THE owner of a Fleetwood Pizzeria which received no stars out of five rating for food hygiene has vowed to turn its fortunes around.
Abdul Paiman took over Express Pizza, in Lord Street, two months ago after it had been the only eaterie to be given the lowest rating by Wyre Council health inspectors in 2012.
Now Mr Paiman has pledged to change the restaurant and says he fully expects to be given a five-star rating the next time inspectors come calling.
Abdul Paiman, who took over the business two months ago, said: “The last man sold the business.
“I don’t know what the guy did before but the first thing I noticed was lots of bad procedures and bad habits, so I’m now doing what’s in the book.
“Hopefully when the inspectors come next time they’ll be very happy.”
Elsewhere, Wyre businesses that received top marks for hygienic practices last time they were inspected have stressed the importance of cleanliness to their operation.
Chris Bradley has run family business The Village Pantry in Blackpool Road, Carleton, for a year.
He said: “When the inspectors came round I wouldn’t say it was in the bag.
“We had to work at it but I was absolutely over the moon with the result.
“It’s paramount really because if you’ve got a dirty place it doesn’t look good.
“My customers have come to me because I’ve got a five star place.”
Chris’s son Jack, 14, often helps out at the shop – something Chris says helps keep them both on their toes.
He added: “What I’m teaching him about food hygiene is helping him at school and he’s a second pair of eyes for me as well.
“People know it’s a clean place and a few people have congratulated me when they’ve seen the five stars.”
The Bay Tea Room, on Anchorage Road, Fleetwood, also attained the top rating.
Area manager Karen Rafferty said: “Hygiene is key to our business and it’s the continued efforts from our team which keeps our reputation with not just holidaymakers, but locals as well.
“Usually it’s an ongoing thing and the new way the council rates it keeps on track.
“Every day we have a cleaning regime we have to stick to and we document all that so we can prove we’ve got a good standard.”
Lynn Worth has owned Lynn’s Diner, on Dock Street, Fleetwood, for 32 years.
She said: “I expect if I went out anywhere to eat I’d expect it to be nice and clean so I could sit and enjoy a meal.
“It’s just a good idea and I can’t see why any place should be bad.
“If you clean as you go and keep on top of things there’s no reason why all the places shouldn’t have five stars.”
A spokesman for Wyre Council said: “We inspect food businesses to ensure that they comply with food hygiene procedures and structural requirements and that they have appropriate management systems in place, at a frequency based on the risk they represent to the public.
“Food safety information is submitted to the Food Standard Agency annually and the last time this was undertaken, 87% of food establishments in Wyre were rated three to five.
“We also work with the Health Protection Agency to carry out random microbiological sampling of food – this helps us to check that food produced elsewhere is safe.”
BELOW IS THE FULL LIST OF WYRE PREMISES TO HAVE BEEN GIVEN A FIVE STAR RATING:
Alexandra nursing home, Moorland Rd, Poulton
All About Bread, The Market Hall, Poulton
Baines School, Highcross Rd, Poulton
Beehive Children’s Nursery, Fleetwood Rd, Poulton
Breck Lodge rest home. Breck Rd, Poulton
China Red restaurant, Queens Sq, Poulton
Collinsons Bakery, Poulton Rd, Fleetwood
Glasdon Manufacturing staff canteen, Clarke St, Poulton
Hodgson High School, Moorland Rd, Poulton
Indulge, Tithebarn St, Poulton
New Penny Grill, Tithebarn St, Poulton
Pisces, Poulton Rd, Fleetwood
Poppy and Jack’s nursery, Breck Rd, Poulton
River Wyre hotel, Breck Rd, Poulton
Sam Clegg Butchers, Market Hall, Poulton
ABC Treehouse nursery, Normoss Rd, Normoss
Al Minar Tandoori, Larkholme Parade, Fleetwood
Alphabet House, Fleetwood Rd, Fleetwood
Asda, Dock St, Fleetwood
Bakers Dozen, Market Pl, Garstang
Barton Grange farm shop, Brock Park, Garstang Rd, Myerscough
Bay Horse Hotel, Station Rd, Thornton
Bells guest House, Bradshaw Ln, Pilling
Bilsborrow post office, Garstang Rd, Bilsborrow
Nautical college of Fleetwood, Fleetwood Rd, Fleetwood
