Walney Offshore Windfarms and it's project partners are committed to ensuring that any disruption caused by these essential works is kept to a minimum, and apologise in advance for any inconvenience which may be caused.
Work of this nature is essential and this cabling operation doesn’t just create ‘more roadworks and construction’. It contributes towards handling the issue of climate change, with the Walney Offshore Windfarm alone generating enough electricity to power 320,000 homes.
It is the firm belief of everyone involved in the project that it should be managed sensitively and thoughtfully, and a major part of that is to keep people informed so that they know the facts of the project and understand what is happening and can manage any inconvenience to their everyday lives.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime event for Cleveleys and a cable laying barge isn’t something that you’ll see on the beach every day of the week! (But you will in Spring 2011!)
Questions and Answers:
If you have any questions please get in touch and we will do our best to answer them.
You can ring 07932 143431 or email jane@visitCleveleys.co.uk.
Questions and their corresponding answers will be posted either on the 'News and Updates' section or the 'Other Information' page, depending on whether they relate to something short term or the completion of the project as a whole.
Here’s how you can keep up to date:
This portal at www.visitCleveleys.co.uk/windfarm will include all the latest information about the project and its progress.
There’s also an active Visit Cleveleys Facebook page where you can post your own comments and photographs and follow what’s happening. Go to www.facebook.com/visitCleveleys
Highlights of the project will be filmed and posted on the Visit Cleveleys YouTube channel, go to www.youtube.com/VisitCleveleysUK You can add your own clips of film too.
The above pages all give broad information about how the project affects Cleveleys, but if you are interested in green energy and want to know more about Walney Offshore Windfarm then you can find out lots more at www.wowind.co.uk
Leaflets about how the project affects Cleveleys and how to find information will be available at public buildings in and around Thornton and Cleveleys, including libraries, the Tourist Information Centre, council buildings and community centres.
Another leaflet is available about Walney Offshore Windfarm and you can download it here, and printed copies are in circulation locally or available by request.
Letters have been distributed to each and every house on the route, and additional letters with more detailed information have been distributed to houses at appropriate times.
Each of the local Councillors in the three affected areas (Cleveleys Jubilee and Park Wards and Thornton Bourne Ward) have been notified, along with Thornton Action Group, and are being kept informed about progress of the project.
The Balfour Beatty Customer Service Vehicle was at various sites on the cable route between Hillhouse Industrial Estate and the promenade at Cleveleys on 23 and 24 August 2010, with officers on hand to provide information.
Presentations with updates about the project have already been made at the following public meetings:
7 October 2010 - Thornton Forum, 7pm at Stanah Primary School, Lambs Road, Thornton
12 October 2010 - Cleveleys Forum, 7pm at the Frank Townend Community Centre, Beach Road, Cleveleys
17 November 2010 - Thornton Action Group, 7.15pm at Thornton Methodist Church, Victoria Road
24 November 2010 - Wyred Up, from 3pm at Thornton Little Theatre
18 January 2011 - 'The Tuesday Guild' 7.30pm at Thornton Methodist Church, Victoria Road
25 January 2011 - Cleveleys Forum, 7pm at the Frank Townend Community Centre, Beach Road, Cleveleys
With the start of the beachworks, the next series of presentations will be held at the following public meetings:
Rossall Beach Residents & Community Group on 6 April and 4 May,
6pm at the Frank Townend Centre, Beach Road, Cleveleys
Open public meetings for the project will be held fortnightly at The Venue on North Promenade, at 5pm on Tuesdays. Come along and meet the project team, find out what's happening, and get updates on the project and the arrival of the cable barge!
Subject to weather, meetings may include a site visit. Just come along, no need to book.
22 March 2011
5 April 2011
19 April 2011
5 May 2011
Public Information Point at The Venue, North Promenade, Cleveleys
From w/c 21 March 2011, there will be a public information point at The Venue in their entrance foyer.
You will be able to collect leaflets, read information about the project, and collect updates from here.
Our local newspapers The Gazette and Fleetwood Weekly News are covering regular articles and updates to keep the public informed of progress.
Other local publications like the Local List and Link magazines, Thornton Community News, Made in Cleveleys are all given information to publish.
Balfour Beatty are the Principal Contractors for the onshore cable installation and you will see boards at each of their sites which detail a contact number should there be any issues directly related to the workmen in your area.
Emergency contact number for trenchwork in the highways 0800 121 4444
VolkerInfra are the Principal Contractor for the beach works, and any emergency issues relating to works on the beach or on North/Rossall Promenade you should contact them.
Emergency contact number for beach works or works on North/Rossall Promenade 0800 169 6150
Forinformation and all other general queries please ring 07932 143431
You can also send questions and comments by email to jane@visitCleveleys.co.uk