Property Scene Blackpool 22/02/2018


Embed or link this publication



Popular Pages

p. 1

Covering Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde • COMMERCIAL • RESIDENTIAL • LETTINGS • NEW HOMES February 22nd 2018 BUILDERS SUPPLIES West Coast Ltd ROOF WINDOWS & TILES FLEET7WO7O6D &6 C0LEV0ELEYS Discover luxury living this Spring Stunning new homes from £385,000 at Kings Meadow in Staining. See inside for details. The Latchford Find us online Make sure you check out our next issue on March 8th! FREE


p. 2

2 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 February 22nd 2018 Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene INDEX • RESIDENTIAL Pages 4 to 27 • SHOWCASE Page 28 • AUCTION SCENE Pages 18 and 34 • LEGAL SCENE Page 33 • PARK HOMES Page 3, 30, 31, 32, 38, 39 and 40 • SOUTH FYLDE SCENE Page 35 to 37 • FINANCE SCENE Page 29 • NEW HOMES SCENE Page 41 to 53 • INTERIOR SCENE Page 54 • LETTING SCENE Page 55 to 58 • COMMERCIAL SCENE Page 59 to 61 • CLASSIFIED SCENE Page 62 & 63 • FEATURE SCENE Page 64 £30,000 GRANT AWARDED FOR KING GEORGE’S PLAYING FIELD Wyre Council is delighted to announce that its application for a grant of £30,000 for improvements to King George’s playing field in Thornton has been approved. so much we want to do in terms of improving King The grant comes from the Lancashire Environmental Fund and will be used to carry out a first phase of work to the site to encourage greater use by the local community and visitors alike. The playing field forms a vast area of public open space at the heart of Thornton. Last year those who use the site and live locally were invited to share their ideas on how the area could be improved.Wyre Council then created proposals based on feedback that would allow more people in the local community to make use of the playing field. Dedicated to the memory of King George V, the playing fields were first formed in the 1930s before being further developed under the design direction of the famous Thomas Mawson practice in the 1960s.Today there’s a floodlit pitch, children’s play area, woodland area, pond, miniature railway and disused pavilion. Subsequently, a masterplan was designed for the site with a number of features including a play, fitness and habitat trail around the site with a new main entrance off Fleetwood Road North, the installation of seating and picnic tables, environmental improvement of Royles Brook, improved drainage and planting of trees, shrubs, meadow areas and bulbs. An application to the Lancashire Environmental Fund has now been approved for a project to undertake the first section of the trail, a new entrance and to create some of the areas for play and gym equipment, seating and planting. George’s playing field. We want to create an attractive green space that can be enjoyed by all. This funding is a great start and allows us to begin the first phase of work. This has been a community led project from the start and the improvements will enable more local people to make use of and enjoy the area.” Jenifer Phillips, Chair of theThornton Action Group comments,“We have always had the improvements to King George’s Playing Fields on our ‘wish list’. We have been delighted to co-operate with Wyre Council in consultations and planning for the exciting developments which will transform the open space into a welcoming park with trees, paths, play and gym equipment, picnic areas, as well as improved sports pitches. Tranquil green spaces in a densely populated urban area will provide the opportunity for improved mental and physical wellbeing for adults and children.This is such a good news story!” Councillor David Henderson, Leader of Wyre Council and Portfolio Holder for Street Scene, Parks and Open Spaces comments, “There’s If there are any local businesses or residents who would like volunteer their time to help with planting work or caring for the woodland, or make a contribution towards further development of the site, please get in touch with the parks team at the council on or 01253 891000. COMMUNITY SPORTS AWARDS RETURN FOR 2018 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 & 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. Blackpool’s sporting talent is set to be showcased in a celebration of community sport at the 2017/18 Blackpool Community Sports Awards taking place at the Winter Gardens on Thursday 1 March from 6.30pm. The glittering event, sponsored by Story Contracting will honour the remarkable achievements of both individuals and teams from across the town in eleven separate categories. The awards have taken place for over 25 years and celebrate the dedication and commitment of coaches, teams and volunteers as well as recognising outstanding achievement. Categories include ‘Community Sports Club of the Year’,‘Young Achiever of the Year’ and the Prestigious ‘Wilkinson Sword Award’ which recognises outstanding sporting achievement, of which previous winners include Freddie Flintoff, Brian Rose, Shelly Woods and Steven Croft. Cllr Maria Kirkland, Blackpool Council’s Cabinet Member for Third Sector Engagement and Leisure Services, said: “These awards are about celebrating those people who go the extra mile to get people into sport as well as celebrating the amazing sporting talent that Blackpool has to offer. “Sport can have a huge impact on helping people to stay healthy and active and we have some excellent sports groups in Blackpool that are made up of fantastic coaches and volunteers.” Story Contracting, a civil engineering infrastructure company based in the north of England, who are delighted to be sponsoring the event for the first time this year said: “At Story, we believe in ‘doing it right,’ so we were proud to be offered a main sponsor opportunity following our bridge repair works across Blackpool. “We’re looking forward to building on our new relationship and wish everyone the best of luck in this year’s Community Sports Awards!” Tickets for the event cost £7.50 including a hot buffet and can be purchased from your local leisure centre or by calling 01253 478474. SUBSCRIPTIONS Please send to: PO Box 1273, Blackpool, FY1 9ET Please make cheques payable to the Property Scene North West Ltd ✁ Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Address: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Post Code: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daytime Contact Number: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-mail Address: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Subscription: 6 months (8 issues) £12 .00 12 months (16 issues) £24 .00 Please cancel my subscription ✁ All this for £30 1lb Rump Steak, 1lb Pork Steak, 1lb Peppered Steak, 1lb Braising Steak, 1lb Lamb Steaks, 1lb Gammon Steak, 1lb Turkey Steak, 1lb Frying Steak PLUS a tub of Garlic Potatoes Mini Lamb Shanks £3.99 Each T-Bone Steak £6.99 per LB Cooked Chickens £4.50 / 2 for £8.00


