GOOD NEWS - 25th November

After a very busy season of exhibitions and events, Fleetwood Museum is about to close to the public (just for the Winter months) but will still be welcoming some school visits and staging occasional events.


On Friday 26th November it's 'Lancashire Night' at Fleetwood Bowling Club from 7.15pm, including a Red Rose county themed quiz & live music. Tickets are £8pp which also includes a hotpot supper.


The Museum hosts a 'Festive Afternoon Tea' on Wednesday 15th December. Join the staff and volunteers for a seasonal social in the Victorian Dining room. Tickets £6 are on sale from the Museum reception until Saturday at 4pm.


Visit the Fleetwood Museum website or their Facebook page for more information and contact details of the events mentioned above.The Mapping Memories project also continues with a few more workshops before the end of the year, including with Healthier Fleetwood at Affinity, 12 - 2pm, Friday 7th December.


Congratulations to everyone involved with Fleetwood Beach Wheelchairs, deservedly nominated recently for a Lancashire Tourism Award.


The volunteer-led registered charity is a finalist in the Accessible and Inclusive Tourism category for the opportunities they offer people to enjoy our local beach with their family and friends ... even if sometimes that means wrapping up warm.


The awards ceremony is in February 2022 at Blackburn Rovers FC ... here's hoping for a Fleetwood win on the night!


Wednesday 1st December is our next Healthier Fleetwood Open Meeting, from 6.30pm - 8.00pm at Emmanuel Church at the Mount.


Please join us and your host, local resident Pauline Kennedy, to hear about many of the amazing things happening in the Fleetwood community ... and if you want to start something new, come along to share your idea with people who can help. There's no need to book, just turn up, all welcome, refreshments available.


We will also be launching our Advent Calendar next week ...


Each day we'll shine a light on a different organisation, community group or venue and the work they do to support local residents' health and wellbeing.Find out more from next Wednesday on our social media, website and by calling into the Wellbeing & Community Information Centre at Affinity Lancashire Outlet Shopping.


Before then we are looking forward to being part of Fleetwood’s Christmas Festival celebrations this weekend.


Marine Hall is hosting a Christmas Fayre on both days, 10am to 4pm, and Healthier Fleetwood will be there on Sunday, joined by Wendy, one of Fleetwood’s social prescribing link workers.


We’ll have information on local groups and activities, and a few goodies to give away too so please come and say hello as part of your visit to this great family event.


> Fleetwood Christmas Festival guide.


Another local Christmas tradition resumes this year, as Santa’s Sleigh begins its tour of the Town thanks to the elfs and pixies of Fleetwood Rotary.


Look out for Santa and his friends across Fleetwood for two weeks from Monday 6th December, starting with the Flakefleet and Broadwater areas and also in the Town Centre on Thursday 16th. Tours start 6pm.


A few more events to direct you to ...


The 'Just Reminiscing' collection will be on display at our Wellbeing & Community Information Centre, Affinity Lancashire tomorrow (Friday 26th November) from 11am - 2pm. Call in to browse the fascinating artifacts, books and more.


Inside Out 2 is an amazing FREE exhibition of local residents' work on display at the former Fleetwood Hospital building, Thursdays and Saturdays, 10am to 3pm until the 11th December. Entry to the exhibition is from Bold Street - visit the Facebook page for details.


The Fleetwood Community Defibrillators Fundraising team are holding a Chocolate and Wine bingo evening on Tuesday 7th December at Larkholme Community Centre. Numbers are limited - see Facebook or text 07533 938281 to book places.


Lastly, as you may be aware, staff from Lancaster University are working in Fleetwood on research that will support future projects in the Town.


They would like to hear your views on living and working in Fleetwood and there will be various opportunities to get involved. For the next two Wednesdays we'll be joined by researchers at our Information Centre, Affinity and you can drop in to meet them and share your thoughts. Please contact us if you'd like to take part and help shape your community. Email listening@healthierfleetwood.co.uk or call 07399 093835. Thank you.


Until the next time, take care.

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