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GOOD NEWS - 25th January

All of the GOOD NEWS we share in these bulletins is about connecting the local community, residents, workers and visitors, to support health and wellbeing and sometimes that starts with nothing more than a few kind words ...

Time to Talk Day 2024 is coming up next Thursday, 1st February.

It’s a day for us all to start talking about mental health and although it isn't always easy, a conversation does have the power to change lives. If you can, take a few extra minutes at work or with friends and family to talk and ask if everything is OK or let somebody else be there for you.

> Please see the Time To Talk Day website for useful resources and information on how you can get involved.

This morning, the first visitors will be enjoying the delicious range of coffee and cakes at the Strive Community Cafe, welcomed by manager Clare.

This fantastic new hub for local residents is opening at Flakefleet Primary School and will be a great place to meet and connect with what's happening in the Town. Among the many activities coming up on site, Healthier Fleetwood will be holding regular drop-in events - dates will be announced soon and we look forward to seeing you there!

Want to Try Something New? Some suggestions of groups, activities & events in and around Fleetwood.

A reminder of the Big Garden Bird Watch event at Memorial Park, this Sunday 28th January ... a great way to get out and about with family and friends to take part in the annual wildlife survey. There's no need to book for the one hour event, meet at the Pavilion building at 10.30am.

The card-making class with Crafty Alliecat returns to Fleetwood Library on Monday 29th January from 10am. Join Alison to pick up tips; learn skills and share ideas to create greeting cards for all occasions. Materials are FREE supported by Wyre Council and you can take away your work.

Memorial Park Gardening Club is FREE to attend every Wednesday from 9.30am to 12 noon. You can take part in a range of activities, sharing your interest in growing plants, flowers, and vegetables with the other volunteers. No experience is necessary - meet at The Pavilion.

There's a Shotokan Karate class at Larkholme Community Centre on Thursdays at 8pm.

This is suitable for all ages, adults, children and for those new to martial arts exercise or wanting to return. Contact Neil on 07591 338591 or see the Larkholme Community Centre page on Facebook.

Fleetwood Methodist Church has announced the date for the first of their popular Market events. The Spring Celebration is on Saturday 16th March, bringing together local crafters, small businesses and family fun. The last few spaces for stalls are available through the Church's page on Facebook or we can put you in touch.

Congratulations to the English Football League 'Community Heroes' recipients with Fleetwood Town Community Trust. Ali Bamber, Sara Clarke, Liz Loftus and Kevin Clarkson were presented to the crowd at last weekend's game between Fleetwood and Portsmouth.

Sara works at the Calico Connect group which supports local residents' health and wellbeing and thanks to help from Phil at Fleetwood Town Community Trust they have a new home for their meetings. From 30th January the Tuesday sessions will be at Farmer Parrs, Rossall Lane for tea, coffee, toast, activities and practical advice with benefits and housing. (The No. 14 bus stops nearby)

We're looking forward to the Redeeming Our Communities (ROC) event next month.

This is an opportunity to meet many, local organisations and voluntary groups, hear about their great work in the Town and look for new, collaborative ways to support the community ... very much in line with Healthier Fleetwood's role since 2016.

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

> Find out more about Redeeming Our Communities by visiting their website and places for the Conversation event can be reserved here - all welcome!




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