GOOD News: 25th March

Congratulations to Wyre Council and their partners for the wonderful restoration of The Mount Pavilion, lodge buildings and the gardens which was officially unveiled earlier this week.


The transformation project cost around £3 million from a successful bid to The National Lottery Heritage Fund and with support from Mrs Doreen Lofthouse.


The results are amazing, great to see this community asset looking so good again!The Pavilion and the lodge building will be home to a range of events and activities for the community to get involved in. First up is a brand new Tale Trail just in time for Easter. There will also be a number of opportunities for health and wellbeing support and Healthier Fleetwood looks forward to sharing these as part of the social prescribing pathway.


You can read more about the project on the Wyre Council website and see a video documenting the venue’s and Fleetwood's history on Facebook.


Staying with social prescribing we are continuing to plan for opening a unit Affinity Outlet, hopefully around mid April in-line with the next stage of the roadmap out of lockdown.


The space will be used to host voluntary groups and organisations engaging with the public on health and wellbeing opportunities in the community.


Many of the activities we will share follow the themes of the Five Ways of Wellbeing ... Connect To Others, Be Active, Keep Learning, Take Notice and Give To Others ... and we will be working alongside the local residents of the Fleetwood Wellbeing Way. With the longer and hopefully warmer days ahead and the Easter holidays starting, it's the perfect time to enjoy the Fleetwood Wellbeing Way along the Esplanade between the sea cadet base and the site of the old pier. Have a go at some of the challenges and look out for the Easter egg decorations along the way!


The Fleetwood Wellbeing Way was formed with support from Lancashire Mind's community challenge initiative.


Lancashire Mind always come up with interesting ways to encourage better mental health and 'Made in Lancashire: An Evening with Nigel Haworth & Guests' on Thursday 15 April is an exclusive cooking experience to also raise funds.


There are only 25 tickets available for this 'cook-along' event which includes a hamper of ingredients from Booths delivered to your door ahead of the evening. > You can find full details and book a place on the Lancashire Mind website here As lockdown restrictions are eased we will be resuming other community events safely working with partners and venues across Fleetwood. Our monthly open meetings at Emmanuel at the Mount church were very popular before lockdown but it may be a little while before they can resume. In the meantime, Emmanuel continues to support the community and has put together an event to celebrate the traditional Easter message. You can view a collection of artwork at the Church between the 1st and 5th April, supported by further online media content.


> Find out more on Emmanuel's website


Good luck and best wishes to all the organisers and participants of groups and activities that will be restarting after the 29th March. There's sure to be a lot more people out and about and while the continuing success for the vaccination program does give us all confidence of better times ahead, a reminder we also need to remain vigilant and observe all the guidelines. Until the next time, take care.

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