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AUGUST 2011 Editors Letter Welcome to our AUGUST edition of LINK-Magazine.

Summer is here at last with all the kids off school there is lots going on around the area, so look out for our FREE child ticket at Blackpool Model Village and Thingamajigz offers inside. Also coming up on the 14th August is the MacMillan Bike Ride at Harbour Lights, details inside and also check out our what’s on pages for all supplied FY7 events. LINK-Magazine is now the only FREE magazine that delivers FREE through your door, we have increased copies so now all FY7 receive our magazine and useful information. We will continue to grow and improve the magazine, but we also need your help to let us know off any useful info you would like to see on our pages and what’s on in the community as only LINK reaches the doors that other media don’t reach. Congratulations LINK-Spotter Mr & Mrs Stamper of Thornton who won our ‘Where am I?’ Competition. £50 is on its way to you. Also well done to Mr Lowden of Fleetwood for winning your free MOT at James Jacksons. Don’t forget to enter to WIN £20 FREE Fuel. Next month LINK-FY7 will be celebrating the 175th Year by creating a special edition.

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Room Hire Fleetwood Con Club 2 Editors Page 4 FREE Child Ticket BMV 5 Save £2 on Fish & Chips 6 WIN £20 FREE Fuel Competition 7 WIN Cost of Your MOT Back 9 Property Trades & Services 7-15 Solar at Blackpool Windows 16 1/2 Price at Bistro Italia 17 MacMillan Bike Ride 20 Charity Parachute Jump 21 Debt & Claim Services 23 FTFC News & Updates 24 Community Beat & What’s On 25 What’s on Fleetwood Churches 27 Peel2Save Charity Card 28 Crossword & Puzzle Page 29 What’s On in FY7 31 Museum News 32 LINK-Cash Adverts 33 Useful Numbers 37 Classified Adverts 38/39

Copy Deadline 22nd August 2011 Publisher: MSG Media Ltd Editor: Martin Gardner Sales & Marketing: Martin Gardner, Shaun Hartley Artwork: In House Photography: In House & Cover: Fotoxcel EDITORIAL: 01253 777545 ADVERTISING: 01253 777545 EMAIL: info@link-magazine.co.uk WEB: www.link-magazine.co.uk Whilst every care has been taken to ensure that the data in this publication is accurate, neither the publisher nor its editorial contributors can accept, and hereby disclaim, any liability to any party to loss or damage caused by errors or omissions resulting from negligence, accident or any other cause. LINK-Magazine does not official endorse any advertising material included within this publication. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system, or transmitted in any form electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without prior permission of the publisher.

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Blackpool Model Village & Gardens Many new exhibits have been added for 2011 along with a new model railway. Blackpool’s award winning attraction the Blackpool Model Village & Gardens has been serving the Lancashire community since it opened in 1972. As seen on TV, the village is set into 2 ½ acres of stunningly beautiful landscaped garden’s with paved pathways that provide full access to all. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know the difference between your annuals, biennials and your perennials, there is no denying the beauty that the gardens have to offer.

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Blackpool Windows and Solar Energy (BWSE) Is a family run business that has been supplying and fitting quality doors, windows and conservatories across the Fylde Coast and Lancashire for many years. The company has recently expanded into green energy conservation by including PV panels in its portfolio of products. David Williams, the proprietor of BWSE said ‘PV panels are fitted onto the roof of domestic and commercial properties and convert the suns energy into electrical energy which is the current that we use in our houses By generating this energy you can help power your own home and also receive a guaranteed feed in tariff from the

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I am apprehensive but keep telling myself that its for an excellent cause as more and more sufferers are surviving breast cancer - For women diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001-2006, five year relative survival rates have reached 82% (England only) compared with only 52% thirty years earlier in 1971-75 (Source: Cancer Research UK.org). “The Big Pink Jump” is to be held on 01 October 2011, at the Black Knights Parachute Centre, Cockerham. Please take a moment to sponsor me. It’s really easy - you can donate online by credit or debit card at the following address:http://original.justgiving.com/ lynne-naylor All donations are secure and sent electronically to Breast Cancer Campaign. If you are a UK taxpayer, Justgiving will add an automatic 28% bonus to your donation at no cost to you. Please join me in supporting Breast Cancer Campaign and a fabulous cause!

