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

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

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.

March 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

Our team at the Fairhaven to Church Scar coastal protection scheme has successfully installed the pre-cast concrete units to complete the Eastern Slipway. Despite the challenging weather conditions, this is a great achievement – Well done team! @fyldecouncil

Another milestone has been reached by our team at Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme as the first of four RMD Megashor trusses have been installed for the new Calder River Bridge. A great job by our team and the @EnvAgencyYNE.

Well done to our #VBA team who were awarded two @CCScheme awards last week. Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme took home a Gold award and the team at Ipswich Tidal Barrier were awarded a Silver award. Well done to all involved. #ccsawards

We are holding a drop-in centre with the @EnvAgencyYNE tomorrow to discuss the progress of works at the Mytholmroyd flood alleviation scheme. Please come along to Mytholmroyd Community Centre between 12pm and 8pm to ask our project team any questions.

This Friday, our Fairhaven to Church Scar coastal protection project team are holding a coffee morning to update the public on Phase 1 and 2 of the work and
answer any questions. Please join us in the customer centre on Fairlawn Road, FY8 5PT, between 9am and 12pm.

Polling stations are open until 10pm this evening to #HaveYourSay in the European Parliamentary Elections ✅

To find your nearest one visit https://t.co/g3rjsQBQ3K…/electio…/european-elections-2019/

Our waste team works really hard to ensure we are as litter free as possible, but you can help too!

If the bin nearest you is full, use another or take it home with you 🗑♻️

☀️ Summer in Fylde ☀️

For all of the latest details of events and things to do in Fylde over summer, make sure you head over to our Tourism page @DiscoverFylde


Massive thank you to Peter Collins the Mayor of Fylde and Jan Barker the Deputy Mayor of Fylde for visiting all our wards today and speaking with our patients and staff. Fabulous 👏
@fyldecouncil @BlackpoolHosp @BplPatient_Exp #DAW2019

Thanks to everyone who joined our story collecting workshop, it was great to hear all your amazing memories of Fairhaven! Sophie will be at the open day on Sunday so please pop to see her so you can be involved! @DiscoverFylde @fyldecouncil @HeritageFundNW @SophiaHatfield