Several footpaths are to be closed to the public during the Open Golf Championship.

Wirral Council said that, in consultation with event organisers and their Health and Safety advisers, a decision has been taken to close the paths from Tuesday, July 8, to Wednesday, July 23, to allow the tournament to take place.

The pathways affected are the shared use footpath/cycleway from Station Road, Hoylake, to Anglesey Road, West Kirby, which runs alongside the railway line, the footpath from Meols Drive to the Railway, and the footpath from Pinfold Lane to Hoylake beach.

Staff based at the council’s Hoylake office in the Town Hall Chambers, Market Street, can provide detailed information on general traffic management plans and deal with any specific enquiries.

Call 0151 691 8650 for further information.