Morecambe Town Council covers six wards.
The Wards are as follows:
Bare (Electorate of 3438)
The Bare Ward is at the east end of the town and borders the sea. The main landmarks within this ward are Happy Mount Park, Bare Lane Railway Station, Morecambe Golf Club and the excellent local shopping area on Princes Crescent which hosts the Annual Barefest in June organised by the Bare Village Business Association.
Morecambe High School (formerly Morecambe Grammar School) is located within the Ward.
Historically Bare was a separate village to Morecambe and the ward comprises the area which made up the original Bare Village.
Harbour (Electorate of 4782)
The Harbour Ward is situated to the west of the Town Centre and includes the shopping area around Regent Road Morecambe commonly known as”The West End”. The Ward also includes the recreational area of Regent Park and the long term home of Morecambe Cricket Club on Woodhill Lane. The ward borders the centre of the town and the main railway station for the town lies on the eastern border of the Ward on Central Drive where the shopping complex including large supermarket, Next, Homebase, DW Fitness and Superbowl may also be found.
Heysham North (Electorate 3781 )
The Heysham North Ward is situated on the western edge of the Town Council’s area. Part of this ward includes “The West End” and the shopping streets of Yorkshire Street and Parliament Street. The ward includes The West End Gardens on the Promenade which includes a children’s play area and on this stretch of the Promenade many good quality Guest Houses are located. The Promenade links via Sandylands in an excellent walk as far as the historic Heysham Village. A car park is located at Sandylands on the Promenade itself. One of the town’s two High Schools, Heysham High School (now Sports College including a swimming pool and Sports Centre) is located within the ward.
Poulton (Electorate 5392)
Poulton is the largest ward within the Town. Poulton-le-Sands was one of three small villages that combined to create Morecambe. Poulton was first mentioned in the Domesday Book as Poltune. It later became Poulton and remained this way for a number of centuries. It was towards the end of the eighteenth or the beginning of the nineteenth century that the Le-Sands was added to distinguish it from another Poulton located elsewhere in Lancashire.
The central area of the town lies within Poulton including the well know landmarks of The Winter Gardens, Eric Morecambe Statue, Midland Hotel, the restored Stone Jetty and Platform Entertainment Venue within the old Railway Station.
Services within the ward include the Town Hall, Police Station (although the cells at the Station are no longer in use), Queen Victoria NHS Medical Centre (including denistry, orthopist and the out of hours doctors service) Railway and Bus Stations, Lifeboat Station and Cinema. Morecambe Parish Church and its War Memorial Hall are located within Poulton.
The area also includes the Arndale Shopping Centre and the excellent Festival Market on Central Drive.
Torrisholme (Electorate 5233)
Torrisholme is a village, east of the centre of Morecambe. Poulton-le-Sands is north-west of the village with Bare located to the north. The boundary with Bare is formed by the Morecambe Branch Line on which Bare Railway Station is situated. East of the village is Skerton, a suburb of Lancaster.
The centre of the Ward includes a small shopping area with a variety of essential amenities including a supermarket. Lancaster and Morecambe College a post 16 Adult College is located within the Ward.
The major landmark within the ward is Torrisholme Barrow, a drumlin feature to the north of the village, which is a mound that provides a 360-degree view over Morecambe Bay and surrounding area. There is a triangulation point on the summit and a Bronze Age round barrow, also at the summit at grid reference SD460642, is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
Westgate (Electorate 4132)
Westgate is primarily a housing area on the southern edge of the town. The ward also includes part of the White Lund Indsutrial Estate and borders the Heaton with Oxcliffe Parish Council. The ward is centred around one of the major roads within the town known simply as Westgate which connects the main entrance to the town from Lancaster and Junction 34 of the M6 with The West End of the town. The home of Morecambe Football Club “The Globe Arena” is now situated on Westgate folowing its opening in 2010. There is also a small shopping precinct on Westgate. The town’s modern Fire Station is located on Westgate.
The wards are represented by the following Councillors:
Tony Anderson (Morecambe Bay Independent)
June Ashworth (Morecambe Bay Independent)
Helen Ball (Morecambe Bay Independent)
Jason Firth (Morecambe Bay Independent)
Janice Hanson (Labour)
Janet Rudkin (Morecambe Bay Independent)
Geoff Walker (Morecambe Bay Independent)
David Whitaker (Labour)
Nick Baxter (MorecambeBay Independent)
Paula Kerr (Morecambe Bay Indepenedent)
Margaret Pattison (Labour)
Evelyn Archer (Independent)
Shirley Burns (Morecambe Bay Independent)
Darren Clifford (Labour)
Tricia Heath (Morecambe Bay Indpenedent)
Terrie Metcalfe (Labour)
John Bates (Morecambe Matters)
Linda Davies (Independent)
John Day (Lib Dem)
Roger Dennison (Morecambe Bay Independent)
Christine Wade (Morecambe Bay Independent)
David Andrew (Morecambe Bay Independent)
Tracy Brown (Labour)
David Kerr (Morecambe Bay Independent)
Susan Lomax (Independent)
Beryl Spelling (Labour)