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Small, independent businesses have embraced a new post-Covid recovery grant to help stimulate the town centre economies in Lytham, St Annes and Kirkham. Bella B Boutique in St Annes has been among the first to benefit from a £10,000 grant towards the cost of updating and refitting premises on Wood Street. Owner, Alisha Rayson, opened the store…

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Fylde Council’s Health Protection Practitioner is asking people to ensure they continue to test for Covid-19 as the national roadmap to unlocking progresses. Richard Hurt, who is working with colleagues to roll out several testing initiatives, said testing is key to Fylde emerging from the pandemic. Fylde is continuing with its four mobile testing units for those…

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Fylde Council has increased its lateral flow testing capacity with the addition of a new mobile testing unit. The van, which will come into service on Tuesday 27th April 2021, will be placed in strategic locations across Fylde to carry out regular asymptomatic testing within the community. Its first confirmed location will be in the car park…

Read more SMART Testing van hits the road

Following the award of National Lottery Heritage Funding in December 2018, Fylde Council is delighted to announce the opening of the new RSPB Fairhaven Lake Visitor Centre.  Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, the new visitor hub run in partnership by the RSPB and Fylde Council will open on Friday 29th April. The new…

Read more New RSPB Fairhaven Lake Visitor Centre set to soar!

Fylde Council is urging residents to shop local and support retail on its high streets. Non-essential retail reopened on Monday 12th April as part of Stage 2 of the national roadmap out of lockdown. Shops across the borough have implemented a wide range of measures to ensure a Covid-secure, enjoyable experience and have been supported by the…

Read more Supporting local shops in Fylde

Hundreds of Fylde businesses have reopened as part of Stage Two of the national roadmap. Outdoor leisure, non-essential retail, personal care, libraries, community centres, gyms, swimming pools, self-contained holiday accommodation and outdoor hospitality are all now able to operate under Covid-secure guidelines. Fylde Council continues to work closely with businesses to ensure they can safely welcome customers…

Read more Fylde tills start to ring

An award-winning international design consultancy has been appointed to develop plans for the multi-million pound regeneration of an historic Lancashire town. Urban design and regeneration specialists The Paul Hogarth Company – whose work includes the transformation of Belfast’s famed waterfront and Titanic Quarter into a world-renowned tourist destination – will play a key role in reshaping…

Read more Leading Designers Appointed To Develop Historic Kirkham’s Regeneration Masterplan

At a recent meeting of the Tourism and Leisure Committee, Members agreed to take on the management and maintenance of the Spitfire Memorial at Fairhaven Lake. In 2011 the former Leader of the Council John Coombes approached the Council with a proposal to create and install a permanent memorial in recognition of the local efforts made…

Read more Fylde Council to take on ownership of Fairhaven Lake Spitfire Memorial

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