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Covering Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde • COMMERCIAL • RESIDENTIAL • LETTINGS • NEW HOMES November 2nd 2017 BUILDERS SUPPLIES West Coast Ltd WOODBURNERS AND LOGS FLEET7WO7O6D &6 C0LEV0ELEYS The Biggest & Best Property Guide in your Area - The Place to be Seen. Find us online Make sure you check out FREEour next issue on November 16th!


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2 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 November 2nd 2017 Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene INDEX • RESIDENTIAL Pages 4 to 22 • AUCTION SCENE Pages 19, 27, 28 and 29 • PARK HOMES Pages 3, 23, 24, 25, 26, 32 and 33 • SOUTH FYLDE SCENE Pages 30 to 35 • FINANCE SCENE Page 36 • NEW HOMES SCENE Pages 37 to 45 • LETTING SCENE Pages 46 to 50 • COMMERCIAL SCENE Pages 51 to 53 INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR BLACKPOOL’S PIERS. The World Monuments Fund has announced that Blackpool’s piers are to be included on the 2018 World Monuments Watch, a call to action for cultural heritage sites facing imminent threats and challenges, helping create opportunities for positive change. Since 1996, founded in partnership with American Express, the World Monuments Watch has served as a catalyst for action for hundreds of sites, leading to improved safeguarding of places of cultural heritage, more suitable tourism management, and increased community engagement. The historic Blackpool piers are included on the 2018 Watch due to threats from the effects of climate change. Blackpool is unique in being the only UK seaside resort with three piers and grade II listed North Pier is particularly significant as it is now the oldest remaining example of a pier designed by Eugenius Birch using his revolutionary screw pile system. They also incorporate important and innovative design and engineering elements that make them a unique collection of seaside structures. Blackpool Council Leader, Cllr Simon Blackburn, says he has long been concerned for the future of the piers in the face of significant changes to both weather patterns including rising sea levels and what people are looking for in a seaside holiday. He said:“We are delighted that the Worlds Monuments Fund has recognised the significance of Blackpool’s piers. We know how important they are historically and that they are key flagships for our tourist offer. “They are also vital to our community in terms of resort identity, heritage, employment and community pride. “The piers are three of the most iconic structures in Blackpool and we need to ensure that through local and international collaboration that they remain significant features of the town to be enjoyed by future generations. “Being included on the watch list offers real opportunities for dialogue with central government as well as other towns, nationally and internationally, that are experiencing the same problems.” Joan Humble, chair of Blackpool Civic Trust welcomed the announcement and said: “We know people in Blackpool are concerned about the future of the piers, particularly North Pier, which has seen serious damage from storms over the last few years. “Part of the problem is that often, private owners can only do so much and there are understandable limits on how much public money can be spent on what are effectively private businesses. “We have to begin talking about what the future of our piers is for the next hundred years and how we protect them into the future.” All three of Blackpool’s piers are hugely significant in the history of the town. The entrepreneurial pier builders were in part responsible for how the town developed with all three close to railway stations; creating hubs for tourist activity with the town growing around them. Recent research published by AOL (2016) has shown that a walk along the pier is the most popular activity for visitors to the British seaside. However, all three of Blackpool’s piers face serious challenges from climate change, changing tourism trends and funding. Increased damage from storm surges combined with rising sea levels are one of the biggest challenges for the UK’s pleasure piers, but they are not alone. Piers and boardwalks across the Atlantic on America’s east coast are also suffering increased storm activity as weather patterns change. This offers sites like Blackpool the opportunity to look at what is happening worldwide and identify what can be done with local, national and international partners to protect these vulnerable structures. The National Piers Society estimate that 20% of piers are currently ‘at risk’ of being lost and it is significant that many of the coastal towns that lost their piers during recent decades have struggled to maintain their identity as seaside resorts or have significantly declined as destinations. Tim Wardley, Chairman of the National Piers Society, also welcomed the inclusion of Blackpool’s piers on the 2018 Watch. “Blackpool is such an important place. In fact it is probably unique in the history and development of a seaside resort, the seaside holiday and piers, with the Tower, Winter Gardens and Pleasure Beach at the heart of that importance. “So few resorts have so much infrastructure intact and still enjoyed by the public which tell the story of a seaside community born through tourism. “This is an opportunity for Blackpool to lead the way in a dialogue that has the potential to help other piers across the country and to raise the profile of the difficult situation many of them are in today. We’ve already been working closely with the council to see how we can bring people together as part of understanding the future of the piers and how we protect them.” The World Monuments Watch gives local communities opportunities to understand the importance of their heritage and to work with local and central