Fylde Council have said that local playgrounds will be improved, parks made more secure, and flood-hit areas will be helped following the passing of its budget last Thursday (04.03.2021). Here are some headline spending decisions:
- The Council will invest £40,000 to help prevent the flooding that has blighted the Park View Playing Fields in Lytham
- The Council will spend £50,000 at Newton Community Park to match fund their £100,000 scheme for an improved play area and sensory garden.
- A further £100,000 will be spent on replacement play equipment across the borough.
- The Council will improve the lighting at Ashton Gardens, as well as ensuring access is more secure at many others.”
- In Staining, £55,000 will be spent to improve surface water drains following flooding.
- There will be support for a capital bid for £224,000 to improve the operational boathouse at Fairhaven Lake which houses the fleet of motorboats. A better, more energy efficient boathouse will improve facilities further as well as providing hiring-out opportunities. This is part of the wider £2 million Lottery funding works to improve the entire Fairhaven Lake.
- Kirkham Town Centre and Newton-with-Clifton will benefit from extensions to their CCTV coverage after Councillors included the schemes in the budget.
Do you think the Council have got their spending priorities right?
Are these your main concerns?