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’m sure many of us basked in the glorious spring sunshine earlier this year, but beds, borders and pots were drying up before our eyes.

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Use waste water from washing-up or rinsing vegetables for watering, as normal amounts of household soaps and detergents will not harm soil or plants.

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trees and bushes will not need watering during a drought. However, newly planted trees, shrubs and climbers are extremely vulnerable and it is difficult to ensure the water applied at the surface works its way down to the roots. Don’t leave hoses running all night - the water will either saturate the roots and possibly kill them or it will drain deeply below the root zone. Water should always be applied over the surface so it soaks the rootball and surrounding soil.

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t is that time of year again when the ‘Friends Of Memorial Park Fleetwood’ ask for your much needed support.

Their next objective is to raise £53,000 for the extension of the existing play area and the purchase of new play equipment (mock up pictured). The Memorial Park Fun Day on the 7th of July, 11am until 3pm. They are looking for stall holders and food vendors of all varieties. Please message them with details of your stall and to arrange booking a pitch. Cost is 20% of takings, all funds go to the Friends of Memorial Park to help raise funds for the new play equipment! The fun day itself promotes the park as a community leisure space for all residents and as part of the fun day there is a Grand Raffle and Tombola. With this in mind you may be able to support the Fun Day by assiting in the donation of a prize that can be used in the raffle or tombola.

Parklife All support is very gratefully received and all supporters will be promoted on the Faceboook page and on the day of the event. If you are able to support the event and provide a donation contact Mrs E Fletcher or Mr L Fletcher (Chairman of Friends of Fleetwood memorial Park) on 01253 779143 or visit ‘Friends Of Memorial Park Fleetwood on Facebook

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These acid-loving shrubs, which burst with colour in late spring and early summer, are a must if you want to brighten up dull corners - and they also look fantastic as stand-alone specimens in tubs. Azaleas, which are generally smaller, daintier versions of Rhododendrons, can be either deciduous or evergreen. I love the evergreen varieties which are low and spreading, producing sheets of flowers in May. They work wonderfully in pots and many are hardy enough to cope with frost pockets, although you have to choose carefully. Good varieties include Rhododendron ‘Blue Danube’, a compact, neat evergreen azalea which bears masses of mauve flowers, is extremely hardy and ideally placed in light shade. Another pretty specimen, which is not as robust and will need a sheltered spot, is R. ‘Gumpo White’, which grows to around one metre (three feet). If you want some bigger types, try deciduous azaleas, which can flower as prolifically as their evergreen relatives but also have fantastic foliage colour in autumn. Azaleas come in a mass of colours, from blues and pinks to reds, oranges, whites and yellows. Acid soil is essential, and they are best off in a sheltered site in partial shade. If you don’t choose one of the hardier varieties you may need to put horticultural fleece over the shrubs on nights when frost is predicted, to protect the buds.

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Sow seeds of fast-maturing annuals, spring-flowering biennials including forgetme-nots and Brompton stocks, herbs and vegetables.

Thin hardy annuals and vegetables sown in the open ground.

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Cut back aubrieta and alyssum in the rock garden immediately after flowering.

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Lift bulbs which flowered in spring as their foliage dies away. Dry the bulbs well and check for damage before storing.

Plant out arum lilies (Zantedeschia aethiopica) which have been flowering in the greenhouse, or stand the pots outdoors for their summer rest.

If you didn’t put slow-release feed granules in with your container compost, apply a liquid feed on a weekly basis to flowering annuals in pots.

Plant out young dahlias when all danger of frost has passed.

Thin heavy crops of plums so that fruit size is maintained and the branches are not put under excessive strain.

If your peas are in flower now, they are at risk from pea moth, which lays its eggs on pea flowers in June and July. You won’t notice them until you open the pods to start shelling your peas and find that one or more of them have been attacked by a small white grub, which is usually still inside the pod. To avoid pea moth, make early sowings of peas which flower in May and early June, or later sowings which flower after July. Alternatively, grow mangetout, which is picked before the peas have developed. Pea and bean weevils can also be a problem earlier on in spring, nibbling notches out of young leaves, however they don’t generally cause serious harm and will not need controlling. If you have gaps in your rows of peas it may be due to mice. Start peas off in pots or sow extra seeds to fill the gaps later.

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yre Council and Lancashire County Council are pleased to announce that the Knott End to Fleetwood ferry is back up and running.

Wyre Council and Lancashire County Council working with Wyre Marine Services, who had successfully operated the ferry for over 11 years, will continue to operate the service to enable residents to travel across the Wyre Estuary from today. Councillor Peter Murphy, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Economic Development commented, ‘We’re pleased that this announcement could come following such uncertainty 12 months ago. It has been down to a great deal of work from officers at Wyre Council and Lancashire County Council, Wyre Marine Services and the backing of members that the ferry can continue to provide a vital service to residents and visitors to Wyre.’ Now, the new supplier will operate the ferry under an eight year contract, offering a year round, seven day a week service, similar to the previous service. Lancashire County Council has agreed to contribute to the running of the ferry service on a 50:50 basis with Wyre Council for the first four years, after which it is hoped the ferry will be self-sustaining.

