Fleetwood’s Marine Hall costs too much to hire and its events compare unfavourably with those at Lytham’s Lowther Pavilion.
Those were the views of Fleetwood residents who attended the first meeting of a new community group in the town.
Concerns were also expressed that expensive investments in Fleetwood’s Memorial Park may be undermined by vandals and there were calls for more patrols.
Residents living in the shadow of the Highbury Stadium voiced fears that parking issues may get worse if Fleetwood Town FC were to become still more successful and progress up the football leagues. Residents wanted assurances the club would be aware of their concerns.
The meeting of the Pharos/Mount Community Action Group (formerly known as The Healthy Streets Project) was at Emmanuel Church and chaired by Coun Bill Barrow, of Fleetwood Town Council.
The group has been set up by Lancashire County Council in a bid to make the most of local amenities and involve residents more in that process.
Fleetwood Town Council is running meetings on behalf of County Hall.
Coun Barrow told the Weekly News: “Residents were able to talk at length about their concerns and we will be taking them up with the relevant authorities – Lancashire and Wyre Councils, the police and the football club.”
Wyre Council declined to comment on the pricing of the Marine Hall.
Coun Barrow said he and other councillors would report back at the next meeting. The sessions are to be held every two months.