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........................................................................................................................................ Email: Everybody here loves this time of year because of the various events and carnivals taking place Web: at various times across the Fylde Coast, and July Magazine Deadline 12th June 2013

here really is the best place to be in the summer. Check inside for details of local events! Congratulations to the winners of last month’s competition. Mr G Holden of Thornton won our Where Am I? Competition, so well done - £50 is on its way to you.

As you sit there reading this, get your laptop, tablet or phone out and have a look at our brand new website, Get involved with FREE what’s on listings, an online directory, competitions, news, online booking, magazines and much more. As well as launching our new website, which is the best north west-based community website, we have also expanded our printed magazines yet again, and now deliver 130,000 copies every month, with several titles covering the Fylde Coast and Preston. After expanding our Lytham St. Annes and Fylde circulation, we now deliver nearly 30,000 copies a month there too, including at Kirkham, Wesham, Freckleton, Warton & surrounding villages. Now is the best time to get involved, and we hope you do!

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The Fylde Coast is home to Dapper Man. Spacious and well laid out, you will find an exclusive top class range of designer menswear. Austin Jones is your friendly proprietor at this unique clothing experience. A connoisseur of the world’s finest designer clothing, Austin ensures that a professional service is provided at all times with the guarantee that your look is individually created.



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The Victoria Hotel on Church Road, St Annes, is the first property to be added to Fylde Council’s List of Assets of Community Value. The hotel has been subject to a public campaign in recent years to prevent its demolition and redevelopment of the site for housing. St Annes Town Council nominated the much-loved local for inclusion on Fylde’s list. Under the terms of the Localism Act, Fylde Council – and other councils – is expected to list land and properties that are deemed to further the social wellbeing or social interests of the local community. However, the Listing must be in response to a nomination by a parish/town council or community organisation.

property would trigger a six-week notification period in which a community group can register an interest in bidding to buy the property for use by the community. Community groups then have six months to compile a bid. The owner can’t sell the property in that period, although he or she is not then obliged to ultimately accept the community bid. Councillor Cheryl Little, Fylde Council cabinet member for Social Wellbeing, said: “Last year’s planning appeal decision removed the immediate threat to the future of the ‘Vic’. The new legislation gives more involvement to the local community if the present owners decide to sell it. “The pub is a social hub for the local community and clearly fulfilled the criteria for Listing. “The Town Council was right to make the nomination and I am happy that the cabinet’s decision will help to protect the future of this valuable community asset.”

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Community safety meeting takes to the road Police and Community Together (PACT) meetings were introduced more than 10 years ago to allow residents to meet police officers and highlight crime concerns in the area.

“The council already has a community bus which we will park prominently and which will be a handy point of contact for people to meet councillors and the police. “I’ve long suspected that we don’t always need formal meetings. A quick chat to pass on concerns is all that is often needed and that is what this initiative will offer.

Attendance has declined over the years, so Councillor Cheryl Little, Fylde Council portfolio holder for Community Safety and police are trialling a change which will involve taking the PACT to the public in the council’s “community bus”.

“This pilot has been brought to the attention of Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner who has asked for a report as to how it succeeds in Fairhaven and Ansdell and whether it could be extended across the county.”

Ansdell’s PACT will also take to the roads – the first being held at Woodlands Road Post Office at 1.30pm on 24 June - and the meeting format will be adopted elsewhere in Fylde if it is deemed to be a success. Councillor Cheryl Little, Fylde Council cabinet member for Social Wellbeing, said: “Community safety is always high up residents’ concerns but interest in the PACTs seems to have slackened in recent years.

The community bus is also a handy contact point for members of the public to ask council staff about council services. Inspector Keith Ogle said: “PACT is an excellent opportunity for the public to make contact with their local Neighbourhood Policing Teams to discuss matters of community concern.

“I suspect that the format of a formal meeting is the problem, not the actual subject matter – crime still concerns us all.

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St Annes Carnival Competitions 2013 This years St Annes Carnival takes place on the weekend of 6th and 7th July. Each year we are encouraging more of the St Annes community to enter into our Carnival competitions and there is something for everyone, whether you prefer to enter as an individual, a group or as a school. This newsletter tells you all about the competitions, how you enter, when they will be judged and who to contact if you need some more information or even get help with materials for the miniature garden competition. There are some posters attached which can be printed off. We hope you will publicise the events on your noticeboards and through your e-newsletters to get as many entries as we can for this year’s Carnival. Thank you

Competition for schools only to enter. The Poetry Competition has a birthday theme and will be for poems to be performed, by individuals, groups or even whole classes, at the final on Sunday 7th July in Ashton Gardens. Schools are invited to hold a poetry assembly and have their own X-factor style preliminary rounds to choose their three best entries for the finals. Finals will be judged by Katie Clapham from Storytellers, Inc. and a trophy and book prizes for school will go to the winners. For more information phone or e-mail Katie Clapham on 781690 or

Competition open to all (individuals, groups, classes or schools) The Scarecrow Competition lets you use your imagination to build and decorate a scarecrow-like figure (not less than 4 feet tall). Label your scarecrow with your name and contact phone number and bring along to the Competition Marquee in Ashton Gardens on Saturday 6th July between 9am and 10am for display and judging after 11am. To enter the Scarecrow Completion please phone Alyson Doyle on 07393 428840 and leave a message or e-mail