In addition, they will provide the ferry to the successful operator under a mortgage arrangement whereby the vessel will become the responsibility of the operator and its ownership transfers to them in full at the end of the eight year contract period. County Councillor Keith Iddon, Lancashire County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said ‘I’m very pleased that this hard work has paid off and the ferry is now back in the water to provide journeys year-round for residents and visitors.’ Now that the ferry has passed its annual inspection and service from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, the service is running right now. To view the ferry timetables and find out more information visit www.wyre.gov.uk/ferry


ocal cause ‘Over Wyre Social and Activity Club (OWSAC) were awarded £1000 from Orsted through the Walney extension community fund

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nostalgic moment the other week as the all-new Skoda Karoq had me wistfully recalling my late father-in-law’s Mk1 Escort


Not by any way, shape or form for comparison purposes obviously, both being as far apart as our friend in North Korea is from reality, but merely because Skoda have brought back to mainstream car production a colour I last saw on said Ford in the last century. 22

What I should have been comparing was the resemblance of the new Czech to the SEAT Ateca sitting alongside it on my drive. Both roll out of the same factory at Kvasiny, both use the VW Group MQB platform and while the lines and look are similar, there are things that differentiate the two. Let’s start with the engine. Ateca has the 1.4 EcoTSi engine producing 150ps and 250Nm, while the Karoq uses the latest 1.5 TSI which produces 150ps and 250Nm….

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helps add to the overall refinement experience. It comes with Drive Mode Select which alters the powertrain and steering response between Eco, Normal and Sport, and in 1.5 litre guise the engine has cylinder deactivation technology which should help with the fuel bill – the combined figure is quoted at 51.4mpg with a CO2 figure of 125g/km. Most models in the range are two wheel drive, but you can have a four wheel drive system with the 2.0 diesel engine.

Err, let’s move on. Pricewise the SEAT entry point is lower, but comparing like for like (1.5 SE L DSG Karoq v 1.4 SE Technology DSG Ateca) the Skoda is a couple of hundred pounds more, so again little difference. There are four trim levels to pick from – SE, SE Technology, SE L and Edition, whereas SEAT offer

five for Ateca. So, very similar, but a few differences show up out on the road, where the Karoq offers up a slightly softer and more family friendly ride alongside comparable performance, though the engine has a slightly rougher and more audible edge to it when pressing on. Body roll is kept well under control which

There are similarities too inside but the Skoda racks up envy points with its smart eight inch piano black touchscreen that integrates all the buttons, where the Ateca has actual buttons down either side. Otherwise it’s a win for the Ateca, which has a classier look, though you might think different of course. You’ll find lots of neat Skoda touches, like the ice scraper in the fuel filler flap, the removable rechargeable torch in the boot, and pop up tables on the backs of the front seats which can be locked at 45 degrees and are thus ideal of youngsters to rest their ipads on. Karoq is a replacement for the highly popular Yeti in Skoda’s range, and should appeal to a wider range of customers, not least because it brims with up to date technology. SE L trim sampled here comes with Alcantara upholstery, reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors, heated front seats18 inch alloys, automatic headlight control and the adjustable Varioflex rear seats for a bit more practicality. And if the 1.5 is not swift enough for you and you don’t mind waiting, there are rumours of a vRS version in the future. FOR: Manageable running costs, solid residuals AGAINST: Badge snobbery in a crowded marketplace

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Skoda Karoq SE L; £24,515; 1498cc TSI, 150ps, 250Nm; six speed manual gearbox; top speed 126mph, 0-62mph 8.4secs; fuel – urban 42.8, extra urban 58.9, combined 51.4.


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ST PAULS CHURCH ‘The congregation at St Pauls Church would like to invite you to our weekly services held at 11am each Sunday, at our church at Darbishire Rd Fleetwood. The first Sunday is a family service and the third Sunday is our Communion Service. We have a church meal after every other family service. We are pleased to welcome. For details of this and any questions you may have, please ring our minister Rev Virgil Tountas on 07986 374859’. REGULAR COFFEE MORNINGS AT ST. PETER’S, Lord Street, every Tuesday and Friday from 9.30 to approximately 3pm. WEDNESDAY CLUB, every Weds, at St. Wulstan’s Green Hut, Poulton Road, from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. A great “cuppa”, and a game of Bingo if you’re lucky. KNIT & NATTER GROUP – every Wednesday afternoon from 1pm to 3pm at St. Peter’s Church, Lord Street. Everyone is very welcome to join this happy group. MUSTARD SEED GROUP Monday - St Peter’s Church, Lord Street, Fleetwood, every Monday evening, from 6.00pm to 9.00pm

afterwards. Tuesdays 10-12 noon Craft and Chat group all welcome. Bring your project along whether cross stitch, knitting, card making and enjoy a chat and a cuppa. Thursdays 10.30 -12.30 Bible study and prayer time followed by lunch together. All welcome. 17.30 - 19.00 children and youth club , fun programme of craft, games, cooking and snack. Friday; last Friday of each month Luncheon club 11.45 all welcome, funds raised go to the Fishermen’s mission. Sunday Services Morning 10.45, with Sunday School and Youth group also. 18.30 Evening Service . For further information contact Mrs. A.Doyle 01253 875618 EMMANUEL CHURCH (we have two sites, Mount Church on Mount Rd and also Lofthouse Way) Sunday services at 10.30am and 6pm, everybody welcome both services held at the mount church, Mount Road. Little Fishes baby & toddler group at 9.3011.30 every Friday (term time only) at Lofthouse Way (£1.50 admission includes refreshments.) We also have a service on the 1st Sunday of the month at 10am at the Rossall Tavern pub, Larkholme – everybody welcome.

