FACELIFT FOR LYTHAM STATION
Ten exciting projects to improve the appearance of Lytham station and the surrounding area have been approved by Fylde Borough Council. Money for improvements has come from Fylde Council, Lancashire County Council, the Lancashire Strategic Partnership, the Environmental Improvements fund and St Annes Town Council.
Local organisations including Lytham in Bloom Groups, the Civic Society, traders and the railway operators have given their input to the project. There will be improvements to the appearance of the station forecourt, better signs and information boards and part of the wider scheme will be to improve lines between the station, Lytham Hall town centre and the Green.
Chairman of the South Fylde Line Community Rail Partnership, Richard Fulford Brown said: “We have been awaiting this decision for some time and there were concerns that time was running out for the improvements to be in hand for the prestigious world golf tournament this summer.”
Fylde MP Mark Menzies added: “The Clifton ward team have done a tremendous job in campaigning for improvements at the station. It’s been a monumental effort and I’m pleased it is paying dividends. This is vitally important for Fylde as the Open Golf in 2012 approaches and will help present a much improved welcome for our visitors.”