In the late 1960’s the Trustees and Church Council found it difficult
to maintain and run the building, and in 1971 Hoylake and Urban
District Council purchased the building and surrounding land.
Under the umbrella of the Local Authority, the building became
known as West Kirby Public Hall.
On 1st April 1974, part of the land at the rear of the Centre
was leased to the West Kirby Guide Association, on which they
built the present Girl Guide premises.
In April 1994, the Centre was taken over by the Community Division of the Local Authority. Local residents and users of the Centre were encouraged to take an active role in it’s management. In 1995, a Steering Committee was formed which culminated in the establishment of the Joint Management Committee for whom charitable status was obtained.