ST. PETER & ST. DAVID MOTHERS UNION St. Peter’s Church, Lord Street, Fleetwood We meet on the first Thursday of each month at 2.00pm to 4.00pm, and there is an evening meeting on the 3rd Wednesday evening from 7.00pm to 9.00pm at the same place. DO YOU NEED A HALL? If you need a hall, for a meeting, event or party, look no further. Fleetwood Churches Together have a number available in various parts of the town, all at very reasonable rates. Just contact the one nearest to you for more information. St. Paul’s Church Hall, Warren Avenue South - contact Church office on 01253 873118 United Reformed Church Hall, Dronsfield Road – contact 01253 777451 or http://fleetwood.urc. org.uk St. Nicholas Rooms, Broadway – Angie Hesketh 01253 878272

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VISIT FLEETWOOD TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE. Marine Hall, The Esplanade, Fleetwood FY7 6HF. Open 7 days a week 10.30am - 4.30pm. The centre offers an extensive range of services and information: Tickets for local, and regional events/ attractions, Theatre bookings, A wide range of souvenirs, books and maps. Unusual gift ideas. Seasonal events & Information on all Wyre’s attractions, events, days out and activities. 01253 887693 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------FLEETWOOD RECYCLING CENTRE Jameson Road, Fleetwood Serving Wyre Recycling needs. Open 8am-7pm everyday 362 days a year, excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day www.lancswasteinfo.com --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------FLEETWOOD MARKET 9.00 am - 4.30pm Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat.plus every Bank Holiday --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------FLEETWOOD TIDE TIMES www.tidetimes.org.uk/Fleetwood --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ACTIVITIES FYLDE COAST YMCA The Lofthouse Building, London Street, Fleetwood FY7 6JL. Rooms for hire - Meeting Room/IT Suite/ Recording Studio/Dance Studio. Call for prices. Contact Manager 01253 872 320 30

LARKHOLME COMMUNITY CENTRE MONDAY Bingo 2.00-4.00. Tai Chi 4.15-5.15. TUESDAY Line Dancing 1.30-3.30. WEDNESDAY Ladies Circle 2.00-4.00, Knit n Natter 7-8pm. THURSDAY Coffee Morning 10.30-12.00, Patchwork Class 2.00-4.00, Pilates 6 till 7pm. FRIDAY Sequence Dancing 2.00-4.00, Qi Gon 5.00-6.30. Also Hall for Hire. Tel 7772477, 686814, 870268. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

FLEETWOOD LIBRARY Opening Hours: MON 9 - 5, TUE 9 - 7, WED 9 - 12:30, THU 9 - 7, FRI 9 - 5 and SAT 9 - 4 June at Fleetwood Library MONDAYS & SATURDAYS: Tablet & Computer Class. Our free sessions run every Monday (10am – 11am or 11am - 12pm) for 10 weeks and aim to teach the basics, including using a keyboard, touchscreen basics, emails and even shopping. Anyone wishing to join is asked to register their interest at Fleetwood Library. MONDAY: Craft Group (13:30pm – 15:00pm) Everyone is welcome to spend an afternoon with our friendly bunch of crafters – a great way to pick up tips or share your own. Facilities are available to make a

cup of tea or coffee (small donation required). Monday 11th & 25th Self Help German - Intermediate (11-12:30) Do you have a good understanding of German language? Would you like to participate in German language discussion? If so, then join our intermediate German class. During the class each member is asked to give a small presentation in German, which is then discussed by the group – to join simply turn up at the next meeting. TUESDAYS: Scrabble Club (14:00 – 16:00) All skill levels are invited to spell their way to victory against our friendly group of Scabblers. Facilities are available to make a cup of tea or coffee (small donation required) Tuesday 7th: Crime Reading Group (14:15pm – 15:15pm) What are we reading this month? It’s a mystery! To find out what nerve-racking novel we’re discussing this month and to pick up a copy of our next book, simply attend our next group meeting. Tuesday 14th: Reading Group (14:15pm – 15:15pm) Try something new and engage in lively discussion with our adult reading group every second Tuesday of the month. To take part attend our next meeting and request a copy of this month’s book. TUESDAYS: Fleetwood Library Friendship Group (10am – 12pm) Do you want to escape the family for a couple of hours, or simply make new friends? Anyone and everyone is welcome to chat, make new friends and share stories – a great way to socialise. Evening

