CONGRATULATIONS TO FLEETWOOD'S WALKING FOOTBALLERS

On Saturday 28th April we were delighted to be asked along to support the Fleetwood Town Flyers walking football club at the FA Peoples Cup Finals. The event took place at the impressive St George’s Park facility near Burton, training base for the England national team and many others. The Flyers had reached the last stage of the competition by winning the North West area finals a few weeks earlier beating the teams from some pretty big clubs along the way. After playing 5 group matches Fleetwood qualified for the semi-finals and then beat the pre-tournament favourites on penalties to make the final. By now the competition was being covered live by the BBC on the iPlayer red button and the F

HAVE YOUR SAY ON A&E SERVICES ON THE FYLDE

HEALTH bosses across the Fylde coast are looking for members of the public to help them improve their Accident and Emergency services. The Fylde coast Urgent Care delivery board is looking to recruit people with an interest in developing health services locally to be part of a panel to take part in a project aimed at improving services. Linda Vernon, who is leading the project on behalf of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are asking people that have used the A&E department at Blackpool Victoria Hospital to come along to a session were we can find out a little more about how they use A&E, the various reasons they might use A&E and what services locally need to be p

MAKE THE MOST OF THE COAST!

Healthier Fleetwood was invited to a meeting recently about how we all use our local beaches, promenades and coastal areas to support health & wellbeing. As part of the conversation we want to ask Fleetwood residents what's the best thing about living by the sea and what do you use the beach for? Have you got any ideas about new activities and events that could be organised? Please email your positive suggestions to us at listening@healthierfleetwood.co.uk or come along to the Healthier Fleetwood Open Meeting on May 2nd at Emmanuel Church, Mount Road and share them with other residents. Get involved and help make a difference.

TRY SPORT ... FITNESS ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

TrySport is a programme sponsored and promoted by Wyre Council, and is delivered by Fleetwood Town Community Trust and Fylde Coast YMCA. The programme provides opportunities for young people to increase their levels of physical activity by getting involved in a wide variety of sports and activities. The programme is held within areas of Wyre which have the greatest health needs. Come along and get involved. You can meet new friends and improve life skills such as communication and team-work skills, as well as sport-specific skills like hand-eye co-ordination and spatial awareness. The sessions are aimed at giving you the chance to take part in sports in a fun and friendly environment, with e

HEALTHIER FLEETWOOD ON THE BBC

BBC News have been following the Healthier Fleetwood story from the start. Reporter Dominic Hughes has been a regular visitor meeting residents and community project leaders to find out more about our successes and our challenges. We understand that there will be reports on our progress over the weekend and into next week. Many of the local groups and residents who have been filmed and interviewed will be included. The coverage is due to start on Sunday evening in the 10pm news bulletin, continue on BBC Breakfast Monday morning and through the day until the early evening news. There will also be something on the BBC Radio 4 PM Programme and across the BBC news website. Look out for the cover

SIGN UP FOR THE NEW COUCH TO 5K PROGRAMME

A message from the Couch To 5k team ... we just wanted to let you know that our free Couch to 5K programmes are back and you can book you space on them today! All of our Your Move Community Sessions are fun, free and for anybody of any ability. What is it? Well it's really simple, the Your C25K has been designed to get you off the couch and running in just 9 weeks. Grab your trainers and our run leaders will get you running 5K in 9 weeks. The best thing, it's 100% completely FREE! For more information about our up coming Couch to 5K programmes, keep scrolling, sign up and we will see you soon! Running is easier than you might think and it’s a fantastic way to improve your physical, mental an

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)