‘We’ll work up from no stars to five-star’

Teddy Velichkova, Abdul Hashim and (front) new owner Abdul Paiman who says he's turned its fortunes around.
Teddy Velichkova, Abdul Hashim and (front) new owner Abdul Paiman who says he's turned its fortunes around.
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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.”


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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

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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

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Le Bistro, Beach Rd, Cleveleys

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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

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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

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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

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Thorntons, Anchorage Rd, Fleetwood

Thorpey’s Fish and Chips, Cabus

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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

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Wyre Farm Meats, Fleetwood Rd N, Thornton

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TOMORROW: Fylde eateries under the spotlight.

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