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12.00pm) Sing, bounce and jingle every Friday morning in our bubbly Baby Bounce session. All the classic nursery rhymes feature as well as an energetic parachute session and musical instruments. All infants under school age are welcome to join in our lively sing-a-long. Friday 1st (2– 4): Friday Crafternoons. On the first Friday of each month explore a broad range of creative ideas at our Friday Crafternoons. Have a go at eco-crafting, creative writing, card making for friends and family or stick to traditional knitting. Anything and everything crafty goes at our Friday Crafternoon session! SATURDAYS: Kids Board Game Hour (2:30 – 3:30pm) We’re not bored here! From classic Connect 4 to junior bingo and hangman, there’s fun, thrills, excitement and even prizes to be won at our lively gaming afternoons! ROOM HIRE: Large room including private toilet facilities and kitchen available for hire. Please contact the Library to arrange a booking For further information about any of these events, or if you would like to arrange an event with us please contact: Tel: 0300 123 6703 or Email: fleetwood.library@ lancashire.gov.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------FLEETWOOD TOWN COUNCIL Meets on Tuesdays every month at the North Euston Hotel from 7pm. Members of the public are welcome. 10th July, 21st August, 2nd October, 13th November. For agendas and minutes please visit www.fleetwoodtowncouncil. org or Contact the clerk on 01253 872444 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------WESTVIEW COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MONDAY Red Rose Recovery 10am - 1pm. Knit n’ Natter 1pm - 3pm. TUESDAY Lancashire Adult Learning Basic English 1pm - 3.30pm. Kid’s Cook and Eat 4.30pm - 6pm. Bingo 6.30pm - 8pm. WEDNESDAY Games Afternoon 1pm-3pm.

Dream Scheme (y8-13) 6pm 8pm. THURSDAY Women’s Aid 10am - 12.30pm. Children’s Pool (y10+) 4pm - 6pm. FRIDAY Bingo 6.30pm - 8pm Girls’ group (y11+) SUNDAY Emmanuel Christian Church West --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------FLEETWOOD MUSEUM Now an independent museum Is open for the 2018 Season. Opening times 10.30 to 16.00. Events in June TALKS Wed 6th June 2.00 pm, Education Room ‘Cleveleys Cottage Exhibition 1906’ by David Evans. Wed 4th July 2.00 pm ‘Blackpool’s Street of Theatres - Church Street’ – Barry Band. WALKS Tue 12th June ‘Flicks, Glitter, Greasepaint and the Roar of the Crowd’ led by Dick Gillingham from Museum at 13.30 pm. Fri 15th June 6.30 – 8.30 pm from Museum. Walking Treasure Hunt. Find and learn some interesting facts in the older part of the town. £3.00 per Adult – Children free. Friends of the Museum host Coffee Mornings Weds 27th June 10.00 am to 11.00 am, Weds 25th July and Weds 29th August, lovely homemade cakes. Our Book Sale is open All Day TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY and WEDNESDAY Afternoon – 10.30 am to 3.30 pm (as long as Volunteers are available) Books only 50p each. Folk Music in the Afternoon Fri 15th June from 1:00pm to 3:00 pm, do join us for lovely Music, Singing and Playing accompanied by delicious food & refreshments in the Coffee House. Art Workshops for all ages, hosted by Left Coast Spare Parts making items for the Tram Sunday Parade. These are in the Museum on Saturdays, 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd June, 10.30 am - 12.00 noon. To book your place call the Museum on 01253 876621. 6-7 Queen’s Terrace, Fleetwood, FY7 6BT Telephone 01253

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Craft Group (4:45pm – 6:45pm) Everyone is welcome to spend an evening with our friendly bunch of crafters – a great way to pick up tips or share your own. Facilities are provided at all our craft groups to make a cup of tea or coffee (small donation required). Chess Club (13:00 – 15:00) Can you triumph in a battle of the mind? Come and test your abilities against our avid chess players – tuition also available for new players. WEDNESDAYS: Healthier Fleetwood (10 – 12pm) Call in and find out more about the groups, activities and events in Fleetwood to boost residents physical and mental health and how you can get involved to support the community. Dementia Coffee Mornings (11 – 12pm) This New Year why not join us for a morning brew as we reminisce with our vintage collection of historic memorabilia. Delight at the wonders of times gone by whilst picking up handy tips for carers of people living with dementia. THURSDAYS: Morning Craft Group (10:00 – 12:00) Everyone is welcome to spend a morning with our friendly bunch of crafters – a great way to pick up tips or share your own. Facilities are provided at all our craft groups to make a cup of tea or coffee (small donation required). Story Time (2.15pm – 2.45pm) Toddlers and pre-school children are welcome to join in our afternoon story time sessions - also a great way to meet other parents. Thursday 21st: Cryptic Crossword Club (10:30am – 11:30am) Can you lend a hand to our merry crew of crossworders? Get your heads together and help to solve mind bending crosswords once a month at the library. FRIDAYS: Ancestry Guidance (9:30am – 12:30pm) Every Friday our knowledgeable volunteer will be available to guide you through the ancestry website. Simply make an appointment at the library for help with Wyre history and discovering your lost relatives. Baby Bounce & Rhyme (11.30am –