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For those not wishing to sponsor me electronically, but prefer the ‘old-fashioned’ method. There is also a paper sponsorship form on the counter of ‘Fylde Coast Kitchens, Bedrooms and Bathrooms’ on London Street. However, I must ask that anyone wishing to sponsor me this way, pass their sponsorship monies to the staff at the time of sponsoring. Thank you. More background about me..... I ran the Flora London Marathon in 2008 and raised over £1000 for the NW Air Ambulance; following this I posed for their 2009 ‘Bare in the Air’ Calendar (aka ‘Calendar Girls’ style) which again helped raise much needed funds I also regularly raise funds for the local hospice, my most recent events being The Blackpool Fun Run; the Illumathon and the 20th Beaverbrooks Bike Ride (aka the ‘Windmill Bike Ride’) Hope this helps. If you need anything alse, please let me know. Thank you Lynne

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Fleetwood Town Football Club News by Derick Thomas Fleetwood Town are encouraging their fans of the future to get set for the 2011/12 campaign by offering tremendous deals on junior Season Tickets, with children under twelve eligible to get their Season Tickets completely free! This season, Town’s youngest fans can enjoy the benefits of being a Season Ticket holder for nothing provided they are accompanied by an adult. The free Memorial Stand season ticket is open to all youngsters under the age of 12 on 01/08/2011 and is eligible for all Blue Square Bet Premier games.

Fleetwood Town kick-off the Blue Square Bet Premier Campaign at Grimsby Town, where they won last season thanks to goals from Gareth Seddon and Nathan Pond. The Highbury faithful will not need to wait too long to see action as Micky Mellon’s host Darlington on Tuesday 16th August. Town took three points off the Quarkers on New Years’ Day at Highbury last season. A second home game follows immediately when Hayes & Yeading visit the Fylde coast and a road trip to Barrow follows.

Under 12’s season tickets are available for other areas of the ground - Highbury Stand £10 and the Parkside Stand £70.

The television cameras arrive in the port when Premier Sports TV show live action between Town and York City.

For those children who wish to upgrade to the Parkside Stand or Highbury Stand on match day will be asked to pay £1 once inside the ground.

The Bank Holiday fixture is will see new striker Andy Mangan return to his former club when the Cod Army take on Wrexham.

Any Season Tickets already sold to Under 12’s will be refunded accordingly. Older children who are Under 16 can enjoy league Season Ticket for just £95 in the Memorial Stand. Season Tickets are also available for other areas of the ground and for Under 19s. Chief executive Steve Curwood added : “We are particularly proud of our our Under 12 scheme and believe it offers tremendous value for money to our loyal supporters with children.

Opponents Home/Away 13 August 2011 GRIMSBY TOWN (a) 16 August 2011 DARLINGTON (h) 20 August 2011

“We really want to encourage youngsters and families to keep returning to Highbury and a competitive pricing policy is vital if we’re to achieve that.”

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Following on from PS Dave Blights article last month, I am delighted to have been posted into Neighbourhood Policing at Fleetwood – Dave has worked tirelessly to produce results that so many of us want – a reduction in crime, a reduction in anti social behaviour (asb) and increasing the number of offenders brought to justice. It is clear to me that I am taking over an already highly motivated team at Fleetwood and aim to continue delivering results that mean something to you all. In direct comparison to the same period last year, this past month has seen 119 fewer calls to Police regarding ASB and 24 fewer victims of criminal damage. In my opinion there is a direct link between these two figures and through the school

summer holidays, I would urge every parent to know where there child is and what they are up to. Of course, the vast majority of youths are not out to cause trouble and their activities should not be spoilt by the mindless few.

event for the town and the many visitors it attracts. It is certainly the worst weather I recall for Tram Sunday - I look forward to working with the organisers on next years event, and hopefully, some warm weather will shine down!

There has been a significant reduction relating to ASB and associated crime on Milton Street and the surrounding areas, and this is due to the interventions that have been put in place. Likewise, we are working hard with the relevant Housing Association to bring an end to harassment and distress being caused to residents on Forshaw Close in the town due to one irresponsible address.

