The council is working alongside local businesses and other organisations to rejuvenate Huyton Village Centre.
In recent months the village has come to life with new traders and regular Foodie Friday events attracting hundreds of visitors. Alongside this, the council has pledged £1.75 million to make improvements to the public space in the village centre including plans to install new street lighting and improvements to the shop fronts on Derby Road.
In addition, installation of state-of-the-art CCTV has commenced across the village centre, which is due to be completed by Christmas, helping to improve security and for people to feel safe.
Plans are also progressing for two new restaurants which are due to open in the new year on Derby Road. This will help to kick-start the night time economy and provide better choice for residents and visitors.
You can help to shape future plans by completing an online survey by Friday 11 January 2019. Visit the council’s website to ensure your views are captured.
A special Christmas Foodie Friday will take place on Friday, 21 December from 2pm until 8pm. There will be the usual great choice of street food, craft ales and live entertainment, as well as a number of stalls selling crafts and gifts. Reindeer will also be visiting from 3pm too!
Plus in the run up to Christmas, Father Christmas is coming to Huyton too with Santa’s Grotto being available each Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6 December. It’s open from 11am until 5pm on Thursdays and Friday (extended to 8pm on Friday, 21 December for the Foodie Friday event) and 10am until 5pm on Saturdays. The grotto will also be open on Sunday, 23 December from 11am until 5pm, and Christmas Eve from 10am until 5pm.
The cost is £5 and includes a present from Santa and a photo. You can find Santa’s Grotto on Derby Road (in the former NatWest Building).
Remember there’s also free parking in the council owned car parks on Saturdays in the run up to Christmas, as well as Christmas Eve.
Cllr Tony Brennan, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “We have ambitious plans for Huyton Village Centre and want to ensure we provide the best facilities and choice for local residents and visitors. To help us shape our plans, your views are crucial so if you haven’t already, complete the short online survey on the council’s website. I also look forward to seeing the plans progress over the coming months with better lighting and improvements to the shop fronts.”