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GOOD NEWS - 11th November

It’s such a busy time of year with so much to look forward to and also important dates to commemorate …

The Sanctuary Space has opened in the Marine Hall Gardens, presenting free, live entertainment, talks, creative workshops and more until Sunday 14th November.

One of the attractions is the Doors exhibit, a collection of old and unwanted front doors donated by Regenda Homes and reimagined by local community groups.

The Sanctuary Space is a huge marquee at Marine Hall Gardens ... you really can’t miss it!

Fleetwood’s Remembrance Service is on Sunday, 14th November in Memorial Park.

Some of those taking part in the parade will gather at The Kings Own Club, Adelaide Street at 10.00am and the full group are assembling at the top of Warrenhurst Road at 10.30am.

With last year's service affected by social distancing, this will be all the more poignant as we show our respects.

Whether you wish it could be Christmas every day or think it’s all bah humbug, there’s no escaping the fact the festive season is fast approaching.

Fleetwood Methodist Church is hosting a Christmas Market Day this Saturday (13th November), 11am to 3pm. Pop along to meet and buy from local makers and raise money for the Church’s support of children in the community. > See Facebook for more and to contact the organisers.

The BIG weekend is on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th November with a program of events put together by a number of local partners as 'Fleetwood Christmas Festival'.

It’s two days of family, festive fun across three great locations in the Town - Marine Hall, The Mount and Fleetwood Market.

On Saturday there’s a Winter Wonderland at Fleetwood Market followed by the amazing Festive Lantern Parade (5pm to 6pm) and the 2021 Christmas Lights Switch-On Ceremony from 8pm.The Mount is transformed into Santa’s Grotto on Sunday 10.30am to 3.30pm and on both days Marine Hall presents a Christmas Fayre 10am to 4pm.

Among the many local residents supporting the Lantern Parade are mother and daughter, Sparkly Margaret and Karen, aka Jars of Joy.

They have been hosting a series of workshops across the Town including Fleetwood Market, making illuminated decorations for the parade and also bringing together people of all ages for an hour or two of fun.

> You can follow Jars of Joy through their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Please do come and see us at Affinity Lancashire Shopping Outlet, Fleetwood and meet some of the partner organisations working in the local community ... Friday 12th November ... ICANN Advocacy

- help and advice with benefit claims, and supporting you to have your voice heard.

Tuesday 16th November ... The Bay: A Blueprint For Recovery

- find out more about the exciting plans to support the natural environment around us.

Wed'sday 17th November: Marine Life display by The Mount's scientist in residence

- Jess & Trevor identify some of the shells, rocks and more found on the shoreline.

Friday 19th November ... West Fleetwood Computer Clinic

- drop in for help with your internet devices and tips to keep them running smoothly.

Tuesday 23rd November ... Fleetwood Museum Mapping Memories

Share your stories of Fleetwood's past and present to create a digital memory map.

Friday 26th November ... Just Reminiscing with Wyre Council

- browse the artefacts from days gone by to start conversations and raise a smile.

Every Tuesday ... we are also joined by Macmillan Cancer Support and on Fridays the Fleetwood Social Prescribing link workers.

Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to our Open Meeting earlier in the month.

One of the topics that have come out of recent discussions at the meetings is how as a community we can support individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. This week we got together to make a start on this and would like to thank Christine, Fiona, Martyn and Ione for joining us to share their experience and expertise of being deaf and working with deaf people.

It was a very enjoyable and thought-provoking evening and we are now planning the next steps. We'll share details of how to get involved with any new activities in future editions of Good News, across our social media and in person from the Information Centre at Affinity.

Until the next time, take care.



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