PLANS FOR NEW COMMUNITY OPEN SPACE ON DISPLAY

Fleetwood residents are invited to view plans for a new open space project within the Westview Community Centre allotments. The event is being held at the Centre on Tuesday 26th September from 2pm to 7pm and a number of options for the plot will be on display. On the day visitors can also enjoy free tea and coffee and food made from produce grown on the allotments. Leading the project is Jamie Shields, of the Healthier Fleetwood partnership, who points out that the Westview project and another 5 to follow across the Town are all about getting residents involved. “Working with the local authorities and land owners we have identified sites in Fleetwood to support residents’ physical and mental

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR COMMUNITY PROJECTS

Healthier Fleetwood has funding available to support projects in the community that will promote good physical and mental health for people living and working in FY7 postcodes. We want to hear your ideas and help you get them started. The most important thing is the idea comes from residents and benefits the Fleetwood community. It could be buying materials for an art group, instruments for a music club, equipment to clear an open space, room hire for an event - perhaps an activity club for youngsters in the October half-term or a Christmas social event. Within reason there are no bad ideas! So if a small amount of financial support makes the difference between your idea going ahead or not .

RESIDENTS TAKING CONTROL

We'd like to thanks everyone who attended the open meeting at St Nicholas and in particular to Maxine Garrett who took on the role of host and spoke with great passion for Healthier Fleetwood. Maxine is a local girl, running her own business in the Town and bringing up two children and expressed the importance of the community working together to improve Fleetwood for everyone's benefit. There were several new faces in the audience and offers to help from volunteers which is really appreciated. We heard some lovely, personal stories about why residents are getting involved and want to make a difference. We'll be announcing more details on some of the topics we discussed like funding for smal

Healthier Fleetwood is a not-for-profit organisation supporting the physical and mental health of the Town's residents by connecting them to each other, services and voluntary groups in the community. As an individual's confidence grows they take more control of their own wellbeing and an active role in the decisions that affect them. We are independent of but work in close partnership with the many organisations supporting the community.

Contact us by email: listening@healthierfleetwood.co.uk

Answerphone: 07399 093835

(We will return your call as soon as possible but this is not a 24 hour service)