GOOD NEWS - 14th October

We start with congratulations to Fleetwood’s Lucy Macneill for winning the award as Frontline Hero at the IWFM Impact Awards 2021.


She was recognised by her peers in the Facilities Management industry as inspirational for her amazing contribution to the community.


As anyone who has worked or volunteered alongside Lucy will know this is thoroughly deserved for her expertise, commitment and passion to make a difference to those around her.


Lovely to see Harmony & Health celebrating this week too as they met, indoors at Marine Hall, Fleetwood.


It’s been a long time since the singers have been able to do this so a huge well done to everyone involved for keeping connected and supporting each other during these difficult times..


Sessions are now every Tuesday, 10.30am (for the Cleveleys group) and 1.30pm (Fleetwood group). New members welcome: call Shirley on 07940 030925.


We have now opened the ‘new’ Wellbeing & Community Information Centre at Affinity Lancashire.


You can now find us a little further round the outlet than before, past Katie’s Café and Regatta and opposite the Bonmarche store.


Inside you’ll find a wide range of information and news on the many groups, activities and events in Fleetwood supporting better physical and mental health for residents and visitors.


Macmillan Cancer Support is with us on Tuesdays for a drop-in session and Fleetwood’s Social Prescribers are also available for a chat on Fridays.


We have a number of events coming up at the Centre, alongside some of our community partners, starting with …


Friday 15th Oct, 11am - 2pm

West Fleetwood Computer Clinic …

Call in for free tips to keep your devices working at their best and help getting connected to the internet. No need to book.


Saturday 16th Oct, 10.30am - 1.30pm

Restart A Heart Day - Save A Life!

Find out what to look out for and what to do in a cardiac emergency in this free CPR session delivered by a qualified trainer from Lancashire Adult Learning.Looking further ahead we are pleased to be supporting Affinity on events for the Half Term holiday and Halloween, more about these next week!


The Mapping Memories team will be back at Fleetwood Market this Friday (15th October) between 12 noon and 2pm to collect your town-centre memories.


Perhaps you recall the annual landlady’s race that used to happen around the Mount in the 1950’s and 60s? It has been brought to life in this sketch by Jess Symons who is the Scientist in Residence at the Mount. > Remember you can also pin your memories to the digital map here


Jess will also be at The Mount in the next couple of weeks for more community-focused events. These are from 3pm to 5pm as follows ...


20th & 21st October - 'Tides, wind and navigation'

Residents and visitors are invited to share their stories of sailing and following the tidal flows of the bay waters.


3rd & 4th November - 'Boats, ships, ferries and tankers'

Call in to see a display of photographs taken in the dock area including boats, ships, ferries and trawlers.


> For further details of Jess’s work in Fleetwood see her website.


Lastly, if you couldn’t attend the lovely Coffee Morning with Fleetwood’s social prescribers, residents and a number of community partners including Healthier Fleetwood, our thanks to David at Travel Aura for his enthusiastic vlog of the event.

> Watch it on YouTube here


Until the next time, take care.

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