More than 9,000 sign up to support Fairhaven revamp

Council leader Susan Fazackerley and head of leisure Darren Bell at Fairhaven Lake
Council leader Susan Fazackerley and head of leisure Darren Bell at Fairhaven Lake

Fylde coast residents are being urged to make one final push and back the bid for a multi-million pound revamp of Fairhaven Lake.

More than 9,000 people have signed up to ambitious Fylde Council plans to revamp the historic beauty spot as part of a £3m heritage lottery grant bid.

Despite the tremendous backing that the project has received, residents are being asked to voice their support still to help persuade the Heritage Lottery Fund to support and fund the restoration.

Darren Bell, head of leisure and culture for Fylde Council said: “A big thank you to all who have offered support for the restoration of Fairhaven Lake.

“The response from the community has been unprecedented with more than 9,000 people expressing support for the project.”

But in order to hit the target of 10,000 signatures, Mr Bell is urging Fylde coast residents to fill in the “I’m backing Fairhaven” slips available at St Annes Town Hall, or by emailing coastandcountrysideteam@fylde.gov.uk.

Fylde Council leader Coun Sue Fazackerley added: “I urge as many people as possible to back the campaign and write to the town hall in support of these plans and we will send them to the Heritage Lottery Fund.”

If successful with initial costings, the go-ahead for the project could be given in June 2016, with work expected to start in spring 2017.