Liverpool to be sold to the restaurants, hotels and city dwellers.
Local residents in Saughall Massie and Upton are appalled at the proposal to build a fire station on the fields alongside the by-pass at Saughall Massie which are Greenbelt land. The full planning application (Application number 16/0985) has now been submitted and you can view it by clicking on Fire Station Planning Application.
Although the Fire Services's original proposal has been scaled down slightly, the Conservation Society feel that the application to build on green belt land is unnecessary and will result in the loss of open space for no good reason. We fully accept the valuable work that the Fire Service does but that work has been done extremely efficiently from their Upton base for some considerable time. There is also plenty of room for expansion at the current Upton site if that is what is required. In addition the heaviest demand for their services comes from Upton, Woodchurch, Noctorum and possibly Arrowe Park Hospital so - to us - it makes sense to stay within the area of greatest need. The site in Saughall Massie is on a busy road which gets extremely congested at peak times, is next to sheltered accommodation for vulnerable adults and the route up to West Kirby or even Hoylake is by narrow country lanes which are totally unsuitable for emergency vehicle rapid response. It also increases their response times for the Upton area by a couple of minutes. EVEN LOOKING AT THE WORST SCENARIO FOR A FIRE IN WEST KIRBY - THE RESPONSE TIME FROM UPTON IS WELL UNDER THE 10 MINUTE GOVERNMENT GUIDELINE TIME. Please object to this erosion of our green belt areas by going to the Council website and registering your views by clicking on the link Planning Objection
Our Chairman and his father recently visited Ypres and Thiepval - on this Somme anniversary read the account of their trip which is very moving. To commemorate World War 1 the Society hosted two talks in the Saughall Pub. The first was about the Wirral Pals regiment and the second about Battlefield Remains. To read more see our News & Events page click here for more information.
Throughout the site you will also see paintings by local artist, Grace Horne. Grace visited the village as a child and has happy memories of picking blackberries in the local hedgerows. As an accomplished artist, she painted many views of the village in the 'sixties and 'seventies which she has kindly allowed us to photograph for the website. Some of these views no longer exist but others have hardly changed at all but you are unlikely to see geese wandering around in front of the Saughall pub these days! See our Gallery for more views of the village, both old and new including more paintings by Grace Horne and also works by Harold Hopps and Mavis Blackburn (courtesy of the Williamson Art Gallery.
For reminiscences about old Saughall Massie which includes pictures and memories of years gone by, captured by some of our residents - see our new Memories tab on the left of this page.
POST CODE CH46 5ND
N 53° 23•369"
W 3° 07•438"
OS grid reference SJ247882