The High Street and the Market Square are the beating heart of Kirkham. It is the Kirkham community which keeps it beating by shopping locally, opening new businesses and coming together for social activities and civic celebrations.
The Vision is to revitalise historic Poulton Street, Preston Street and the Market Square by:
The long term Masterplan and the suggested projects to take forward over the next 4 years have been identified to meet the two key aims of the Future High Street Fund (FHSF) and High Street Heritage Action Zone (HS HAZ) Fund:
'to deliver structural transformation through capital investment in land, buildings, and infrastructure.'
‘to renew and reshape town centers and high streets in a way that improves experience, drives growth and ensures future sustainability.’
Kirkham has been successful in its application to Historic England for the HS HAZ and, together with key stakeholders, we will now embark upon a 4 year programme of work to revitalise the town centre. Alongside this, Fylde BC are also submitting a bid to government for FHSF. If successful, with FHSF this regeneration will represent the biggest investment in Kirkham in a generation.