Fairhaven & Church Scar Sea Defence Project

What’s going on at Fairhaven and Church Scar Prom?

What is being done?

We are replacing the sea defence walls, as the existing coastal defences are time expired and currently failing. The current concrete coast defences were built in the 1890’s and have been undergoing emergency repairs every year to prevent a major breach.

The project consists of two phases. Phase 1 started in January 2018 at Church Scar, and phase 2 commenced in December 2018, with work due to complete in March 2020

Download the latest news

Why is the work being done?

Fylde Council require the work to be undertaken in order to protect peoples’ homes and sustain economic growth as the existing sea defence wall is deteriorating. By replacing it now, we will continue to protect the area from flooding.  The combined flood and erosion risk, contains 2,425 residential properties, schools and infrastructure serving the wider area. Whilst individual property owners are responsible for protecting their own property and land from flooding: Fylde Council has taken the proactive and positive decision to invest in protecting the coastline at Church Scar and Fairhaven. This being to avoid the risk of properties becoming blighted / succumbing to coastal erosion.

For a full list of FAQ’s please download the following document here

Granny’s Bay

As a positive outcome from the fast and competent delivery of the Fairhaven to Church Scar Coast Protection Scheme to date, the Scheme’s funding has been able to also provide for consented works at Granny’s Bay during this current construction campaign.

Granny’s Bay will be fenced off from Monday 15th July and main construction works will begin the following week.

 The entrance at Stannah Bank car park will be needed as a site compound for the Granny’s Bay works; the Granny’s Bay works stretching up to the currently placed works at Church Scar. It is great to be able to give more than expected with the extra works at Granny’s Bay, and Church Scar and Fairhaven both remain on programme for public thoroughfare on the 31/03/20 as programmed.

Have you got any questions?

We have a dedicated customer drop-in centre for the duration of the project, which is located next to our construction site on St Paul’s car park (towards the back of Fairhaven Lake). The opening hours will be posted outside of the centre. Please pop in to discuss any concerns, or to find out more information about the project.

Opening Hours
Monday 1.00pm – 4.30pm
Thursday 1.00pm – 4.30pm
Friday 9.00am – 12.30pm

If the above times are unsuitable please contact the customer team on 01253 658 658 to arrange a convenient time.

Alternatively, you can contact us by emailing listening@fylde.gov.uk

Keep up with progress on social media

Good news! The main construction work is starting on our Caton Road, #Lancaster (Phase 3) Flood Risk Management Scheme project this week, in partnership with @lancasterCC, @ENVAgencyNW and @esif1420england.

We'll have plenty of updates over the coming weeks and months. #ERDF

Following the flooding caused by #StormCiara we are working closely with the @EnvAgency to support and help those local communities who have been affected.

"I had no idea how seamless the process would be and how much support I would receive."

Meet Ashleigh. Ashleigh is currently undertaking an apprenticeship in Quantity Surveying at #VolkerBrooks.

Read Ashleigh's story: https://t.co/VN2XmJNPkz #NAW2020 #NationalApprenticeshipWeek

"This course has been a fantastic addition to my degree."

Meet Jordanna. Jordanna is a customer experience coordinator at VolkerStevin. She is currently completing an apprenticeship in customer service.

Click here to read her story in full: https://t.co/lw5WnTbE0o #NAW2020

"I now have a clear ladder to climb and goals I can set my sights on."

Meet Adam. Adam is completing an apprenticeship in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management at VolkerStevin.

Take a look at Adam's story here: https://t.co/hrQpezO73G #NAW2020 #NationalApprenticeshipWeek

❌ Lytham Jetty out of bounds ❌

The jetty has been damaged in the storm and is not safe to walk on. We will update you once it has been repaired.

📷: Sonia Bashir Photography

Applications close this Friday for the concessions that are currently available.

For more information visit https://t.co/InaHyYjpry

Bereavement by Suicide support group in the Wyre/Fylde/Blackpool area for anyone who needs it.
Tuesday 25th February - details below @HealthierLSC @BpoolCouncil @wyrecouncil @fyldecouncil @BlackpoolHosp @FyldeCoastCCGs

❄️The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice from 8pm this evening ❄️

For information on roads and gritting, visit https://t.co/OuRmmlNJis

On Saturday our Director of Resources Tracy went along with some of the team from #iwd2020 @IWDfestival2020 to chat on @BBCLancashire 🤩🙌