There’s good news for residents of Lytham St Anne’s who wish to stretch their legs and enjoy a walk this weekend. Not only is the weather forecast for the days ahead warm and sunny, but also the renovated and improved coastal path between Lytham Church Scar and Granny’s Bay at Fairhaven is now reopen after being closed for almost two years. This is the first part of the sea defences project, costing an estimated twenty two million pounds (£22m) to be completed, and it comes more than a month after it was originally scheduled to be available to the public. The remaining sections of the project at Fairhaven Lake and Granny’s Bay are expected to be completed later this year. However, while the Church Scar stretch can now be used for exercise, people have been urged to continue to practice social distancing when using it, keeping two metres apart from anyone not in your immediate household.
Councillor Thomas Threlfall, the council-appointed representative for the Fairhaven and Church Scar Sea Defence project board, has announced: ‘Following ten years hard work I am delighted that we can now offer this section of the sea defence project back to the public to enjoy. I am immensely proud of what has been achieved; a promenade to be proud of. Not only will this beauty spot be attractive for residents and visitors alike, but it has also significantly improved the safety of the surrounding area.’
You can keep up to date with the project here