Feb 26th, 2010 by benignintervention
The date has been set for the FBC’s Development Control Committee (DCC) to decide the fate of Mowbreck Lane’s beautiful farmland. Wesham Action Group needs YOUR support to show the full extent of public feeling against the destruction of our countryside.
For many months Wesham Action Group have worked tirelessly to campaign against 264 houses being built on the outskirts of Wesham, which will affect our town in many serious ways. YOU can help stop this by:
- Attending the Meeting.
- Writing to members of the DCC
The full contact list of the DCC can be viewed HERE.
The meeting will take place:
17th March 2010 at Lowther Pavillion, Lytham.
Time – 1300
This is a special meeting. Application N0. 08/1072 (Land North of Mowbreck Lane) has caused so much public interest that Fylde Borough Council have opted to have this meeting in a large venue. WAG wants as many residents there to show solidarity against the willfull destruction of our countryside.
PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT IN ANY WAY YOU CAN
Oct 19th, 2009 by benignintervention
A public meeting will be held Monday, 19th October 2009 19:30 at Wesham Community Centre.
The meeting is being held to bring the public up to date with the application submitted by Metacre to build 264 houses on land north of Mowbreck Lane.
Members of Wesham Action Group and Wesham Town Council will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Please come and show your support, there are still many ways YOU can stop this development from destroying our countryside.
Wesham Action Group is delighted to report their fundraising event, held at the Lane Ends Pub on Bank holiday weekend was a resounding success. The event a cake auction and balloon release raised over £200. Many residents went to the effort of baking cakes which were to be auctioned. The cake which generated the biggest bid was declared the winner.
The winning cake was a cake baked by Jo Thomas who is starting up her cake decorating business Blue Strawberry Cakes.
The Cake with the highest bid was baked by Jo Thomas from Blue Strawbwerry Cakes
Wesham Action Group were amazed at the amount of support it received from local residents in the form of the amount of cakes which were generously donated and also the amount of people who were willing to bid for the cakes. A balloon race was also organised and this saw over 70 balloons been released.
The Start of the Balloon Release
A Wesham Action Group spokesperson said “We are over-whelmed at the amount of support we have received from the residents of Wesham, it shows the true feelings of the community, who feel strongly that the 264 housing developement should not be built”
The balloons take to the Air
Blue Strawberry Cakes can be contacted on 07964979033 or emailing : firstname.lastname@example.org
May 19th, 2009 by Journeyman
Wesham Action Group (WAG), have organised a Bat Walk. It will start from the junction of Park and Mowbreck Lane and is on Friday 29th May at b8.30pm. (Fully Subscribed) Additional Walk arranged for 30th May 8:30pm
The dusk Walk will be led by local volunteer Bat Wardens who will be on hand with ultra-sonic bat detectors. They will also give a talk about these fascinating nocturnal creatures. It’s an ideal family activity, but children must be accompanied by adults.
Donations of £2.00 for adults with the first child going free (but subsequent children £1.00) will be collected on the night of the event . All money will go the campaign funds in aid of WAG’s ongoing fight against the planning application to build 264 houses on countryside north of Mowbreck Lane in Wesham.
To find out more information ring 01772 682747. Places are limited to 30, so booking is essential.
May 9th, 2009 by Journeyman
Some of Wesham Action Group at Fylde Borough Council's offices on May 8 after the petition had been handed into FBC. The petition was signed by Wesham residents objecting to the building of 264 new homes on countryside north of Mowbreck Lane in Wesham.
A petition, signed by over 90% of the households approached in Wesham, objecting to the proposed housing development of 264 homes on countryside north of Mowbreck Lane in Wesham has been handed over to the Town Hall. Some of the members of Wesham Action Group (WAG) presented the petition to Andrew Stell, Fylde Borough Council’s Planning Officer who is in charge of the Application, at a meeting in St Annes Town Hall on Friday, May 8.
WAG Chair person Andrea Galbraith with fellow Wesham Action Group member John Smith showing the petition being handed in at St Anne’s Town Hall offices of Fylde Borough Council.
Wesham Action Group believe that this petition provides a clear and strong local rejection of the plan and should be given serious consideration when reviewing the application, particularly as this restates sentiments expressed during the question phase of compilation of Medlar-with-Wesham’s Parish Plan.
WAG have also sent Fylde planners a 57 page document (click here) objecting to the housing proposal and has set up a website to keep people informed of their activities. Visitors to www.weshamactiongroup.org.uk can read the full objection and get the latest information about the legally protected species of animal that live on the Wesham Marsh Biological Heritage Site (BHS) as well as other news on the campaign.
May 1st, 2009 by Journeyman
Do you want 264 houses on Wesham’s Countryside?
Why not bake a cake and help us by contributing to a Cake Sale to be held at “Lane Ends” pub Wesham on Sunday, May 24 at 3:00pm
Bake or Contribute one or more cakes and bring them to be auctioned . the cake generating the highest bid wins 50% of the bid.
Feel free to turn up on the day and bring your cake to the “Lane Ends” pub Wesham on Sunday, May 24 at 2:00pm.
All monies raised from this campaign will go towards funding our campaign to stop the outline planning application on Mowbreck Lane. At the end of the campaign any surplus money will be divided between 1st Kirkham Scouts and Help for Heroes.
Buy a Balloon for £1.00 and win the chance of a prize in our 264 Balloon Race
Attached to each balloon will be a label that you should fill in with your name and address. Once the balloons have been released, the named balloon that flies the furthest distance and is posted back to WAG will win a £10 prize.
Come and support this event which will take place at the same time
Apr 17th, 2009 by benignintervention
Mar 24th, 2009 by Journeyman
We have now submitted our objection to Fylde BC you can download a copy from here