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WYRE CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU Clients can make an appointment by calling 0344 245 1294. Appointments only Monday, Wednesday & Friday. Drop In: Tuesday & Thursday 9.30am to 4pm. 122 Poulton Road, REFURB (WYRE & FYLDE) LTD THE FYLDE COAST FURNITURE Fleetwood, FY7 7AR --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------PROJECT ARE YOU 16 - 19 YEARS OLD Volunteers wanted. We are AND UNEMPLOYED? currently looking for volunteers Whether you want to: Get info assist in the testing and repair of household electrical appliances. on jobs, college and training Experience of working with opportunities, Get support from electrical appliances an friendly staff, Get help with CVs, advantage, PAT Training provided. application forms and interviews, Registered Charity No: 1095810 Get support with benefits and Tel: 01253 873371 ask for Guy housing advice, Apply for a free bus or Peter pass (16 – 18 yr olds only), Access --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- additional trips and activities. We BOOK SALE are now running Information Drop Number 6 Queen’s Terrace, the - In sessions across Wyre. MONDAY house next to Fleetwood Museum, 12.00pm - 3.00pm Milton Young has hundreds of books, fiction Peoples Centre, Milton Street, and non-fiction for sale at just 50p Fleetwood, FY7 6QW. THURSDAY each. Free entry to book sale. We 1.00pm - 4.00pm Martindale Park are open during museum hours off Chatsworth Ave on Tuesdays and Thursday to --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Saturday. Funds raised support the work of the Fleetwood Museum Trust. Book donations are most welcome. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------WESTVIEW COMMUNITY CENTRE TUESDAY Kids Cook and Eat 4.30 till 6.00. Bingo 7.00 till 8.00. WEDNESDAY Dream scheme 6.00 till 8.00. THURSDAY Kids Pool 4.00 till 6.00. Womens Aid 10.00 12.00 Emmanuel Church Sunday 10.00 RSPCA FYLDE till 12.00. ANYTIME We have Please contact Fylde RSPCA Computers & Tablets available to (01253) 873616 use for job search etc and a Fax admin@rspca-fylde.org.uk machine too. Rooms available for --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Booking. Opening times Monday WEST FLEETWOOD to Friday 9.00 till 4.00. 2 Eden Ave COMPUTER CLINIC Fleetwood. Tel.01253 870133 have refurbished and ‘rehoused’ www.westviewcommunity.org.uk over 100 computers. The new --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- owners were Community Groups FREE COMPUTER HELP and Job Seekers who need them AT HOME to maintain their searches and to disabled people. Phone benefits.The current problem is that AbilityNet on 0800 269 545 or visit the Clinic has more potential new www.abilitynet.org.uk owners that it has kit to rehouse!



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Care & Support FLEETWOOD CANCER SUPPORT GROUP This meeting is for anyone affected by any type of cancer. The group meets on the first Weds of each month at the Euston Hotel Fleetwood FY7 6BN, 6.30 - 8pm. All welcome. Contact Rita Hewitt 07749 631661. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ALZHEIMERS SOCIETY DEMENTIA CAFES We meet at Cleveleys Park Methodist Church, West Dr, Cleveleys, FY5 2BQ. 10am -12:00 first Thurs of the month. For further info contact the Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Alzheimer’s Society Office on 696854 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------MACMILLAN SUPPORT Macmillan help people affected by cancer every day we bake cakes, we run marathons, we listen, we advise, & we nurse. But most importantly, we make a difference. If you would like a speaker for your school, social group, friends or indeed any situation, or if you would like to get involved - give us a call or email us, we would love to hear from you. Angie Hesketh MBE 878272 / 07792 737957. Email: angiehesketh01@gmail.com --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------CSI: CARER SUPPORT & INFORMATION Meets on the 2nd Monday of each month, from 1.00-2.30pm, for a ‘Coffee & Cake’ session at Fleetwood Fire Station. General

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KEYBOARD/SYNTH/PIANO PLAYER WANTED Hello our band are looking for a female keyboard, synth player. We play Shoegaze/Post-Rock/Math Rock/Gloom-Pop sort of music, it’s all nice melodies but with odd timings and non linear song structures. Our sound is similar to stuff like Marriages, Emma Ruth Rundle, Foals, Daughter, And So I Watch You From Afar, The Cure, Mogwai. We practice once a week in our own rehearsal space. Our band name is Oceans Over Alderaan and you can listen to us at https://tinyurl.com/ ooasounds. Message us on our facebook page www.facebook. com/oceansoveralderaan or email: oceansoveralderaan@ gmail.com --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------BINGO Senior Citizens Club, Warrenhurst Road, Fleetwood. Every Monday, and Saturdays eyes down 7.30pm open from 6.45pm. Refreshments available. Everybody welcome. 01253 873480 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------POETRY PEOPLE Welcome you to Fleetwood Library every 1st Thursday of every month. Appreciating all aspects of Poems/Poets. Modern/ Contemporary/Traditional. Writers Welcome.

Clubs & Societies GIRLGUIDING NEEDS MORE LEADERS Wyre Division needs more Leaders, It’s not to late to join the worlds largest Girl led organisation. Being a Leader is one of our most rewarding roles.

