West Lancs look at big pic­ture

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and in­clud­ing re­tail premises in their pa­trol plans to re­as­sure both shop work­ers and the wider public.”

WITH work now fo­cussing on set­ting out Lan­cashire’s eco­nomic pri­or­i­ties the lo­cal coun­cil are keen that projects to boost busi­ness growth, job cre­ation, skills and em­ploy­ment within West Lancs are recog­nised within the wider Lan­cashire plans.

Coun­cil­lor Ian Mo­ran, Leader of West Lan­cashire Bor­ough Coun­cil and leader for Eco­nomic Re­gen­er­a­tion said: “West Lancs has an im­por­tant part to play in the sus­tain­able eco­nomic re­cov­ery of Lan­cashire.

We have some sig­nif­i­cant and ex­cit­ing projects that will bring eco­nomic ben­e­fits to bounce back from the im­pact of Covid and make our econ­omy more re­silient than ever.”

The Lan­cashire En­ter­prise Part­ner­ship has re­cently pub­lished its plans for the county’s econ­omy.

Even though there is less ref­er­ence to West Lan­cashire projects the lo­cal au­thor­ity will be work­ing hard to sup­port the Covid-19 Re­cov­ery Plan and the longer term strate­gic am­bi­tion for Lan­cashire.

West Lancs coun­cil are sup­port­ing the lo­cal econ­omy and the open­ing of high streets in a num­ber of ways and have re­cently is­sued in the re­gion of £22 mil­lion in grants to West Lan­cashire businesses whose trade was im­pacted by the lock­down.

Mike Perkins

The New Fleet­wood pub

Andy Sten­ning

A shop­per wear­ing a mask

Cllr Ian Mo­ran

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