The opportunity to use hard landscaping and other urban reshaping to temporarily pedestrianise some parts of Lytham St Anne’s may be looked at to provide the safer space needed for social distancing as businesses reopen.  It is thought that these and other innovative measures may help boost business for local traders and commerce, especially restaurants, cafes, bistros, bars and pubs.


Fylde Council’s Acting Leader, Councillor Karen Buckley, was reported by the Blackpool Gazette (13.06.2020) as saying, ‘As we take steps towards a new normal, we are exploring measures to make our public spaces and streets safer, whether that be with temporary pedestrianisation or cycle lanes.  There has been a lot of interest expressed to me for both.’  I welcome the Government’s announcement for extra funding and look forward to securing some of that for the Fylde.