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GOOD NEWS - 12th October

We start this week with an apology ... we're sorry we can't fit ALL the good news from the Fleetwood community into these bulletins.

Our updates are just a snapshot of what's happening and how to get involved - it's what we've seen and heard, and what's been sent to us to share. We love hearing about something new so please get in touch if you'd like us to pass on your Good News.

As always there's a busy weekend coming up ...

Tina Dempsey and Lisa Wigham, the Art & Science in Residence at The Mount team are approaching the end of the project. They are marking the occasion and celebrating all their great work with local residents by launching two unique publications ... 'seagull.sardine.etchings' and 'A Fleetwood Herbarium'. Join them on Saturday 14th June from 11am to find out more, pick up copies of the books and enjoy music from Mike Fairclough. > See the Facebook event here

A little later on Saturday, and just a short distance away Fleetwood hosts an event that draws attention to an important issue affecting our community and others across the UK. National Swimmers Against Sewage Day will raise awareness of concerns about the quality of our coastal waters and rivers. Organised by the Fylde Coast Against Sewage and The Big Swim Team, the meeting point for the event is the beach close to Marine Hall for 12 noon.

After testing the water for pollution if it's safe to do so, you are invited to join a mass open water swim or if the results are negative, a protest. This is an emotive subject, and opinions will vary but again it's an example of Fleetwood residents taking the lead and making a difference - more on Facebook.

On to Sunday 15th October - start the day with a Sunrise Wellbeing Walk.

Organised by the volunteers of the Fleetwood Wellbeing Way, the walk will start from the Lower Lighthouse at 7.15am, follow the Esplanade to take in the sunrise due at 7.39am and finish at the Sea Cadet base no later than 9am. For all the forthcoming events and the regularly updated challenges from the Fleetwood Wellbeing Way, see Facebook.

Later on Sunday, we're delighted to present CREATIVE VOICE at Marine Hall.

The first hour of the event from 1pm is about chatting with some of the groups and venues including Fleetwood Library, to find out more about the opportunities they offer for arts & crafts, and more.

Local resident Richard Christy will be presenting copies of a book, telling his mental health story and artist Heather Johnstone will be displaying some of her work and sharing her ideas about a new art group for children. Heather and her family are also supporting the community again this year by organising a Christmas Lunch for anyone who might be alone over the festive season. Creative Voice is a FREE event but we will be taking a collection towards the Christmas Lunch and any contribution you can make on the day is very much appreciated.

At 2pm there's a wonderful variety show performed by talented local residents opened by singer Sarah Mellor. The LPM Dance Fusion group presents 'The Waves', Anne Ward will read some of her poetry, 12-year-old Lucas Williams will entertain with his songs and music and there's plenty of audience participation including a singalong with Harmony & Health. The event is hosted by Coastal Radio DAB presenter Liam Halewood and he'll also be chatting with the audience.CREATIVE VOICE is on Sunday 15th October at Marine Hall, 1pm - 4pm and is FREE!

LPM Dance has also announced they are hosting a new series of workshops next month at Fleetwood Library.

It's an exciting programme of dance, live music, light exploration and art inspired by the people and landmarks in Fleetwood. The dates are November 2nd, 9th and 16th from 2pm to 4.30pm, suitable for all, refreshments are provided and it's FREE.

There's an opportunity to join the team at Fleetwood Town Community Trust, supporting their work on a number of health and wellbeing projects for children.

The Trust is currently recruiting a full-time School Sport Educator to deliver PE and School Sport across the local primary school network and lead on the coordination and delivery of events. For more information on this and other vacancies, see the Fleetwood Town Community Trust website.

And the 16th Fleetwood Scout Group is also recruiting ... for new members.

They are holding an Open Evening later this month to share the opportunities they offer young people aged 4 to 18 years including the new Squirrels group. It's on Monday 30th October, 6pm to 7pm, at United Reformed Church Hall on Dronsfield Road, Fleetwood.

There are several Facebook links above, if you're not on the platform and would like more information, please contact Healthier Fleetwood at and we can put you in touch with the group or event organisers.

Keep sending in your GOOD NEWS to share with the community.

We look forward to seeing you all soon ... take care.




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