Try Something New
Before the start of the COVID-19 emergency, Fleetwood had an extensive, vibrant network of organisations, groups and events connecting residents to each other and the wider community ... and it will again!
Lockdown has meant the suspension of many of these activities but our community is resilient and continues to find ways to support each other. As we make our way through the roadmap to recovery, we will keep this page updated with information and contact details for the opportunities in and around Fleetwood - please keep checking for something new!
A little nervous about taking those first steps ...
If you'd like to find out more about a group or activity before speaking to the organiser, please feel free to contact us at Healthier Fleetwood for a friendly chat. We can also put you in touch with the social prescribing link workers who can spend some more time with you, finding groups and activities you will enjoy and benefit from.
There are a number of ways you can get in touch ...
THE FLEETWOOD WELLBEING WAY
Created and maintained by local residents this is a designated route along the Esplanade marked by a series of challenges based on the Five Ways of Wellbeing.
Walk, cycle or wheel between the site of the old Pier and the Sea Cadet base to build up resilience, boost wellbeing and improve your mental and physical health. There's also a very busy Facebook page with more challenges and links.
WYRE'S GREAT OUTDOORS
A program of healthy events and activities in Fleetwood and across the borough. Walks and bike rides, family fun, conservation days and much more - all great ways to exercise and socialise.
Visit the Wyre Council website to view the calendar of events for the year ahead and plan your days out!
YMCA FYLDE COAST: FLEETWOOD
Fleetwood's swimming pool, sports and fitness facility is set to reopen from 1st May.
There is no doubt that the pandemic has had a negative impact on our health, both physically and mentally. Getting active will help to boost your immunity levels as well your physical and mental wellbeing. To mark the reopening of the facilities and to encourage the community support, a membership offer is available until 31st May.
FLEETWOOD TOWN COMMUNITY TRUST
Working closely with a number of partners Fleetwood Town Community Trust has the expertise and resources to deliver a varied program of activities to support health and wellbeing for all ages.
These include walking netball, try-sports for younger children and the NCS program for ages 15-17 years and much more.
Activities are resuming again after lockdown and new sessions are being added to the program all the time.
FLEETWOOD FLYERS MEN'S WALKING FOOTBALL
Whether you are looking for some exercise and banter with the lads or the chance to keep playing the game competitively, walking football is a great activity for physical and mental health.
There are three sessions a week at the Poolfoot Sports complex in Thornton, all COVID safe. You must be a member to play and pre-book each week but whatever your ability and reasons for playing, there's something for you.
JARS OF JOY
Fleetwood mum and daughter Margaret and Karen are on a mission to have a million jars of joy around the world!
Get yourself a jar, decorate it in a way that makes you smile and fill it with items that bring you joy, what will you put in yours? Margaret and Karen also share a daily affirmation of kindness and positivity through their social media
GET MAKING ...
Left Coast Arts are working with local artist Tina Dempsey and a group of creative folk in Wyre to come up with some fun ideas of things to do!
Look out for a copy of the 'Get Making' brochure at venues around Fleetwood and Wyre.
... AND GET INVOLVED at THE INSIDE OUT EXHIBITION
Later this year Fleetwood will hold it's very own exhibition of work by residents created during lockdown. For more information and to submit your work please contact Gillian by email to email@example.com or by phone to 07956 788477
HARMONY & HEALTH
If any group summed up the 'spirit of a Healthier Fleetwood' it's Harmony & Health - a group for people to enjoy good times, good company, and the benefits of singing too!
In better times there were 4 sessions a week including the original based in Fleetwood, during the Pandemic the group meet on-line. A few minutes with the Harmony & Health singers and it's impossible not to smile at the tremendous sense of happiness the group creates.
This fantastic group has coordinated Fleetwood's response to the pandemic, in particular the distribution of food and essential items to individuals and families in need.
Delivery Drivers Needed
Can you help to deliver food parcels between 10am and 1pm? You will need your own car, and some heavy lifting is involved.