government to find ways forward to meet the challenges. In the case of Blackpool’s piers, the 2018 Watch will help those involved identify next steps and offer expertise from around the globe to explore what can be done. Blackpool Council is now completing an action plan setting out how it will work with the World Monuments Fund and other local and national partners to create a programme of events and activities that both highlight serious issues and bring people back to the piers to celebrate their place in Blackpool’s seaside story. • CLASSIFIED SCENE THE NHS IS REMINDING PEOPLE TO GET THEIR FLU JAB SQUIRES GATE BRIDGE REPAIRS Pages 54 & 55 • FEATURE SCENE Page 56 CONTACTS Editorial and all other queries: emma@thepropertyscene .com Tel: 01253 392064 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 & R 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&R Publishing. Printed by NWN Media Limited at Mold Business Park, Wrexham Road, Mold. The NHS is reminding people in at-risk groups to get their flu jab to help them stay well this winter. • Front-line health and social care workers are also eligible to receive the flu vaccine. Flu vaccine for children: Staff at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals who administer flu vaccinations say now is the time for those at a higher risk to book their flu jabs now. Adults aged over 65, those with longterm health conditions such as severe asthma or heart disease, carers, pregnant women and children aged two to eight are amongst those being encouraged to get their flu jabs asap. Flu is a nasty virus, which spreads easily through the population when people sneeze and cough. For most people, it is an extremely unpleasant illness, with high temperatures, muscle aches and feeling generally unwell. However, for people who are at risk, with long term conditions, or for those who are elderly or very young, it can be life-threatening. Although it’s not possible to know which strains of flu will circulate each winter, the flu vaccination is the best protection against an unpredictable virus, which can cause severe illness and deaths amongst vulnerable groups. The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk. This is to ensure they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications. You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you: • are 65 years of age or over • are pregnant • have certain medical conditions • are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility • receive a carer’s allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill The flu vaccine is free on the NHS for: • children over the age of six months with a longterm health condition • children aged two and three on 31 August 2017 – that is, born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2015 • children in reception class and school years one, two, three and four • Children aged between six months and two years of age who are eligible for the flu vaccine should have the flu jab. Children eligible for the flu vaccine aged between two and 17 will usually have the flu vaccine nasal spray. If you are eligible for the free flu vaccination on the NHS you can get this done at your GP or local pharmacy. Protect yourself from flu. Don’t leave it to chance. For more information visit Essential work at Squires Gate Bridge will start on Tuesday 7 November, 5am as part of Blackpool’s bridges improvement programme. Work will involve replacing the carriageway, supporting steel and concrete beams and is expected to be completed by the end of March (weather permitting). Over time, the reinforced concrete beams and steel supporting Squires Gate Bridge have become corroded and need to be replaced to ensure the bridge can remain open for years to come. While the work is undertaken Squires Gate Bridge will be closed to vehicles between Sandbridge Place and Hillcrest Road. A range of measures will be introduced to help traffic flow: Traffic travelling northbound will be diverted along Clifton Drive, Burlington Road West, Bond Street,Watson Road and Lytham Road. Southbound traffic will be sent along Lytham Road, Watson Road, Bond Street, Burlington Road West and Clifton Drive. An alternative signed diversion route will go through St Annes. Signals at junctions across the town will be altered to help traffic flow in the area. Blackpool Transport Services will also temporarily reposition the bus stops located on Squires Gate Lane and Harrowside. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times During this time Harrowside Bridge will remain closed to traffic to allow necessary repair and upgrade works to take place. Cllr Fred Jackson, Blackpool Council Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “Many of the bridges in Blackpool need repair or maintenance attention.To ensure that these access routes including Squires Gate Bridge will remain open to traffic into the future and are safe to use it is essential that this work is undertaken. “This work has been planned to follow the end of the illuminations to minimise disruption. However, we apologise in advance for any delays which may be caused on the roads and thank residents and commuters in advance for bearing with us while we improve Blackpool’s roads.” The works to both bridges are expected to cost in the region of £2.9m and is part of a programme to repair ten Blackpool bridges during the next four years at a total cost of £11.365m. The money is made up by contributions from Blackpool Council, the Department for Transport’s Challenge Fund and the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership’s Growth Fund. All members of the public are asked to observe and obey all traffic management signs and directions, which are provided for the safe management of the works and for the safety of the public. To find out more, visit www. 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