GOOD News: 21st July

As we adjust to the new 'freedom' and the need to remain aware of threat from COVID-19, it's another busy weekend ahead in Fleetwood ...


Saturday (24th July) sees the return of the hugely popular parkrun events along the Promenade. These weekly, timed, 5k runs regularly attracted around 100 participants and if the turnout to the successful practice event earlier this month is anything to go by, the response this week will be very positive. It's a 9am start every Saturday from the back of Marine Hall on the Prom. On the day please do not arrive too early and move away from the finish as soon as possible but all the necessary safety and hygiene protocols will be in place so you can enjoy your run.


If you are already registered and have a barcode, just turn up as you did before. If you haven't taken part before you do need to register, it's free to do so on the parkrun UK website here.


The events also rely on great support from volunteers and if you can help on Saturday mornings for an hour or so please contact the organisers by email to fleetwoodpromenade@parkrun.com.


And also on Saturday is 'Fleetwood Moves' a micro-festival of dance, music and circus at Marine Hall Gardens from 12 noon to 8pm.


Expect anything from aerial dance to live folk music, from clog dancing to stilt-walking! The day is split into 4 sessions, places are limited so should be pre-booked and you can take part in any single session or all. Tickets are great value at just £1.50pp or £6 for a bubble of 6 people - see the Fleetwood Moves web page for more information and to book.


It promises to be a spectacular day out, not to be missed! Thank you to LPM Dance, Wyre Council and their partners for bringing this community event to Fleetwood.


The glorious weather of late is ideal to enjoy the open spaces, views and natural environment but if you need to find something to do indoors, now's a good time to visit Fleetwood Museum - especially if you are a local resident.


Within the recently renovated building, you'll find a fascinating record of the Town's past and present including exhibitions dedicated to the Fisherman's Friend Story and 'This Lass Can' - a tribute to Fleetwood women.


There's also gallery trails and craft sessions for children, and the charming cafe for refreshments, all just minutes from the Promenade.


There's a special offer to local residents ... it's FREE admission on proof of address in a FY7 postcode. > See the Fleetwood Museum website for more information


YouthFest!21 is a series of activity days and support for young people in and around Fleetwood, presented by the Wyre Youth Zone partnership.


The program starts at Milton Street Children & Family Wellbeing Centre on Thursday 22nd July as well as at Memorial Park on the 29th and Marine Hall on the 12th August.


The Wyre Youth Zone provides local information about events, activities and opportunities available to young people aged 13-19, up to age 25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, and for Families living in and around Wyre. The best place to find out more is the Wyre Youth Zone page on Facebook.


We're pleased to say our Wellbeing & Community Information Centre at Affinity Lancashire has reopened on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am to 4pm.


Although the legal requirements have been lifted we are asking visitors to maintain social distancing, hygiene standards and the use of face coverings where possible within the Centre. This week has been busy already and we look forward to sharing more good news about the community groups and activities resuming in the weeks ahead.


A reminder that Vaccine Van will return to Fleetwood on Friday 30th July and people aged 18 and over can take advantage of walk-in appointments.


Nearly 200 jabs were delivered by the team at a session on Monday, helping to prevent the spread of the virus.The van will be on the car park outside Fleetwood YMCA/Marine Hall on the 30th and anyone who hasn’t had a vaccine yet is welcome to turn up without an appointment and receive their first or second jab between 10am and 4pm.


Until the next time … take care.

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