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GOOD NEWS - February 10th

We start this week's round-up with a couple of smashing ways to volunteer at some of Fleetwood's iconic venues ...

Fleetwood Museum are looking for enthusiastic people to oversee and help in their popular coffee house during the forthcoming season.The venue will be open again from 5th April through to November and following the stunning renovation of the Queen’s Terrace frontage and a number of successful exhibits and events in 2021, it’s sure to be another busy year!

If you’d like to join the friendly team at Fleetwood Museum, read more on their website, call 01253 876621 or email to

There are also some exciting opportunities for local residents with an interest in heritage, research, administration and writing to get involved with a new project at The Mount Pavilion.

There's a series of ‘open days’ on Fridays in February and March, from 1pm - 4pm with staff from Wyre Council and members of the Fleetwood Civic Society there to tell you more.

You’ll find out about plans to create information boards conveying The Mount’s contribution to the development of navigation in Morecambe Bay and beyond and it could lead to an invitation to receive training at the MET Office in Exeter.

If this floats your boat, pop along to The Mount from this Friday, 11th February or contact the project coordinator by email to

We'd also like to take this opportunity to thank Jess Symons whose time as Scientist in Residence at The Mount is coming to an end soon.

In collaboration with local artist Tina Dempsey and community groups, she will be presenting a marine-themed window display at The Mount until the 20th February.

Jess has delivered some great activities, we've really enjoyed working with her and hope to do so again in the future.

Wyre Council and their partners including Healthier Fleetwood are reviewing and planning for the future of leisure facilities in the borough.

Residents are encouraged to contribute and help create the ‘Wyre Moving More’ strategy, with the aim of increasing levels of physical activity in the district. If you can spare a few minutes, your thoughts are really valuable in this process which will benefit the health and wellbeing of residents for many years.

A consultation survey is open until the end of March - give your thoughts on-line here.

Printed copies of the survey will be available soon from our Information Centre at Affinity Lancashire, also at our community events and from the social prescribing link workers as they visit groups across the Town.

MAN v FAT Football is a unique network of weight loss football clubs across the UK, exclusively for men who have a BMI of 27.5 or over ...

... and a new programme is coming to the area from Friday 18th February, based at the Poolfoot Complex with Fleetwood Town Community Trust and their partners. Players can score goals both on the pitch and off the pitch, as weight loss progress directly impacts your team’s performance.

MAN v FAT Football is for you even if you haven’t kicked a football since you were a kid. There’s no upper age limit and you can go completely at your own pace, so you don’t need to worry about your fitness levels. > Find out more and register for a place on the MAN v FAT website

Fleetwood resident Margaret Lund is inviting the community to come together and celebrate HRH Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee.

There's a meeting at the North Euston, Fleetwood on Wednesday 16th February at 7.30pm to share ideas for an event/events and support an approach to Fleetwood Town Council for funding. Come along and play a part in Fleetwood marking this historic and wonderful occasion for the nation.

If you can't make the meeting and would like to be involved in the events, you can also contact Margaret on 07768 547246.

While they’ve been very welcome in Fleetwood, it was lovely to see the Cleveleys branch of Harmony & Health return to Little Thornton Theatre this week.

It’s been around 2 years since the group have been on their home ground and over 30 people attended on Tuesday, including several first-timers. These sessions are now on Tuesdays at 10.30am.

The Fleetwood group continues to meet at Marine Hall on Tuesdays at 1.30pm – call Shirley on 07940 030925 to join either group or visit the Harmony & Health Chat page on Facebook.

About the time we're sending this Newsletter, the Fleetwood Men's Shed are holding their first ‘Loneliness Lunch’.

These new events will be held every Thursday, 12.30pm - 1pm, at the Men's Shed community hub - the former Beehive Centre on Manor Road. Fleetwood.

They follow the hugely successful and much-appreciated Veteran's Breakfasts that have been running for a while now and are part of a packed program of terrific events and vital support delivered by the Shedders.The lunch is free to attend although a donation tin will be available and contributions will go towards future events for those in need. See the Men’s Shed page on Facebook or call 07555 364273 for more information, for support and to offer your help.

As we said last week, our Wellbeing & Information Centre at Affinity is now open for 4 days (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays) from 11am to 3pm ...

... and we’ll be welcoming West Fleetwood Computer Clinic to the centre on Friday 18th.Please drop in between 11am and 2pm on the day, no appointment needed, for free advice from the guys on how to get the most out of your digital device and connecting to t’internet.

Our thanks to the team at Affinity for their support and hospitality and there’s plenty of activities for shoppers and visitors at the Outlet during the half-term holidays.

The Little Cod Club sounds great fun with it’s educational games and creative crafts but sadly as it’s for ages 12 and under, we’re just too old to join!

You can keep your little cods entertained from the 16th to the 18th February, 12 noon - 4pm but you are advised to arrive early to avoid disappointment.

The club will then run every last Saturday of the month offering rewards and a loyalty program.

It’s Children’s Mental Health Week and there are some fantastic agencies and online resources available to support children, young people, their parents and carers …

Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools.

On the Place2Be website you'll find bespoke tools which can be used to support learning in schools or at home as well as many other tips and great offers free, safe and anonymous online support for young people, a place to share thoughts and ask for help.

Lancashire Mind has put together a great guide to the support available for young people aged 12 and over. > download a copy of the guide here

And lastly, one person who always has a positive effect on young people's wellbeing is Flakefleet headteacher Dave McPartlin but this week he was upstaged.

Appearing on BBC Breakfast on Saturday, it was the school's very own, oh-so-cute dog Mabel that stole the show, and apparently presenter Naga’s heart too.

Mabel was perfectly behaved on her visit to the Manchester studios and of course was a credit to Fleetwood!

Please get in touch with us if you need any further information on anything you've read in this bulletin and send in your news and events for future editions. Until the next time, take care.



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