Mick Dennison column

Mick Dennison.
Mick Dennison.

So, how was the Bank Holiday for you?

Despite the typical weather, I think the town can pat itself on the back for a job well done on Sunday as the promenade was packed to the gunnels with locals and visitors alike.

I’m sure David Brayshaw and his team now have a while to reflect and fine tune for MC15!

For us back on Lancaster Road it wasn’t too bad a day as locals decided to meet up in the York before walking down to the sea front.

It’s just a pity we have not reached the stage where the carnival meanders through the streets as in years gone by.

It was great to see the town mobilised and walking over York Bridge although the traffic was horrendous – one for the council to rectify next year?

The question on everyone’s lips on Sunday evening was what happens for the rest of the summer?

It seems the people of Morecambe want more and I suppose this follows on from what I was saying last week – what else is there to do in the town?

For once, it was almost impossible to get served in any bars in the town centre after the Carnival as many people found themselves out and about for probably the first time in a long time.

Great business for us but with the lack of larger licensed entertainment venues in the town it’s a situation that could well keep folk away for a while longer.

The town’s general infrastructure is not geared up for a massive influx of people as in years gone by which leads to congestion on a grand scale.

The new road will probably ease the bottleneck that is Lancaster as long as the idiots are stopped from sabotaging the equipment.

The Premier League comes to a resounding finale this weekend as it now seems like a two horse race between City and Liverpool with both games due to be shown simultaneously on Sky. Why not get out for a second Sunday, give your local pub a chance and enjoy the atmosphere. And remember this, The World Cup is just round the corner!