What an utter dump!

Buildings still standing at Pontins site.
Buildings still standing at Pontins site.
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Crucial talks are taking place to clean up the borough’s worst eyesore – the derelict former Pontins holiday camp.

It is a number one priority for Fylde Council top brass who are only too aware the eyes of the world will be on the area when the Open golf comes to town in July.

The tournament will attract hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Fylde and millions of TV viewers worldwide.

The Pontins site is at one of the main gateways to Royal Lytham and St Annes course.

Not only is it on the major route from the motorway – but it will also be passed by tens of thousands of visitors staying at hotels in Blackpool and VIPs being ferried from the airport.

Fylde Council is hoping temporary hoardings at least could help to hide the site.

Chief executive Allan Oldfield said he had not personally been involved in discussions about the part-demolished site – planned for housing – with its owners Northern Trust, but that he would talk to them.

Full story in this week’s Express.