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 Significant NewsBrexit What Next?  10 Jun 2019 
Brexit What NextAnother of our articles with a #Health Warning that some will find not to their taste. It looks at what's happened since our last Brexit article in November last year, and most especially it looks at the ramifications and impacts of the astounding result of the Brexit Party in the European Elections. We also compare the share of the EU Election votes-  Nationally, in the NW and in Fylde, Wyre and Blackpool....

 Fracking Update May 2019  24 May 2019 
Fracking update May 2019A long and (in parts) detailed look at what's been happening in the world of  fracking . It includes: the Roseacre refusal; earthquakes; the Traffic Light safety system; Insurance for fracking; a judicial review and injunction appeal, the Ribby Hall Conference report;  plans to change Cuadrilla's Environmental Permit; Venting (and a warning for Cuadrilla); and details of a wellbore malfunction that Cuadrilla wanted kept secret.....

Hot NewsFylde Election Results 2019   4 May 2019 
Fylde Election Results May 2019We bring the results of Fylde's Borough Council election. Some old names are gone and new faces have arrived. Probably the biggest news is that former Conservative Brenda Blackshaw stood as an Independent and stormed to victory over her former Conservative colleagues in Lytham's Clifton ward. In another surprise change, Sandra Pitman was ousted by first time Independent Brian Gill in Park Ward.....

Exclusive NewsFriends of Library and Institute Meeting April 2019   29 April 2019 
Friends of Lytham Library and Institute meeting April 2019We report a less than harmonious meeting of the Friends Group where strongly diverging views about the future direction the group should take caused acrimony, and the resignation of the Chairman. It also saw a detailed exposition of the implications of charitable trust status that we believe Fylde will soon have to accept, and which should protect the building for the future.....

Exclusive NewsFBC and Lytham Institute  23 April 2019 
FBC and Lytham InstituteWe report a turbulent and, frankly, pretty awful Fylde Council meeting at the end of March, where a unwelcome debate on Lytham Institute and Library had been forced onto the agenda by a Notice of Motion and public and councillor questions. Fylde Conservatives wanted it kept under wraps and voted against the Committee charged with responsibility for libraries from receiving reports and debating the matter....

Hot NewsRunners and Riders 2019  10 April 2019 
Runners and Riders 2019An overview of the forthcoming election - including: the broader forces we think will impact on the election; some of the more memorable folk not standing this year; some statistical Information about numbers of candidates and seats, and our personal comment on candidate's previous electoral form (where known), together with our our own 'pen portraits' of each of them we know.....

Hot NewsPre-Election Gossip  03 April 2019 
Election GossipSlightly in advance of the formal announcement, we report some gossip and speculation about what might be going on and who might (and might not) be standing for election as a Councillor in the forthcoming elections in Fylde. There seem to have been several de-selections of sitting councillors, and were hear tales about a 'Momentum' style movement for change within Fylde's Conservative group....

 Obituary Christine Akeroyd  03 April 2019 
Obituary Christine AkeroydWe record the passing of a warm hearted Councillor who had a deep interest in people and was easily able to humanise decisions she was asked to take. She was a former Mayor of both St. Anne's on the Sea Town Council and of Fylde Borough Council, and raised thousands of pounds for charity in her Mayoral Year....

Breaking NewsSnippets February 2019  15 February 2019 
Snippets Februart 2019Exclusive breaking news on the future of Lytham Institute. Good news about Fylde's 2019 income. A UK first for Fylde in remote access to meetings. Single use plastics, News that 'The Standards Board' might be returning. A new fixed penalty for littering from a vehicle. Unwelcome news re: empty property - it will be double taxed from April. Some crude advertising from Fylde. New charges for bulky waste. Small business rate relief. The M55 Link road. Tramway extensions....

Exclusive NewsBathing Waters Update  12 February 2019 
Bathing Waters UpdateWe report United Utilities' update presentation to Fylde's Environment Health and Housing Committee about our bathing waters. We're unimpressed. We detect an unwelcome change. The focus seems to be shifting away from providing more infrastructure improvements to trying to stop so much rainwater entering the sewers in the first place. Unlike Mr Blair, we don't think 'things can only get better'.....

Exclusive NewsLowther Annual Report  7 February 2019 
Lowther Annual ReportWe report strong words and raised voices at January's Tourism and Leisure Committee. We also reveal why Fylde Council is paying up to 175,000 from our taxes for legal costs sparked by Lowther Gardens Trust, and we confirm the  existence of an invalid Governing Document. The Trust DOES NOT have authority to increase the footprint of the pavilion, so the redevelopment plan is dead - at least for the moment....

Hot NewsPNR: What's Going On?  4 January 2019 
PNR: What's Going On?Cuadrilla has demobilised equipment and is taking lots away from their Preston New Road site. No-one knows why. So we sought the opinions of people close to what's happening and publish their comments with our own conclusions. Don't expect an announcement, but we think Cuadrilla have all but abandoned Well No.1 and face a delay before they can frack Well No.2. We also report a spat at County Hall....


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