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GOOD NEWS - 10th November

This weekend communities across the Country will pause to pay their respects to those who have served and sacrificed.


In Fleetwood, there are two events to mark this poignant time of year.


Tomorrow, Friday 11th November, a Remembrance Day Service will be held at Marine Hall from 10.40am leading up to a two-minute silence at 11.00am, after which, refreshments will be served. Sunday 13th November will see the Town come together for the parade along Lord Street towards Memorial Park. Assembly point is at The Kings Own Club, Adelaide Street at 10.00am then down to the top of Warrenhurst Road for 10.30am and onto the service in Memorial Park.


Our best wishes to everyone attending these and all the Remembrance events.


And have you seen the wonderful, illuminated display of poppies in recent evenings on the slopes of The Mount? Funded by Fleetwood Town Council this will now be an annual feature in the Town leading up to Remembrance Day.



This is an opportunity to mention the Armed Forces Christmas Ball is Friday 23rd December hosted by Fylde Coast Veterans and Fleetwood Town Community Trust.


The second annual event will be held at Highbury Stadium - tickets are on sale now and as they say .. going fast! It's just £15pp for a three-course meal and entertainment throughout the evening. To book your tickets, please email: rick.clement@fleetwoodtownfc.com


News of Christmas events is coming thick and fast and we will feature many more of them in future editions of the GOOD NEWS, in the meantime there's a guide on our website which will be updated regularly - please send us your events to include in the listing.



One event we will highlight again is the Cabaret Night for The Willow Garden Project on Friday 18th November, 7 for 7.30pm, Fleetwood Conservative Club. The entertainment includes Wal & Dion aka 'Father & Son Karoake', and The Dream Team Singers. Tickets are £5pp, available from Shirley. Telephone 07940 030925 or send an email to seracleous@aol.com


A reminder of the drop-in events this month at the Healthier Fleetwood Information Centre, Affinity Lancashire ... TUESDAY 15TH NOVEMBER: 12noon - 2pm Lancashire Foster Care Service - find out more about the rewards and benefits of becoming a foster carer and providing a loving, safe space for a child or young adult. FRIDAY 25TH NOVEMBER: 11am - 2pm (Rearranged from 18th November) West Fleetwood Computer Clinic - FREE advice for your digital device, tips on maintenance, on-line security and more. No need to book! TUESDAYS: 11am - 2pm Staff and volunteers from Macmillan Cancer Support share information and signpost to additional services - subject to availability. Call 01253 955710 for the local Macmillan team. We are also delighted to confirm that from 11th November, Fleetwood's social prescribing link workers will be with us Fridays, 11am to 1pm for a drop-in session.


Other drop-ins with the link workers are Mondays 10am to 12noon at Lancashire Libraries Fleetwood Library; Wednesdays 10am to 12noon at the Regenda Homes office, Fleetwood Hospital and also on Thursday mornings 10am to 12 noon at Fleetwood Market. There's no need to book for any of these events, just call in on the day although you can also email the Social Prescribers


Sadly, COVID remains a real threat in our lives and the vaccination bus is back at Affinity Lancashire on Saturday 12th November, 10am to 4pm.


As well as the first, second and booster vaccines, anyone eligible can also get their Autumn booster. There's no need to book but if you have any questions, please pop down to ask the friendly staff. They'll also be offering free Flu vaccines to anyone that meets the criteria. If you can't make it along this time, the vaccination bus will be at Affinity again on Saturday 3rd December, 10am to 4pm.


And Wyre Council's Community Engagement team are also on the road next week!


Find out about local groups and activities to help improve your health and wellbeing, ways to get involved in your community, or even just have a friendly chat, all welcome to come along and say hello. You can find the team at Asda Fleetwood on November 14th, 1pm to 3pm, and events in Thornton, Poulton and Garstang.

For more information please contact community@wyre.gov.uk or see the website here


Do you know a young person, aged 19 or under, who has made a difference in the local community?


If you want to see them receive special recognition for doing something exceptional, the High Sherrif of Lancashire is searching for the county’s most deserving youngsters for the 2023 Lancashire Young Citizen of the Year award. The winner will receive £500 along with a specially commissioned trophy and certificate from the High Sheriff and Chief Constable Chris Rowley. Two runners-up will also receive £100 and a certificate.



We'd like to add our congratulations on the news that Fleetwood Market Manager Julian Brent has recently been recognised as 'Market Manager of the Year' at his industry's National awards. Julian will be well-known to shoppers and traders alike and this is a well-deserved acknowledgment of his excellent work.


And finally, we return to The Mount and welcome the newly appointed creatives who will deliver a new program of Art & Science activity from the venue.


Lisa Wigham & Tina Dempsey have been commissioned by Wyre Council to animate the iconic and much-loved Mount Pavilion in a twelve-month residency. During the next year, they will be bringing events, workshops and talks that explore the past, present and future of Fleetwood's Mount Pavilion and also the surrounding coast and local residents will be invited to play an active role! We look forward to hearing more and working with Lisa and Tina in the future, connecting residents with the exciting opportunities to come.


Until the next time, take care.


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