Finally, if you have any information or concerns, you can contact us at your PACT meetings, by phone on 876611, from our Lancashire Constabulary website or if you prefer you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Children can come along and make: Calico bags - design your own 175 motif -Fleetwood is 175 years old this year! Hessian Rug picture -Lancashire Rose. Circular disc -175 game. Arty Saturday - 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th August Session times: 1.30pm-2.30pm or 3pm-4pm Booking only- please phone between 11-4pm weekdays: 01253 876621. £1.00 per child to cover the cost of materials. Suitable for children aged 4-11 Children can come along and make: Mythological sea creatures using found objects, castings, collage and wire. Natural history specimens with recycled materials.Wearable mini seascapes with textiles, found objects and mixed media. Exhibit study with printmaking and sketchbook making. If visiting the museum with your family, please ask about our quiz sheets - these are engaging and fun for the children to do whilst looking around the museum. Zumba with Beth The Mount Methodist Church, Mount Road, Fleetwood. Tuesdays & Fridays 10.30am. Tel: 07594 658966

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Fleetwood Spiritualist Church Fleetwood Spiritualist Church, 5, Oak St. Sundays 6.30 pm: Divine Service Mondays 7.30 pm: Spiritual Healing Tuesdays 7.30 pm: Open Circle ALL WELCOME Special Friday 12 August at 7.30 pm Minister Val Williams of Blackburn Fleetwood Camera Club Annual Exhibition Saturday 3rd September 2010 - Saturday 1st October 2010 Exhibition of both colour and monochrome prints representative of the work of the club’s members. Held at Fleetwood Library during library opening hours. Further Information: Mr D Ritchie McCulloch, 820249 Fleetwood cancer research committee coffee morning to be held on 19th August at Trinity Methodist Church Fleetwood Rd.10am-12noon bring&buy plus raffle. Admission £1.

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Fleetwood Museum Summer Crafts Sessions-27th July, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st August . Session times: 12.30pm-1.30pm or 2pm-3pm. Booking only- please phone between 11-4pm weekdays: 01253 876621. £1.00 per child to cover the cost of materials. Suitable for children aged 4-11

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HOLIDAY CLUBS The long school holiday is upon us already! Why not consider sending your 4/5 to 11 year olds to one of the 3 Holiday Clubs available through Fleetwood Churches Together. All children who attend Primary School at the moment, even if they will be going to High School in September, are very welcome. Trinity Methodist Church – Fleetwood Road – Tuesday 2nd, Wednesday 3rd & Thursday 4th August, from 10.00am to 12.00noon - £2.00per day per child. Learn about Jesus’ friend Peter, and have fun with games, songs, DVD, stories and crafts. Contact Sheila Dawson for more detail on 01253 776562 or 07845238921. Trinity Baptist Church – Poulton Road – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 22nd, 23rd, 24th & 25th August, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm – admission free. Come along and join in with all the games and activities – it will be very noisy, and very professional. At 6.00pm on the last day, Thursday, there will be a barbecue for all who have attended and assisted. St. David’s Church Hall – Fleetwood Road/Larkholme Lane – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, & 26th August, from 9.00am to 12.00noon – free admission. Start the week by looking at the journey made by Noah in his Ark. Why not get involved in craftwork, making an ark and some animals for yourself? During the week consider other journeys made in the Bible, then, at the end of the week, look at, and make something to demonstrate, your own journey in life. For more information, and an admission form, ring Fr. John Hall on 01253 876176. OTHER EVENTS Friday 5 August – St. Paul’s Church Hall, Warren Avenue South – COFFEE MORNING & BOOK SALE – 10.00am to 12.00noon. Lots of books and jigsaws are on sale at half the marked price. Admission is free so do come along and see for yourself. Friday 5 August – Trinity Methodist Church – Fleetwood Road – COFFEE MORNING – 10.30am to 12.00noon. Everyone is very welcome. If you wish to have a quiet period of reflection, the Church will be open. Wednesday 17 August – United Reformed Church Hall – Dronsfield Road – COFFEE MORNING – 10.30am to 12.00noon. Entry is 50p to include refreshments. The “New to You” shop, selling clothes, collectables and craft items will be open – worth a browse, a veritable “Aladdin’s Cave”. There will be a “Bring & Buy” stall, a bookstall and a raffle. Come along and see for yourself. Thursday 18 August – St. Nicholas Rooms – Broadway – COFFEE MORNING – 10.00am to 11.15am. An excellent chance to have a lovely brew and catch up with all that’s going on. Do come along and join in. Friday 19 August – Trinity Baptist Church – Poulton Road – MONTHLY LUNCHEON – 12.00noon to 1.30pm. Come and enjoy a simple lunch in fabulous fellowship, and help support 2 worthy causes – Trinity Hospice and Fisherman’s Mission – by your donation. You will all be very welcome. Saturday 20 August – Mount Church – Mount Road – MESSY CHURCH – 10.30am to 12.45pm. Children and grown-ups are welcome to join in doing puzzles, playing board games, singing, doing “messy”crafts and having a lunch too. A reall fun packed time. Do come along and try it for yourself. Sunday 27 August – Trinity Methodist Church – Fleetwood Road – BREAKFAST AT TRINITY – 9.30am to 10.30am. An hour which is just for those aged 5 to 12, when a DVD can be watched, songs are sung, all sorts of activities are