Bleasdale C of E School, Bleasdale Ln, BleasdaleBooths, Cherestanc Sq, Garstang
Cafe Marina, Victoria Rd W, Cleveleys
Cafe Royal and Palm Court, Bold St, Fleetwood
Canton House, Fordstone Ave, Preesall
Bread Shop, Normoss Rd, Normoss
Carousel Licensed Diner, Kings Rd, Cleveleys
Carters Charit Primary School, Pilling Ln, Preesall
Century Healthcare, Laidleys Walk, Fleetwood
Chatties, Chatsworth Ave, Fleetwood
Chesham hill Farm, Pinfold Ln, Inksip with Sowerby
Chips N Things, Ash St, Fleetwood
Cleveleys Cottage, Vic Rd W, Cleveleys
Cleveleys nursing home, Rossall Rd, Cleveleys
Cleveleys Park Methodist Church, West Dr, Cleveleys
Cleveleys Sandwich Bar and Deli, Nutter Rd, Cleveleys
Collinson Works Canteen, Catterall Gates Ln, Catterall
Corner Chippy, Beach Rd, Cleveleys
The Lighthouse, Crescent W, Cleveleys
Crumbly Cheese, Victoria Rd W, Cleveleys
DJ Convenience Store, North Dr, Anchorsholme
Daisy Chain nursery, Clarence Ave, Cleveleys
Dansons, N Albert St, Fleetwood
Dickens Inn, Princess Rd, Cleveleys
Dillis, Rossall Rd, Clevleys
Dominos Pizza, Fleetwood Rd N, Thornton
DWP Norcross Canteen, Norcross Lane, Thornton
Fledglings, Mysercough College, Bilsborrow
Fleetwood Gym Snack Bar, Fleetwood Rd, Fleetwood
Fleetwood High School, Broadway, Fleetwood
Fleetwood nursing home, Grange Rd, Fleetwood
Foggs Coffe Lounge, N Albert St, Fleetwood
Cornmill nursing home, Barnacre with Bonds
Garden Tearoom, Myerscough College
Golden Harvest, Larkholme Parade, Fleetwood
Golden Wok, Manor Rd, Fleetwood
Granada Fish Bar, N Albert St, Fleetwood
Great Eccleston Fish Bar, The Sq, Great Eccleston
Greggs, Victoria Rd W, Cleveleys
Harrys, High St, Garstang
Shard Riverside Inn, Old Bridge Ln, Hambleton
Iced of Garstang, High St, Garstang
The Thomas Drummond, London St, Fleetwood Rd
J Grime and Sons, Victoria Rd W, Cleveleys
Kingfisher care home, Rossall Rd, Clevleys
Le Bistro, Beach Rd, Cleveleys
Oaklands, Barnacre with Bonds
Lime Lounge, Bispham Rd, Clevleys
Little Ducklings day nursery, Lancaster New Rd, Cabus
Lynns Diner, Dock St, Fleetwood
Mad Hatters, Heys St, Thornton
Mama Mias, Park Hill Rd, Garstang
Manor Beach County Primary School, Manor Dr, Cleveleys
McColl, Fleetwood Rd, Fleetwood
Moss side children’s nursery, Stalmine
Nanny Pam’s children’s nursery, Carr Lane, Hambleton
Nateby CP School
Newton Arms, Staining Rd, Normoss
Norcross Tomlinson House canteen, Norcross Ln, Thornton
Northlands Village retiremtn home, Raikes Rd, Gt Eccleston
Ocean Gardens, Beach Rd, Cleveleys
Oriental Kitchen, Fleetwood Rd N, Thornton
Out Rawcliffe C of E School, School Ln, Out Rawcliffe
P A and M Mallon cheese stall, Market Pl, Garstang
Pablo’s, Adelaide St, Fleetwood
Peekaboo, Vicarage Ave, Cleveleys
Pisces, Poulton Rd, Fleetwood
Pizza Hut, N Prom, Cleveleys
Poppy’s Cafe, N Albert St, Fleetwood
Pound Bakery, Victoria Rd W, Cleveleys
Sainsbury’s, Victoria Rd W, Cleveleys
Sandyforth Arms, Trunnah rd, Thornton
Savoy Hotel, The Esplanade, Fleetwood
Sea Bank house, Esplanade, Knott End
Skool’s Out, Poulton Rd, Fleetwood
Somerfield, Teanlowe Centre, Poulton
St Albans nursing home, Lune View, Knott End
St Johns C of E School, Fluke Hall Ln, Pilling
Subzero Cafe, N Prom, Cleveleys
Sunny Deol, Lord St, Fleetwood
Tastes and Flavours, Market Hall, Poulton
Tesco, Victoria Rd W, Cleveleys
The Bay Tearooms, Anchorage Rd, Fleetwood
The Cabin Sandwich Shop, Westfield Ave, Poulton
The Candy Shack, Fleetwood Rd, Poulton
The Club, Elletson Rd, Poulton
The Fig Tree, high St, Garstang
The Fish and Chip Plaice, Hazelhurst Dr, Garstang
The Food Court, Anchorage Rd, Fleetwood
The Venue, N Prom, Cleveleys
The Village Pantry, Blackpoool Rd, Poulton
The White Bull, The Sq, Gt Eccleston
Thingamajigz, Furness Dr, Poulton
Thornton Gate Fish and Chip bar, Rossall Rd, Thornton
Thornton House, Whimbrel Dr, Thornton
Thorntons, Anchorage Rd, Fleetwood
Thorpey’s Fish and Chips, Cabus
Time For Lunch, Fleetwood Rd N, Thornton
Toast, Rossall Rd, Thornton
Burnside Garden Centre, New Lane, Thornton
Twelve, Marsh Mill Village, Thornton
Upper Crust, Nutter Rd, Cleveleys
White Bull Hotel, Bilsborrow
Windmill Day Nursery, Church Rd, Thornton
Wok Now, Chapel St, Poulton
Wyre Farm Meats, Fleetwood Rd N, Thornton
Yachtsman rest home, Laidleys Walk, Fleetwood
YMCA Y tots nursery, London St, Fleetwood
TOMORROW: Fylde eateries under the spotlight.