Second phase of town works are complete

County Coun Liz Oades

County Coun Liz Oades

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The second phase of Kirkham’s public realm regeneration scheme was completed in time for Christmas.

Kirkham County Coun Liz Oades said: “Due to poor weather conditions, the scheme was three weeks late in completion and thanks must go to everyone
for their patience and forbearance for the inconvenience caused during the works.

This money has taken several years to secure and I’m thrilled to have been able to play a part in securing the funding

Liz Oades

“This public realm scheme is an ongoing project which has greatly improved the town’s environment and will hopefully help businesses by increasing footfall into the town centre.”

The £126,000 scheme has been funded by Lancashire County Council, Fylde Council and grants from the Mary Portas initiative.

Thee money covered the costs of new paving, laying underground cables and services and installing new pelican crossings.

County Coun Oades added: “This money has taken several years to secure and I’m thrilled to have been able to play a part in securing the funding.

“We hope that Phase Three will start in April, 2016, using monies raised from housing and employment development in and around the town through planning obligations.

“Works will include new paving to the remainder of the high street, improved signage and new street furniture.”