Church plans to expand for the community

Poulton Methodist Church, Queensway, Poulton
Poulton Methodist Church, Queensway, Poulton
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A Poulton church has revealed its plans to build a two-storey extension.

Poulton Methodist Church, on Queensway, revealed last month it was hoping to fund-raise £400,000 for more work to take place at the venue, five years after it was first refurbished.

The church was unsure how to re-develop the building, but proposals have now been submitted to Wyre Council with the hope of creating rooms for community groups.

Alan Sykes, co-ordinator of the church’s development group, said: “The plans are gathering pace and it’s exciting.

“This is going to significantly increase the community presence of the church.

“We are all about wanting to engage with groups and all the buildings will provide facilities for them.

“In addition, we will look after and care for our young people because we have a really strong set of uniformed clubs and we want to accommodate them.”

The first phase of the church’s redevelopment was completed in 2008 and saw an on-site coffee shop built along with the modernisation of the chapel and worship area.

Work is expected to be completed by 2015, if the fund-raising and planning application are successful.