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Frontierland project board attracts community involvement

PRESS RELEASE

A special project board to help drive forward plans for Morecambe’s Frontierland site has expanded its membership with the addition of community representatives.

The board, which was established to oversee an overall vision for the site, has invited Morecambe Town Council, Lancaster & Morecambe Chamber of Commerce, Lancaster and District Council of Voluntary Services, and Morecambe Winter Gardens, to join its number.

The move is aimed at promoting broader community engagement and to provide invaluable insights and expertise to the board. It marks a significant step forward in the council’s mission to revitalise the former theme park site into a vibrant new destination that complements plans for Eden Project Morecambe.

Councillor Phillip Black, leader of Lancaster City Council, said: “I am delighted that we have agreed to expand the project board to include these community representatives. Their input will be instrumental in guiding our vision for Frontierland and this highlights our commitment to a redevelopment that truly reflects the needs and aspirations of our community. By working together, we will be able to transform Frontierland into a thriving destination for residents and visitors alike.”

The project board was set up in September 2023 to lead the regeneration of the former amusement park site in Morecambe, which closed in 1999 and was bought by Lancaster City Council in 2021.

The city council’s goal is to revitalise the site for the benefit of the community and local economy, focussing on a leisure-led redevelopment that provides significant and wide-ranging economic benefits for Morecambe and the wider district.

A public consultation took place earlier this year and the results will be used by the newly expanded project board to agree a development brief and attract private investment for the site.