The proposals for the 2023/24 budget have now been published and can be viewed on the Fylde Council website here: view consultation 

Feedback from all stakeholders received before 18 February 2023 will be considered at the budget-setting Council meeting of 2 March 2023. 

Feedback should be submitted by email using or by post to Budget Consultation Feedback, The Town Hall, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 1LW. 

For 2023/24, a freeze in council tax bills is proposed alongside a number of growth items as the Council focuses on investment in the borough and on delivering the priorities in the corporate plan. The capital growth proposals include: 

  • Improvements to Children’s Play Areas 
  • St Annes Beach Hub Facility 
  • Lytham Hall – Drainage & Green Car Parking 
  • Kirkham Toilet Block Internal Refurbishment 
  • Cemetery Lodge Refurbishment 
  • Tree Planting Programme 

In addition to the capital growth proposals there are 3 further revenue budget proposals for 2023/24: 

  • Coast and Conservation Ranger Post Continuation  
  • St Annes Beach Hub Facility 
  • Cemetery Lodge Refurbishment 

All of these will contribute to ensuring Fylde is a vibrant and thriving place to live and visit, and the proposal to freeze council tax means that this would come at no additional cost to residents. 

Commenting on the proposed council tax freeze, Cllr Karen Buckley, Leader of Fylde Council, said: “The Government settlement announced in December was more generous than expected which, together with a surplus from a review of pension contributions, gave us a realistic prospect to freeze bills.  We do our best to keep council tax rises low every year and regularly decide against maximum permitted increases. This year the burdens facing households are the greatest they’ve been in recent years, with rising energy and food costs, which is why it is important not to add to those burdens.  

“There will be no cuts to services and we will continue to invest in the borough, improving parks, increasing events and offering new and better facilities.  We are also rolling out a £2.6m programme, from our allocation of UK Shared Prosperity Funds, over the next two years to bring our communities together, support our local businesses and improve people’s skills.” 

Cllr Buckley added: “It’s important that we receive feedback from as many of our residents as we can, to ensure we’re providing what people would like to see, and I would encourage anyone with an interest to participate in our consultation.” 

The budget consultation can be found at the following link: Click here to view the consultation 


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