Trust hopes to keep paddling pool in renovation scheme

Fleetwood paddling pool
Fleetwood paddling pool

Fleetwood Community Trust says plans to renovate Fleetwood’s seafront have not been well-received in terms of the positioning of new attractions.

At a meeting of the group on Monday, members discussed the Five for Fleetwood £1.5m plan – and they are still hoping the children’s paddling pool can be retained in the scheme.

Trust spokesman Bob Boal said: “We have been told we will have a meeting with officers at Wyre Council to see the plans after Easter.

“It’s the positioning which is causing concern.

“We still want to retain the concept of paddling, and when we asked people at the meeting for their thoughts, they said they would like the paddling pool to stay where it is, rather than move to the old outdoor baths.”

The Five for Fleetwood project involves redeveloping the leisure area between the old Fleetwood Pier site and Fleetwood Leisure Centre, using a grant from the Big Lottery Coastal Communities Fund.

A much-wanted skatepark on a grassed area off The Esplanade will be created, along with a water play splash pad where the old outdoor pool used to be.

A children’s park area is earmarked for where the current paddling pool stands.