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6 Out 0f 10 Respondents Against New Fairhaven Kiosk

The results of Fylde Council’s consultation regarding the new Fairhaven Kiosk have been published.

57% of 270 respondents were against the idea. Support for the new kiosk is lowest amongst residents in the FY8 1 postcode (32% support the proposal); residents who live outside FY8 1 are more likely to support the proposal although opinions are divided (51% support overall; 49% do not)

The main reasons against were that it was too expensive and/or the new kiosk a waste of money which could be better used elsewhere.

The key themes amongst all comments were that people feel the replacement kiosk is too expensive or that money could be better spent elsewhere, and/or that the existing amenities are sufficient and would be negatively impacted by the replacement kiosk.

The full consultation is available here: https://new.fylde.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Fylde-Council-Fairhaven-Kiosk-Consultation-Report-FINAL.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1QpS6jRCiOkd3UwjDGZmJGA44X84KiAkBmYdVb_KY-yNwUHgAanNWXGbE

7 Responses

  1. Have to agree with the findings. With so much pressure on the local economy and residents, the needs of the people must be taken into consideration.

    If the exact budget for this proposal was invested in supporting our struggling residents that would be fantastic.

    Following on from the covid challenge and in light of the many needs in our community, this project seems badly timed.

    This may have been originally planned under different circumstances but we’re in extremely difficult times now.

    The ethical thing to do is to support the local community where the need is urgent rather than a new kiosk for tourists.

    Wouldn’t a plan to invest in transforming locals through innovative work through local groups be a greater testament to the work of our leadership?

    Changing lives verses changing changing a kiosk. Every resident matters.

  2. Let’s see if the consultation and local opinion matters. Business interest will always prevail in the end and what the ordinary citizens say counts for nothing. The council are the lackeys of local business owners and FBC will do as they are instructed a handful of influential capital interests. It would be an insult to local people to go ahead with this over priced white elephant when the real priorities are all too apparent.

  3. Sometimes ‘progress isn’t progress’ particularly when greater needs of the community need addressing. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the current provision – the newly restored cafe has retained the character of this beautiful area – don’t ruin it with something that would look more at home in Switzerland.

  4. Honestly I’m sick of the council trying to bring more people into LSA for day trips. I’m sick of all the bloody dogs and dog friendly bollocks.
    Go and eat your ice cream in Blackpool and take your sodding hounds with you.
    There’s enough fast food and doughnuts and burgers in Blackpool without having to build a new hut to sell them from in Lytham.
    Ice Cream. Jesus..what good is that going to be for local people.

  5. Why such an extravagant design? It looks as though it will be an expensive build. I agree that the existing hut needs replacing but this is way over the top. Also I’m wondering how that roof will stand up to the rain and gails.

  6. This has passed planning, has funding from FBC , whi have paid for the construction. The response is clear.It will be interesting to see how FBC interpret the result
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