Fylde Council has shared some of the improved and new measures that have been put in place as restrictions are relaxed. With an increased number of Staycations many more visitors to the coast are expected.
- The number of bins is being increased to well over 400, including the introduction of 13 huge 770 litre bins at key locations in Fylde, and the emptying and maintenance schedule is being ramped up.
- Hundreds of new signs are being placed across Fylde to remind people of the Covid-19 rules and guidelines as well as additional messaging focusing on litter, dog fouling and the dog exclusion zone.
- Shared Space signage is being refreshed and placed at key locations and digital signage, which can be updated with important information instantly, has been placed at Fairhaven Lake, St Anne’s Beach and Lytham Green.
- Other information points, such as digital advertising vans and online advertising campaigns are being rolled out in the coming weeks.
- 40 additional staff are being deployed during busy periods and weekends with refuse staff emptying bins and picking up litter, Covid Ambassadors providing information and support and reporting any issues, Covid Marshals dealing with any business compliance breaches and CSP Officers will be assisting rangers and emergency services in patrolling the coastline to address any anti-social behaviour.
A Fylde Council spokesperson, said: ‘We have been planning for the day we can safely welcome visitors back to Fylde safely for a long time and, of course, these plans include how we can ensure that residents and those that work in the area can also enjoy everything we have to offer. By working with our local businesses to help them safely reopen, increasing the number of people on the ground during weekends and busy periods, clearly communicating key messages and providing additional bins that will be emptied more often, I am confident that we can look forward to a great Spring and Summer season.’
‘It will be some time yet before things are back to normal, so it is really important that everyone follows all the rules and guidelines as they change in the coming months so we can meet the targets set and the roadmap can roll out as planned.’
The Council also adds, ‘Teams from every department are working together to ensure Fylde is a safe and tidy place to live, work in and visit. The commercial department is working tirelessly with local businesses that are preparing to reopen with activities including help with site risk assessments, clarification on guidance and what is expected and helping with resources.’