£60k grant cash to boost projects across Wyre

A project to install a permanent crest on The Mount is among 24 to get council funding.
A project to install a permanent crest on The Mount is among 24 to get council funding.

Fleetwood has landed a share of a £60,000 pot of cash being handed out in Wyre to boost community projects.

Six schemes in the port will share £10,000 as part of the latest round of Wyre Council’s Shaping your Neighbourhood project.

They are among 24 successful funding bids across the borough that has seen the money split between six different areas.

The money in Fleetwood will be used to fund a permanent crest on The Mount, support improvements to the award-winning Willow Garden Project at Fleetwood Cricket Club, which consists of a working allotment to help people with physical and mental health problems. The cash will also help set up an online community television project.

Cash has also been put aside for the Young People Hearing Voices support service, vocal group Joyful Chorus and a Larkholme Brownie group.

Leader of Wyre Council Peter Gibson (pictured above) said: “We received lots of promising ideas however there were strict criteria to meet, so I’m very pleased for the successful applicants whose projects will help to transform areas of the borough.

“We started this last year, the Shaping Your Neighbourhood scheme, with funding then.

“This money, the £60,000 is the residue of it. In a way it does not sound like a lot of money – but this money can make a difference. We have got the members for each area and we can ask them locally what can benefit their area.”

Elsewhere in Wyre, the money will be used to support the re-opening of the former St Chad’s Church Hall as the Vicarage Park Community Centre.

In Thornton, £3,750 will be put towards a long-term project to improve an area between the medical centre and Marsh Mill; £5,000 is earmarked for the restoration of the clock in the seafront shelter on Victoria Road, in Cleveleys; and £4,500 will be used for the Farnham Way playground refurbishment in Poulton.

The council’s Shaping Your Neighbourhood scheme was launched in 2012 to allow communities to be directly involved in improving their local area.

Over £400,000 has already been allocated towards a range of projects in Wyre.

The full list of projects to secure funding includes:


Fleetwood Community TV

Willow Garden outdoor sensory area

Young People Hearing Voices support service

The Mount Crest permanent planting display

Joyful Chorus choral group

Building Brownies, Larkholme


Vicarage Park Community Centre (formerly St Chad’s Church Hall)

Farnham Way playground refurbishment

Refurbishment of Poulton Bowling Club Pavilion and surrounding green

Edible Flower Garden in the town centre

Rural West (Over Wyre, Pilling, Great Eccleston)

Preesall Park BMX track

Picnic benches at Bob Williamson Park in Hambleton

LS Lowry arts project to increase visitors to Knott End

Longview Community Garden in Stalmine

Rural East (Garstang and surrounding villages)

Support project to improve the psychological wellbeing of people affected by cancer

Commemorating our Heroes, Celebrating our Blooms sculpture

Children’s play area at Forton Village Hall and Recreation Ground


Restoration of the seafront clock shelter

Improvements to Pheasant Wood


Thornton Community Corridor

Cycle racks at Wyre Estuary Country Park

Thornton Gala equipment

Cycle racks in the play area next to Church Road Medical Centre

CHAT Carer and Bereavement support group at Thornton Medical Centre