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going on, and you get your breakfast too. Wow – sounds brilliant!! So much in just one hour! Not to be missed. Come and bring a friend – see for yourself.Sunday 27 August – St. David’s Church – Fleetwood Road/Larkholme Lane – CAUSEWAY WORSHIP – 3.00pm. A lovely afternoon for people with difficulties to come along with a carer and enjoy a period of fun and worship in a Christian environment, specially planned for their needs. Friday 2 September – St. Paul’s Church Hall – Dronsfield Road – COFFEE MORNING AND BOOK SALE –10.00am to 12.00noon – admission free. Friday 2 September – Trinity Methodist Church – Fleetwood Road – COFFEE MORNING – 10.30am to 12.00noon. Friday 2 September to Sunday 4 September is FOLK FESTIVAL weekend. There will be a lot of people staying in the town who may wish to attend a local Church for a Service. Please let them know about our Service times and other events. As usual, there will be a special Service at Mount Church on Sunday 4 September when some of the FESTIVAL FOLKIES will be taking part. The following weekend – Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 September is HERITAGE WEEKEND when some of our Churches and a lot of our Monuments and places of interest will be open to the public. Again we may need to be alert to their needs for Service information. DON’T FORGET Every Tuesday and Friday – St. Peter’s Church – Lord Street – 9.30am to approximately 3.00pm – COFFEE MORNING. The cheapest venue around for a mug of coffee and a toasted teacake – only £1.20. You will always receive a very warm welcome, great fellowship and good camaraderie & banter. Do pop in when you’re down town or at the market. Every Wednesday – St. Wulstan’s Green Hut – Poulton Road - WEDNESDAY CLUB - Come along and enjoy pleasant company, a good “cuppa”, and also, a game of Bingo. Good fun it seems to me! Do come and join in.

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HALLS AVAILABLE FOR A PARTY OR EVENT There are 3 of Fleetwood Churches Together halls available for rent, at very reasonable rates. Just contact the one most convenient to you for more information and to book your “do”. United Reformed Hall – Dronsfield Road – contact 01253 777451 or http://fleetwood.urc.org.uk St. Paul’s Hall – Warren Avenue South – contact Church office – 01253 873118 St. David’s Hall – Larkholme Lane/Fleetwood Road – contact 01253 872363 or www. achurchnearyou.com/st.davidsfwd I wish you all a lovely Summer Break, and a safe journey whenever and wherever you travel. If you’re staying in town, why not come along and visit us, see what we do and what we are like, bring us some of your talent and experience. God Bless

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Fleetwood Gym News

August brings our Annual Darren The event is a club vs Club competi- Since the July Magazine all has gone tion, we welcome Benchill Celtic from well in our recruitment drive for our Smith Memorial Cup Under 8’s football team the Under Manchester and a local club to be competition. We created the Cup in honour of local Lad Darren Smith who bravely lost his life in Afghanistan fight for our country. Darren was a keen local footballer who played for Fleetwood Gym all the way through his childhood. He played from being an Under 6 to Under 15’s, at the end of that season his team callapsed so missed out on their final year as Under 16’s. The competition will be held on King Georges were Darren played for us and then went to play on in the Sunday league. The Competition will be held on Saturday 27th August from 10.30 am at King Georges.

