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Covering the North West • COMMERCIAL • RESIDENTIAL • LETTINGS • NEW HOMES June 15th 2017 BUILDERS SUPPLIES West Coast Ltd FENCING & DECKING FLEET7WO7O6D &6 C0LEV0ELEYS The Biggest & Best Property Guide in your Area - The Place to be Seen. New Lodges arrived. Ready to View Includes FREE Pitch Fees Pool Brow caravan park See Pool Brow Page 24 Find us online Make sure you check out our next issue on June 29th! Pool Foot Lane, Poulton le Fylde, FY6 8LY FREE


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2 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 June 15th 2017 Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene INDEX A SUCCESSFUL BIG CLEAN SWEEP IN CLEVELEYS • RESIDENTIAL Pages 3 to 25 • PARK HOMES Pages 24, 26, 27, 28, and 29 • FINANCE SCENE Page 31 • SOUTH FYLDE SCENE Page 32 to 37 • SHOWCASE Page 36 • NEW HOMES SCENE Page 38 to 43 Organised by the newly formed Cleveleys Coastal Communities team, a ‘Big Clean Sweep’ day was held in Cleveleys on Thursday 1 June. Following a successful funding bid in January of this year from the Department of Communities and Local Government (DGLG) to create the team, they have been able to co-ordinate this successful event. One of the team’s priorities is to look at the cleanliness of the town. Activities on the day included litter picking, planting up the large grey planters, power washing and cleaning up shop fronts. Chair of Cleveleys Coastal Community team, Jane Littlewood, commented: ‘Today is the first public event which has been organised by Cleveleys Coastal Community team. We have had a good turnout of eager volunteers. Between us we have made a significant difference to the look of the town and at the same time encouraged people to be community minded.’ In January, Cleveleys was awarded £10,000 from the Department of Communities and Local Government to create a new Coastal Community team. The team has since co-ordinated a town centre retail questionnaire, which has informed the development of an action plan. This will take into account both short and longer term community priorities taking on board any existing plans and seeking to improve their impact. The Cleveleys Coastal Community team has representatives from Cleveleys-based businesses and retailers, Rossall Beach Residents and Community Group, Wyre Council, LeftCoast, visitor attractions, schools, and churches. To get involved or for more information about the team and their priorities please visit, www. • INTERIOR Page 44 • LETTING SCENE Pages 45 to 50 • COMMERCIAL SCENE Pages 51 to 53 • CLASSIFIED SCENE Pages 54 & 55 • FEATURE SCENE Page 56 B&FC’S SPORT CAMP FOR SUMMER 2017! With the kids back at school, many of you parents The daily opening times are 8am till 5 pm, it must be thinking of the upcoming summer holidays and how you are going to entertain the kids for a whole 6 weeks….B&FC’s actionpacked and fun programme of sports, games and creative arts is the perfect way to keep the kids entertained during the holidays and if you book and pay before the 7th July you will benefit from the early bird offer of just £40 per week! The camp is aimed at kids aged 5-14 and runs is necessary for parents to provide their child with a packed lunch and weather appropriate clothing. Staff at the Sports Camp are all First Aid certified and DBS cleared and will support and supervise the children in a range of fun activities from Football, Hockey, Basketball, Games, Competitions, Arts and crafts. The sports activities are delivered by professional coaches and your child will be encouraged to develop life ones can keep up and the older ones don’t get bored! from the 24th July until 1st September 2017 skills such as team working. Contact the Sports Centre on 01253 504184 to at the Sports Centre on the Bispham Campus. There is something for every age group so little book or for more information. CONTACTS Editorial and all other queries: emma@thepropertyscene .com Tel: 07970 711 843 Advertising: advertising@thepropertyscene .com Tel: 01253 392064 Website: www .thepropertyscene .com Design & Print Ltd Mr Richard Russell Tel: 01244 833814 The Property Scene has been a combination of many people’s efforts, time and most importantly encouragement, so a huge THANK YOU to you all. The Property Scene is independently owned by A & S Publishing, PO Box 1273, Blackpool, FY1 9ET. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system or transmitted in any form by means electronic, photographic, recording or otherwise without prior permission of the publishers. Views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the Editor or publisher. Whilst the greatest care is taken to ensure that the information in this product is correct at the time of going to press the Publisher cannot accept responsibility for errors, inaccuracies or omissions. Published by A&S Publishing. Printed by NWN Media Limited at Mold Business Park, Wrexham Road, Mold. WYRE’S BEACHES WIN SEASIDE AWARDS Four beaches in Wyre will be flying flags this summer that distinguish them as among the best in the country. Ferry Beach and Marine Beach in Fleetwood, and Rossall Beach and Jubilee Beach in Cleveleys have all been awarded Seaside Awards for another year. Keep Britain Tidy’s Seaside Awards are the nationwide standard for the best beaches across the UK.The flag is a symbol of quality which ensures visitors are guaranteed to find a clean, safe, attractive and well-managed coastal stretch. Mark Billington, Service Director People and Places, at Wyre Council, said: “I’m absolutely delighted with this year’s awards that recognise how well-managed and maintained Wyre’s beaches are.They have been achieved with support from many residents who take part in community beach cleans along the coastline on a regular basis. Thank you to all those who continue to help look after our beaches.” Wyre also has two bathing waters, designated outdoor swimming spots at Cleveleys and Fleetwood, which are both classified as ‘good’ in terms of water quality under tough European cleanliness standards. Mark Billington added: “This really shows that we have both quality beaches and clean water, making Wyre’s coast an attractive and enjoyable place to live and visit. “Members of the public can play a big part in improving beaches and bathing waters by thinking about what they flush, not dropping litter, joining in beach cleans through the LOVEmyBEACH campaign and always picking up after their dogs.” The council works closely with other organisations across the North West on a variety of initiatives to improve the quality of beaches and bathing waters, from building new flood defences and sustainable drainage to reducing pollution from sewage systems, agricultural land and surface water outfalls. 