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Hundreds of Fylde businesses have reopened as part of Stage Two of the national roadmap.

Outdoor leisure, non-essential retail, personal care, libraries, community centres, gyms, swimming pools, self-contained holiday accommodation and outdoor hospitality are all now able to operate under Covid-secure guidelines.

Fylde Council continues to work closely with businesses to ensure they can safely welcome customers back.

Carole Pilling, Senior Manager for Accommodation at Ribby Hall Village, said: “Our teams are thrilled to be back at Ribby. We’ve really missed our holiday guests, homeowners, health club members and day

visitors. We’re delighted to be safely welcoming everyone back.

The atmosphere through The Village is fantastic. It’s time to have some family fun at Ribby Hall Village!”

Lytham Hall, which is bursting with spring colour, is set to wow visitors as they return and explore the beautiful surroundings.

Elizabeth Watson, Head Animal Keeper at Lytham Hall said: “We’ve worked hard to get everywhere looking wonderful for the return of our visitors and Winston, our French Lop, can’t wait to say hello to our visitors again.”

On the seafront, the owners of St Annes Beach Huts and St Annes Beach Apartments, are looking forward to a great British summer. Owners, Stuart & Zoe Robertson, said: “We want to welcome visitors back safely.

“We have risk assessments in place and we are following all the regulations. We are Covid safe with extensive cleaning in between bookings. The soft furnishings are cleaned with anti-bacterial spray and the floors are steam cleaned. These are private spaces which are well set up for a family.”

Staying in St Annes, The View Fish and Chip Restaurant has now started offering table service. Donna Azzopardi, Front of House Manager said: “Come along and enjoy seaside fish and chips at The View looking out across the wide sandy beaches of the Fylde, it’s beautiful.”

Council owned facilities including the bowling greens, tennis courts, multi-use games area, St Annes mini links, skatepark and BMX track are also now open and ready for the public to enjoy.

Tim Dixon, Tourism and Cultural Services Manager at Fylde Council, has been busy making sure the borough is ready for people to return safely.

“It has been a long and difficult winter for everyone here in Fylde and we have done everything we can to support businesses while they were closed and as they prepared to re-open.

“The sun was certainly shining brightly on Monday 12th April as shutters were raised, doors were opened and the ovens and beer pumps fired back into action.

“We are excited to be able to welcome people back to Fylde and cannot wait to see the rest of our hospitality and leisure in full swing when we reach Stage Three of the national roadmap.

“Of course, with the cancellation of many of our usual events, this summer will still be a little different to what we are all used to, but as the vaccination and testing programmes continue in earnest, we are confident that events will be back with a bang next year.

“It is absolutely vital that everyone continues to follow social distancing and other guidelines in the coming months and teams from all our departments are working together to ensure Fylde is a safe and tidy place to live, work and visit.”

 


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