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Competition for individual entrant any age The Victoria Sandwich Competition is open to any single entrant. One entry only per person. Standard recipe to be used 6oz butter/margarine, 6oz castor sugar, 3 eggs, 6oz self-raising flour. Baked in a 7inch tin. Filled with raspberry jam and dusted with castor sugar. Bring your cake to the Competition Marquee in Ashton Gardens on Saturday 6th July between 9am and 10am for display and judging after 11am. To enter the Decorated Cupcake Competition please phone Alyson Doyle on 07393 428840 and leave a message or e-mail

Competition for single or group entrants The Miniature Garden Competition tests your gardening and design skills to create a miniature garden presented in a seed tray 14” x 9” (rectangular) or 10”-12” (circular). Plants may be grown from seed or ready grown. If you want some help with seeds to grow plants for your garden you can contact Fiona from St Annes on the Sea In Bloom at There are 3 age categories - 7 and under, 8-14 and over 14 Bring your miniature garden to the Competition Marquee in Ashton Gardens on Saturday 6th July between 9am and 10am for display and judging by representatives from St Annes in Bloom after 11am. To enter the Decorated Miniature Garden Completion please phone Alyson Doyle on 07393 428840 and leave a message or e-mail

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Work starts soon on Fylde’s new infant memorial garden Councillors have given the green light for work to start on a new infant memorial garden for Lytham Park Cemetery. Further change at the cemetery will involve construction of a lakeside pathway to give access to existing graves – and create access to 500 future burial plots. Members of Fylde Council’s cabinet met last night (Wednesday) to approve starting work in June. Councillor Cheryl Little, cabinet member for Social Wellbeing, said: “The infant memorial garden will be a dedicated area of the cemetery - a quiet area of contemplation and dignity to remember the child and give comfort to the parents. “A number of grieving parents have asked the council about this over the years and I’m pleased we can now help them.”


The £30,000 garden will measure approximately 20 yards by 10 yards and be situated between the lake and the Old Memorial Rose Garden. It will feature an entrance archway, circular walkway, ornamental paving and hedges for privacy. A further £15,000 will be spent in the future to provide a calming sculpture and seating for contemplation. Councillor Little added: “Grieving Fylde parents have not had anywhere to remember lost infants. The new garden will be suitable for the scattering of ashes and will also feature a memorial wall. “One parent, Nicola Duerden, has campaigned tirelessly for this memorial garden and I know that grieving parents in the future will appreciate her efforts. Nicola is also helping to raise money for the sculpture: she is a first-class citizen. “The extra burial plots is a separate project. Cemeteries do eventually run out of space and Lytham Park currently only has enough space to last for 15 years. “Building this new lakeside pathway will benefit visitors to existing graves and also guarantee a dignified resting place for the future.”

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Big Success for compost giveaway

“Recycling is good for gardens and good for people’s pockets. Fylde people are keen recyclers and over 46 per cent of household waste is now recycled.”

Fylde’s garden waste went full circle when five tonnes of compost were given to the public at Fairhaven Lake on Tuesday morning.

The compost is formed of food as well as garden waste: people have been able to put their food into the recycling green bin for the last two years now.

Thirty keen gardeners were already in a queue for the compost giveaway when staff arrived to assist with shovelling it into bags.

All types of foods, except oil and liquid, can now be recycled in the green bin. Fylde Council staff will be on hand with recycling advice and tips for residents.

The compost was going back to where it belongs – Fylde’s gardeners give the council their garden waste, the council recycles it into compost and the sweet-smelling stuff then goes back to gardens. Sarah Wilson, Fylde Council’s principal waste development officer, said: “There’s always a rush when we give compost away. The entire five tonnes went within 30 minutes. “It’s a virtuous circle: residents give their garden and food waste to us. We then return it to help make their gardens flourish. “It saves everyone money: the more we send to landfill means the more Landfill Tax that citizens must pay through their Council Tax.


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“We’re all very excited about the pageant which will be entirely unrelated to recruitment. It will be an enjoyable day out that we hope will give people an insight into military life.

An Armed Forces display is planned for the St Annes promenade to mark the end of this year’s Armed Forces Week.

“I’m hoping that Paralympics star Shelly Woods will judge the wheelchair race and that BAe will fly a Typhoon over at some stage. I also look forward to some of the food from the army kitchen.

It is hoped that the 29 June pageant, in the vicinity of the pier, will include a cadet “mock battle”, stalls from a range of organisations, a high-wire slide, a climbing wall, a military band and wheelchair race for disabled service veterans. The pageant will mark the end of Armed Forces Week which was marked last year by the signing of the borough’s Armed Forces Covenant which commits Fylde Council, housing associations, the police and NHS to working together to help service-people. Councillor Edward Nash, Fylde Council’s Armed Forces member and a former soldier, said: “Work on the covenant is moving ahead quickly. Too many veterans struggle to adapt to civilian life – many organisations in Fylde are now committed to giving them extra help.

“We have at least 6,000 former service-people in Fylde. Most have settled back well into civilian life but even if only 10 per cent are struggling, it amounts to 600 people who need help with training, work, benefits and medical assistance. “I know that Fylde people appreciate their efforts on our behalf and will be keen to support Armed Forces Week.” The week’s activities start on Monday 24 June when the Armed Forces flag will be run up the town hall flagpole. Lady Shuttleworth (representing the Lord Lieutenancy Office) will present the flag. Councillor Linda Nulty, Fylde mayor, will present veterans’ badges.

