Views wanted on future of landmark

The stunning new Mount crest now in place in Fleetwood.
The stunning new Mount crest now in place in Fleetwood.
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Views are being sought on the future use of Fleetwood’s Mount Pavilion and its gardens.

A cash donation of £1m is already in the pot for a facelift of the front of the Mount grounds, thanks for Fisherman’s Friend owner Doreen Lofthouse.

But now a bid for Lottery funding is being put together to transform the rest of the Mount, including the Pavilion, rose gardens and outbuildings.

Having targeted specific groups about plans to restore and raise the profile of the town’s iconic landmark, Wyre Council now wants the wider public to share their thoughts on its future.

An unmanned display will tour various Fleetwood venues in May, June and July, with opportunities for people to have their say through questionnaires and a comments board.

Fleetwood Civic Society chairman Margaret Daniels said: “We hope there are plenty of ideas from the public.

“What I would like to see is that as many people as possible can get to use it and that it’s not just restricted to one thing.

“I hope they make the best use of it.”

For interest and inspiration, the display will include a collection of Mount-related objects crafted entirely out of cardboard for a recent storytelling event.

The display will be at the following venues for a week starting on the specified dates: Fleetwood Town Council offices, Poulton Road, May 11; Marine Hall, May 18; Fleetwood Library, May 26; Kemp Street Children’s Centre, June 1; Fleetwood Museum, July 13

Other venues will be added to the calendar in due course.

The display will also be touring schools and youth groups, while an online questionnaire is planned, too.

Regular updates on the project will be available online at wyre.gov.uk/themount.