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Kirkham town centre will receive a major funding boost of more than £6m, Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick confirmed this week. The historic Fylde market town is one of nine areas in the North West to benefit from a total of £102m worth of funding as part of the Government’s Future High Streets Fund (FHSF). It was announced…

Read more Kirkham To Receive £6.3m From Government’s Future High Streets Fund

Another Fylde business has benefitted from a special grant aimed at rejuvenating the borough’s town centres. The ARG Vacant Premises Grant enables businesses locating to, or expanding into, vacant town centre premises to apply to receive 50 per cent of the set-up, shop fit, refit or branding costs at a value of up to £10,000. Jonathan Pritchard…

Read more Grant application was ‘right move’ for new Lytham estate agent

During the last six months, Fylde Council have been working on options for replacing the existing sea wall around Pleasure Island, St Annes. The existing sea wall protects 360 residential and 73 non-residential properties.  It is nearly 90 years old, and is approaching the end of its design life, with frequent repairs required.  Its low comparative…

Read more St Annes Sea Defence proposals

Fylde Council has paid tribute to the amazing efforts of local volunteers and council teams after being awarded the prestigious Seaside Award from the environmental charity, Keep Britain Tidy. The area of beach around St Annes Pier is among 132 beaches around the UK to have been awarded the high profile, a national quality mark which…

Read more Fylde celebrates prestigious Seaside Award 2021 for St Annes

Works have begun at Ashton Gardens to improve and restore several elements of the park to their original glory. Fylde Council are currently undertaking a series of planned works which includes the repair, replacement and addition of lighting throughout the park.  Once completed, the metal lighting columns will be re-painted alongside other metalwork structures in the…

Read more Exciting improvement works begin at Ashton Gardens

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…

Read more Boutique is among first to benefit from Fylde post-Covid recovery grant

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…

Read more Fylde Council is urging people to keep testing

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!

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