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chat, guest speakers and workshops related to caring for a loved one at home. We also meet monthly for our Time2gether lunches and social events which can be found on our website at: www.csi-wyre.co.uk. Separate groups also for our CSI:Ladies, CSI:Male Carers and CSI:Young Adult Carers. Online support and info on Facebook and Twitter or email csi_wyre@outlook.com or telephone/text 07935 751 228 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

You can work directly with girls, supporting them and helping them to grow into confident young people. Volunteering is very rewarding. Wyre Division covers Fleetwood, Cleveleys, Thornton, Poulton-le-Fylde and Over Wyre. To apply to join, please call us 0800 169 5901 or visit online at www.girlguiding.org.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------TRACE YOUR ANCESTORY If you need help tracing your ancestors come and join us. LFH&HS Fylde branch meet every 2nd Wednesday every month at 7.30 in the Church Hall of St Martin & St Hilda Fleetwood Road Carleton FY6 7NL. More info www.lfhhs.co.uk or call 858058 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------FLEETWOOD TRAVEL GROUP Meets at Trinity Methodist Church, Fleetwood Road at 7.30pm, on alternate Mondays. All are welcome - Guest Charge: £2 Information: 771778, 878927 or 779361 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------RNA We meet 1st Sunday every month at the conservative Club, Lowther Road, Fleetwood. We welcome ex navy, merchant navy, relatives or just become a social member nominal cost. Angela Patchett on 878747 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------FLEETWOOD & CLEVELEYS LIONS Our meetings are on the 2nd Weds of every month and are held in a light-hearted manner, we also try to hold a social each month with varied content ‘Come and have a look at the Lions, we roar not bite’ Contact Lion President Stuart Gratrix on 875548 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------FLEETWOOD ARTS SOCIETY Trinity Methodist Church, Fleetwood Road Tuesday Evenings 7-9pm, New Members Welcome. Info: 777679


WYRE QUAD ST. JOHNS AMBULANCE We meet every Weds evening at Farmer Parrs in Fleetwood. Adults (18+ years) 8.00pm. Youth Division also meets on a Weds evening at Farmer Parrs Badgers (7-10 years old) 6pm-7pm Cadets (11-17 years old) 7pm-8.00pm. We believe that every young person should have FLEETWOOD & DISTRICT the opportunity to learn basic CHORAL SOCIETY life saving skills. As well as first We rehearse on Friday nights at aid we also cover lots of other 7.30pm at Trinity Baptist Church fun activities and earn various Poulton Rd Fleetwood. New badges and certificates. We meet Members are welcome. Email: every Wednesday at Fleetwood fleetwoodchoral.org.uk or tel Firestation on Radcliffe Road. 855655 The manager is myself Rachael --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gray and i can be contacted on WRENS ASSOCIATION 07506744704. (FLEEWOOD) BRANCH --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Calling all Ex-Wrens residing in the WYRE ART GROUP meet every Wednesday afternoon Fylde Coast Area. We meet every in the River Room at Wyre Country 2nd Monday of the month at the Park. Beginners or intermediates R.N.L.I. Station, Fleetwood at 10(with life drawing ) classes. 30am for coffee and chat and the occasional day trip. For more info Tel Tina on 07835050950 for more details. call Sheila on 01253 402415 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------NORTH FYLDE SAMBA DRUMMING BAND PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Poco Loco Community Samba North Fylde Photographic Society Band, welcoming local residents are holding a series of exhibitions of all ages, with or without any of Photographic Prints in Thornton previous experience or skills in & Fleetwood Libraries. Free making music. Rehearse every admission during normal Library Wednesday 7pm-9pm at the First opening times. Fleetwood Library Step Centre, Dickson Road, FY1 2AP. First session is free then there 7th July to 4th August. Thornton Library - 11th August to 8th is a weekly subscription. Further September. New members, of details from Jackie 01253 any level, are always welcome. 860049 or 07890 939850, email samba@pocoloco.org.uk or visit Further details please see www. northfylde-ps.co.uk or contact our website at pocologo.org.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- secretary Neil Pascoe on 01253 FLEETWOOD OLD BOYS BAND 734243 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Has been around for quite a few FLEETWOOD WOMEN’S years now. We are always on the INSTITUTE lookout for new members and as Meet in the St. Nicholas’s we have another busy year ahead Broadway Rooms on the third we especially want people to join now. We meet every Wednesday in Tuesday of each month from 2pm. to 4pm. May 15th Speaker Sylvia the Fleetwood Conservative Club, Hall on ‘Arrangement of Garden Lowther Road at 19.45. All are welcome, novices or players of the Flowers’ Tel Pam on 873991 or side drum, tenner drum, bugle and Maureen on 01253 872700 bell-lyre.

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WYRE FLOUNDERS ADULT DISABLED SWIMMING CLUB Do you have a disability or suffer from arthritis, rheumatism, heart or breathing problems, MS, amputee or are recovering from an illness or injury? Why not join our friendly adult swimming club with easy access to the main pool at Fleetwood YMCA. Open exclusively to our club members every Saturday from 4:30 to 5:30pm. Call 01253 875315 or 01253 778165 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

