Cash for community effort

Councillor Paul Treece-Birch, of Fleetwood Town Council.
Councillor Paul Treece-Birch, of Fleetwood Town Council.

A pot of cash is now available to fund community projects that will make a difference to local people or their surroundings.

Under Wyre Council’s Shaping Your Neighbourhood initiative, the borough has been split into six areas and each of these will be allocated £10,000 in 2014/15.

Bids for a share of the funding are now being accepted from community groups who can show that their idea will have a lasting and positive effect on their neighbourhood.

Fleetwood’s bids are being overseen by Coun Paul Treece-Birch, and other areas are Cleveleys, Thornton, Poulton, Rural East and Rural West.

The council is specifically looking for projects to address a local need, as identified in each of its locality plans.

Coun Peter Gibson, Leader of Wyre Council, said: “Very often it’s little changes that make a huge difference to community life, so we’ve set aside this money specifically for projects just like this. This scheme also gives our residents a real opportunity to get involved in local decision making.”

Details of how to apply are available at

Closing date is May 31.