Fylde

The Borough of Fylde covers the southern part of the alluvial coastal plain and its centre is located at St. Anne’s.

The settlements of Lytham and St. Anne’s have grown together and as seaside resorts are known respectively for their preserved windmill, now a tourist information point, and Victorian pier. However, perhaps their major claim to fame is as the home of four Championship Golf Courses. The Royal Lytham and St. Anne’s is a links course of world importance and a venue for the Open Golf Championship. Fylde’s local population is 76,000 and is made up of 21 wards.

The Borough of Fylde covers the southern part of the alluvial coastal plain and its centre is located at St. Anne’s. The settlements of Lytham and St. Anne’s have grown together and as seaside resorts are known respectively for their preserved windmill, now a tourist information point, and Victorian pier. However, perhaps their major claim to fame is as the home of four Championship Golf Courses. The Royal Lytham and St. Anne’s is a links course of world importance and a venue for the Open Golf Championship. Fylde’s local population is 76,000 and is made up of 21 wards.

CITIZEN'S CONCERNS

CITIZEN’S ASPIRATIONS

Environment

Education and Learning

Safety

Arts, Culture & Heritage

Only 21% of individuals in Fylde are happy with the amount of museums and galleries in the area, compared to 35% nationally.

Children, Young People & Families

Approximately 1 in 3 people in Fylde think parents do not take enough responsibility for their children’s behaviour.

Equality

One in four people in Fylde is over the age of 65 – one of the highest rates in England.

Healthy Living

At 81 years, Fylde has a life expectancy in excess of the national average of 80.3.

Housing and Homelessness

Fylde has one of the lowest levels of socially rented housing in England at 7.5% compared to 17.6% nationally.

Local Economy, including Social Enterprises

For every 100 newly registered businesses in Fylde, on average 14 close within their first year – the third highest percentage in England and Wales.

Social Isolation

14% of residents over the age of 60 live below the poverty line.

Strong Communities

26% of people in Fylde give some form of unpaid help at least once a month, the second highest rate in Lancashire.

Work

At 5.1%, Fylde has an unemployment rate considerably below the Lancashire (7%) and national (7.8%) averages.

Goal-den Girls

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The Goal-den Girls are an over fifties women’s running group raising money for an array of worthy charity organisations. Through marathons and organised runs, Goal-den Girls have enabled the North West Air Ambulance to purchase mandatory air bags for doctors to deal with serious injuries in helicopters, funded the Breast Cancer charity in purchasing machinery to help with lymphoedema and donated funds to Young Carers.

Thank you

Thanks to Lancashire's Councils for Voluntary Services and Lancashire County Council for their support.

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