Cllr Karen Henshaw's Diary January 2022

I'd like to wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year!

I attended the following Fylde Borough Council meetings at the back end of last year:

  • 2nd November 2021: Environment, Health and Housing
  • 29th November 2021: Carbon Neutral Group
  • 2nd December: Chanukah ceremony
  • 6th December 2021: Full Council
  • 21st December 2021: Licensing panel  

I was made aware of, and progressed, the following Resident's problems:

  • Seating at the Cenotaph in Lytham
  • Folkestone Road pothole
  • Harwich Road patchwork tarmac
  • Pavements and trees
  • Fly-tipping
  • Condition of the Shell garage site
  • Proposed totem sign (18ft high and 6ft wide) outside a local shop

In particular I was involved in the on-going issue of the Blackpool North Playing Fields as follows:

  • No new Play Area yet but there may be good news before the summer – keep everything crossed!
  • There was a proposal to move the Play Area to a site near the road - as it turned out, this would have required Planning permission and meant even more delays. I opposed this option on behalf of the neighbouring residents.
  • The toilets in the changing rooms are in dire need of replacement – temporary repairs have not solved the problem. There are also no doors on the showers. Adults and children using these facilities deserve better!
  • St Anne's Football Club will be celebrating their 50 year Anniversary this year. The pitches require leveling, fertilising and verti-draining on a regular basis. Let's hope that the pitches, changing rooms and Play Area will be regenerated soon.

I will continue to represent the interests of our Kilnhouse residents and look forward to giving you another progress update in February.

(Cllr Karen Henshaw's Biography can be found here)

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