– Community And Neighbourhood (CAN)

The Community and Neighbourhood (CAN) team is a committee of St. Anne’s on the Sea Town Council tasked with overseeing, arranging, organising, and agreeing participation in events, environmental improvements, and activities for residents and visitors to St. Anne’s on the Sea in order to bring the community together.

The committee meets on a monthly basis and is comprised of: Cllr Gardner, Cllr G Harrison, Cllr K Harrison, Cllr Little, Cllr Phillips, Cllr Thompson, RFO, TCSO and TEPO.

Projects delivered by the group include:

  • Sounds In The Square (20 weekly performances at the Amphitheatre).
  • Annual Christmas Lights Switch-On’s.
  • Initiated the Santa tour of St. Anne’s to several locations on Switch-On Day.
  • Completed dozens of monthly Litter Picks all across the Town with community support.
  • Schools Art exhibition in 2021.
  • September Spectacular of Music, Arts and Variety performances in 2021.
  • The Queen’s Jubilee & Carnival Event in 2022.
  • Annual St. Anne’s Music Festival in Ashton Gardens since 2022.
  • Facilitators of Bandstand performances near The Pier.
  • Facilitators of St. Anne’s Square Domes and Amphitheatre use.
  • Spring into St. Anne’s Easter children’s performance, treasure hunt and activities.
  • Two new interpretation boards at Moss Edge Lane part funded through a private donation.
  • Two new Jubilee celebration benches in Ashton Gardens.
  • Seventeen trees planted in the Parish (thank you to Fylde Council).
  • Town flagpole installed at LIDL Squires Gate.
  • Two new Tulip benches for Hope Street Park. Thank you to Lancashire County Council Champions for Parishes grant.
  • Four custom picnic tables for Blackpool Road North (x2), Waddington Park and Frobisher Drive.
  • New step free access greenhouse and tarmac groundworks at Blundell Road Allotments. Thank you to Fylde Council for financial support.
  • Financial contribution towards New Mural for Friends of Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Gardens and Fylde Council Rangers.
  • Completion of the Shepherd Road Environmental Project in partnership with the allotments society (SRAS).
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