Gardens’ ‘ripe for growth’ after successful Vic event

Family Fun Day in aid of Victoria Hotel Community Association at Beauclerk Gardens
Family Fun Day in aid of Victoria Hotel Community Association at Beauclerk Gardens
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A prime piece of recreational land in St Annes could be set for a new lease of life after successfully staging a pub fun day.

Beauclerk Gardens, at the junction of St Annes Road East and Church Road, was the venue for a fund-raising event held by the Community Association of the adjacent Victoria Hotel and Coun Ed Nash, who sits on both Fylde and St Annes Town councils, reckons it has great potential as a more regular setting for such events.

“As far as I know, the Victoria event was the first of its kind to be held there and it went well,” said Coun Nash. “It is public land in a wonderful position, right next to St Annes’ ‘three graces’ – the Parish Church, Heyhouses School and the Victoria.

“Up to now, I think it is only really used by dog walkers and as a short cut by pedestrians but I am sure we can look at making more of the site, as has been the case with other areas around St Annes and surrounding areas.”

The Victoria Community Association hope to stage their next event at Beauclerk Gardens at either Hallowe’en or in the run-up to Christmas and spokesman Jeannette Draper said: “It’s a great location and we were delighted with the fun day.”