Get Snappy at Fairhaven!

Get Snappy at Fairhaven!

Fylde Borough Council are teaming up with Lytham St Annes Photographic Society to launch the Fairhaven Photography competition. To celebrate the start of the National Lottery Heritage Fund Fairhaven Lake restoration project, we are inviting people to submit their images of Fairhaven showcasing the parks people, heritage and wildlife!

To help you along the way the Lytham St Annes photographic Society will be running a photography workshop on the 4th May at Fairhaven Lake from 10am to 12pm, they will help you get to grips with the camera, look at composition and ensure you get the most out of your shots. Spaces are limited so please book at the RSPB Discovery Centre.

The best images in each category will be printed and displayed at the lake in October when the winners will be announced.

Activity Development Officer, Julie Vale said, “It is such an exciting time for Fairhaven, this is a great way to get involved with the project , we can’t wait to see everyone’s images and what they love most about the park!”

The competition will be split into four categories, under 12’s, 12-8 years, adult non LSAPS member and adult LSAP members. A maximum of 3 images per person can be submitted, please email digital copies of your images julie.vale@fylde.gov.uk by the 18th August 2019.

Fylde Council’s Tourism and Leisure Chair, Councilor Cheryl Little said “Fairhaven Lake is host to many a past time and activity but photography is for everyone one - it is a wonderful way of capturing your surroundings and to know your image will be seen by a discerning group of judges along with residents and visitors will be an accolade in itself”.

Fylde Council received a confirmed National Lottery grant of just over £1.5 million in December 2018 for the Fairhaven Lake and Garden Restoration project. Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, the project can now fulfil its ambition to make Fairhaven Lake and Gardens one of the finest marine lakes in the United Kingdom!

Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and National Lottery Community Fund, the project aims to conserve and restore Fairhaven’s heritage buildings and landscape, improve the lake’s infrastructure and water quality, and provide an exciting new programme of events. New information boards will help visitors better understand Fairhaven’s heritage.