The Council is looking to facilitate the safe opening of our businesses as lockdown eases with proposals for wider walkways to facilitate social distancing and pop-up cycle lanes to allow you to travel into our town centres safely.

Ideas have been coming in thick and fast from our residents and business communities and we are liaising with Lancashire County Council in order to tap into government funding for just this purpose.

Fylde Council’s Town Centres Working Group, chaired by Cllr Richard Redcliffe, was already working on projects to enhance the vitality of the three main town centres in Fylde and will now focus on the steps required to aid in the successful reopening of these centres and the wider area.

 Cllr Redcliffe said “Fylde Council is working with various partners to ensure the measures to aid the safe reopening of our high streets are provided in a coordinated manner.  Projects to dedicate more space within our town centres to pedestrians are being explored with Lancashire County Council ahead of the reopening of non-essential shops on 15th June alongside measures to encourage more people to cycle into our towns.”

If you operate a business that will be reopening soon or are looking to adapt how you trade as more people return to the high street, you can find more information to help you here

We will keep you updated with our progress.