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So many herbs and so little space, those with small gardens might say, but there is always room for a pot or two or even a windowbox of aromatic, flavoursome herbs which will enhance your menus whatever the time of year. Many herbs thrive in sunnier climates including thyme, rosemary and basil, which historically hasn’t grown very well in this country because our summers have been too cool. Mint grows virtually anywhere, but if you are creating a herb garden, grow it in a pot or it will invade everything else in its path. If you want your herb garden to look more formal, consider planting dwarf hedges of rosemary or lavender around the edges, or to divide beds. Lavender can simply be sheared after flowering to keep it looking neat and tidy, but don’t cut into old wood or it won’t grow back. Standard bays placed in pots either side of a front door or other entrance can create a formal, stylish look and you can also snip the leaves off for adding to pasta sauces and casseroles. When designing your herb garden, remember that prostrate varieties such as Corsican mint, many thymes and marjorams form mats of pretty foliage to cascade over edges and fill gaps in paving. And don’t think you have to reserve a whole plot just for herbs. You can interplant them in your border to add colour and texture. Clumps of chives, which produce pretty purple flower balls, and sage, with its subtle leaf colours, are ideal for this. Rock gardens, with gritty, well-drained soil, are also a perfect setting for low-growing herbs such as thyme, of which there are endless varieties, many of which have variegated leaves and produce small flowers in summer. 40

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Well-known for their huge blooms in late spring and early summer, these blousy perennials will add a romantic, feminine touch to any border. They take a couple of seasons to settle down and produce flowers, hate being moved and prefer an open sunny spot, sheltered from cold winds - but the reward is a vast array of large blooms in colours from cream to deep red. The common peony, P. officinalis, is a cottage garden favourite, growing 60cm (2ft) high and producing 12cm (5in) blooms in a variety of shades, flowering in May and June. The most popular are P. lactiflora, which flower in June. Good scented varieties include ‘Duchesse de Nemours’ or ‘Sarah Bernhardt’. For big, bold flowers, go for ‘Bowl of Beauty’, which produces pink flowers with a cream centre. Others to watch out for include ‘Peter Brand’, which produces deep red blooms and whose foliage turns red in autumn, contrasting well with ornamental grasses and bearded irises. Peonies need mulching in spring, staking and feeding with a general fertiliser in late summer. The stems should be cut down to ground level in autumn.

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With Wimbledon almost upon us, strawberries and cream are the order of the day. Even beginner gardeners have no excuse not to grow a few strawberry plants, even if they are only in pots or hanging baskets. Strawberry plants are cheap and can be planted directly into garden soil or raised beds, and will normally last for three or four years before they need replacing. They like fertile, well-drained soil with plenty of added organic matter, and are better off in a sunny spot. Water well while the plants are establishing, and also in hot, dry weather and when the fruits are swelling. Once the fruits have formed, avoid watering plants overhead as this can lead to grey mould. Tuck clean straw under developing fruits to protect them from soil splash. Some people grow strawberries through plastic sheet mulches, which warm the soil and may bring forward cropping. Others use fibre mats which can be put around each plant and protect late fruits in autumn from rain and cold weather.

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A culture lesson at the breakfast table and a great way to boost your income Given the continuing huge demand for places at UK boarding schools from overseas, Bright World Guardianships, a Sussex-based company, is predicting yet another increase in the number of students joining schools in the UK this September. Bright World Guardianships is a long established guardianship company charged with offering care to international students in UK boarding schools whose parents are not living here. These bright and brave young students are full-boarders at schools but need host family accommodation when schools close for short breaks such as half terms and long weekends. With so many excellent independent schools in the UK, it is likely that an increase in demand will be evident here.

Hosting international students is a very fulfilling and rewarding role. Bright World does, of course, pay a generous nightly rate to cover expenses for visiting children, which can offer a valuable extra income to families. More than this though, hosting a young international student can make their entire experience in the UK a happy one. If you welcome them into your home they will actually look forward to long weekends and half terms and it will enhance their overall experience and impression of the UK. Your own children will also benefit from the exposure to sharing their home with an international student and will learn about new cultures and countries. Think of it as a geography and culture lesson at your breakfast table. So becoming a Bright World host family can not only help pay for your annual holiday, but will also help to educate your own children about new cultures while making a young international student’s life so much better.

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LYTHAM HALL EVENTS PLAYS, PIMM’S AND PICNICS AT LYTHAM HALL June is bustin’ out all over and picnics, Pimm’s and outdoor plays are on the way to Lytham! Chapterhouse Theatre Company will launch the open air theatre season at Lytham Hall on Friday 14 June at 7.30pm. The company will mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice with Richard Main’s production of Jane Austen’s most popular novel, adapted for the stage by Laura Turner. Three weeks after Pride and Prejudice Fylde coast favourites Illyria will be at Lytham Hall with Shakespeare’s As You Like It on Sunday 7 July at 6pm. They will be back again with Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado on Tuesday 16 July at 7.30pm and then with their family show Babe the Sheep-Pig on Bank Holiday Sunday afternoon 25 August at 4pm. The addition this year of the Blackpool Grand and Preston Guildhall to the ticket outlets will enable open air theatre fans to purchase tickets there in person or on line, as well as in Lytham, Ansdell, St. Annes, and Kirkham. Tickets at £12, with concessions at £9.50 and £6, are on sale on line from Illyria’s own website at, Chapterhouse’s own website at and locally from: Lytham Hall phone 01253 736652: Plackitt and Booth, Booksellers, Lytham 796958: Lowther Pavilion 794221: Stringers Homelife, 740700: Bennetts Bakers, Ansdell 736318: Apple Bikes, St. Annes 725349: Storytellers Inc., St. Annes 781690: Silverdell Books, Kirkham 01772 683444: Blackpool Grand Theatre 290190 and Preston Guildhall 0844 844 7714


