SES and Coun Angela Jacques officially open the Made In Lancashire shop in Wood Street, St Annes
An innovative new shop with a collection of locally-sourced Lancashire food and craft producers has been officially opened in St Annes. A selection of locally sourced foods and crafts, all made by independent producers, are available at the Made In Lancashire store in Wood Street.
The town’s Mayor Coun Angela Jacques performed the ribbon-cutting honours at the opening ceremony. The aim of the shop is to broaden the range of locally sourced goods available in St Annes by introducing new products onto the shelves. The Made In Lancashire brand, owned by Myerscough College at Bilsborrow near Garstang, has teamed up with Blackpool-based Social Enterprise Solutions to successfully secure start-up funding from the Local Strategic Partnership in Fylde. The cash will help fund some of the costs for the new shop for a trial period of first three months. It is hoped the store will build up a regular customer base and strong support that will allow it to continue to trade in the future. Neil Farley, chairman of the economic development group at Fylde’s Local Strategic Partnership, said: “The Partnership was happy to fund a three-month pilot scheme in the hope that it kick-starts the new venture.”