Work to start on village revamp

Coun David Eaves in Ansdell
Coun David Eaves in Ansdell

A date has been set for a £265,000 scheme to improve the centre of a Fylde village.

Work will begin on refurbishing a stretch of Woodlands Road in Ansdell from June 24.

The Fylde Council project will include new street furniture, new trees, new streetlights, new paving and improvements to one of the boundary walls. New parking will be introduced on Woodlands Road bridge from the Institute southwards.

The road is not expected to close at any time. Work is expected to end by late September.

CounDavid Eaves, Fylde Council leader, said: “Ansdell is a busy shopping area and a hub of community life but it has needed some investment in recent years.

“This scheme is a large investment and has been fully supported in consultations with residents and business owners.

“When complete, the works will result in significant practical and visual improvement. The more attractive an area is the more people will want to shop there – and that helps local businesses and jobs.

“Ansdell is already an area of great individuality and character: this scheme will improve it further.”

The project, supported by contributions from Lancashire County Council, does not involve road closure so as to minimise disruption to shoppers and traders.