FLEETWOOD'S YOUNG CHEFS ARE REALLY COOKING!

Katie Stafford is the new Fleetwood Young Chef of the Year. The 10 year old student from Charles Saer school was awarded the title after a ‘cook-off’ at Twelve Restaurant, Marsh Mill, Thornton with 4 other local primary age children. The competition, in it’s second year, is organised by Healthier Fleetwood to develop cookery skills and nutritional knowledge among year 5 and 6 pupils. All of Fleetwood’s primary schools were invited to take part and send a finalist to prepare a three-course menu and drink for their ‘hero’ whether that be somebody they know personally or a celebrity. Katie’s winning menu was noodle broth with prawns for the starter, a main course of chicken skewers on a bed of

FLEETWOOD WINS NATIONAL AWARD FOR HEALTH PARTNERSHIP

Healthier Fleetwood is about improving the health and well being of residents by encouraging individuals to take more control. There are lots of things that we can all do to keep ourselves well but what happens when we do become ill. This is when we turn to the NHS for care, help and support. Even in a small town like Fleetwood there are a multitude of NHS services like the the GP practices, pharmacies, dental practices, a community nursing team, mental health services, physiotherapy and many others. The collective name for this initiative is the Fleetwood Primary Care Home and similar groups now exist all over the country. Earlier this week Fleetwood received the title of Primary Care Home

GET INVOLVED IN THE FLEETWOOD HOMECOMING PARADE

As you are probably aware 2018 marks the end of the Centenary of the First World War. Across the country events are happening to help commemorate this. In Fleetwood and the rest of Wyre, a number of community projects and events will take place from October up until Armistice Day, which this year of course coincides with Remembrance Sunday on 11th November. Following this reflective and nationally significant day, Wyre Council and Fleetwood TOWN Council is organising with its partners a mass participation community parade, The Final Homecoming, to be held in Fleetwood on Monday 12th November from 11am. This will be a celebratory event, which encourages a vibrant mix of participation, includi

DANCING FOR HEALTH .... WE COULDN'T AGREE MORE!

We can't claim to be the first or the only ones but we have been saying for some time that dancing was a great way to improve your wellbeing. Seems like the message is out there as the following is taken from an article on the BBC website published today, 15th October 2018 .... "GPs in England are being given permission to prescribe patients "social" activities, such as dance classes, to tackle loneliness. The strategy, announced by Prime Minister Theresa May, will also see postal delivery workers checking in on isolated people during their rounds. The government says about 200,000 older people have not had a conversation with a friend or relative in over a month. And many GPs see between on

THERE'S PLENTY TO DO FOR HALF TERM AND HALLOWEEN ...

With the Half-term holiday and Halloween approaching Wyre Council has put together a host of family friendly events to keep residents active and entertained including these in and around Fleetwood ... Fleetwood Market - The Seaside Shopping Experience is hosting some interactive art sessions on Saturday 20 October. Help create a large contemporary piece of artwork to be part of the Homecoming Parade later in the year, with artist in residence Linda Copeland. Join in with small crafts whilst watching Linda create her parade piece. On Sunday 21 October why not visit Rossall Point Tower to observe our coastal birds? Join Wyre’s rangers from 9am – 10am for a free, easy guided walk. Treat the kid

THIS MONTH'S NEWS ....

Hello and welcome to a round-up of the latest news and events from Healthier Fleetwood. As usual we are holding our Open Meetings on the first Wednesday of the month so the dates are 3rd October, 7th November and 5th December, all at Emmanuel at the Mount Church hall, Mount Road from 6.30pm. These are always wonderful evenings full of enthusiasm and good ideas and anyone interested in promoting better health and wellbeing in the community is welcome to attend and contribute. Our thanks to Emmanuel Church for their support. Our next major event is on Wednesday 10th October when we hold a ‘tea & talk’ at Marine Hall from 1pm to 4pm to mark World Mental Health Day. The venue’s ballroom will be

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.

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