Your help needed for £55m sea wall bid

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AN urgent bid for £55m is being made to completely re-build Fleetwood’s crumbling sea wall – via the Weekly News.

In an unprecedented move for the area, Wyre Council is asking Fleetwood folk for their assistance in the cash application, via the Weekly News.

The council has been working on the sea wall bid for the last two years and is now ready to apply to the Environment Agency for the massive grant - arguably the biggest sea wall cash bid in the UK.

And efforts to get the sea wall re-built cannot come soon enough; the wall is cracking at various points, including the top end of Chatsworth Avenue.

Wyre is keen to reassure residents they are not in danger of imminent flooding, but the council says the bid needs to be successful at the first attempt to get the work done more quickly. Wyre Council will present its case in London in November for money to improve the sea defences at Rossall – and save 7,495 properties in the area from coastal flooding.

See this week’s Weekly News for details on how you can help, and the full story.