People

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.

Cheryl Little - Fairhaven Ward

I have been honoured to serve as a Fylde Councillor representing Fairhaven Ward for the last 12 years. In that time I have held the positions of Health and Wellbeing Portfolio Holder and, for the last four years, Chairman of Tourism and Leisure responsible for Parks, Leisure and events. I was also Mayor of St. Annes for one year during which I raised money for the RNLI. I am known to champion Ward concerns and most recently have been fully involved in the two most substantial investments Fylde has seen, the successful £2million Heritage Lottery Fund bid for Fairhaven Lake and the £20 million plus Coastal Defence Project at Fairhaven. I sit on the Fairhaven Restoration Project Board and I am a founder member of the Friends of Fairhaven Lake.

Tommy Threlfall - Freckleton East

Fylde Borough Council

Once again I am offering myself for election for Freckleton Parish and Fylde Borough Council East ward.

I want to serve the community for very straight forward reasons. I take a great deal of pride in our village with an eagerness to see it prosper and develop in the right way.

Recent media attention has been dominated by one thing, yet in conversation with residents of Freckleton and Fylde, the topics which most frequently arise are the quality of our roads, children’s schools, cleanliness and safety of our neighbourhood, bin collections, policing, sports facilities—in short areas which local councillors can make a difference. These local issues I will strive to improve.

The Memorial Park children’s playground is now complete, having achieved phase 3 last year. A number of years ago, myself and the Friends of the Memorial Park group decided to fund raise to achieve this upgrade, which has now provided a first rate facility for our children.

I focus my work at Fylde Borough on environmental issues, including the In Bloom initiative, clean streets and an efficient refuse service. The shoreline defences installation has been my undertaking, in securing funding and installing this project, now being installed, a £20 million scheme preventing flooding in Fylde.

Finally I emphasise my willingness and eagerness to serve the well being of our community in Freckleton and Fylde Borough in shaping them into a place of prosperity. To help me do this I would appreciate your vote on May 2nd.

Michelle Morris - Fairhaven Ward

I moved to Fairhaven from Bury after meeting my husband Alistair and have 3 adult children. I am the Chief Executive of a Manchester based charity, and have been a Councillor on Bury Council for 13 years, as well as a past Mayor and Parliamentary Candidate for Bury South in 2010. I am an active member of the Friends of Fairhaven Lake, LSA Classical Association, The Civic Society, a Friend of Lowther Pavillion, a member of St Annes Hebrew Congregation, a Trustee of the Blackpool and Fylde Jewish Welfare Association and a Trustee of The Grand Theatre in Blackpool. I look forward to the opportunity of bringing my experiences to helping the residents of Fairhaven.