Over 2,200 trees have been procured through Fylde Council’s tree planting programme this financial year to expand tree canopy coverage across the borough, as community tree planting events continue to give Fylde residents the chance to pitch in and help spruce up their local spaces.  The Capital Programme 2023/24 approved in…

Read more Fylde’s Tree Planting Programme Gets Going With Public Planting Events

Fylde Council is exploring options to bring children’s homes under tighter controls. The report of the in-depth Scrutiny Review of the Use of Residential Premises as Children’s Homes is now available, and Fylde Council’s Executive Committee have resolved to agree to the recommendations it puts forward. As planning permission is not always required to change the…

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Following a successful tender process and the approval of Fylde Council’s Executive Committee, Rosslee Construction have been appointed to refurbish the former TSB and Charity Girls School in Kirkham, as part of the Kirkham Futures regeneration programme. The refurbishment work aims to preserve the character of the building while remodelling the interior into a bar and…

Read more Former TSB Building Contractor Appointed / Capital Drawdown

Fylde Council’s Executive Committee has approved the funding of the Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) Programme for 2024/25. The revenue budget increase of £153,708, fully funded from the government’s HAF grant, will allow Fylde Council to continue delivering the school holiday programme of physical and enrichment activities, plus a healthy meal, for children in receipt of…

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There’s still time for Fylde residents to apply for help through Fylde Council’s Household Support Fund before the current funding window closes on 31 March 2024.  Eligible households can get assistance with short-term living costs such as food bills, energy and water bills, clothing and other essentials if they are experiencing financial hardship…

Read more Household Support Fund Still Available Until 31 March

Fylde residents have been talking about the tremendous benefits they’ve enjoyed through Fylde Council’s free adult weight management programme!  CHANGE (Creating Healthy Activities and Nutritious Gains to Empower change) is designed specifically for adult Fylde residents and is delivered by local community weight management services, providing community-based diet, nutrition, lifestyle and behavioural change…

Read more CHANGE Weight Management Clients Share Their Stories!

As applications open for the Fylde Community Wellbeing Fund, we look back at some of the fantastic projects enabled by Fylde Council-administered NHS Community Funding last year.  The NHS Community Funding allowed Fylde Council to take applications from volunteer, community, faith-based and social enterprise organisations for projects to support Fylde…

Read more NHS Community Funding Retrospective: Inspirational Successes

The Christmas Tree planting event at the Fylde sand dunes has proven a tremendous success this year, with more than 600 volunteers attending the two-day event across 5 - 6 February, planting trees donated by local households to help enhance the effectiveness of the dunes as a natural sea defence.  The dunes along…

Read more Fylde Sand Dune Christmas Tree Planting Event Shores Up Our Natural Sea Defences