How would you spend £1m in Morecambe?

Next step: Simon Das, chairman of the West End Million committee
Next step: Simon Das, chairman of the West End Million committee
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A wish list for how to spend £1m of Big Lottery cash on the West End of Morecambe has been revealed.

Around 450 West End residents were polled for ideas for the ‘West End Million’ project – which will see £1m spent on the area over the next 10 years.

Now a task force will be set up to put their answers into practice. Key themes highlighted in the survey were:

• Young people need more to do;

• Festivals and events are very popular;

• Housing needs to be more affordable;

• New businesses should be encouraged;

• The West End needs a clean-up.

Other suggestions were to use empty shop buildings, open a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre, create studios for artists and improve internet access.

Simon Das, chairman of the West End Million committee, said the next step was to set up a partnership team to decide how to spend the cash.