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The entire project has been organised and funded by a team of volunteers from the Lytham St Annes Spitfire Display Team who have spent three years travelling the UK to raise funds for this tribute. The display will include seating and lighting around the aircraft and a selection of commemorative plaques and information boards.

Fylde’s full-sized Spitfire memorial is to be declared officially open at 1pm on Friday 21 June. In the future, the team hopes to introduce an electronic RAF Roll of Honour which will display the The dedication ceremony for the RAF Fighter, names of all RAF personnel who lost their lives in Bomber and Coastal Command memorial will be just World War Two. two days before the 71st anniversary of the shooting down of Lytham St Annes’ Spitfire W3644and the The Prince’s Trust’s young volunteers are being loss of Sergeant Alan Leaver-Ridings, her pilot. supervised by a Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service manager in their works to improve drainage at the The memorial features the nine-metre W3644 lakeside site. Fylde Council staff are arranging supply apparently swooping 6m over the lakeside. The of materials for the work. original plane, bought by the citizens of Lytham and St Annes, was shot down off the Devon coast while Councillor Sue Fazackerley, Fylde Council cabinet member for Leisure and Culture, said: “Volunteers returning from escorting bombers over Morlaix in deserve major recognition and thanks for keeping France. this part of Fylde’s heritage alive. Anne Selka, the niece of Sergeant Leaver-Ridings, “This memorial will serve as a reminder for RAF veterans and members of the public will be generations to come of the sacrifices made by invited to the dedication ceremony which will ‘the few’ for their countrymen. This poignant and be preceded by a formal handover ceremony in evocative focal point has already created a major which young members of the Prince’s Trust will talking point for residents and visitors to the lake.” officially end their work in improving drainage and Mr Coombes added that volunteers hoped to see landscaping at the site. They will officially hand the the RAF Memorial becoming a focal point for the site to Fylde’s mayor and then a ribbon will be cut annual Battle of Britain Day remembrance events by John Coombes, Fylde Spitfire Memorial Fund which take place on 15 September each year. chairman.

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Blackpool Paint Company’s customers enjoy a vast range of materials that isn’t just limited to of time-served Mike Hinds, who leading-brand paints, but also founded the company nearly 20 wallpaper, tools and sundries years ago. After spending two including fillers, pastes, caulks, decades working for a national putties, silicon sealants and paint company, Mike spotted the preparation productions – all at Why? because of their need for the kind of service and low prices. Everything you need, commitment to quality quality of products that both in fact, to make the job a good products, competitive pricing commercial and domestic ‘un! and first-class service, as well as decorators demanded. a real understanding of what you And with over 12,000 colours to choose from in-store, you’ll He now offers the highest level of need; the kind of knowledge that always find the paint you need, can only come from years in the service to the most important whatever the project you’re person in the business – you, the industry. planning. customer. Apart from Mike’s Their no-nonsense advice is friendly advice and years of detailed and practical, but comes You can also bring a sample experience, you’ll get service of your desired colour to the without any obligation to buy, with a smile, the very best in store, and Mike will scan it in so you can browse the packed paint and decorating products using state-of-the-art colour shelves in peace and find the and prices that’ll put a smile on recognition equipment to ensure products you really need. your face and more profit in the an accurate match for virtually job. anything you have in mind. The company’s reputation is now so high, painters and decorators throughout the whole of the North West now rely on Blackpool Paint Company day in, day out.

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A RECRUITMENT drive for members is the top priority for new Lytham Round Table chairman Adrian Banks. Mr Banks was installed with his chain of office by retiring chairman Roger Burne at the charity organisation’s annual meeting held at Fylde Rugby Club. He takes over during the milestone 75th anniversary year of the Lytham club – which promotes fun, fundraising and fellowship for men, aged 18 to 45. Lytham Round Table organises the annual firework spectacular at Fylde Rugby Club each Bonfire night and takes Santa on a traditional Christmas tour of Lytham St Annes streets. Last year the two events raised £14,000 for local charities. However the club is currently facing a crisis with only a handful of members to continue their good work.

School, Lytham, and they live in Highbury Road East, St, Annes. They have two children, Lucy, 13, a pupil at St Bedes RC High School, Lytham, and Jessica, 10, who goes to St Peters. James Romer was presented with the Tabler of the year trophy at the annual meeting and was later elected vice chairman with Justin Kimber appointed secretary and Roger Burne, treasurer.

