GOOD NEWS - April 14th

With the Easter weekend approaching, the weather looks like picking up just in time to enjoy the great outdoors and some local events …


There’s a Family Fun Day at Dolly’s Kiosk by the Boating Lake on Saturday (16th April) from 11am to 5pm.


Tombolas, arts & crafts, games, an egg & spoon race and much more including defibrillator training – funds raised will be going to providing more life-saving defib equipment across Fleetwood and Wyre.


Dinosaurs will be roaming the earth again, well at least the bit around Fleetwood Market!


Call in to this FREE event between 10am and 4pm on Saturday to meet a T-Rex, explore the Dino Trail while you try to find fossilized eggs and maybe win a special Easter prize!


Our Wellbeing & Community Information Centre at Affinity is open on Friday 15th April, that's Good Friday, from 11am to 3pm.


We’ll be joined by those jolly good eggs, the West Fleetwood Computer Clinic until 2pm. Pop in for help connecting to the internet and some cracking advice about digital device. Pre-booking is not required.


The Information Centre will be CLOSED on Easter Monday, reopening again on Tuesday 19th April at 11am when we welcome a new partner ...


Staff from Lancashire County Council’s Fostering Services Team will be with us to share the many positives of becoming a foster-carer and the support available.

If you would like to know more about fostering but can’t make it along, see the Lancashire County Council website here.


We had a great morning at Fleetwood Library on Wednesday this week, helping to host the Easter-themed, family arts and crafts session.


Over 20 children attended, leaving with decorated eggs, bookmarks and more. The library’s Friends group offer a number of community events and activities and we’re back later this month to support them with a new group activity ...


‘Wreck This Journal’ is for young people aged 11 – 18 years, held over four Saturdays starting 30th April.


Journalling is recognised to help support day-to-day life and wellbeing - those attending the group will receive a free journal, materials and tips on how to start and maintain their copies. To reserve a place call into the library or email listening@healthierfleetwood.co.uk.

We are planning to hold an adult journaling course later in the year.


Fleetwood has some amazing individuals and groups working in the community, and you can nominate them for the BBC Radio Lancashire ‘Make a Difference Awards’.


Categories include volunteer; fundraiser; great neighbour; key worker and the Together Award. Nominations close on 29th April and the awards ceremony will be held in September.


You can find out much more and nominate your favourite by visiting the BBC website.


And one of the local groups you might want to think about for the Awards are the lovely folks at Fleetwood Beach Wheelchairs.


This week the charity was able to make a young football fan’s day by loaning a chair to Fleetwood Town for their match ball presentation against Accrington Stanley. 10 year old Thomas Arnold was able to get onto the pitch thanks to one of the easy-to-push chairs with it’s oversize tyres not damaging the playing surface.

> More on the Fleetwood Town website


As we continue to cautiously return to normal from the COVID restrictions, the guidance to help with running a charity has been updated and new regulations regarding governance meetings will apply from the 21st April.


> If you think this may affect your charity or organisation visit the Gov.UK website here.


The Prince’s Trust is recruiting for it’s next 12-week programme supported by Lancashire Fire & Rescue.


Places are available for young people aged 16 – 25 on the course starting towards the end of May based at Fleetwood Fire station. There's opportunities to learn new skills, improve self-confidence and support groups and events in the local community.

For info call 07796 147383 or email PTFleetwood@lancsfirerescue.org.uk


We started with mention of Easter and EID celebrations are also approaching.


Lancashire Adult Learning is hosting an on-line craft session ahead of the event next month. The course is on Saturday 23rd April from 11am to 1pm, it's FREE to attend and open to anyone aged 19 and over.

> For further information and to enrol on the course visit the LAL website here.


Lastly, a big thank you to everyone who came and said hello at our table on Sunday at the Mayor of Wyre's Easter Funday, Marine Hall. It was a very well-attended and thoroughly enjoyable event, congratulations and thanks to the venue team for all their hardwork.


If you'd like to hear more about anything we've shared here, please do contact us and also feel free to send in your 'Good News' and events for future editions.


Until the next time, take care.

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