On the hunt for revamp squad

David Gill (Chairman of Lytham Town Trust), Coun Tim Ashton, Mark Menzies MP, John Miller (Director, Heritage Trust North West).

David Gill (Chairman of Lytham Town Trust), Coun Tim Ashton, Mark Menzies MP, John Miller (Director, Heritage Trust North West).

1
Have your say

A top trio is being recruited to spearhead the £5.9m restoration of Lytham Hall.

The nationwide search has already started with a series of interviews for three key full-time personnel - a project manager, activity plan officer and a volunteer and training coordinator.

Their eventual appointment is seen as a major boost to the community battle to restore the finest Georgian mansion in Lancashire to its former glory and preserve it for future generations.

Heritage Trust for the North West Chief Executive John Miller revealed: “We have received a lot of interest and are currently short-listing candidates for interviews which will take place in July.”

The new project manager will be responsible for the three-year restoration of the Grade One Listed Building which was the ancestral home of the Squires of Lytham, the Clifton family, for more than 350 years.

The activity plan officer will be responsible for the care, presentation and daily running of the property and will also be required to occupy a flat at the Hall

The third post is for a volunteer and training coordinator who can recruit and train an army of more than 100 volunteers to assist with the delivery of the activity plan for the 17th century manor and 78 acres of registered parkland.

During the 19th century the Clifton family prospered and developed Lytham as a seaside resort.

They were also responsible for much of the building in St Annes and in Blackpool where they sold large tracts of their estate for housing.

Lytham Town Trust chairman David Gill said: “These key personnel will bring a much needed impetus to our plans to restore the Hall and grounds to their former glory and to safeguard their future”.

Follow us on twitter @The_Gazette and like our page on facebook to keep up with all the latest news.