Fairhaven & Church Scar Sea Defence Project

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

Why is this being done?
Fylde Council require the work to be undertaken area 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.

A breach at Fairhaven Lake would allow frequent tidal flooding of the low-lying amenity area and associated buildings surrounding Fairhaven Lake. A breach would also expose the embankment just before the highway to frequent tidal action. Loss of the seawall at Fairhaven Lake would remove the support the seawall provides to the precious natural asset of the sand dunes locked between Fairhaven Lake and Pleasure Island.

Likewise, at Church Scar, following failure of the revetment seawall here, it would lead to a rapid erosion of the dune grassland behind, towards the setback properties, and eventually result in a breach through to the extensive low lying land at Lytham.

How long will the work take?
The construction work is expected to start early January 2018 with completion in 2020. You may notice us start to set up the site in December 2017, this will allow the work to begin after the Christmas period.

Who’s doing the work?
The main contractor is VBA, a joint venture between VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins, who has been appointed by Fylde Borough Council to undertake the works on behalf of the Environment Agency. VBA specialises in designing and constructing sustainable flood and coastal defences throughout the UK.

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 the playing field off Fairlawn Road. 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.

January Opening Hours
Monday 1.00pm – 4.30pm
Thursday 1.00pm – 4.30pm (closed 10.01.19)
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

Another great achievement for our #VBA team at the #Fairhaven to Church Scar coastal protection scheme. The team have successfully installed the first pre cast
concrete stepped units at Fairhaven Lake for @fyldecouncil.

As part of #VolkerStevin’s reverse advent calendar initiative, our #VBA team have collected foods and goods throughout December which has been donated to @FyldeFoodbank today – good job team!

Our team at Mytholmroyd have been recognised for all of their hard work by the Reverend of local Church, St Michaels'. Cathy Reardon presented the team with a Christmas gift and card as a thank you for everything they do for the Church and community.

Reverend Cathy Reardon accepted a decorated Christmas tree from our #VBA team at the Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme. VBA donated the tree to a Church in Mytholmroyd, to show their thanks for the continued support from the community.

Safety Ripple week begins at #VolkerStevin today. Our HSEQS team is holding a host of office and site based activities throughout the week to celebrate our continued commitment and success of our safety programme, #SafetyRipple.

COMMUNITY | Have you tried our Sporting Memories sessions yet?

Located in Lytham St Anne's, we provide the perfect environment to meet new friends, share sporting memories and improve your health through light exercise sessions!

Although the latest sea defence work has started at Stanner Bank & St Paul’s Ave, Fairhaven Café is still open at weekends!

Martin and his team would love for you to visit! 🍽️

And don’t forget, the RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre is still open too!

Gorgeous views of the Ribble Estuary at the freckleton @FyldeBeachCare marsh clean on this fabulous morning ☀️ many thanks to the volunteers who came along today! 👏 Never know what you'll end up finding on this marsh clean! @fyldecouncil @Freckletonbloom @LythamLifeStyle

With the January blues in full swing, you might be in need of a little extra support.

We’ve teamed up with @BigWhiteWall1 to offer online, 24/7 & completely anonymous #mentalhealth support to all Fylde residents.

Take advantage and join today at https://t.co/KQq80SIYgx

We have several different concession vacancies available this year!

To find out more and how to apply, visit https://t.co/TYhNBgI48W