Coastal councils prepare for brighter daysPublished Tuesday, 23 March 2021
Preparations are well under way to welcome visitors back to Fylde and Wyre later this year, and council leaders are asking people to be patient and wait a little longer before visiting the coast.
While excitement is building for the brighter days that are coming, visitors from further afield in Lancashire and beyond are being urged not to visit until restrictions are further relaxed.
As the rollout of the national roadmap progresses, and people are allowed to meet outdoors under the rule of six or two households, the leader of Fylde Council, Cllr Karen Buckley, and the leader of Wyre Council, Cllr David Henderson, have issued a joint statement ahead of the Easter break:
“We cannot wait to welcome visitors back to our boroughs and businesses are busy making preparations for when they can safely reopen as part of stage two of the national roadmap, which is no earlier than 12th April. We understand that people are very much looking forward to rediscovering the Fylde and Wyre and we have really missed our visitors, but at this crucial stage in the plan now is not the time to return just yet. All the latest data is pointing towards much brighter days ahead and every single person has a vital role to play in ensuring the roadmap can roll out as planned. Now is not the time to let our guard down and we must all keep going in order to return to normality as soon as possible.”