Message from the Chairman
Fleetwood lies on the north west coast of Lancashire just north of Blackpool. We have a long history associated with fishing and tourism. Fleetwood was developed in the early 19th century by Sir Peter Hesketh Fleetwood. His main vision was to link the new town with the railways and to promote Fleetwood as a tourist destination for people around Lancashire and beyond. People still visit Fleetwood today to enjoy its beautiful coast and to visit its market.
It has been a very busy few months, with your town councillors involved in many projects to the benefit of residents and the area you live and work in. We have reached a milestone In the Rossall sea defences nearing completion. Our investment in part -funding the construction in partnership with the Department for the Environment and Rural Affairs will ensure Fleetwood has an excellent sea defence for decades to come.
Your museum has re-opened, and business has been very good since Easter 2017. It is the only operational museum under LCC to be open, and the hard work of the trustees, volunteers, and town council, has ensured a warm and friendly welcome five days a week. Final preparations are now complete, and your town council will be funding the museum to ensure our heritage is kept alive for all to enjoy.
On behalf of the councillors and officers, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the voluntary organisations in Fleetwood which make our town shine. There are too many to mention but without their continued support, the work of the council would be all the more difficult.
Finally I would like to invite you all to our regular meetings. Our public participation sections are there tor you to air your views, share information and help the council focus on the needs of the community when making decisions.
Cllr. Terry Rogers
Chairman of Fleetwood Town Council