Ben Aitken - Ansdell Ward

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Chris Dixon - Ansdell Ward

I’m extremely grateful to have been selected to stand in Ansdell ward again, after winning the by-election following the sad death of David Eaves last year. Since the election I’ve been working with my fellow ward councillors and county councillor and have held surgeries at our wonderful library. We’ve also spent time on a survey of the streets of Ansdell and have reported several issues with kerbs, paving, parking, speeding and potholes. I want to continue that work, and to work with all of the volunteer groups which make Ansdell such a fantastic place to live.

Richard Redcliffe - Ansdell Ward

I was elected as a Fylde councillor for Ansdell in 2011 after 22 years as Headteacher of Ansdell Primary School. I have worked tirelessly to improve the facilities and infrastructure of the village, including the delivery of over £500,000 of improvements to Woodlands Road and funding for sea defence improvements in Granny’s Bay. I am Honorary Chairman of Friends of Ansdell Library, campaigning successfully to keep Ansdell Library open, and have helped to organise Ansdell Lights, worked with Friends of Lansdowne Road Park and am a member of the Ansdell Heritage Trail Group. I am Vice Chair of Fylde Council Planning Committee and sit on the Finance and Democracy Committee. I am a member of St Paul’s Church, the National Trust, a supporter of Blackpool FC and enjoy singing, swimming and cycling. I am married to Sheila and my two daughters attended Ansdell Primary and Lytham St Anne’s High School.

Will Harris - Ashton Ward

I moved to the Fylde at an early age and went to Heyhouses Primary School and then LSA Technology and Performing Arts College, where my love for music and local history began. After being nominated as a prefect at school, I was asked to join St Annes Town Youth Council and represented the town in multiple events including a trip to the Houses of Parliament. The dedication and work with the Youth Council led me to be elected as Chairman where I remained for two years. I enjoy working in the community and am a member of the St Annes Carnival Committee where I have held different roles including Assistant Parade Marshall and more recently Health and Safety Coordinator. I have represented the Fylde District Scouts as Events Manager and I currently work in the Financial Services Sector as a Quality Assurance Officer. I would be honoured to represent Ashton Ward as a Fylde Borough Councillor.

Gavin Harrison - Ashton Ward

I have lived in Ashton Ward for 22 years and take a keen and active interest in issues affecting the ward. I worked for the Department of the Environment and the Treasury before moving to the Fylde Coast in 1990 to join DWP; I took early retirement in 2014. I have a keen interest in local history and passionately support initiatives to make our great town even better. I follow Fylde Rugby Club and am a former President of Lytham St Annes Philatelic Society. I am a member of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. I also support and help my wife Karen in her role as a Macmillan Cancer Support volunteer. We live in a wonderful area and I would relish the opportunity to contribute to the future prosperity of our beautiful town. I would keenly embrace the opportunity to represent Ashton Ward and promise to always work in the interests of all residents.

Susan Fazackerley - Central Ward

Leader of Fylde Council since 2014, Susan has represented Central Ward since 1987. She is a graduate of Manchester University and has lived and worked in St Annes all her life. A former teacher and civil servant, Susan has been actively involved in community service since schooldays and was awarded the MBE in 2018 ‘for services to the community of Lytham St Annes’. She is a lifelong member of St Thomas’ church. The wellbeing of the residents of Central Ward is the reason she first stood for Council and it still is and, with your support, she will continue to represent and promote their interests.

Edward Nash - Central Ward

Born in St Anne’s, Edward has lived in Orchard Road since 2006. Elected to Central Ward in 2011, as a former Army Officer he designed the Fylde Armed Forces Covenant and set up a central hub as a Naafi café. He manages veteran teams that steward local events and is dedicated to improve the place for the disabled. He set up STEP the Enterprise Partnership to enhance the prosperity of the town. Passionate about local issues he fought to ensure that new buildings in the town Centre conform to the roof line and tradition of St Anne’s. Privileged to serve, Edward offers joie de vivre, dedication and drive to Central Ward.

Stan Trudgill - Central Ward

Stan moved to St Annes ten years ago and settled happily with four generations of family in Orchard Road. He is passionate about the town and enjoys its historic buildings, open spaces, and many attractions. As a volunteer street representative, and more recently as a town councilor for Central ward, he has a focus on improving the towns environment, keeping our spaces clean, tidy, and pleasant for local people and tourists alike. His work as an engineer has given him a wide range of skills, which he believes makes him an excellent choice to represent the residents of Central ward. He is a team player, a good listener, and a problem solver. Stan is friendly and sympathetic to peoples needs, has a calm, professional attitude towards any issues as they arise, and is known for getting things done.

Peter Anthony - Clifton Ward

I am married and live in Lytham where I moved to in 1997. My entire family live in Lytham, including my daughter, her partner and my parents. I am very proud of my position as General Manager at Lytham Hall, where since taking on the role we have seen substantial and dramatic progress. I am involved with numerous Fylde Coast charities, am patron of the Swallows head and neck cancer charity, and recently set up the Lytham Community Fund which raises money through social events. I have also been an active campaigner for Lytham Library and Institute, and a staunch supporter of the high street. With your continued support, I look forward to carrying on my work in the town I am so passionate about, helping to oversee the fabulous Lytham town centre refurbishment that is scheduled very soon.

Ray Thomas - Clifton Ward

I have lived in Lytham since 1999. I was elected as a Fylde councillor for Clifton Ward in 2015 after 28 years teaching in Lancashire schools and latterly as a photographer in my own studio in Dicconson Terrace. Since being elected I have served and represented the people of Lytham to the best of my ability serving on three committees: Planning, Licensing and Tourism & Leisure. I am a strong believer in supporting local businesses, and have also been an active campaigner for Lytham Library and community use of the Institute. I also served as Deputy Mayor of Fylde Borough Council 2017-18. I am a volunteer of Lytham in Bloom, a member of Rotary Lytham, and a Friend of Lytham Railway Station. If elected I wish to continue to represent my residents and listen to their needs and aspirations, including liaising with local communities and groups.

Ellie Gaunt - Fairhaven Ward

It would be a privilege for me to represent Fairhaven Ward! I am lucky to live in Fairhaven with my husband and young children and enjoy using many amenities in the area. I am very active in the local community, attending many cultural and children’s groups, one of which I helped to found. I am also a Friend of Fairhaven Lake. I enjoy my career as a Chartered Accountant, particularly as I get to support many Fylde businesses in my work. If elected I want to bring a new perspective to the role and will use fresh thinking to ensure that the exciting investments in Fairhaven make it a family friendly social hub for all residents and deliver genuine value for money for taxpayers.