Council seeks views on future of town mosaic

The Morecambe mosaic.
The Morecambe mosaic.
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Views are being sought on the future of a Morecambe landmark.

As part of work to implement the Morecambe Area Action Plan, Lancaster City Council is working on designs to improve Euston Road from Barclays through to New Town Square.

This area is in the retail core and commercial centre of Morecambe, and considerable improvements are in the pipeline.

Street work could include new street surfacing, street furniture, new lighting and artworks.

The area to be improved includes the square outside the eastern entrance to the Arndale Centre and where the Morecambe mosaic is situated.

As part of the redesign process the city council is keen to hear people’s views on the future of the mosaic.

Do people think the mosaic should be kept as it is or could it be incorporated in the street in a different way? Could it be moved to a new location?

Coun Janice Hanson, cabinet member with responsibility for planning, said: “We know that some people have a certain fondness for the mosaic. It’s a symbol of the town and we want to hear what people think about its future.

“We could leave it in place just as it is and work around it, but this will greatly limit what can be done to improve the area. Alternatively we might remove the structure but incorporate the mosaic itself in the square or in the street in a different way, or we could move it to a completely new location. I’m keen to hear what people think before we make a decision.”

To give your views email morecambeaap@lancaster.gov.uk or write to Mosaic Consultation, Regeneration and Planning, Morecambe Town Hall, LA4 5AF.

The deadline for responses is Monday November 16.