Hall refurbishment plans would boost Singleton

NEW Fylde MP Mark Menzies has thrown his weight behind plans to refurbish Singleton Village Hall.

Singleton Parish Council and the Village Hall committee are desperate to overhaul the building which they say binds their community together.

But so far three National Lottery bids have been unsuccessful.

Now the committee and parish council are keen to launch a new effort to win funding and have turned to their MP for advice.

Mr Menzies met with parish council chairman Coun Bob Gallagher and Fylde Borough Coun Maxine Chew over the weekend to discuss this and other issues and has now pledged to back a new lottery bid.

Mr Menzies said: “I have agreed to write to the National Lottery in support of the parish council’s efforts.

“Buildings like this in rural villages are vital to preserving the area’s heritage and keeping the community together and I fully support the work the committee and parish council are doing.”

Coun Bob Gallagher, said: “Obtaining Lottery funding is extremely difficult so we would be very grateful for the help of our MP Mark Menzies.”

And Coun Maxine Chew added: “Singleton is a widespread parish that needs the refurbishment of the village hall to keep the community together”.

Also on the agenda at the meeting was the local transport network, with the busy A585 link road, which connects Fleetwood at the M55, a constant problem for local residents.

Concerns were raised about a potential further increase in traffic as a result of new developments in Wyre.

The trio also discussed issues with local caravan sites as well as the traveller’s site at Fairfield Road Hardhorn and changes to the 75 bus service.

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