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IS YOUR HOME PROTECTED?Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene June 15th 2017 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 9 Get security wise by following this simple advice... Burglary can have a long-lasting emotional impact on victims, leaving them feeling isolated and vulnerable. However, by taking just a few simple measures you can reduce the chances of it happening to you. Why might your home be targeted? Most burglaries tend to be opportunistic, rather than planned. Burglars usually choose houses that have little or no visible security. So if your home does not look secure, seems unlived in, or provides unobserved access, it could be at risk. Understanding what burglars look for when choosing their target will help you identify weak spots in your home’s security. Securing your boundary Making your home as difficult to get into as possible will help deter criminals, and that starts with your boundaries. • Make sure your front wall is no more than 1 metre high, so a burglar could be seen from the street. • Make your side and driveway gates the same height as the boundaries around them. • Metal side and driveway gates are good because they allow intruders to be seen. Add extra security with an anti-climb top. • Gravel driveways and paths make a silent approach difficult. • Store wheelie bins or other potential climbing aids behind locked gates, so burglars can’t climb up on them. • Wooden gates can be secured with two hasps and staples and two closed shackle padlocks near the top and the bottom, to prevent leverage. • Rear and side boundaries should be between 1.8 and 2 metres high. Planting dense or spiky climbing plants acts as an additional deterrent. • Be aware that using barbed wire, carpet gripper or broken glass on top of walls or fences could cause injury which the occupier could be liable for. Alarms Alarms are undoubtedly the most effective deterrent against burglary. To maximise the deterrent, place external active burglar alarm bell boxes (with flashing lights and sounders) at the front and back of the property. Police recommend an installer who is affiliated to an inspectorate, either the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) or Security System and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB). Be aware that DIY alarms will not necessarily receive a police response. Doors and Windows Doors and windows are the primary route of entry and exit for most burglars, so it’s vital that you know what the safest kinds of doors and locking systems are. Wooden Doors: Front doors should be solid timber, with a British Standard (BS3621) 5-lever mortice lock one third of the way up and an automatic deadlocking rim lock one third of the way down. Back doors should be solid timber, with a BS3621 5-lever mortice sash lock and two mortice rack bolts or surface mounted press bolts. Glazed Doors: Make sure any glass panels are at least 6.4mm thick and are either laminated, or reinforced with security film. Consider using internal grilles if there is a risk that lock releases could be accessed via a broken pane of glass. Upvc: If your house is fitted with uPVC doors make sure that you always lock the door with a key. Simply closing the door and pushing the handle up will not prevent someone entering. Insure that you engage the multilocking mechanism and that the door is securely locked. Patio doors should have a minimum of three locking points, with an anti-lift device to prevent them from being lifted from their runners. Windows: On the ground floor and for other windows that are easily accessible, key operated locks are essential. Window handles should be multi-locking, with shoot bolts into the frame. Extra security can be added to externally beaded windows with security clips, security tape or sealant. Louvre window panes must be secured to prevent them being removed, or consider replacing them with a solid glasspanel. Security Lighting Lights can be used in a variety of ways to deter burglars at night. Exterior lights will make it more difficult for burglars to stay undetected when they’re trying to break in. Make sure they’re designed to be tamper-proof or at least positioned where it’s difficult for intruders to reach them. As a further deterrent, you can also leave interior lights switched on or use timer switches to make it look as if you’re at home – even when you’re out. In most cases, the preferred and cost-effective security lighting option is low wattage bulbs activated by photo-electric cell which will automatically switch on from dusk till dawn. The alternative of passive infra-red lights can be accidentally triggered by pets or wild animals and must be thoughtfully positioned to avoid annoying your neighbours. Property Marking Marking your property can make it difficult for thieves to sell it on and help you recover anything that does get stolen. There are numerous ways of property marking your possessions, some more permanent than others. You can use UV or indelible pens, postcode etching or chemically coded systems. By visibly marking your property with your postcode and house number (or flat letter) or the first three letters of a house name, and illustrating this fact to thieves (using window stickers), you reduce the risk of burglary by removing the benefit. Always remember what to do before you leave your home • Close and lock all your doors and windows, even if you are only going out for afew minutes. • Set your burglar alarm. • Make sure the side and/or back gate is locked. • Lock your shed or garage. • Make sure that any valuables are not in sight. • Put keys out of reach of letterboxes. • In the evening, shut the curtains and leave some lights on. • Never leave car documents or ID in obvious places such as kitchens or hallways.


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