Working group proposed to explore public park and festivals use for Morecambe's Frontierland site

Morecambe Town Councillors want to set up a working group to work alongside members of the community to produce a suitable plan for the derelict site.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 12:03 pm
Updated Monday, 19th April 2021, 12:04 pm

Coun Jim Pilling said that creating a new public park with areas for the town's festivals, live music, performing arts and an alternative venue for travelling fairs and circuses are being planned.

He said: "Should the Eden Project get the go ahead, then the space currently used for these events to take place will be lost.

"It is also planned to create a permanent home for the superb public artworks, created by local artists and currently being installed on the perimeter fence of the former Frontierland site, to be deployed.

Colourful artwork has recently been installed along the site boundary.

"It is intended that the project will be a genuine piece of partnership work between the council and the local community, in order that the final blueprint will be something that has public support."

The motion, which will go before the next meeting of Morecambe Town Council, likely to be held on April 29 at 7pm, states: "To approve the creation of a Working Group to research the opportunities available to develop the former Frontierland site, liaising with the owner of the land, the planning authority, other key stakeholders, and the local community.

"To approve a budget of £5,000 (from general reserves) to be used to seed fund any initial legal advice and/or feasibility studies in consultation with the Proper Officer."

The now derelict former Frontierland site in Morecambe.
Blue hoarding marks the site boundary on Morecambe prom.