The council is working with a company to raise funds and provide a statue of Les Dawson to be sited in the Lytham St Annes area. As cabinet member for Tourism and Culture I am fully involved in this project and am looking forward to the launch.

This will see the spot light on the Fylde as a tourist destination and a lot of celebrity attention during the fund raising period. I think this is good news for the Fylde and it is right to remember a national treasure as Les Dawson in this way.

Although too young to fully appreciate Les’s comedy talent at the time, seeing clips and repeats at the present time do make me laugh and understand the genius of the comic. I hope this project gets the widest support possible.