Fylde Council’s Executive Committee considered a report following the notice of motion at Full Council on 2 October 2023. The report approved expenditure to commission a major report from Active Lancashire to consult with key local stakeholders and existing swimming providers in Fylde to understand the existing position, potential challenges and opportunities for the short, medium and long term. This was to identify the need and demand for swimming facilities in Fylde.

The report also raised concerns with aspects the Disposal Plan as submitted by YMCA Fylde Coast, specifically with the length of time allowed for parties to express and develop expressions of interest, and the provision made for the involvement of Fylde Council in deciding whether an expression of interest is acceptable. Constructive discussions began between Fylde Council and YMCA Fylde Coast to reach an outcome satisfactory to both parties and which would best provide for the residents of Fylde.

Read the full report here.