Public Meeting

Over 350 of Lytham’s residents attended St Bede’s School for the first meeting of Lytham Voice. Anne and Debbie opened the meeting explaining why and how Lytham Voice got up and running;  Andy provided an overview of the results and messages from the survey which was run to gather opinion from Lytham’s residents and business owners.
Retired judge Simon Newell guided the audience through matters related to licensing, noise pollution, blocked pathways and Lytham Festival.
In a question and answer session many issues involving Lytham were aired including the recent Clifton Street tree replacement proposals, planning, paths & pavements, motorhomes, parking, community youth facilities and Liggard Brook.
Retired solicitor John Barker outlined the benefits of a local Town Council which would aim to ensure residents have their voice heard and are able to take back  control of certain elements in their town.
Summing up Edward Cook reminded the audience that despite losing key facilities such as the swimming pool, police station and hospital, the town was thriving with Lytham Hall, Lowther Pavilion and the iconic Lytham Green leading the way in terms of resident and visitor attractions. A nod was given to the many volunteer groups who behind the scenes keep Lytham spruced up and quietly raise money for both local and national causes.
The audience were invited to sign a petition if they were in favour of establishing a Lytham Town Council.
It was suggested that another public meeting would be held within six months to address specific issues and report general  progress.
In the meantime, attendees were encouraged follow Lytham Voice website which would be updated with the latest news, where the full survey results would be published and  the petition in favour of Lytham Town Council could be ‘signed’.
The meeting closed at 8.15.”