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GOOD NEWS - 5th June

Fleetwood Civic Society’s Blue Plaque team has announced which local buildings should be recognised for their importance and affection within the community.

William Hargreaves Chair of the Working Group, said, “We have been thrilled with the eager involvement of the people of Fleetwood. After hundreds of surveys with nominations, we are delighted to share the list of locations for these new plaques, made possible by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, supported by Wyre Council.”

The Society’s final proposed list of sites is:

  • The Mount Pavilion

  • The Customs House

  • Queen’s Terrace

  • The North Euston Hotel & Gardens

  • The Lower Lighthouse

  • Pharos Lighthouse

  • St Mary’s Church

  • Fleetwood Market

  • The Steamer Hotel

  • The Mount Church

Margaret Daniels, Civic Society Chair added, "This final list is the cream of Fleetwood’s historic buildings and we hope that they will encourage a greater sense of appreciation and understanding of Fleetwood’s heritage and its historic environment.”

The project team are currently seeking the final permissions from the various building owners and trustees but the plan is that all the plaques will be installed by the end of the year. Each installation will be celebrated and included in the special Fleetwood Blue Plaques Trail leaflet which will be free for visitors for many years to come.

Heritage locations are continuing to play an important role in Fleetwood today and for the future ...

The Market House Studio at Fleetwood Market is inviting applications from creatives for spaces available from next month.

Studio 3 is approximately 146 sqft and Studio 5 is approximately 225 sqft. Both are lockable with 24-hour access, contain Belfast sinks and include electricity and wifi. The spaces are subsidised and for Visual/Fine artists.

For more information, rental prices and expressions of interest please contact:

Following last week's Good News from Fleetwood Gym Boxing Club, they will soon be moving into another new community hub.

Work to transform the old Victoria Building, on Poulton Road, formerly a cinema and bingo hall is almost finished. The premises will reopen as a modern new gym, community facilities and more. Sean McGann from the boxing club says, "It's very exciting for Fleetwood!"

Congratulations to the Fleetwood Town Community Trust Go Beyond team for their International success this week.

The annual 7-a-side tournament in Lytham is for players with disabilities and includes 32 teams from all over the UK and Italy. Fleetwood battled through a tough group to make the knockout stages and went on to win the final on penalties!

Wyre Council have opened applications for their Household Support Fund.

This can provide short-term financial help for people struggling to pay for essentials such as food, heating and water and is available to eligible Wyre residents until 30 September 2024. Over the past three years the fund has supported thousands of economically vulnerable families, paying out over £2m in the form of supermarket vouchers, Post Officer vouchers and cash payments.

For 'Volunteer's Week' we've been sharing some of the local groups and event committees that would appreciate your help.

Have a look at the posters in the windows of our Information Centre on Lord Street or call in to discover more ways to support the Fleetwood community.

If you want to volunteer to work with families, Home-Start UK can help.

Pop into the Healthier Fleetwood this Thursday, 6th June, 1pm to 3pm for a chat with Katie to find out more about getting involved. If you can't make it along this time, similar drop-in events are held on the first Thursday of the month OR visit the Homestart UK website for contact details and more about the Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre opportunities.

Volunteers played a huge part in the success of the RNLI Fleetwood Wreck Trek event last Sunday ...

Well over two thousand people walked out to the Wyre Light, thanks to the efforts of the organisers and the marshals. The views across Morecambe Bay and back to Fleetwood were amazing and with the mix of pleasant sunshine and the chance to wade through the waters of low tide a great time was had by all. Thank you to everyone involved - here's to 2025!

Over the next few days attention turns to events marking the 80th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings.

Tomorrow, Thursday 6th June is The Lighting of the Beacon at The Mount, Fleetwood from 8pm to 9.15pm including 1940's music from Rachel Grace. Sunday 9th June there's a Family Funday in Memorial Park 10am to 4pm with rides, music and themed displays. Both events are free to attend, just turn up to enjoy them with your family and friends.

If you read this bulletin in time, a reminder of the Healthier Fleetwood Open Meeting at Emmanuel Mount Church this evening (Wednesday 5th June) from 6.30pm. All welcome to share updates on community groups and events, and suggest ideas for something new to support health, wellbeing, and community spirit. No need to book, it's all very informal and friendly - a summary of the meeting will be shared in the next bulletin.

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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