Saturday, March 1, 2008

Overwhelming Display of 'People Power' in Kirkham

Kirkham and Wesham was on Saturday morning (March 1st) witness to an overwhelming display of support from residents from Kirkham, Wesham and the surrounding Parishes. The march was organised to make their feelings known to the ruling group at Fylde Borough Council of their concern for the current proposal for the two swimming pools to be closed, to plug the £1.2M defecit.
The cabinet have already voted in favour of closing the baths but the final decision is to be made on Monday 3rd March at a meeting to be held at 5pm at the Fylde Rugby Club premises. The opposition group led by Cllr Liz Oades are ready to propose an alternative budget which they are hoping will save the pools.
Residents are encouraged to attend the meeting at Fylde Rugby Club to further indicate to Fylde Borough Councillors their concern.

Today's march commenced at 10.00am at the Market Square and made its' way to Wesham before returning to the Market Square.. The crowds stretched as far as the eye could see and organisers and local Councillors were delighted by the strength of support.

Special thanks MUST be made to our local Police Officers for the excellent support and handling of the march, which they provided in their own time.

Overall it was an excellent display of the Community Spirit enjoyed between the two towns to send a message to Fylde Borough Councillors, in particular the Cabinet and the ruling group.

and for more information visit the Blackpool Gazette's Report by clicking here.

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