It has been an important week for young people in Lytham and St Annes as work began on construction of a new high school block.
The development at Lytham St Annes High School will provide state-of-the-art facilities for pupils and staff and is being delivered through the Government’s School Rebuilding Programme. In 2023 students can look forward to moving into new classrooms at what will be one of the UK’s first net-zero schools.
The school’s brilliant headteacher Ray Baker and governors have had my support and I know they have done a great job getting the scheme to the construction phase. I look forward to visiting again to see the new school opened and young people making the most of this investment.
I was delighted to pay a visit to the bridleways at the end of Wildlings Lane where Fylde Council Rangers and volunteers from St Annes Town Council were busy creating new wildflower areas.
Children from several schools were busy helping out with the seed bombing. There were also visitors from a range of community groups, lending a hand to get the insect-friendly strips planted. It was great to see so many people out and about, enjoying the great outdoors, something I think we have all learned not to take for granted over the past 18 months.
I’m sure we will see the benefits of their hard work in the years to come.
It has been difficult to ignore the issues around petrol stations in the past few days. Here in Fylde we’ve seen queues forming and forecourts closed.
Industry leaders and the Government have made clear there is no shortage of fuel in the UK but increased demand has made it more difficult to get supplies to where they are needed.
Action is being taken to boost supply chains and drivers are encouraged not to change their habits. I know when queues are forming that is easier said than done but keeping calm can help keep demand in check and ensure everyone can get the fuel they need.