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GOOD NEWS - 12th June

Hello all ... the weather may not feel like Summer just yet but there will be plenty of colour, community spirit and fun for Fleetwood Carnival on Saturday afternoon!


After many months of hard work by the organisers, final plans are being made for the Parade which starts from Marine Hall at 1pm. The route will follow the Esplanade to pass the Knott End Ferry station, along Queen's Terrace before cutting in to North Albert Street and Lord Street. After that, it's down to Poulton Street and Poutlon Road as far as Carr Road before looping back around to the Esplanade and Marine Hall for a finish at 2.20pm/2.30pm. Notices for road closures have been put out along the route in advance.


Many local groups, schools and charities will be taking part plus the Carnival Queens' and Princesses - if you are not involved please show your support by lining the route. Stewards will be at some of the busier points along the route but more help is always appreciated. If you can offer a couple of hours please contact Cheryl on 07877 041194.


Healthier Fleetwood will be supporting the Carnival by opening our Information Centre at 1-7 Lord Street on Saturday between 12noon and 2pm. Call in to discover the many groups and activities supporting your health and wellbeing ... and we'll be joined by a younger resident who's on a mission to share some kindness and happiness across Fleetwood!


We've teamed up with Evie’s Random Acts of Kindness for the day and have a Gift Bag to give away to the first 50 local children to call into the Centre with an accompanying adult. The bags contain summer colouring sheets, pencils, a pen, a notebook, sticker and a terrific 'To Do' list of of ideas for the Summer ... when it does eventually arrive!


It is one bag per child in person ... come and see Evie on Saturday to get yours.


One of the fun things you might want to do from Friday is go on a duck hunt!


See if you can find one of the 50 'Defib Ducks' hidden by the volunteers from Wyre & Fylde Community Defibrillators. Post a photo on Facebook tagging the group and give your new friend a home!

> See their Facebook page here.


Congratulations to the organisers of the Funday last weekend, marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day.


The rain and grey skies certainly didn't spoil the enjoyment of all the rides, stalls and themed-activities funded and hosted by Fleetwood Town Council.


Tickets are on sale now for another fantastic community event ... Flakefest 2024!


It's on the longest day of the year, Friday 21st June from 6pm to 10pm in the grounds of Flakefleet Primary School, Northfleet Avenue. The line-up of entertainment includes ...


* Shaun Williamson (Barry from Eastenders) with his Barrioke

* The Cheeky Girls

* Paul Roskell on the guitar

* Toli on the Saxophone (with club DJ)

... and local children will also be on stage.


Wristbands are just £5pp for adults and £2.50pp for children aged up to 18 years.

> Further details and bookings for Flakefest 2024 available online here.


This is a busy time of year for staff and students and we love to follow Good News about events, successes and local schools working together ...


Congratulations to the teams from Shakespeare Primary and also St Wulstan's Primary for sharing the title in a cricket tournament organised by Cardinal Allen High School.


Children at St Mary's Primary School are joining in with the Grow The Tallest Sunflower challenge. They received their seed packs last week from Jayne of Fleetwood In Bloom ... good luck!


Chaucer Primary School were among those that took part in the QuadKids athletics event held at the Stanley Park Stadium in Blackpool.


Well done to everyone involved and thank you to all the school staff for their support.


FOR SOME BREAKING GOOD NEWS IT'S BACK TO FLAKEFLEET PRIMARY ...


A new video and song ft. pupils, parents and staff is out now to raise funds for the Magic Breakfast initiative. The School has collaborated with Lancashire-based musicians Somatronc for the England-inspired track. Watch it on Flakefleet's Facebook page and you can download a copy of the song here.


Reece & Sunny's Roving Report sees them join Jules from Fitness 50 for the Rehabilitation and Debilitating Illness Exercise Class, supported by Fleetwood Town Community Trust.


> You can read how they got on and the positive feedback from some of the others attending on our website here.


Fleetwood Town Community Trust are also launching a FREE Weight Management program for local residents and want your help to plan the best possible support.


If you or somebody you know might be interested, please have a look at the online survey here or email jake.barr@fleetwoodtownfc.com to share your thoughts.


You might have noticed there's something happening on Thursday 4th July ... but did you know that BBC Radio's Any Questions is coming to Fleetwood this month?


The iconic programme will be broadcast live from Marine Hall on Friday 28th June. Audience members are encouraged to get involved by asking the panel questions on national or local issues, with question cards available on the night. Doors open 6.30pm, programme is at 8pm - tickets are free but must be pre-booked.

> Please visit the Marine Hall website for further information or book tickets here.


A reminder you will need a valid photo ID to vote in the upcoming General Election.

> See the Wyre Council website here for a list of the IDs you can use and what to do if you need to apply for a Voter ID certificate.


And finally, if you couldn't make it along to the Healthier Fleetwood Open Meeting last Wednesday a summary is available now on our website here.


The next meeting is on Wednesday 3rd July at Emmanuel Mount Church from 6.30pm - all welcome!


Please keep sending in all your GOOD NEWS to share with the community, we love hearing from you.


Until the next time, take care.

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