Thursday, December 16, 2010


Wishing everyone a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. From the Wesham Forum.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Wesham Town Council have nearly completed the reinstatement of 28 allotments on the Morland Ave site . A grant of £2,500 has been secured from the Lancashire Strategic Partnership and a further £1,000 from Wesham Town Council . This project has turned derelict land with mattresses , furniture and rubbish dumped, into workable plots . Thanks must go to Kirkham Prison Community Projects Team for help in the reinstatement .

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Medlar with Wesham Town Council have been notified that essential engineering work will be carried out by Network Rail from 0030 hrs until 0830hrs on Sunday the 21st November. Whilst every effort will be made to reduce noise levels some residents may be disturbed.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Remembrance Sunday Service

The Annual Commemoration Service will take place on Remembrance Sunday (14th November) at The Wesham War Memorial. The congregation will assemble at the War Memorial from around 10.20am to then march through the Town returning to the Memorial for the Remembrance Service. The service will be led by Rev Julie Jones. Everyone will be most welcome to join the congregation and, if they wish, to lay a wreath.
(Please contact Alan Clayton 683712 if you would like to lay a wreath)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Mark Menzies MP Surgery

Will be held on SATURDAY 16th October at Wesham Community Centre, Church Road, Wesham between 9-11am.
Anyone wishing to book a surgery appointment should contact Shirley Green by telephone on 01253 729846 or by e mail at All appointments are to be prebooked. All appointment should be booked first, Mark will not be able to see anyone who just turns up.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Mowbreck Lane Planning Application APPEAL

The public enquiry has now been finalised.
For a detailed day by day report of the enquiry
click here
The decision is scheduled to be announced on or before 6th January 2011

Monday, July 26, 2010

Would you like an Allotment?

Wesham Town Council are currently working on a project to provide additional allotment plots at Morland Ave.
If any wesham resident is interested in an allotment please contact Councillor Dave Ogden on 01772 684820 or email The allotments will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
It is anticipated that the plots will become available at the end of the year.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Vet's Surgery Opens in Wesham

Veterinary Surgeons BAXTER, MARWOOD & BROWN have opened a new surgery at 24 Station Road Wesham. Telephone 01772 686018

The SURGERY HOURS are 9.30 - 10.30am & 4.30 - 6.00pm Monday to Friday (No appointment necessary)

Appointments 10.30 - 11.00am

Saturday Opening 9.30 - 10.30 am
EMERGENCY 24 Hour/7 Day Telephone 01772 743933

The new practice was opened on 7th July by Cllr Linda Nulty (Deputy Mayor of Fylde) and Cllr Alan Clayton (Mayor of Wesham)

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Wesham Town Council will have a vacancy for a Town Clerk from August 1st 2010. It is intended to combine the position with the management of the Wesham Community Centre.
Duties include minute taking, preparation of Agendas and bookkeeping. Good IT skills would be an advantage.
For more information of the duties, hours and pay, please contact The Mayor, Cllr Alan Clayton 01772 683712 or e-mail

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


A Welcome Home parade for the 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards) will be held on MONDAY 21st June, starting at Wesham War Memorial at 11.00am.
Everyone Welcome...please come and support

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Medlar-with-Wesham New Mayor for 2010-2011

The new Mayor for Medlar-with-Wesham was installed at the meeting held on 18th May. The outgoing Mayor, Cllr Linda Nulty handed over the chain of office to the new Mayor Cllr Alan Clayton. In proposing Cllr Clayton , Cllr Nulty added that she was certain that she was handing over to a 'safe pair of hands' and reflected on the work he has done for the Town Council and the Community Pride Trust for very many years. The proposition was seconded by Cllr Ann Whitby. Cllr Clayton paid tribute to the retiring Mayor and Consort, Mr Richard Nulty, adding that he felt that they had been excellent ambassadors for the Town during their year of office. Cllr Clayton also congratulated Cllr Nulty on her appointment as Deputy Mayor of Fylde. Cllr Nulty was presented with a 'Past Mayors Bar ' to be attached to her Badge. The New Mayor then proposed Cllr Ann Whitby to be Deputy Mayor which was seconded by Cllr Geoff Dixon.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mowbreck Lane Planning Application APPEAL

Fylde Borough Council's Planning Committee refusal for the 264 houses on the land to the North of Mowbreck Lane has been challenged by the land owner who has appealed against the decision. The date for the appeal has yet to be announced.

Wesham Action Group are hosting a public meeting at Wesham Community Centre on MONDAY 24th May at 7.30pm, to give advice on how the appeal can be rejected. Members of Wesham Town Council will also be on hand to answer any questions.

See also Wesham Action Group's Web Site click here

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mowbreck Lane Planning Application

Fylde Borough Council Development Control Committee met today (17th March 2010) to determine the Planning Application 08/1072 for 264 houses on the land to the North of Mowbreck Lane Wesham.

The application was unanimously refused planning consent.

