On 20th January 2022, the Lancashire County Council cabinet meeting proved to be a huge success for Kirkham Town Centre, as a £3.2m cash injection was approved. This additional funding from County Hall is further to the £10m funding already provided to the project via the Heritage Action Zone scheme and Future High Streets Fund, bringing the total rejuvenation package to more than £13m.
The meeting was attended by Lancashire County Councillor for Fylde East Stewart Jones, pictured above with Phillippa Williamson, Leader of Lancashire County Council, and Aidy Riggott, Cabinet member for Economic Development and Growth. A long time resident of Kirkham, Stewart proudly stated, "This is superb news for Kirkham town centre and the wider population of Fylde. I am very excited about the positive impact that this will have on our wonderful community, and I am eagerly looking forward to the upcoming improvements of our historical high street."
The news has been welcomed by prominent Conservatives in the local area, including MP for Fylde Mark Menzies and Councillor Karen Buckley, the leader of Fylde Council, who praised both the investment in local amenities, and the prospective success of the Kirkham Futures scheme.