YOGA CLASS At Fleetwood Library: Yoga Mondays: 6.00pm - 7.30pm. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SPIRITUAL HOME HEALING CLINIC Fleetwood Market, Adelaide Street, FY7 6AB. Spiritual and Physical healing treatments. Magnetic Healing, Chakra Realignment & Crystal healing available. For information call Steven 07541372445 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SIMPLY MEDITATE CLASSES Tuesdays 7:30 - 9:00pm, Fee £5 Fleetwood Library, North Albert Street FY7 6AJ Tel: 352721. RegCharity no. 1080291 www.meditationinblackpool.org.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------FLEETWOOD TOWN FLYERS WALKING FOOTBALL Fleetwood Town Flyers Walking Football is a club which encourages men and women who are over the age of 50 years to meet together, socialise participate in physical activity and enjoy the great sport of football. The

games are played at a slower pace to reduce the threat of pain, discomfort and injury, with players briskly walking through matches. We hold three sessions a week at the Poolfoot Farm Sports & Leisure Village in Thornton as follows: MON 7-8pm. WED 12.302.00pm. FRI 5-6pm. For more info please contact Jason Sharp, FTFC Community Sports Development Officer on Tel. 07834581414 or Email. Jason.sharp@ Fleetwoodtownfc.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

CROWN GREEN BOWLING Ladies, are you interested in crown green bowling? Warrenhurst Ladies welcome you to try your hand at bowling. Gentle exercise, good company and a chance to meet new people. New or experienced bowlers welcome. We will help anyone who needs it. Please ring Eileen Fullalove 771351. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------WEEKLY TEA DANCE every Monday except bank holidays at Marine Hall, Fleetwood. 2pm – 4pm, £4 payable on the door and includes tea, coffee and biscuits. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------WYRE RAMBLERS Fortnightly Sunday walks in The Lake District, Yorkshire and beyond. Coach pickups in Fleetwood, Thornton and Bispham. Visit our website or text/ ring; wyreramblers.org.uk 0790800439 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------WYRE WHEELS Fleetwood YMCA Leisure Centre,Fridays 1.30pm-3.30pm

£3.50 per person. A cycling programme for people with disabilities or extra/additional needs. For more info contact Sports Development Team on 01253 887209. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------FLEETWOOD WALKS Saturday 16th June, 2pm. A warm welcome to all who join us at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood, The Esplanade FY7 6HF for a brisk one hour health walk along the promenade as far as Rossall and back for a drink and natter at the YMCA Splash Pool Cafe. Wednesday 20th June, 10.30am. The Memorial Park, Warrenhurst Road, Fleetwood FY7 7AN Have a walk around the newly refurbished park and stroll along the promenade for one hour’s health walk and return to the park for a welcome cuppa. For further information please contact Beryl Hartley [01253] 700066

Children LITTLE FISHES PARENT & TODDLER GROUP at Emmanuel church, term time Fridays 9.30-11.30 £1.50 per family, refreshments included. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------BWF DIVING ACADEMY Community Interest Company Learn to Dive the Poolside ASA Diving Award Scheme. BWF Diving is searching for the next generation of young divers (Boys & Girls age 6-11) to represent BWF Diving Academy at regional and National competitions. If your kid is 6-11 yrs of age and has a background in Gymnastics, Trampolining, dancer or Acrobatics, we would like to hear from you and invite your kid to a TRY DIVE FREE SESSION. Lessons based at Rossall School Swimming Pool. TUESDAYS 5:30 6pm and 6 - 6:30, WEDNESDAYS 6 - 6:30pm, SATURDAYS 10:30 - 11am and 11 - 11:30 Contact: BWF Diving Head Coach,Tel: 07956 505

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759. E-mail: bwfdivingacademy@ outlook.com --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------CHARLIES CHEEKY CHIPMUNKS Baby & Toddler group. Each Thursday 9am-11am (Term-time only) Come and join in the fun! Open to all members of the community. Entrance free. Charles Saer Community Primary School, Grange Road, Fleetwood. Telephone 01253 874787 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ST JOHN AMBULANCE BADGERS Every Weds at Farmers Parrs in Fleetwood, 6pm-7pm. Sessions for 5-10 year olds and for 11-18 year olds to earn a young first aider certificate and lots of other subjects to earn awards within St. John ambulance. The children will learn some life saving first aid and have lots of fun too! The first week is free so come along and see what you think. Tasha_rio_2005@ hotmail.com, Tel: 07584 132991

Entertainment DUB DAY AFTERNOON Sunday 10th June. 1pm to 4.30pm. Free, live music on

Stanley Park Bandstand. Featuring Bob On (bob Marley tribute) and DJ Spinush Hashbrown. Stanley Park, Blackpool facebook/FriendsofStanleyPark --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM Friday 22nd June, 6.30pm Shakespeare’s most enduringly popular comedy of love and intrigue, magic and mayhem, is brought to life by family favourites Quantum Theatre in their wonderfully funny and exuberant production of the Shakespeare classic. Stanley Park Bandstand, Price: Adults: £12.00, Conc: £10.00. Tickets are available from Stanley Park Visitor Centre, for more information please contact 01253 478358. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------BANDSTAND MUSIC SHOW Sunday 22nd July 22 - 1pm 4:30pm. Free Live Music on the Bandstand with Dreamthieves, Go Getters and The Immediates Stanley Park, Blackpool www. facebook/FriendsofStanleyPark

