Open day for details on tower

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An open day is being held to inform residents about the new observation tower currently under construction at Rossall Point, Fleetwood.

Wyre Council and Parkinson building contractors will be at Fleetwood Golf Club on Wednesday February 29 from 3.30pm - 6.30pm and residents are encouraged to drop in for an informal consultation about the project.

Councillor Gordon McCann, Cabinet member with responsibility for regeneration said: “We would like as many residents as possible to call in and find out more about the observation tower and how it will benefit the community.

“It’s your chance to see our plans and ask questions.”

Meanwhile, volunteers are required to man the new tower, which will have educational facilities and a viewing platform at the top but will also continue as Coastwatch HQ, the only voluntary lookout in the North West of England.

A new Coastwatch training course is due to start at Fleetwood Nautical College in March to teach volunteers the skills they need, including radar and radio communications, as well as chart work.

Anybody interested in joining Coastwatch for this voluntary service should log on to or ring (01253) 874804 for further details.

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