Sea Change Update
Added 22 October 2010
Against strong competition, Wyre Borough Council were successful in securing funds from the national Sea Change programme which is designed to breathe regeneration into coastal communities.
Part of the project is the Cleveleys Mythological Coastline, where an author has already been selected to write a children's story. A national illustration competition has unearthed Hannah Megee from Devon, who was chosen out of the massive response to be the person to bring the book to life through illustration. The next stage will be to bring selected parts of the project to life through public art on the promenade. All exciting stuff!
Contractors have been appointed and the public consulted and the first round of plans have been released for the rest of the Sea Change project which focuses on Rossall Point and the Marine Hall and gardens at Fleetwood.
The Coastguard Station at Rossall Point is set to be transformed into a concrete, timber and translucent four storey bird viewing point at a cost of around £400,000. With open and enclosed decks it will be open to the public in daylight hours and include an educational facility along with the Coastwatch organisation.
The Planning Application is online to view and comment on and can be accessed at this link:
BCA Landscapes and Studio Three are the consultants managing the project and the latest designs for Sea Change will be on public display in the forthcoming weeks.
From Monday 25 October for 6 weeks the visuals will be at the Marine Hall and Fleetwood Library. It's an unmanned display with a comments box and contact details.
The team will be manning the display on two days at the Marine Hall -
Wednesday 3 November 1-6pm
Thursday 4 November 10am - 3pm
The contact details are firstname.lastname@example.org
or 01253 887260