Advert: Employment Opportunities at Access Fylde Coast Project.

We are seeking additional experienced and qualified team members who can demonstrate energy and enthusiasm, to work on the recently approved “Access Fylde” Coast project.

Disability First, and its partners, have been successful with a major funding application to the Coastal Communities Fund. This “game changing” project will address the need to improve local businesses/employees and the wider local community’s knowledge and understanding of disability awareness through training, business access audits, advice, events, marketing and best practice access guides.

We require the following:

  • Project Manager: (36 hours) Responsible for developing the project plan, management and delivery of the project within the set budget and agreed timescales. Salary up to £30,000 per annum
  • Project Officer: (36 hours) Supporting the Project Manager in the effective planning and delivery of the Access Fylde Coast Project. Salary up to £25,000 per annum
  • Access Champion x2: (36 hours) Promotion and delivery of Accessibility Guides across the Fylde Coast to businesses/employers, providing bespoke recommendations and best practice guides. Salary up to £23,500 per annum
  • Marketing & PR Officer: (18 hours) Providing specialist marketing, public relations and communications for the project. Salary up to £25,000 pro rata, 18 hours per week, (£12,500 actual)
  • Finance & Monitoring Officer (7 hours) Ensuring that the project maintains a high standard of current, accurate and compliant financial records. Salary up to £30,000 pro rata, 7 hours per week, (£5,833 actual)

The lifetime of the project is 18 months to conclusion (June 2020), based in central Blackpool and working across the Fylde Coast, supported by a small team of project staff.


Please email Lindsay Barlow at to request a full job description or call Alan Reid on 07541222852 for an informal chat about any of the roles above. A letter of support and CV will be required.  Interviews are anticipated to be held week commencing January 2018.

Enquiries to: Lindsay Barlow

Closing date: 3rd December 2018

St. Anne’s Carnegie Library Update

Lancashire County Council have confirmed through a press release that repairs to the St. Anne’s Carnegie Library are scheduled to take place with a re-opening of January 2019

The article also provides details of the replacement mobile library.


Royally Blooming

On the 19th May representatives of St. Anne’s In Bloom, St. Anne’s on the Sea Town Council and Blundell Road Allotments gathered to celebrate the blooming of relationships.

Town Mayor Karen Henshaw officially handed over a dedicated area for St. Anne’s In Bloom to use at Blundell Road Allotment site.

A glass of cheer was raised for the soon to be married Harry and Meghan.

The recently formed Blundell Road Allotment Committee rounded off the eventual morning with a composting workshop provided by Ruth McNamee, and some committee business.

A busy morning on a thriving site.

St. Anne’s on the Sea Christmas Light Switch On

Closure of St. Anne’s Library

Due to safety concerns St. Anne’s Library has been closed on a temporary basis. Please see the Lancashire County Council link below for further details.

Town Flags Lowered

St. Anne’s on the Sea Town Flags have been lowered to half mast in honour of the victims of the Manchester terrorist attack. Our thoughts are with individuals and families affected.

Brass in the Grass Concert Series

St. Anne’s on the Sea Town Mayor (2016-17) Cllr Cheryl Little presenting a cheque for £1000 to Jon Harrison of Supporters of Ashton Gardens.

Throughout the summer of 2017 the award from the Town Council will allow the Blackpool Brass Band to perform in a series of concerts within Ashton Gardens.


Neighbourhood Plan Referendum – it’s a 90% YES vote!


The Neighbourhood Plan Referendum for St. Anne’s has received a 90% YES vote.

Yes votes: 6765

No votes: 755

Spoilt papers: 127

Turnout was 36% which is extremely high for a Neighbourhood Plan referendum.


Ceilidh Night