GOOD NEWS - April 28th

Hello everyone, once again we are pleased to pass on Good News we've heard about starting with a forthcoming community event for Dementia Awareness Week.


Residents, community groups, businesses and schools are invited to Emmanuel at the Mount on Tuesday 17th May from 10am - 3pm for information, actvities, cakes and fun! The 'Time For Tea' event brings together partners working to create a dementia-friendly Fleetwood.

> Find out more on Facebook here.


And if you can’t make it along, you are encouraged to hold your own tea party at work or at home to bring people together and raise funds for local charities.


The Healthier Fleetwood Community & Wellbeing Information Centre at Affinity Lancashire will be open on the day and we have more information on dementia services and groups available to collect. Grab yourself a drink from one of the great cafes at Affinity and drop in to see us between 11am and 3pm.


As fans of a certain sci-fi franchise will know, there's a big day coming up next week and it's also a busy one in Fleetwood so ... May the 4th be with you!


Staying with support available for those with dementia, the Alzheimer's Society is holding a drop in session at St David's Church Hall, Larkholme Lane, Wednesday 4th, 2.30pm - 4.30pm.


The event includes a talk from a guest speaker as well as advice from local services, and refreshments. Please contact the Alzheimer's team on 01253 696854 for more information.


Fleetwood Library host the latest in their fortnightly tiny touch baby massage sessions from 9.30am to 10.30am on the 4th May.


It's £3, there's no need to book and you should bring your own baby oil and a blanket. Further sessions are being held at the venue on 18th May and 1st June.


The latest talk on local history and heritage is at Fleetwood Museum, Queens Terrace next Wednesday.


David Pearce presents ‘Fleetwood’s farms in the 19th & 20th Century’ from 2pm. All talks are held in the Museum's upstairs education room - a voluntary donation of £2pp is welcomed. Future topics include ‘Fleetwood ships & docks in photos’ and ‘Fleetwood Football Club since 1877’. > Visit the Museum website events page.


And also on 4th May is this month’s Healthier Fleetwood Open Meeting from 6.30pm at Emmanuel at the Mount.


Join your host, local resident Pauline, and dozens of members of the community for news and updates on some of the amazing groups and events happening in Fleetwood. It’s free to attend - there’s a brew, a biscuit and a warm welcome waiting for you! Listen and enjoy the energy and enthusiasm, share your ideas or volunteer to help others.


One of the local community groups that would welcome new volunteers is Fleetwood’s amazing RNLI service.


They currently have a vacancy for a reliable, enthusiastic person with good communication and organisational skills to fill the role of shop manager/coordinator at their base by the ferry and lifeboat station. > Read more about this opportunity here!


It’s also been confirmed that 'Lifeboat Day' at the Fleetwood station will be held again this year. It’s on Saturday 16th July - the day before Fleetwood’s Festival of Transport (Tram Sunday) so what a weekend that promises to be!


Full details of Lifeboat Day will be announced soon - keep up to date on the RNLI Fleetwood Facebook page.


In the meantime there’s also a fun and fundraising event for the RNLI at the Cala Gran holiday park, Fleetwood Road on Saturday 7th May. Local businesses and community groups are invited to get involved and take a stall on the day - contact Kat at Cala Gran on 01253 872555 to get involved.


Making the most of the local coastline is the Fleetwood & Blackpool Angling for Wellbeing group supported by Calico Connect.


Set up last year the group meet on a regular basis to enjoy the fresh air and each other’s company and sometimes, even catch a fish! There’s a session planned for Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May, at Cleveleys. All levels of experience welcome, rods etc. can be provided.

UPDATE: Since publishing, the angling event has been rearranged for 3rd May.

> Contact the organiser Chris through the Facebook page to find out more.


Congratulations to Kevin and Mark who have installed a new 'Lest We Forget' bench by the Log Cabin, opposite the Sea Cadets base.


This replaces the previous bench which will now be refurbished and given a new home in the Town, continuing to honour armed forces veterans.


The guys are members of the Fylde Coast Veterans group and the bench projects are supported by Fleetwood Town Council - fantastic work by all concerned.


The lovely folks at Westview Community Association are hosting a new, FREE 'Chatty Chef' cooking course ...


Over 7 weeks at Westview on Eden Avenue, 11am on Thursdays, you’ll learn to cook simple, low-cost meals to recreate at home. Build your confidence in the kitchen in a fun, laid-back environment as you socialise and meet new people.


It’s due to start today (28th April) but places are still available and the plan is to hold another course later in the year so names are being taken.

To book your place please email: projects@westviewcommunity.org.uk


... and Fleetwood Town Community Trust is launching a new, FREE weight-management course for men and women aged over 18.


The sessions will be held at Fleetwood Cricket Club, Fleetwood Road on Monday evenings between 6pm and 7pm. The 15-week initiative will provide you with the tools and skills to lose weight sustainably.


Places are limited: For further information and to book telephone 01253 208442.or email community@fleetwoodtownfc.com


A reminder of our FREE Chatter Café morning at YMCA Lofthouse building, tomorrow (Friday 29th April) from 10am to 11.30am - drop in for a cuppa and conversation ... and places are available at the FREE 'Wreck This Journal' group for young people 11-18 years, Fleetwood Library from Saturday 30th April, 1pm.


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


Until the next time, take care.


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