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Businesses are being put in the driving seat in Fylde’s £100,000 programme to revitalise town centres. Shop owners, business owners, even community groups are invited to bid for a grant from the £100,000 pot – so long as their project is designed to increase town-centre business activity. Fylde’s £100,000 High Street Innovation Fund (HSIF) pot came from Whitehall last year after retail queen Mary Portas bemoaned the sluggish state of the nation’s town centres. In Fylde, councillors are devolving control of the money to business people themselves with membership being comprised of representatives from Kirkham and Wesham Business Group; Lytham Business Partnership and St Annes Chamber of Trade. Fylde Council, Kirkham Town Council and St Annes Town Council will also be represented. Councillor David Eaves, Fylde Council leader, said: “We’re putting businesspeople from every corner of Fylde in charge. They, and the council representatives, will form a panel to which individual businesses and groups can bid for financial support. “The criteria are very broad. It could be training support for a particular business or it could be a more general improvement scheme that will make the town centres more attractive and, as a result, attract more people to visit. “It could be money for marketing help or it could even be advertising out of the area to attract people here. Businesses know better than councillors what they need – practical experience is always the best way ahead.” Fylde’s HSIF panel will meet quarterly – the first meeting will be in June - to decide which bids to back. There is no minimum or maximum limit for bids, although bidders must “matchfund” the grant on a pound for pound basis.

Councillor Elaine Silverwood, representing Kirkham and Wesham Business Group on the new panel and herself a shop owner, said: “Businesses know every inch of the High Street and know exactly what is needed for their area. “The money is now in place and I would urge town centre businesses to make their bid for it. It is now up to them to make strong bids that offer long-term value for the town centres.” Andrew Fallow, representing Lytham Business Partnership on the panel, said: “This is a great opportunity to start some good projects in town centres in every part of Fylde. “We can make a relatively small amount of money go a long way if good projects come through. If they have a long-term legacy, so much the better. “This could be about direct help for businesses or wider help to improve the town centre environment to increase the vibrancy of the town centre. This is a win-win opportunity and we must not miss out.”

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Representing St Annes Chamber of Trade, John Moxham added: “The Chamber has been promoting this idea for some time already and I’m sure that funding bids will come in thick and fast. “We have made the process as simple and transparent as possible, so that businesses, community groups and individuals can secure money for the best projects.”

Details of Fylde’s HSIF project and information on how to apply for a grant can be seen at: www.fylde. The HSIF panel which will decide grant applications will meet on: • Wednesday 5 June, 6.30pm. Closing date for grant applications 29 May; • Wednesday 4 September, 6.30pm. Closing date for grant applications 18 August; • Wednesday 4 December, 6.30pm. Closing date for grant applications 17 Nov.

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LYTHAM ST ANNES FOOTBALL CLUB What seems to have been a long and difficult season has now finally come to a conclusion and I think everybody involved in junior football is probably ready for a welcome break. It has been a harsh winter with relentless rain followed by a lengthy cold spell which extended well into spring and seriously disrupted fixtures. The YMCA FC’s season though finished on a high with the Under 15s and 16s both winning Hogan Cup trophies at Bloomfield Rd. For the 16s this completed a 2nd successive league and cup double with an unbeaten record and the club’s Under 13s won their league championship and also went through the season undefeated. Never before have two YMCA teams gone through an entire season without losing a game. The Under 14s won the Hogan Plate and the 10s were beaten finalists

in the PDP 7-a-side League’s Coulton Cup final. The club’s two Girls Teams, Under 11s and 13s have had very encouraging campaigns and in non-competitive boys football the club’s Under 7s and 8s and progressing well and showing considerable promise. During May the club’s ground at Seafield Rd Lytham staged a Disability Team tournament consisting of teams from throughout Lancashire and was also the venue for the PDPL Plate finals plus the South Fylde Primary Schools’ Lytham Rotary Cup Final. With the season ending later than normal because of these events and fixture congestion this will be a shorter summer break than normal. Much work will need to be carried out on pitch renovation because before we know it, a new season will be upon us. ‘Lozz’ Rose Secretary

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Local Community • Events at Lytham Library Every Tuesday 10.30-11 Baby Bounce and Rhyme- fun for babies and their parents, grandparents and carers Every Wednesday 10.30-11 Toddler Time singing and stories for toddlers and their parents, grandparents and carers 1st and 3rd Tuesday 2.30-4.30 Family History Group Nattering Knitters 11-12 alternate Mondays 1st Tuesday each month 6.30pm Teen Reading Group. Read and review different kinds of books and enjoy fun activities 2nd Tuesday each month 2pm -3pm adult reading group. An Informal and friendly group where a wide variety of books are discussed. Contact details Tel 01253 736745 email • Events at St Annes Library Every Monday 10 -10.30 Baby Bounce and Rhyme- fun for babies and their parents, grandparents and carers Every Monday 11-11.30 Toddler Time singing and stories for toddlers and their parents, grandparents and carers Every Tuesday Storytime 11am 1st Wednesday 10am and 2nd Thursday 2pm each month – reading groups. Come and join in the discussions. 1st and 3rd Friday every month 10-12 Knit Together– all welcome to knit, crochet, chat and enjoy a brew. 1st Tuesday 2-4 and 3rd Wednesday 2-4 Family History Group Every Thursday Online basics session 10am -12 (booking essential) 1st and 3rd Tuesday 10am Together Wii Play. Supported WiiFit Sessions aimed at older people - a fun way to keep active Every Monday one to one help with online forms and CV writing, booking essential 2nd Weds 6.30-7.30pm Teen Reading Group Monday 10th June 3.45pm – 4.45 Trailblazers Reading Group for 7-11 year olds Tuesday 4th June 12.30-2pm Managing hearing loss. Details from St Annes Library Tuesday 4th 11th, 18th, 25th June computer course stage 3 12.30-2.30pm 6 week course Thursday 6th June 10-1pm Volunteer fair Saturday 29th June Friends of St Annes Library Garden Party Contact details Tel 01253 643900