KHAN’T TOUCH THIS TRINITY HOSPICE LIVE MUSIC FUNDRAISER Friday 29th June, 7:30pm Charity live music night to help Blackpool local lads Andy Shields & Gordon Taylor, attempt to raise over £2,000 for Trinity Hospice & Palliative Care Services by taking part in the 2018 Mongol Rally! Featuring live music from Naomi’s Blood Diamonds, Dü Pig, Phantom Voices and DJ Bev Rocket. Entry by donation on the door. Bootleg Social Club, Topping Street, Blackpool. https://tinyurl. com/andygordon

Church THE PURPLE MOUNTAIN SPIRITUAL CENTRE 60 Bold Street, Fleetwood FY7 6HL All are welcome, Thursdays Mediumship, Philosophy & Open circle Service 7.30pm -9pm / £3 Donation. Fridays Trance Mediumship & Healing Service 7.30pm -9pm / £5 Donation. Tea and coffee available after each service. Phone 07541372445 or find us on facebook.

Fleetwood carnival


leetwood Carnival returns once again, this year taking place on Saturday 16th June. Crowning of Queen Rhiana takes place at 11am in the Marine Gardens. Judging commences at 12noon inside the Marine Hall for the Fancy Dress competition. Judging commences 12noon on the promenade for Floats. If you would like to enter a Float or the Fancy Dress competition, or for any further information

please contact annhanvey@ gmail.com. Please come on and join everyone for a fun packed day, decorate your bikes, prams and wheelchairs and enter in the Fancy Dress. Organisations come and join the parade and hand out leaflets and promote yourselves to encourage new members. Please pick up one of the collecting tins from the Marine Hall, please note you can only collect for Carnival funds and not your own organisation.

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Prawn Po-Boy Sandwich LINK-Mag Recipe

This recipe is a healthier take on the street-food classic, and extra hot sauce to really spice it up

Prawn Po-Boy Sandwich Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes Serves: 2


This recipe is a healthier take on the 4 tbsp mayonnaise street-food classic, and extra hot 3tsp hot sauce sauce to really spice it up 1tsp cajun seasoning

2tsp dijon mustard Preparation time: 10 minutes ¼ Iceberg lettuce Cooking time: 5 minutes Serves: 2 ½ carrot A squeeze of lime juice 15g butter Ingredients: clovemayonnaise of garlic chopped 41tbsp 3tsp sauce 165ghot raw king prawns 1tsp cajunonions, seasoning 3 spring sliced 2tsp dijon mustard 2 Sub style bread rolls ¼ Iceberg lettuce ½ carrot Alllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll squeeze of lime juice 15g butter 1 clove of garlic chopped Method: 165g raw king prawns byonions, making the 3Start spring sliced Mixrolls together 2Remoulade. Sub style bread

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programme with Traditional,Mixed and Sport sessions. All ages from aged 4 upwards catered for. All instructors are CRB checked and vetted safe to work with children. TRAINING TIMES Monday Traditional : 6.15 to 7.30, Tuesday Mixed: 6.00 to 7.15, Wednesday Sport: 6.15 to 7.30, Thursday Pee-Wee’s (aged 4+): 5.00 to 6.00, All other grades: 6.00 to 7.15. FIRST LESSON FREE www.fleetwoodtkd.co.uk Email: instructor@fleetwoodtkd.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------FLEETWOOD RUGBY CLUB U6 - U8S Training every Sunday 10:30-12 noon at FRUFC Melbourne Ave. Wellbeing, Prevention and Early Help Service. And the provisions that we are as follows. For further enquiries then please contact Kai or Rachael 07967544506 or just turn up on the day. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------A-TEAM Offers a safe warm place for young people aged 11- 25 with special education and additional needs. Come and hang out and get involved in loads of great things to do from Baking & Cooking, sports activities, drama & dance, creative arts and much more.... Openings - Monday 5:30 - 8:30, Subs are £1.00 which includes a snack. Contact Michelle Beavers 01253 75100 Or visit Wyreyouthzone on Facebook -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------INFO DROP IN @THE ZONE Provides Information, Advice and Guidance for Young People aged 12 - 19. Openings Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 12:30 - 4:30 Contact Elaine Rowland 01253 775100 Or visit

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rom May 1st to September 30th of each year, no dogs are allowed on parts of Blackpool and the Fylde beaches.

The Blackpool central beach area between the southern side of North Pier and the Mirror Ball at the Solaris Centre on New South Promenade, plus all the slopes and staircases leading to the beach will be a no go zone for Toto between May and September.

Fleetwood beach restricted areas during this time are So where can you let the dogs out? All Sand Dune from the east side, of the slipway opposite to the end Doggos and Surf Bird Puppers will be welcome on a of Promenade Road eastwards to the west side of the lead in these areas site of the former Fleetwood pier.

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ets can suffer from pollen allergies just like humans, causing irritation and misery during the summer months. But if you know what to look out for you can help to manage their symptoms and reduce any suffering.

Here are some of the signs of pollen allergy in pets: • Licking or biting their paws • Excessive scratching • Redness of the skin,

especially around the eyes and ears and in between their toes • Shaking their head • Rubbing their ears or muzzle • Tiredness or lethargy, particularly on days when the pollen count is high PDSA Vet Olivia AndersonNathan explains ‘The signs of

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