Pedestrian street trial for Jubilee

Wood Street St Annes
Wood Street St Annes

THE proposed pedestrianisation of a key town centre street for the Open golf could be given a trial run during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

St Annes Chamber of Trade is eager to make the most of the fact that Wood Street is renowned as a popular destination for diners.

Wood Street – known as St Annes’ cafe quarter – is already set for a £180,000 spruce-up this year well in time for the Open being staged at Royal Lytham and St Annes in July.

At a meeting of traders last month, Coun Tim Armit suggested that the street be pedestrianised during the tournament in a bid to open up the town for the thousands of visitors expected.

Now, Chamber of Trade secretary Jan Platel feels that the Queens’ Jubilee, which includes an extra bank holiday in the first week of June, would be the ideal opportunity to give the pedestrianisation idea a trial run.

“There is another meeting with Tim lined up soon but I think the ideal of pedestrianising at least part of Wood Street is well worth looking at,” she said. “The Jubilee would present the ideal chance for a trial run and possibly a great street party location.”