Plan revealed to link shops with Promenade

Proposals have been unveiled for a ‘Bispham Walk’ which will link up different areas of the neighbourhood.
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Bispham ward councillor Paul Wilshaw has come up with the idea to connect key areas from Cavendish Road Park to the Promenade, taking in the shops and facilities on Redbank Road.

Coun Wilshaw is hoping to start work on the project as soon as possible and have it up and running over the next year or so.

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He said: “As a dog owner I walk a lot in Bispham and it’s become clear just how many great things are in walking distance but are not necessarily connected, especially access to the Promenade which is difficult for pedestrians because of the busy road.

Coun Paul Wilshaw on the Promenade at BisphamCoun Paul Wilshaw on the Promenade at Bispham
Coun Paul Wilshaw on the Promenade at Bispham

“So I’ve come up with a plan that will encourage as many residents to have a walk on the prom, or between the Park and the Prom, or to the shops and give everyone a really good experience as we connect the dots of Bispham together.”

The plan will see a new traffic island installed, support for a walking group, as well as refurbished benches and bins and better signage between Bispham’s key areas.

Coun Wilshaw said: “The work starts immediately, will be community driven and I am hoping to have everything completed in the next 12 months.

“If we get this right, Bispham can be a real leader for encouraging people rather than forcing them to be healthy and happy as they enjoy the many benefits of living in Bispham.”

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