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GOOD NEWS - 15th February

The Fleetwood HAZ Cultural Programme has delivered unique and creative arts installations and heritage projects led by Fleetwood Museum Trust and a hard-working band of volunteers from the community.

This week sees the end of the 2 year-programme funded by Historic England, Arts Council England, Heritage Fund & the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund with support from Wyre Council.

To celebrate the success of Fleetwood HAZ, there are a couple of events for local residents to meet some of the team behind the various projects and share their feedback on what they've seen.

Both tomorrow, Friday 16th February ...

Free drop-in event at Fleetwood Library from 10am - 12 noon

Pop in to say hello and pick up some project freebies - posters, bookmarks, zines, colouring sheets and maybe even a few tote bags. Have a cuppa and some cake too.

We Love Fleetwood Afternoon Tea from 2pm - 4pm at The North Albert Cafe

Join Angelica, Arts Engagement Coordinator for a FREE afternoon tea. It's a thank you from the team for supporting the programme and a chance to enjoy some delicious nibbles made by the cafe!

Last few are available as we write!

As part of the HAZ Programme a great series of large-scale illustrations by creative artist Laua Kate Draws went up around the Town including our new Information Centre on Lord Street.

We do have to take some down to use the windows for displaying posters but one set will stay in place for passers-by to enjoy.

The centre is opening on Tuesday 20th February from 10am. Inside you'll discover the many ways to support your health and wellbeing, and to connect with your community by trying something new, joining groups and attending events. We already have around 100 different suggestions displayed on the walls and windows, leaflets for many of them and advice on hand of how to get involved. The Information Centre will also be a place to meet with organisations working in the community, to share your ideas and get support to turn them into a reality.

Call in Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10am to 3pm from the 20th, we look forward to seeing you.

It's a little under two weeks until the ROC Conversation Fleetwood.

Redeeming Our Communities have supported work in around 250 towns and cities and this is an opportunity to celebrate all the fantastic work that's been going on in Fleetwood for many years and identify gaps for new projects.

The Fleetwood event is on Wednesday 28th February at the North Euston Hotel from 7pm to 9pm.

Celebrating success and community spirit is what the Coastal Radio Local Business Awards are all about.

Following the nomination process short lists have been published in each category and Fleetwood has a fantastic array of individuals, businesses, organisations and voluntary groups in with a chance of winning:

Jars of Joy for Joyfest and Tia's Crown for Dance Floor Heroes in the Event of the Year category.

Alison from The Crown Ballroom for Business Person of the Year.

Slimming World Fleetwood & Larkholme With Sarah and Transform Hub Fleetwood in the Health & Wellbeing category

Glazey Days in the Leisure & Tourism category.

Craig at Broomhead Financial Planning for Professional Services.

Fleetwood Fishing Supplies and Baby Precious for the small business category.

Seitan Hustle and Hunters & Carters in the food category.

Apologies if we've missed anyone from Fleetwood in the list above! Now's the time to get behind these fantastic folks and vote in the awards before the closing date on 7th April.

An update on one of the community projects we heard about at this month's Healthier Fleetwood Open Meeting ...

Julie set up a group in Carelton for women who want to live an alcohol-free lifestyle. This is about sharing the positive aspects, the wellbeing benefits and the many opportunities it opens up for the future.

Following the meeting, She has now arranged for two new monthly sessions in Fleetwood - one at the Health Centre, Dock Street and another at Fleetwood Methodist Church.

For the dates and further information please email

There is a cost to attend which includes refreshments, books and resources.

After the Good News that work has started on the fantastic new £1m youth facilities at The Hub in Fleetwood, there's an opportunity to join the team as coordinator.

John Hartley, CEO of Fleetwood Town Community Trust says, "We are delighted to have been appointed as the delivery provider of youth services at the former Fleetwood Hospital, now owned by Fleetwood Trust.

The successful candidate will drive a range of activities for young people aged 11-17 years to engage in and will oversee a team of youth workers and volunteers, encouraging a new sense of aspiration to those in attendance."

As well as Valentine's Day, this week was Shrove Tuesday, the start of Lent so many of Fleetwood's churches are hosting lunches for the community before Easter.

Friday 16th February - United Reformed Church, Dronsfield Road

Friday 23rd February - St David's Hall, Larkholme Lane

Friday 1st March - Emmanuel Church, Mount Road

Friday 8th March - Fleetwood Methodist, Fleetwood Road

Friday 15th March - St Mary's, Warren Street

Friday 22nd March - St Nicolas Parish Rooms, Broadway

All the lunches are served from 11.45am to 1.30pm, all welcome, a donation is requested with funds raised going to the RNLI ...

AND the Fleetwood RNLI are hosting the Wreck Trek again this year, an escorted walk across the sands out to Wyre Light on Saturday 1st June from 12 noon.

Once again as we write, the last few spaces are available for this wonderful and unique community event.

A last reminder to come and see us in the new Healthier Fleetwood Information Centre, from next week and that future bulletins will be sent on Wednesdays.

Please keep sending in your GOOD NEWS to share with the community.

Until the next time, take care.




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