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GOOD NEWS - 14th December

We often share GOOD NEWS from Fleetwood's churches and the faith community, this week it's a church building itself making the headlines.

As 2023 draws to a close Historic England is celebrating 16 remarkable historic gems which have been added to the National Heritage List for England over the past year, and St Nicholas Church, Fleetwood is one of them! The Grade II listed building is designed to look like an upturned boat, construction took place from 1960 - 1962.

St Nicholas Church is a vibrant community hub, within the main building and the accompanying Broadway Rooms - hosting services, coffee mornings, classes and events throughout the week. Work is also underway adjacent to the church on new youth facilities, which will be managed by The Boathouse.

> Read more about this recognition on the Historic England website here

> Follow all the news and events from St Nicholas Church on Facebook

There are many Christmas collections and appeals, fantastic work by residents, voluntary groups and organisations supporting the Fleetwood community.

Elizabeth and Jordanna from Fleetwood Primary Care Network have been out recently with a special friend delivering presents to children nominated by all the town's primary schools. Donations were supported by Fylde Coast Soccer, Mountview Practice, Broadway Medical Centre and Fleetwood Surgery.


Thursday 14th - Saturday 16th December

Christmas Tree Festival

Fleetwood Methodist Church, Fleetwood Road

Walk among the beautifully decorated trees from community groups and businesses - who will win the prize for the best? Also stalls and refreshments.

> Fleetwood Methodist Church on Facebook

Friday 15th December from 1pm until late

Christmas Fair and Lights Switch On

Queens Pub, Beach Road

Pop in for the Christmas Fair from 1pm to 5pm then it's live music and entertainment until midnight. Raising funds for Willow Garden Project & Little Princess Trust.

> The Queens p.h.on Facebook

Saturday 16th December from 1pm

Meet Santa

Howdens Fleetwood, Copse Road

The Chill Lounge invite you to say hello to Father Christmas, get a free gift and enjoy the Christmas buffet, cupcakes, hot drinks & more!

> Meet Santa event on Facebook

Saturday 16th December, 3pm to 5pm

Children's Christmas Party

Queens Pub, Beach Road

Food, games, disco for younger residents.

Celebrate with Santa and receive a gift.

Tickets are available now ... £5pp.

> The Queens p.h.on Facebook

Sunday 17th December, 3pm to 5pm

Children's Christmas Party

The Green Hut, St Wulstan's

Dsco, games, giveaways, and a gift from Santa - £5pp. Hosted by Behind Closed Doors, raising funds to support families affected by domestic violence.

> Find out more on Facebook here

Not Strictly for Christmas ... the Afternoon Dance at Marine Hall on Tuesday 19th December.

Mark Speight, one of the finest jazz pianists in the North West will provide the music. For many years Mark has had a relationship with the world-famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom playing the mighty Wurlitzer Organ. Admission is £5pp and tickets are usually available on the day or to be sure book tickets online.

Staying on the dancefloor, there's something new to try in 2024 ...

Line Dancing for Beginners starts 1pm, Tuesday January 9th at The Crown Ballroom, based at Farmer Parrs, Rossall Lane. The class is for all ages and is full of easy-to-follow steps & fantastic music!

To reserve places chassé over to the Crown Ballroom's Facebook page and message them, telephone 07874 922223 or email

Several other wellbeing groups and community events coming up in 2024 ...

Fitness 50's popular Exercise Prehab / Rehab courses will be extended for the next two years thanks to support from Fleetwood Town Community Trust. The Monday sessions are designed to help people with medical conditions help improve and maintain fitness, strength and mobility. From 11th January a second session is starting on Thursdays, both at Fleetwood Methodist Church, close to Broadway Medical Centre.

If you'd like to find out more, Jules from Fitness 50 invites you to call in on Monday 18th December, 1pm to 2.45pm, view the class and ask any questions.

You can also visit the Fitness 50 page on Facebook or email

Kelly is a certified Life Coach - she's bringing her Wellbeing Workshops to Relax & Re-Mind, Lord Street.

The first one is on Tuesday 30th January from 7pm to 8.30pm and will explore what you value and how you can become motivated to explore your best life. There is a cost for the session.

> Visit the Coach & Shine page on Facebook for further information.

North West Film Archive present Wyre on Film at Marine Hall on Thursday 22nd February from 7pm.

This is a chance to see footage from the historic archives for Fleetwood and Wyre. The event will showcase the industries, cultures and traditions of Fleetwood and the surrounding areas of the last 120 years, drawn from the collection of newsreels, educational and promotional films and home movies.

> See the Facebook event for more information - tickets are just £5pp and can be purchased online here.

If you need financial support for a community project the latest round of Crowdfund Lancashire is open!

Several local groups and events including Step Into Joy Fest 24 Fleetwood have already benefitted from the funding - new applications are welcomed from more charities/not-for-profits and individuals.

> Visit the Space Hive website for more details or contact Sarah, Community Funding Officer for Lancashire County Council by email to




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