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GOOD NEWS - 6th April

With the Coronation of His Majesty, Charles III only a month away, there's plenty of Good News about the plans for Fleetwood's very own party on the Bank Holiday weekend ... 'Celebrate Fleetwood Day' returns in full for the first time since 2019.


Fleetwood singer and musician Joe Boe is the MC for a FREE day of live entertainment, music and more in Euston Gardens on Sunday 7th May from 11am to 5.30pm.Among the line-up of performers is the Fylde Ukulele Network, Wally & Dion - Father & Son Karaoke, The Fleetwood Old Boys Band, singing duo Chique and local band The Cracked.


There's also sequence dancing to the music of Alan Cookson, displays by The Fleetwood Royalettes and The Highbury Morris Dancers, and a feel-good singalong with Harmony & Health!The day includes FREE Punch & Judy shows, fun & games for children and a range of stalls promoting local charities, voluntary groups and good causes - Healthier Fleetwood will be there! From 10am to 4pm on the day, there's a Ballroom Bazaar at The North Euston - stalls from local crafts people and small businesses - call 01253 876525 for info.


Celebrate Fleetwood Day is organised by a committee made up of members from the Fleetwood Civic Society, Fleetwood Museum Trust, Fleetwood Rotary, Friends of Memorial Park, Fleetwood Carnival, Fleetwood & Cleveleys Lions and Healthier Fleetwood. Sponsorship for the event has been provided by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, Fleetwood Town Council and LCC ward councilor Lorraine Beavers.


Look out for the posters and leaflets starting to appear around the Town from this weekend and follow the Celebrate Fleetwood Day page on Facebook for all the latest news!


Celebrating our Town is exactly what Fleetwood Museum does and the venue has reopened this week with new exhibitions for 2023.


‘Sand and Sea’ is the enhanced inshore gallery looking at fishing in Fleetwood and Morecambe Bay while 'Nothing to Now’ explores the town’s early origins and stories up to present-day. It's about what makes Fleetwood special, you can even see the Union Jack onesie worn by Flakefleet's Dave Mcpartlin on BGT!Fleetwood Museum is now open on Queen's Terrace, Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10.30am to 4pm until 2nd December.


As well as the displays and exhibitions there are heritage talks and guided walks, the Museum cafe is a great place for coffee and cake, and there's a very well-stocked secondhand bookshop next door.For more information please visit the Fleetwood Museum website or follow them on Facebook at the Fleetwood Museum Trust & Friends page here.


We were pleased to hear that our friends at LPM Dance have been successful in reaching their fundraising target to continue inclusive, Fleetwood-based sessions.


They resume again on Thursdays after the Easter holidays in The Barbara Jackson Studios at Farmers Parrs. Fleetwood Fusion is a class suitable for adults with and without disabilities drawing on a wide range of dance styles and diverse music. The Dance Hub is a fun and creative session which can be taken seated or standing - this is suitable for, but not exclusive to, those living with Parkinson's and other neurological conditions. Helen & George at LPM Dance welcome inquiries for further projects and we'll be working with them to showcase the opportunities available. To contact them and find out more about the Fleetwood sessions and other workshops, please see their website here.


If you are looking for a new career, here's a couple of vacancies we spotted being advertised this week - opportunities to work in the local community ...Wyre Council is recruiting for a Coast and Countryside Site Ranger.


You'll support the Council in the delivery of its Biodiversity Duty by enabling access to nature, including Coastal/Estuary sites. > Vacancies at Wyre Council


Fleetwood Town Community Trust is seeking an Employability Coordinator to support the delivery and coordination of the Trust’s Find Your Future programme. This is a part-time role, 15 hours / week.


And there's something a bit different coming up next month ... how do you fancy being involved in the local elections?


Presiding Officers and Poll Clerks are needed to help on polling day, Thursday 4th May from 6.15am to 10.30pm. You'll get full training and a competitive rate of pay for your work. To register your interest please contact amerjit.kang@wyre.gov.uk by 30th April.


A couple more suggestions for things to do over the Easter weekend ...


Join The Bay: A Blueprint for Recovery for an Eggcase hunt on the beach by Rossall Observation Tower, Friday 7th April from 4pm. For more information on this and other events from The Bay's team in Wyre,


Dolly's Kiosk by Fleetwood boating lake is holding a family fun day on Saturday 8th April to raise funds for more life-saving defibrillator equipment. Loads of games and activities plus stalls selling handmade crafts from 11am. > More details on the Facebook page here


Thank you to everyone who attended the Healthier Fleetwood Open Meeting yesterday and contributed to another enjoyable and inspiring evening A summary of the meeting will be sent as a 'Good News Extra' bulletin over the weekend. And finally ... we started our drop-in sessions at Fleetwood Library over 5 years ago, sharing information on groups and activities for health and wellbeing, and offering somewhere to ask for support with new ideas. In the early days we were often joined by Fleetwood resident Leanne and her young daughter Evie, both keen to help play a part in their local community. This week Evie, now aged 9, was recognised by Lancashire Police for her courage and quick-thinking when she came across a member of the public that required immediate medical attention. She ran home to call an ambulance and also alerted the staff at the nearby Fire Station. Well done Evie ... you're a star! Until the next time ... take care.


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