• Events at Ansdell Library Every Tuesday 2pm Story time for under 5s Fun stories, crafts and colouring Every Thursday 10.30am Baby Bounce and Rhyme fun for babies and their parents, grandparents and carers Every Monday, Toddler Rhyme Time 10.3011am singing and stories for toddlers and their parents, grandparents and carers Every Friday – Computer Basics, 2-4pm. Booking required Every Saturday – Family Games Club 10am – 12.30 Come and play traditional board games together Saturday 1st June 10.30 – 11am Saturday Stories - Join us for an exciting half hour of stories on 1st Saturday each month, suitable for children aged 7 and up Saturday 8th June. Friends of Ansdell Library Table Top Sale, 10am-12.30noon Monday 10th June. Poetry Writers Group, 2pm. A friendly and informal group sharing their own writing and favourites by others. Monday 10th June. ‘Convict Transportation to Australia’ A talk by Colin Penny.7.30pm. Free tickets from Ansdell library. Entrance by ticket only Tuesday 11th & 25th June. Knit & Natter, 10.30am. A warm welcome awaits Monday 17th June. Family History, 2-4pm. Find out about your past. Booking required. Tuesday 18th June. Bricks, Wells, camping & other tales of Nepal. A talk by Louise McLaren, 7.30pm. Tickets £1 from the library. Monday 24th June. Friends of Ansdell Library AGM, 7.30pm. At the library. New members welcome. Thursday 27th June. Chat & Cuppa, 2-3pm. Friends of Ansdell Library serve refreshments and a warm welcome. Contact details tel 01253 738554 Email Website Find us on Facebook fyldelibraries and Twitter fyldelibraries • Events at Kirkham Library Every Monday 10am Baby Bounce and Rhyme fun for babies and their parents, grandparents and carers Every Wednesday 10am Story time Enjoy stories and craft activities with your toddler. Suitable for pre-school children from around 18 months old Sat: 1st June and Sat 15th June 9.3012.00 Game on! Junior Games Club: board games for 5-16 year olds. Free membership. Held 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month

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Thursday 27th June monthly Coffee and Chat Club 11-12 am held monthly on 4th Thursday Thursday 6th June and 20th June 10.30-12.00 Knit and Natter Kirkham Library Reading Groups Wednesday Group: 5th June. 5-6pm. (every 1st Wednesday of month.) Friday Group: 21st June. 11-12am. (every 3rd Friday of month) Friday 28th June 7.30pm “The Coming of the Railways” a Talk by Martin Ramsbottom. FAdmission by ticket only. Contact library for details. Contact details Tel: 01772 684479 Email

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• Events at Freckleton Library Every Monday 2-3.30pm Online Basics beginners computer sessions booking essential Every Friday 10-10.30 Baby Bounce and Rhyme Enjoy songs and rhymes with your baby. For babies up to around 18 months of age. Every Tuesday 2.30pm Childrens Story time for pre-school children and their parents and carers Every Saturday 10.11.30am Children’s chess Club (contact the library for details) Every Thursday 2-30pm Knit and Natter Come along and have a knit and a natter. New or experienced members welcome - friendly atmosphere guaranteed 1st Friday each month 10.30 Freckleton Reading group 3rd Friday each month 10.30 Reading Corner reading group 1st and 3rd Tuesday 10-12 Family History group. Searching for your ancestors? Help with your family history- all queries welcome. Contact details Tel 01772 635321 Email Website Find us on Facebook fyldelibraries and Twitter fyldelibraries

• Zumba Gold Classes (for seniors & beginners) Mondays 1.30pm2.30pm at the Parish Rooms, St Annes.

• Lytham Hall Lytham Hall grounds are open to the public every Monday to Friday (free of charge) Sunday (Charges Apply). Grounds Open/Timings: 10.30am to 4.30pm Sunday Admission: £1 per Adults / 50p per Child / £1 Car Parking Sunday Hall Admission: £4 per Adults / £2.00 per Child Lytham Hall Tearoom is open serving Hot and Cold Food on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Fridays & Sunday

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• Welfare Benefit Outreach Surgeries With the support of Fylde Council, Fylde CAB, Wyre Council & Care & Repair, Disability First is now providing welfare benefit outreach surgeries for people living in Fylde & Wyre. You can book a free 30 mins time slot for benefit checks to ensure you are receiving everything you are entitled to. The Fylde surgery is held at Fylde CAB, Kirkham. Call Disability First on 472202/3 or email • FREE computer help at home to disabled people. Simply phone 0800 269 545

