Ferry hopes remain in spite of setback

The Fleetwood Knott End Ferry
The Fleetwood Knott End Ferry

Talks over the future of the Fleetwood to Knott End ferry are continuing, with hopes that a contractor will sign a deal to run the service within the next few days.

Last week a leaked email written by a Wyre Council official revealed a would-be operator had pulled out of signing the contract drawn up following a rescue package aimed at securing the ferry’s future.

But this week Tony Cowell, skipper of the county-owned ferryboat, Wyre Rose, stated on Facebook that sailings would re-start on February 24.

A Wyre spokesman repeated the council’s line from last week saying: “The tender process has not yet concluded.”

Coun Paul Moon, who represents Knott End on Wyre Council, stated: “I feel sure it will all be sorted fairly soon.”