Wealth of delights in store at Lake festivities day

Don Flannery and Richard Blackburn of Ribble Sailing Club with visitors at the previous open day at Fairhaven Lake
Don Flannery and Richard Blackburn of Ribble Sailing Club with visitors at the previous open day at Fairhaven Lake
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Free activities and food galore will offer a tasty combination at an open day at Fairhaven Lake on Sunday, May 27.

The event, incorporating a street food festival, will run from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

In a similar style to a successful open day held at the Lake last October, it is organised by Fylde Council, which is shortly to submit a bid for £2m Heritage Lottery funding to refurbish the Lake.

The plans will be available to view, while feedback as to what the public would like to see incorporated into the Lake’s new look would be welcome.

Members of the HLF project team will be on hand to answer questions and take any suggestions.

Sailing, bowling, tennis and archery will be among the activities available to try, AFC Fylde’s community team and Fylde Coast YMCA who will be offering activities get involved in and street food stalls will be on the adjoining St Paul’s Avenue car park.

Coun Cheryl Little, Fylde Council’s tourism and leisure committee chairman, said: “It promises to be a popular day out for the whole family which will really bring the local community together.

“Aside from being lots of fun, it will also enable people to learn more about Fairhaven Lake and the organisations and people involved in improving this wonderful people’s park.”

Activity development officer Julie Vale added: “I hope everyone will come down to have a look at what Fairhaven Lake has on offer. We have a huge range of activities to suit all abilities and tastes.

“It’s a great place to visit, but with the community’s help and feedback, it can be made even better.”