p. 3

Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene February 22nd 2018 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 3 Escape to our stunning 5 star luxury holiday park. Wake up to these tranquil estuary views every morning with much sought after exclusive boat moorings. Wyre Country Park is an electronically gated community, exclusive to over 50s and open 52 weeks of the year. We accept all forms of part exchange, even bricks and mortar. Ideally suitable for retired or semi-retired people Prices from £139,950 fully furnished Wyre Country Park Wardley’s Lane, Poulton-Le-Fylde, Lancashire FY6 9DX email Visit our website To book your personal tour of the park and see our magnificent show homes with stunning vistas and 180 degree panoramic views Call us now Just arrived Phoenix Special Custom Built Luxury Lodge 45 x 22 it’s stunning come and take a look Open 7 days a week 10am - 5.00 pm call 01253 701 423


p. 4

4 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 February 22nd 2018 Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene


p. 5

Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene February 22nd 2018 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 5


p. 6

6 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 February 22nd 2018 Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene


p. 7

Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene February 22nd 2018 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 7 OYSTONS FLEETWOOD SELL OVER TWICE AS MANY PROPERTIES AS ANY OTHER AGENT! In 2017 the Fleetwood branch of Oystons sold 103 properties far more than any other estate agent Agent 4 36 Oystons 103 Agent 3 37 Agent 2 46 Thinking of selling or unhappy with your present agent? Oystons have sold so many we are running out of properties to sell and have hundreds of waiting buyers. Call us now to arrange your FREE valuation You never know your home may be worth more than you think! Fleetwood 01253 776777 J0298 0118


p. 8

8 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 February 22nd 2018 Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene


p. 9

Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene February 22nd 2018 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 9 SO YOU’RE THINKING OF SETTING UP A HOME OFFICE?... Setting Up A Home Office Choose a space with windows that will provide natural light • Keep it tidy – Design the space in a way that will maintain As vast numbers of British workers strive to create a more equal work/life balance, setting up shop at home has become an increasingly attractive and viable option. While more people are choosing to work from home as self-employed agents, seven in ten large employers and a growing proportion of smaller businesses are now also providing their staff with home working opportunities. For those just starting out, setting up a home office can be a rather daunting prospect, particularly if you do not have an employer at hand to offer support and advice. There are few resources available on the internet for what, at first glance, could be considered a relatively straightforward process. However, this guide will navigate new and existing home workers around the various pitfalls that can beset even the most well intentioned workers without the proper planning and consideration. Location, Location,Location Companies put a lot of thought into choosing the ideal location for their offices, as a proper working environment can massively boost productivity. While people working from home won’t have to worry about accommodating two hundred employees into one office, choosing the right space for their needs is still a vital process. • Try and find a dedicated workspace - If possible, it is a good idea to set up a space permanently dedicated to and keep the air circulating if it becomes too hot and stuffy. • Avoid the noise - Try and set up away from noisy and distracting areas of the house such as the front door, kitchen or bathroom. If you have loud neighbours, try to work away from a shared wall. • Project a professional image to visiting clients - If you will be holding meetings with customers, it is better not to have to give them a tour of your home to get to your office. A ground-floor working space is the best bet in this situation. Also, consider parking options, and access to your house. Do i need to pay business rates if i work from home? This was a brilliant question posed to us from a reader, and an important one, too. If you plan to simply use an office / space at home to work or sell goods by post, then you will not have to pay business rates on top of your council tax bill. If however you will be selling goods or services, converting any space into a working environment (a salon / garage for example) or you will be employing others, you will have to pay business rates. Mapping out your home office Once you have designated a space for a home office, it is a good idea to take measurements so you know exactly how much space you have to play with. Sketch a layout of the room and map out where all the furniture and equipment will go. an air of organisation and minimise clutter. It is a good idea to keep a rubbish bin handy so that unwanted mess does not build up. Put away supplies that you do not need every day. • Use multi-purpose equipment to save space – If space is an issue, try to find furniture and equipment that can perform different purposes, such as an all-in-one printer, scanner and copier, or a storage cabinet that also provides a work surface. Furniture that can be rolled out of the way is also useful in a tight fix. • Light the way – Think carefully about lighting your home office. Poor illumination can cause headaches, eyestrain and fatigue. If working for long periods, choose a light source that is both long-lasting and energy efficient. Lighting the wall behind a computer monitor can reduce eyestrain, while a quality adjustable desk lamp can provide the flexibility needed to ensure the best illumination in different situations. • Don’t forget storage – One thing often overlooked by people working from home is the need for storage space. Remember to use the whole area at your disposal. Shelves mounted on the wall provide useful storage for home office supplies and do not take up any floor space. • Keep it lean – Your home office is a place of business and it is important to keep it as just that. Unless they are required for work, you don’t need to include televisions, games consoles or other distractions that will only take up unnecessary space. business, such as a study, computer room, attic or spare room. This will minimise the risk of distractions from other people living in the house and other things shared rooms, such as the TV. You will also be able to keep your business affairs separated from your personal life at the end of the day. • Cast an eye over your kingdom – It is a good idea to place your desk so that you can see the entranceway to your work area and are not startled by visitors. This will also create a more professional environment for clients than if you have your back to them when they enter. • Consider how much space you will need - While an artist will need room for easels, canvases and supplies, a writer may only require enough space for a desk and chair. Make sure you have enough room to work at home. Don’t cramp yourself in. • Set out the space logically – If you will be making a lot of phone calls, it is a good idea to keep the phone close to your desk or primary work-area. Similarly, keep important documents close to hand. The aim is to create a layout that maximises efficiency and work flow. Most importantly, make • Choose an area of the house that is well lit - Nothing is sure you know where everything is kept. Labels can be worse than working in gloomy conditions or under false light. priceless!


p. 10

10 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 February 22nd 2018 Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene


p. 11

Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene February 22nd 2018 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 11


p. 12

12 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 February 22nd 2018 Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene


p. 13

Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene February 22nd 2018 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 13


p. 14

14 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 February 22nd 2018 Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene Let us find your perfect tenant... Tenant find only £295 plus VAT 5%Full Management +VAT * Call Leftmove today to arrange your free market appraisal *5% + VAT for the first 6 months, then 8% + VAT thereafter. FY postcodes only. Blackpool Central St Annes 01253 753735 01253 727930 Blackpool South Kirkham 01253 402222 01772 687100 Fleetwood 01253 531533 Freckleton 01772 657657


p. 15

Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene February 22nd 2018 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 15 WE’VE LAUNCHED! Our new South Shore branch is now open! 160 Highfield Rd, Blackpool, FY4 2HL Thinking of selling your property? Take advantage of our introductory selling fees. Free Valuation 01253 402222



no comments yet