COMPLAINTS about the major disruption to traffic and businesses caused by the regeneration programme of our Promenade and town are never ending and abundant.
Historic Little Marton Windmill, admired by millions of visitors travelling into Blackpool, along Preston New Road, is loved by a fair few locals as well. Yet nobody must take this 1838 structure for granted. Restoration to its original glory to preserve it for future generations, requires substantial funds sooner rather than later.
For now, the Friends of Little Marton Windmill are counting their good fortune that, with all the cutbacks facing the local authority, ward councillors Joe Best and Joan Greenhalgh have seen fit to allocate £20,000 from their annual budget towards carrying out urgent repairs.
Plans are in place to replace the damaged timbers while work outside will see a drain installed to protect the windmill from water damage.
The Friends hope an open afternoon on Sunday, February 13, will encourage more support.