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• Zumba Classes all levels welcome Monday 6.30pm Our Lady’s Parish Centre Tues 6.30pm Palatines Community Sports College Wednesday 8pm St Pauls Church Hall Thursday 7.30pm St Marys Church Hall 07716 605461 • Nifty Fiftys Keep Fit Keep fit, music and dance, for older adults of any age. All abilities welcome. Lytham Methodist Church Hall, Park St. Mondays 2-3pm -780609 • Maddy’s Fitness Classes If you’d like to slim your hips and tone those wobbly bits please join us! Laugh the pounds away in a fun, friendly class for all abilities. Mixing aerobics and toning. Mondays 6-7pm, Lytham St Annes High School, Worsley Rd. £3.50. Turn up or tel 733780 • Pilates Classes - all levels welcome Monday 6:00-7:00pm, Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm Clifton School, Clitheroe Road, St Annes Tuesday 10:00-11:00am, Thursday 10:0011:00am, Thursday 6:00-7:00pm. St Pauls Church Hall, Lake Road North, Ansdell. Contact Margot Dunlop 01253 711350 Email: • Mature Moves Keep fit, music and dance, for older adults of any age. All abilities welcome. St Annes Pensioners Hall, St Albans Road Mondays 9.30-11 Wesham Scout Hut Tuesdays 10-11 Kirkham Community Centre Tuesdays 1.30-3 Contact: 01253 780609 • Swimming Groups Groups for adults who are too nervous to go on their own. Beginners, improvers and fitness swimmers welcome. Mon 9am Tues 9 & 12.30, Wed 9am, Thurs 12, Fri 9.30am. Also mums and babies groups, Mon 12, Tue 9.30 & 12, Wed 9.30 &12,Thurs 9.30 & 12.30, Fri 9am. And school-age groups Mon to thurs 4, 4.30, & 5pm. Sat 9am, 9.30, 10, 10.30, 11, 11.30, 12, 12.30. Phone 725106 or text 07989 908135

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• Pilates Classes - all levels welcome Monday 6:00-7:00pm - Clifton School, Clitheroe Road, St Annes Monday 10:00-11:00am, Tuesday 10:0011:00am, Wednesday 5:15-6:15pm, 6:307:30pm, Thursday 10:00-11:00am, 6:007:00pm, Friday 10:00-11:00am - Rainbow Dance & Theatre School, Unit 7, (behind Lidl) off Preston New Rd, Lytham FY8 5AT Contact Margot Dunlop 711350, e: margotj@, • Junior Dance Classes & Adult Dance Fitness Classes at St. Margarets Church Hall, St. Leonards Road West, St. Annes. Mondays Classes for All Ages. Adults Dance Exercise Class 6.45pm - 7.45 pm. Tuesday dance classes for school age groups. Contact Karen 640917 Mob: 07966446231 • Lytham St. Annes Road Runners Club (LSARRC) Seniors: 6:30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays. Speed training on Tuesdays, longer runs on Thursdays. Beginners: 6pm Mondays. Juniors: 5pm Mondays (8 - 13), 5:15pm Tuesdays (8 - 13), 6:30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays (11+). All meetings at Lytham Y.M.C.A., Mythop Road, Lytham FY8 4HB. Information: Seniors 01253 721514, Juniors 01253 732282 • Lytham Bridge Club Pembroke Road, Ansdell, FY8 1AN 01253 795017. Friendly duplicate bridge. Visitors £3, Monday afternoon 1.30pm Tues afternoon 1.30pm (hosted) Wed evening 7.30pm (hosted) Thurs evening 7.30pm Fri afternoon 1.45pm (hosted) Sat eve 7.30pm Please be seated 10 mins before session begins (15 mins if partner required) • Simply Meditate Classes Tuesdays 7:30 - 9:00pm, Fee £5 Grant Smith Physio Centre, 25 Westby Street, Lytham St Annes FY8 5JF Thursdays 7:30 - 9:00pm, Fee £5 Love Beauty Therapies, 46 Wood Street, St Annes-on-Sea FY8 1QG. Tel: 352721 Registered Charity no. 1080291 • Lytham St Annes Guardian Concert Band We are always on the look out for new talent and anyone is welcome to come along to a rehearsal. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings at the Lytham Methodist Church, Westby Street, Lytham, FY8 5LU from 7.30pm – 9.30pm. For information or to make a booking enquiry: Paul (Musical Director)Tel: 07981 312183 or Clare (Concert Secretary) Tel: 07870 577374 www.

