I am pleased to see the plans finally lodged for J R Taylor’s in St Annes.
This is the key site in St Annes and it is incredible to see this level of investment and confidence in the town.
An investment of this size on this site will also attract further investments.
There have been a number of new shops open in St Annes recently and I want to see a concerted effort to get more developments in the centre. We must redevelop the spaces above the shops which are sitting empty.
If we convert those spaces into homes and offices, those residents and workers will use the town centre and further boost its economy.
The South Fylde line project is pressing on and contractors Stantec are now in the process of preparing a briefing note for stakeholders. This note will explain their works and will also look at the reason a passing loop or doubling of the rail line is the better option for improving connectivity along the line.
The Strategic Outline Business Case for the line will be completed by November and handed to the Department for Transport.
Congratulations to all of this year’s A Level and GCSE students who have received their results this week.
It has been the most trying of years for students and teachers and they have worked wonders through the pandemic.
The Government has been working with universities and colleges to ensure the teacher-awarded grades this year are fully recognised to make sure every student achieves their full potential.
The efforts of Team GB at the Olympics in Japan were outstanding.
Our athletes became the first team ever to match or increase the number of medals they won after hosting an Olympics at the next two.
We also have a young team and there are many athletes who won bronze medals who will be contenders in Paris in three years’ time.
This team will be an absolute inspiration to our next generation of sportsmen and women.