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GOOD NEWS - 29th May

We try to keep in touch with as many of the groups in the Fleetwood community as possible, and it's always great to hear from one of them with Good News to share!

Thank you to Sean McGann at Fleetwood Gym Boxing for getting in touch and telling us how well the club is doing and the great work they do supporting local residents' wellbeing. There can't be many clubs busier than Fleetwood Gym at the moment with well over 100 youngsters regularly attending training sessions and 45 for the beginners class last week!

They have boxers competing throughout the year, some of them internationally - 1 recently came back from a tournament in Sweden with a Gold Medal. In the last week members had bouts in Manchester and also in Ireland for the North West regional team. All the coaches are dedicated, supportive volunteers including an England National Coach. They work with youngsters from the 'Tiny Tysons' 5-9 years age group up to seniors ... boys & girls, men & ladies and the club also offer personal training opportunities.

Boxing may not be for everyone but as well as the obvious benefits to physical health it also encourages self-confidence and resilience, rewarding all the hard work and discipline involved.

> See the Fleetwood Gym Boxing page on Facebook for much more information or visit the Club's website

There's lots of Good News coming soon about Fleetwood's new Youth Hub in the former hospital building.

See and hear more at the Fleetwood Trust AGM which will take place in the newly created space on June 20th. Please follow their Facebook page for more details of the AGM, the latest updates on the Youth Hub and other community-focused projects.

With a new month approaching, there's also new listings to share ...

> Discover the many activities and events in the Great Outdoors here

> Find out What's On at Fleetwood Library in June here

Printed copies of both listings are available to pick up from our Information Centre on Lord Street.

We're delighted to support an initiative from Fleetwood Town Community Trust and take donations of sports clothing in good condition. Items such as trainers, football boots and shin pads can be left with us, to be passed on to residents and community groups, encouraging more participation in sports and exercise. Drop off to the Healthier Fleetwood Information Centre at 1-7 Lord Street (opposite St Peter's Church) on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 3pm.

And this week we have worked with local resident Helen to launch Fleetwood's first-ever Camerados drop-in morning.

If you are not familiar with the Camerados concept, it's about setting up 'public living-rooms'. These are places where people can meet for friendly conversation, a brew, maybe to play board games and to share what's happening in their community. There's already a fantastic network of coffee morning and friendship groups, the difference is public living rooms could pop up anywhere in the community.

We're supporting Helen while she gets the idea established and the new session on Tuesdays works well alongside the Armed Forces drop-in. She's already talking to other venues and events so look out for her and say hello! If you'd like to volunteer to help, please contact us at Healthier Fleetwood and we can put you in touch with Helen.

Speaking of volunteering, it is National Volunteers week from 3rd to 9th June!

We'll be using one of the windows at our Information Centre to share some of the local volunteering opportunities. If you are a group or event organiser and have a poster in A4 portrait format, please email and we can print a copy for display. If you don't have a poster, send your information and contact details and we'll create one.

A reminder of the free training session for community groups coming up with Wyre Council next month.

This will cover the key points to consider when setting up a new group, social enterprise or charity - which is best for your aims, next steps and responsibilities involved. It's on Thursday 13th June from 10am to 3pm at the Civic Centre, Poulton including complimentary lunch.

Places should be pre-booked by email to

There are a couple of upcoming local events celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the D-Day landings in June 1944.

On Thursday 6th June, witness the Lighting of the Beacon at The Mount Fleetwood, uniting villages, towns and cities all across the UK. Special guest Rachel Grace will be singing songs of the 1940s. Free to attend, no need to book - 8pm to 9.15pm.

> More information on the Facebook event

There's a Family Funday in Memorial Park on Sunday 9th June from 4pm. Rides and stalls, live music and food, themed activities and displays ,,, there's even a replica Spitfire!

Follow Fleetwood Town Council on Facebook for updated information.

If you are taking part in the 'Wreck Trek' this Saturday, we hope you have a great time!

It's an escorted walk out to the Wyre Light at low tide, raising funds for the Fleetwood RNLI Station - organisers hope to beat last year's figure of 1,600 participants.

Please note: Tickets for the Wreck Trek have sold out and only ticket holders can attend due to the safety implications of crossing the sands.

And finally, for their Roving Report this week our dynamic duo Reece & Sunny have got on their bikes and been to try Wyre Wheels in Memorial Park.

> Read all about it on our website here. For more information on this and other cycling opportunities visit the Active Travel page on the Wyre Council website.

Please keep sending in all your GOOD NEWS to share with the community, we love hearing from you.

Until the next time, take care.




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