In the middle of a busy high street, you’ll find this little patch of green.
This corner, along North Albert Street, was part of the original Fleetwood which grew up in the 1880’s – originally it was a hardware shop, then a TSB bank and then a temporary police station before it was demolished.
Mr Michael Reaper, of the nearby Home Bakery, gave permission for the land to be used for a public open space in 1998, and it quikcly became known as Pocket Park.
Fleetwood Rotary Club and the local community planted up beds and localk school children made painted boards, and from the outset it was a popular spot with everyone who lived here or visited.
The Fielden Fleetwood Charity Trust purchased the land, with support from Wyre Council, when in 2008 Mr Reaper very generously decided to sell the land at a hugely reduced rate.
Mrs Doreen Lofthouse of the famous Fisherman’s Friends, made a donation to carry out the refurbishment which you see today. Brick planters are named after the seven Fleetwood primary schools and pupils plant flowers in them each year.
The nine ceramic panels were designed by all of the Fleetwood schools with help from a ceramic artist.
Fleetwood Pocket Park is a lovely spot to sit on a bench for two quiet minutes in a busy day – next time you are passing, stop a while and read the sign which stands at the front and find out more about this little treasure.