GOOD NEWS - May 12th

Thank you to everyone who took part in and supported the activities across the Town on Sunday celebrating Fleetwood Day 2022.


A new plaque was unveiled on the statue of founding father, Sir Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood at Euston Gardens; there was an exhibition of heritage photographs at The North Euston Hotel collated by local historian Maureen Blair, we had a very enjoyable and thankfully sunny afternoon of music and dancing with community groups at Affinity Lancashire and there was a 'Sunset Wellbeing Walk' along the Promenade to close the day.


With the focus this year on the Jubilee, it is expected that Fleetwood Day will return in 2023 with a bigger event, which leads us nicely into ...


To celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Fleetwood Market is hosting an exciting FREE event!


From 10am to 4pm on Friday 3rd June, the Town's historic market will host a day of amazing activities to enjoy and feel like a ‘Royal for the Day!’


There's going to be a Royal Gallery, carriage tours, arts & crafts and much more as well as all the stalls and cafes to browse.


> Full details of 'Royal for the Day' are available on the Fleetwood Market website.


Fleetwood Museum has received a fantastic new donation to their collection this week thanks to some community-spirited local business owners.


It's an oil on canvas work by local artist Keith Sutton, dates from 1969 and has been displayed above the door of Collinson’s bakery on Poulton Road for many years. The new owners of the building, Josh and Joseph, are opening up their Lighthouse Bakery in June and were keen that the artwork be saved for the town. Considering it has been subject to the elements for many decades it is in good condition. It will be cleaned and re-stretched onto a new frame. The museum has a varied collection of Keith Sutton’s work, some of which can be seen on display including in our new deep-sea gallery displays.


And for the next generation of great artists ... Fleetwood Museum has announced some new activities.


You can now book places on FREE kids' craft sessions (ages 4 - 11 years) for the end of May and the beginning of June. Places must be booked in advance by calling 01253 876621 for more information or visit the Museum's website.


Look out for news from The Fleetwood Primary Care Network in the weeks and month's ahead.


If you are not familiar with the organisation, it's the collective name for staff delivering many of the local healthcare services such as pharmacy, mental health and social prescribing.

There's a Facebook page for now, more communication channels will be available soon to introduce the teams and how their work is supporting residents' health and wellbeing.


Fleetwood Town Community Trust has recently been commissioned to deliver a Blood Pressure testing initiative


This will be available to organisations and businesses in Wyre and Fylde, includes free checks and signposting is available for individuals with higher than the average blood pressure.


If your workplace or community group would like to know more and arrange a visit from the team, email: john.hartley@fleetwoodtownfc.com


There's a new Ladies Walk & Talk group meeting every Tuesday evening.


Starting from by the YMCA Fleetwood at 6pm the group follows the Promenade for about an hour. It's a great way to make new friends while improving your fitness.

> If you'd like to get involved: join the Facebook group.


It's the next Fleetwood Jumble Trail this Sunday, 15th May, 10am to 2pm.


There's over 100 locations across the Town with tables in front gardens and on doorsteps. Pick up a bargain, enjoy a bit of exercise and chat with local residents.

> Find out more on the Facebook page.

> See the Jumble Trail location map


A reminder the 'Grow The Tallest Sunflower' competition is underway again, in partnership with our friends The Fleetwood Wellbeing Way.


Call into our Information Centre, Affinity Lancashire for some seeds in a goodie-bag, post photos on our Facebook page as they grow to win this year's Trophy!


And the sunflower is the national flower of Ukraine ... this week we were delighted to welcome Sasha to the Information Centre. She recently arrived in the UK from Ukraine and, with her new friend, local resident Karen, called in to find out what's happening in the community. They left with loads of leaflets and ideas and of course, some sunflower seeds.


Some more dates for your diary ....


* Monday 16th May, 10am to 1pm - Calico Connect Coffee & Cake Morning

Fleetwood Methodist Church - Drop in for a brew, a chat and to connect!


* Tuesday 17th May, 10am to 3pm - Time For Tea: Dementia Awareness Event

Emmanuel at The Mount, Fleetwood - Support, activities, refreshments & more.


* Wednesday 18th May, 10am - Fleetwood Town Centre Litter Pick

Meet at Fish's, Lord Street - Equipment provided, please wear suitable clothing/footwear.


* Friday 20th May, 11am to 2pm - West Fleetwood Computer Clinic

Information Centre, Affinity Lancashire - Free tips and advice for your digital device.


At our Open Meeting earlier this month we said how Fleetwood is respected as a vibrant, inspiring community.


Last week Pauline and David from Healthier Fleetwood joined a video call with 'Thriving In Fife', a community-led group that visited us before the pandemic in January 2020.Local residents are being supported to launch a health and wellbeing initiative and we were very happy to share what we've learned and also share their enthusiasm.


We look forward to hearing about their successes to come.


If any readers are ever in the Burntisland area (pictured above), across The Forth from Edinburgh, you could call through and say hello from Fleetwood!


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


Until the next time, take care.


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