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• The South Fylde Branch of RAFA We meet first Wednesday of every month (unless this is the Wedsnesday following a bank holiday, in which case there will be no meeting) at 7:30pm start time 8pm for about an hour at Richard Peck House 1 St Thomas’s Road, St Anne’s (opp St Thomas’s Anglican Church). Meetings provide a warm welcome to it’s members and any serving or ex-RAF members. We enjoy quiz nights, film shows and guest speakers. Contact Mr Ray Moore on 739412 e: • St. Annes on Sea K.U.G.B. Karate Club Shotokan Karate 7yrs and above (teenagers and adults welcome) Weds St. Albans Church Hall 7 til 8 beginners and lower grades, 8 - 9 advanced. Also sats at St. Thomas Scout Hut 2.30 - 3.30, 3.30 - 4.45 advanced. £4 pay as you go Phone 07989 908135 for details, ( ) • Working From home? Would you like to meet others in the situation? We meet every first & third Thurs at The Hole In One, Forest Drive, Lytham. email f.gray@ • Knit & Natter Group It’s here at Unique Lancashire on Wood St, St Annes. 10.30am every Thursday. Bring your own project, anything you are working on – not just knitting! Also, Learn to Knit classes available. £30 for the full 6 weeks. Learn the basics of knitting over 6 weeks including casting on methods, casting off, knit and purl stitches, the theory behind knitting Including tensions squares, reading a pattern and more. Starting Thursday 6th June, 6pm – 8pm Tel: 07939 240068 Angela Buckley • By Jingo Lingo Fun French for pre-schoolers, including songs, nursery rhymes and activities. Every Thursday at the Parish Rooms, St Annes. Cubs (9 months - 2 yrs) 9.30-10am. Bears (2 yrs- 4 yrs) 10.15am - 10.45am. Come and join the fun with Billy! For further info and availability contact Lisa on 07966366826 or email: • The Hook Up Crochet group for all abilities. 11am – 1pm Thursdays at Washington’s Tearooms, Park Rd. St. Anne’s. £3 subs. Come and join in with the crochet-alongs, learn new techniques and share experiences. Cake, coffee and a good craic all available. Call Amy on 07956 605 612 for more info. • Sandhills Singalong Group Friendly social group for older people, meets every Thursday from 12.30pm at Sandhills Pub, 18-20 St Annes Road West, Lytham St Annes. Join us for musical entertainment from Miss Patricia, singing all the old songs you love. For more info call Age UK Lancashire on 0300 303 1234 or email

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Events this month • Relax Lytham St Annes Free Events will be taking place until 21st June - A short burst of activity to promote meditation, mindfulness, yoga, tai chi and relaxation. Visit: www.relaxlythamstannes. or find us on facebook for more details. • Blood Donation PLEASE CALL 0300 123 23 23 TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT Tuesday 4th June Lowther Pavilion, The Auditorium, Lowther Terrace, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, FY8 5QQ 1.45pm – 3.45pm &5.00pm – 7.30pm Monday 17th June St Annes YMCA, Gym, St Albans Road, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 1XD 1.45pm – 3.45pm & 5.00pm – 7.30pm• Events at St Thomas’ Church, St Annes Tuesday 4th and 18th Coffee Shop Tuesday. £1 enjoy coffee, cake and chat to friends. 10am to 12 noon. Thursday 6th, Stepping Stones Bereavement group 11am to 12 noon. Wednesday 12th Nursery Praise for pre school children with parents, grandparents, carers 10am informal worship, singing and story. • Lytham St Annes Philatelic Society Stamp and Postcard Fair. June 8th. 10am4pm At the Drive Methodist Church Hall, St Annes. Up to 12 Dealers, hot and cold refreshments, and displays by club members. • Pre bond Ramblers (monthly walk) Sun 9th June. Pooley Bridge. Pick up points from Bispham, Blackpool, St Annes, Lytham, Wesham. make new friends & keep fit. All welcome. 3 walks to choose from. Pub meal on route home. For details ring 711898 • Blackpool Victoria Hospital Walking Club Sunday 9th June - Tebay. Walkers of all ages are welcome. Pick up start at St Annes then throughout the Fylde, for details of times, all pick up points ring Derek Helm. 01772 679153 or 0778385041. Our 2013-14 programme is now available, Jul 14th sees us at Brotherswater, Aug 11th we are at Coniston. Our fares remain the same at only £8.00 per trip.

• LSARRC Races Sunday 7th July 2013 - St. Annes Fun Run, 10am, St.Annes Carnival 5K, 11am. Sunday 20th October 2013 - Green Drive Five • Cancer Research UK Coffee Morning and Gift Fair Saturday 13th July 10.30am to 3pm at the Lytham Assembley Rooms, Dicconson Terrace, Lytham. Refreshments and home baking served all day. Gift stalls selling the best the area has to offer from Candles and Pashmina’s to Jewellery and Homeware and many more stalls. Grand Raffle with some fantastic prizes. Also looking for donations to the Raffle, nearly new book stall or home baking for the cake stall. To donate or book a stall please contact Kirsty on 07751 511057. • Family Fun Day - Louie Horrocks Park Sunday 14th July @12 noon. Organised by the Friends of Louie Horrocks Park, includes the very popular Dog Show plus; Donkey Rides, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Origami Demonstration, Balloon tricks, Police Bicycle Coding, Tombola and many more stalls and attractions. Please come along to support your local community and enjoy the day. Refreshments available. • Lytham St. Annes Photographic Society Are proud to announce their 65th annual exhibition ‘PHOTOSHOW 2013’ Saturday 3rd August - Saturday 17th August. Monday - Friday 10am - 9pm Sat 10am - 5 pm Closed Sunday. Admission Free ! The Finest Photographic Exhibition on the Fylde A display of members’ photographic work. Over 600 prints/digital images. Plus - Children’s photo competition winners - College challenge winners New for 2013. A display of creARTive photography. Sometimes referred to as ‘Altered Reality’ The Drive Methodist Church Halls, East Bank Road, St. Annes FY8 1ND www.

• Lytham St Annes Floral Society June 12th at the Parish Centre, Our Lady Star of the Sea, St Albans Road, St Annes, at 7.30pm, a floral demonstration by Anne Pamlin-Stoddart entitled “Seasonal Delights”. Visitors very welcome at a charge of £5

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