The meeting commenced at 1pm at the Lowther Pavilion. Many worried Wesham residents took their places in the 'theatre' to listen to the planning process. Over 20 people, including representatives from CPRE (Campaign for the preservation of Rural England), Medlar with Wesham Town Council, WAG (Wesham Action group), NFU, and local residents, had registered to speak as 'objectors' prior to the Development Control Committee debating the application. All of the speakers urged the committee to refuse the application based on many issues. Wesham Town Council's objections can be viewed by clicking here.

At the conclusion of the objectors presentations the DC committee were left in no uncertainty that there were many reasons to refuse the application.

Wesham's Fylde Borough Ward Councillor, Linda Nulty, addressed the committee with sound planning reasons why the application should be refused. One by one the committee made their views known, resulting in a unanimous decision that the application would be refused, despite the planning officer recommending approval of the application.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Mowbreck Lane Development .. Public Meeting

***********************STOP PRESS !!*********************

FYLDE BOROUGH COUNCIL HAVE ISSUED THE AGENDA AND REPORT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT CONTROL MEETING TO BE HELD ON 17th MARCH. The Case Officer's recommendation is "to be minded to approve the application subject to
satisfactory details on several matters being resolved."(See the full report for details)

The full report can be downloaded by clicking here

Medlar-with-Wesham Town Council have been informed that the date has now been set for the Fylde Borough Council Development Control Committee to meet to consider and determine the outcome for the Planning Application 08/1072 for 264 houses on the land to the north of Mowbreck Lane.

The date is WEDNESDAY 17th MARCH 2010 1pm at Lowther Pavilion, Lytham.


In preparation, Medlar-with-Wesham Town Council have arranged for a further local Public Meeting to be held to update residents of the latest situation.
This will be held on Thursday 11th March at 7.30pm at Wesham Community Centre.

Everyone is welcome to attend
Members of the Town Council and representatives from the Wesham Action Group will be available to hopefully answer any queries you may have about the proposal.
The meeting will also provide an opportunity to discuss the planning procedures and the way that residents can ensure that their views are directed to the decision makers at FyldeBorough Council.
The objection document published by Wesham Town Council can be viewed by clicking on the link on the picture to the right.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Wesham school children warned about seatbelt safety

LOCAL police officers are delivering a series of talks to primary schools in Wesham on the importance of wearing a seatbelt.

PC Gary Cross and Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Jacqui Marwick, both from the Wesham Neighbourhood Policing Team, will be delivering a series of presentations at Wesham C of E Primary School and St Joseph’s RC Primary School in the coming days.

Billy the Bee, the mascot for the Lancashire Partnership for Road Safety’s campaign, will also be visiting the schools to talk to the pupils.

PC Cross, Community Beat Manager for Wesham, said: “The purpose of the visits is to highlight the importance of wearing a seatbelt to the children.

“Wearing a seat belt can save your life and these visits allow us to get this message across to the children in a fun and interactive way.

“We are also measuring each child’s height so that we can provide advice to parents on the type of car seat that would be appropriate for the child.”

The officers are running a competition in the schools by asking the children to develop a poster on the seatbelt campaign. Prizes will be given to the posters judged to be the best.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Community Governance Review

Fylde Borough Council will be carrying out a Community Governance Review, looking at the parish and town councils within the borough to consider if there needs to be any changes.
It is important for residents to have their say !

Your opinions can be submitted to the Town Hall by using, if you wish, the form (follow this link to download).

Comments are also invited to discuss options via this 'Forum'

Your opinions will be welcomed....

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010



If you are over 60 and a resident of Medlar-with-Wesham then
You are invited to come along to our Annual Christmas Party.
At Wesham Community Centre on
Tuesday 19h January 2010
at 6pm

Bar Free Raffle Entertainment

For further information contact
683929 or 683712

Thursday, January 7, 2010

"Make Hay While the Sun Shines" = "Make Money while it Snows "!

In the previous post, it was reported that Wesham Town Councillors had made arrangements to have as many of the public area pavements gritted. This was done with the excellent support from staff and inmates of Kirkham Prison.

During the purchase of the rock salt from an independent supplier, it has come to light that the cost per ton has increased daily. On Wednesday morning it was £125 per ton, by afternoon it was £150. The following morning (Thursday) it had shot up to £232.65. It is not surprising that the supplier would not accept an order at the end of trading on Wednesday and we were advised to place the order first thing on Thursday!

No doubt the supplier will equally blame their suppliers.

Sadly somebody somewhere is taking unreasonable advantage?
"Making money while it snows !"

The Current Cold Spell Problems

It goes without saying that the current cold spell is causing many difficulties for everyone. Wesham Councillors have taken steps to obtain an (overpriced !) amount of rock salt from an independent supplier which has been scheduled to be spread in the most needed places. The areas around The Memorial;The Post Office; The Co-op; The 2 Schools/Church entrances, the school crossing areas and Wesham Community Centre have been identified.
The supervisors of the Kirkham Prison Service have kindly agreed to collect the salt and with the aid of the inmates, as many of the pavements will be gritted as soon as possible, subject to the quantity of rock salt available.

Our thanks to the Prison Service.

See also the gazette article 7th Jan 2010 "Ice Crisis Deepens as Grit Runs Out" click here

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Medlar with Wesham Town Council

A vacancy has arisen on Medlar with Wesham Town Council. See the panel to the right for details.