GOOD NEWS - 9th September

Hello everyone, hope you've been able to enjoy the sunshine this week, here's a few items of interest to pass on.


The recent Beach Art Attack hosted by Fleetwood Museum and several community groups including Healthier Fleetwood was a great success.


Over a couple of hours families had fun helping to create their very own lighthouse on the sand near Marine Hall using rocks and other materials, with the event captured from the air by drone photography.


This first beach art attack was arranged very quickly and the plan is to organise further similar events next year … so as they say, watch this space!


Mapping Memories from Fleetwood Museum is now recruiting volunteers ahead of holding a series of workshops and they will also be working closely with Jess, scientist-in-residence to capture what The Mount means to local people.


The first of these opportunities will be on Wednesday and Thursday, 29th and 30th September.


For information on this month’s lineup of Great Outdoors events and activities see the Wyre Council Events Guide, a wide range of things to do in Fleetwood and across the borough during September.


Sure to be very popular are the Heritage Open Days which make a welcome return this year from the 10th to the 19th of the month.


These include a chance to visit the Rossall Observation Tower which has recently reopened but only on a limited basis while they build up the team. Volunteers are being recruited to help open the Tower on more days, the role is about welcoming visitors and letting them know about what they can see across the bay and on the coastline.


If you’d like to get involved and can offer a few hours a month please contact simon.swindells@wyre.gov.uk


Blackpool & The Fylde College have places available on their Family Support Foundation Degree course.


If you or members of your team work with families and vulnerable children this is an exciting career pathway for you to obtain a foundation degree or to skill up your workforce. The course is delivered face-to-face at the University Centre Campus each Tuesday from 9:15am -4:45pm. See the College website for more details.


It’s very much back to school now with the colleges and universities also reopening for a new academic year. Here’s hoping for a much more settled time for our young people, their families and all the teaching and support staff who work so hard.


We’ve noticed a change in the visitors to the Community & Wellbeing Information Centre at Affinity since the schools returned.


Less families of course but with the unseasonable hot weather earlier this week, the Outlet has been very busy. There are several activities coming up in the Information Centre …


On Friday 17th we will be joined by Lancashire Adult Learning to share news of their forthcoming course and residents can sign up for places.


Friday 24th is the Macmillan coffee morning alongside the wonderful team from the Windmill Unit, Blackpool Victoria Hospital. We’ll have a full preview of this event in next week’s Good News.


Wednesday 29th, Slimming World will be with us to offer advice on the support and programs available for weight management.


All these are 11am to 2pm on the dates given. Macmillan Cancer Support also attend on Tuesdays for a weekly drop-in while Fleetwood’s social prescribers, Wendy & Lisa are also often with us to chat with residents about health and wellbeing opportunities.


And just a reminder of the Suicide Awareness Walk taking place tomorrow (Friday 10th) at 7pm from opposite the Sea Cadet Base to Marine Hall.


Everyone is welcome to attend this event to remember those we have lost, to show there is support for those in need and also to raise funds for a ‘hope bench’ in Fleetwood.

>See the Just Giving page to make a donation.


If you would like further information on any of the activities or events mentioned above please contact us by email to: listening@healthierfleetwood.co.uk and we will be delighted to connect you with the organisers.


Until the next time … take care.

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