GOOD NEWS: 31st July

Hello again, we hope you are safe and well. Another round-up of news below with more local venues and groups taking positive steps. None of these things happen without a lot of hard work behind the scenes as staff and volunteers come to terms with new regulations and procedures. Sometimes progress can appear slow and measures may seem a little 'over the top' but maybe out of the hardship of the past months and the inconveniences to come, we will have a greater appreciation of how everyone plays their part in creating a healthier and happier community. FLEETWOOD MUSEUM RE-OPENING Great to hear that visitors are welcome to the Museum again from the 4th August and there's a new exhibition about

GOOD NEWS: 24th July

Hello again, we hope you are safe and well. As new COVID regulations regarding face coverings come into force there's a useful guide to the changes on the Fylde & Wyre CCG website. This is for everyone's benefit, a simple way we can all make a difference and slow the spread of infection. Lots to share this week, hope you find the featured articles interesting and useful ... FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES If you are looking for funding to support your group or organisation the Lancashire County Council 4 Community website is a great place to start. Once you have registered you can browse the various opportunities and receive weekly updates of new funds as they become available. AGED 15-17? SAY YES TO

WORDS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Healthier Fleetwood was recently approached by researcher Lucie Meadows on behalf of Lapidus International and University of Chester. She's working on a national study of the importance of creative writing for wellbeing and how opportunities had been affected by COVID-19. We contacted Fleetwood resident Anne Ward who runs the creative writing group at the library and has read several of her poems at our open meetings. So Anne sat in on a Zoom call of the Lancashire focus group for the research. When we originally planned this the weather forecast for the day wasn't too bad so had hoped to use the backdrop of Marine Hall Gardens but instead took shelter where we could. Our thanks to The Mount

GOOD NEWS: 10th July

Hello again, we hope you are safe and well. It's for each of us to decide how much we want to get out into the community and how confident we are in the opportunities available. More venues are reopening and with that life feels a little closer to 'normal' so the theme of this week's Newsletter is very much about looking forward ... BACK IN BUSINESS Great to see Fleetwood Indoor Market reopening. With the necessary santizing and social distancing precautions the Town has one of its community hubs available again, providing shopping and the opportunity for people to reconnect. Watch a video of what you can expect to find at Fleetwood Market. BACK IN BUSINESS ... SOON During lockdown local gym

GOOD NEWS: 3rd July

Hello again, we hope you are well. Another week, another change to what we can and can't do. There seems to be a mix of relief and apprehension in the community as more lock-down restrictions are lifted. With each step we can all do our bit to make the world a little bit safer and happier, by taking responsibility for our own health and for those around us. As always we take this opportunity to share just some of the good news stories we've heard about recently ... HAPPY BIRTHDAY NHS ... Sunday 5th July marks the 72nd anniversary of the wonderful National Health Service. Following the success of the 'clap for carers' evenings, the Country will come together once more at 5pm to show its appre

LOCAL BUSINESSES LOOK TO THE FUTURE

Since the start of the Covid-19 emergency many local businesses and retailers have found a way to keep going and support the community. From the large stores to the corner shops, it's been about new ways of opening, deliveries and communication Despite the uncertainty of what might lie ahead, it's great to see several smaller local businesses also starting up and expanding. We know some of these through our own work in the community and take this opportunity to tell you more ... BEN'S BAKES Chocolate brownies and cookies may not be the first thing you associate with being 'healthy' but we all need a little treat now and then! Ben Wainwright's day job is a college lecturer of dance and he sup

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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