Busy end-of-year meeting

Alan Marsh, chairman of Fleetwood Town Council
Alan Marsh, chairman of Fleetwood Town Council

FLEETWOOD Town Council holds its final meeting of the year, this week.

Among the items on the agenda are the latest hotel plans for the former Fleetwood Pier site, proposals for a blanket 20 mph speed limit across Fleetwood and plans for a one-way traffic system along North Albert Street.

The meeting is at the North Euston Hotel tonight (Tuesday November 29), beginning at 7pm.

Council chairman, Coun Alan Marsh, told the Weekly News: “Anyone who has particular concerns about these items on the agenda may be keen to come along.”

Coun Marsh said the council had helped to end one problem affecting residents in a block of apartments on Queens Terrace. Work on the new supertram service in the town has meant that around 12 buses per hour parked outside the homes, causing noise, fumes and disturbance.

But a solution looks likely following a meeting between town councillors and Lancashire County Council officials.

The councillors have been told the Blackpool Transport number 14 bus will follow the same route as the trams, going in a loop around Fleetwood Bowling Club, avoiding Queen’s Terrace completely.

The number one will end its journey at Freeport rather than travelling up Dock Street to Queen’s Terrace.

Coun Alan Marsh, said: “The arrangements have to be confirmed by county, but it looks like a solution.”