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About Us | Poulton Community Times | Poulton Community Management | Morecambe, Lancaster City Council
Alan assists John in supporting the Poulton Neighbourhood Management Board.
Project Director for Community Engagement
takes the lead on the community development elements that are integral to Poulton Neighbourhood Management
and the Winning Back Morecambe's
West End projects.
is based with the central team of the "Neighbourhood Task Force
" in the West End of Morecambe
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John Deacon, Project Director, Community Engagement Neighbourhood Task Force
Welcome to The Poulton Times
John Deacon's role as the Neighbourhood Manager is to co-ordinate the regeneration programme.
News - Morecambe Today: News, Sport, Jobs, Property, Cars, Entertainments & More
John Deacon, of Poulton Neigh-bourhood Management, said the council had wanted to buy the ballroom for some time because it was seen as being "relatively derelict" and "past its sell-by date".Its demolition is seen as the last piece in regenerating the Green Street area of Morecambe.PriceBut the sticking point had been price."The local authority made an offer but unfortunately it wasn't high enough to tempt the owner," he explained."The reason for that is the local authority can only make an offer which is compatible with the end use. "There's little value in car parks and play areas so with the rules being what they are you can put in only a modest offer in."If it (the planning application] is granted then it will allow us to make a more realistic offer."If the improved offer is still not acceptable, however, the building is likely to remain, as the city council has said it is unlikely to useits powers of compulsory purchase.Mr Deacon added that if the building were to be demolished he would give as much help as he could to keep the business going."We've spoken to some existing facilities and at least two have said yes (to accommodating the business]," he said.
Morecambe Today: News, Sport, Jobs, Property, Cars, Entertainments & More
John Deacon, of Poulton Neighbourhood Management, said: "We think these artefacts should be accessible to the public.The library is ideal because that's where people go to study Morecambe's history."John said he hoped the exhibition would be open by the end of January.