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GOOD NEWS - 3rd July

As always plenty of good news to share on what's happening in and around Fleetwood, to support your wellbeing and celebrate our amazing community ...


Last week our Roving Reporter Reece joined the launch of Wyre Moving More, meeting many of the organisations involved to hear about the exciting plans to help local residents enjoy physical activity and improve their health.


Many of you will have attended a recording of BBC4's Any Questions at Marine Hall last Friday evening - an interesting and lively debate. If you weren't there or didn't catch the show, listen now on BBC Sounds here.


Fleetwood Town Community Trust has launched a new football session.


It's on Fridays at Poolfoot, Thornton Cleveleys from 1pm to 2pm, a slowed-down kickabout with an emphasis on having fun. Suitable for most levels of mobility, you can even take part using seats and as it's in the huge inflatable dome so the weather can't spoil the game. No need to book, turn up on the day or contact toby.cherry@fleetwoodtownfc.com


It's the Quarter-Final stage of the Euros from Friday, just eight nations left and that means we also have just eight groups who can win our Community Sweepstake.


  • England are representing Blue Light, Bimble & Brew

  • France are representing The Chill Lounge

  • Germany are representing North Euston Tea Dance

  • The Netherlands are representing Behind Closed Doors

  • Portugal are representing LPM Dance Fusion

  • Spain are representing Jars of Joy

  • Switzerland are representing Harmony & Health

  • Turkey are representing Wyre & Fylde Community Defibrillators

Who will come through this weekend's games ... can England keep playing so poorly and still win ... is it coming home?


COMMUNITY EVENTS TO ENJOY AND SUPPORT


Fleetwood & District Choral Society are hosting an "afternoon of informal and enjoyable singing" on Saturday 6th July, 2pm to 5pm at Trinity Baptist Church on Poulton Road. All the music is supplied, no experience necessary and there's a break for tea and cake ... all welcome!


Good luck to all the teams playing in the Rachel Duncan Memorial Tournament at Poolfoot on Sunday 7th July. Open to females aged 16 and over the competition remembers a much-loved and missed young woman and team-mate. Matches start at 9.30am. Places are fully booked but supporters are appreciated.


Also on Sunday, Fleetwood High School is the venue for Highbury Morris Dancers home competition for 2024. Eight other troupes will be taking part as well as the hosts - it promises to be a fun event for all. For more information about the group - see their Facebook page.

GOOD NEWS FLASH: Highbury Morris Dancers have been filmed this morning as part of a promo for Britain's Got Talent, to be screened early next year! More on their Facebook.


SOMETHING A BIT DIFFERENT


Fleetwood Community Comic Con is a new group for people who enjoy cos-play and everything associated with science-fiction, super-hero and iconic movies and books. They have a busy Facebook page up and running, have held their first open meeting and there are plans for a huge event in 2025 at Marine Hall Fleetwood. As part of Tram Sunday on 21st July the group will be filming a promo ... meeting and changing into costume from 9.30am at The Senior Citizens Hall, Warrenhurst Road before shooting from 10am and joining the parade at 10.45am.


If you are daft for Darth Vader or a super fan of Superman, find out more about the group by visiting their Facebook page


GOOD NEWS FROM OUR LOCAL SCHOOLS


Following the spectacular display of decorated Elmers in Blackpool, pupils at Larkholme Primary welcomed back their little friend this week. The children took part in themed arts & crafts activities ahead of a permanent home for little Elmer being announced.


It's a busy time of the year for the schools with sports days, excursions and more. We hope the sun comes out to play and everyone has a fab time tomorrow at St Wulstan's & St Edmunds Academy's Summer Fair.


Congratulations to Shakespeare Primary pupils, brother and sister, Alfie and Sophie who climbed England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike, recently and raised £1,500 for the Victims Support charity. The school said, "An absolutely fantastic challenge and for a great cause! We at Shakespeare are very proud of their efforts!"


WHAT'S ON AT THE HEALTHIER FLEETWOOD CENTRE


Our next drop-in event is tomorrow, Thursday 4th July from 1pm to 3pm with Homestart and Dads Matters.

If you are looking for advice on the local support available to families or want to know more about opportunities for volunteering pop in for a chat with the Homestart team. Dads Matters are there for fathers-to-be and fathers of newborns ... advice and signposting to the services you need.

Click on the links above for websites.


You can also sign up to get involved with The Big HeArt Projects, the plans to transform Fleetwood with an incredible, thought-provoking series of murals. Share your ideas for the designs, volunteer and take part in one of the fun workshops in the months ahead at venues across the Town. Pop in to find out more!


And we have printed copies of the July events listings for Wyre's Great Outdoors, Fleetwood Library and Fylde Coast Armed Forces Community available to pick up from our Information Centre, as well as bus and tram timetables for Fleetwood routes.


A reminder of the Healthier Fleetwood Open this evening, Wednesday 3rd July at Emmanuel Mount Church from 6.30pm to around 8pm. If you're looking for something to brighten up your week, want to hear about the amazing work of local residents and community groups or have an idea you want to share and need support for ... we'd love to see you! If you can't get along, a summary of the meeting will be shared in the next bulletin or join us on Wednesday 7th August, same time and place.


Please keep sending in all your GOOD NEWS to share with the community,

Until the next time, take care.



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