9’s for the coming season. We have confirmed. All our teams from our Under 7’s to Under 14’s will compete. welcomed over 10 new players so the future now looks positive for the The main event of the day will see the team. The Under 9’s are still looking get together of Fleetwood Gym most for a few players so if you have just successful team. This is the 10th finished school year 3 and going into anniversary since this team hung up year 4 in September and would like their boots for Fleetwood Gym. They to play in a league football team then were managed by Paul Helsby who come down to training on Saturdays will get his old boots out and get his 10.30 am and Wednesday 6 – 7pm team back for the Darren Smith Cup. on King Georges. Paul’s Fleetwood Gym team were the NEW FLEETWOOD GYM FC U-14 most successful junior football team BLUES team require players for the in the Fylde coast winning the Poulton and District League at Under forthcoming 2011/2012 season. 10’s, the won the Blackpool and Training takes place every Tuesday & Thursday at King George Playing District League at Under 11’s, 12’s, Fields (next to Nautical College) 13’s 14’s 15’s 16’s and 17’s. They also won the Hogan cup 3 times and 6.15pm to 7.45pm , so if you start Year 9 in September and are then went on to win the LFA Lancashire Cup Competition at Under 17’s. interested contact Manager Andy They will play against the current Williams 0752 517 3142 or 01253 873943. managers here at Fleetwood Gym!! We welcome you all down on the day If you would like to play for any to watch and cheer on the Fleetwood Fleetwood Gym team then see our Gym teams. website www.fleetwoodgym.co.uk or contact club secretary Barry Whittaker on 07775928332.

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Fleetwood Local 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 2011 - 9.00 am - 4.30pm Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat. plus every Bank Holiday Fleetwood Tide Times Daily updates www.tidetimes.org.uk/Fleetwood.html YMCA London Street Tuesdays 7.30-8.30pm Step and Tone. Wednesdays 10am-11.30am dru Yoga, 2.30-4pm Ballroom Dancing Thursdays, 6-7pm Legs, Tums and Bums, Friday’s 6-8pm age 9-13 transition Project free of charge, Saturday 10-12pm age 5-9 transition Project free of charge All at the Lofthouse Building London Street 01253 872320 Richard Molyneux EVENTS AT CHATSWORTH LIBRARY IN AUGUST

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FLEETWOOD TOWN COUNCIL Please note new venue - NORTH EUSTON HOTEL 7pm Meetings are held on the last Tuesday each month. The next 3 meetings are on 26th July, 30th August and 27th September. Members of the public are welcome at all meetings. Enquiries - 01253 773435

FLEETWOOD LIBRARY Roll Up! Roll Up! Fleetwood Library launches this year’s Summer Reading Challenge for children on Tuesday 26th July with a spectacular magic show. The event, aimed at children aged 4 to 11, takes place between 2.15pm and 3.00pm at Fleetwood Library, and features local entertainer Paul ‘Chubbz’ Davis. There will be puppetry, balloon art, magic tricks and plenty of audience participation! There will be Summer Reading Challenge events throughout the summer holidays at the library. This year’s theme is Circus Stars, and children are invited to participate in the activities and to read six library books over the course of the summer, collecting prizes as they go. Everyone who completes the challenge will be awarded a certificate, and schools are invited to compete to see which school has the most readers.

Forthcoming Circus Stars events include: Thursday 28 July, 2.00pm – 4.00pm: Lancashire Adult Learning College present a fun family arts and crafts workshop at Fleetwood Library. (Children must be accompanied by an adult as these are family events.) Thursday 4th 2-4pm Circus Skills Story time. Ever wanted Saturday 30 July, 11.00am – 12.00pm: Unicycle and jugto learn to juggle or walk on stilts? Come and have a go, gling demonstration. Try your juggling skills and join in or just listen to the stories in the big top. our circus games. Chatsworth Reading Group is taking a break during Thursday 4 August, 2.00pm – 4.00pm: Lancashire Adult August but will be back in September. (Thursday Sept Learning College present a fun family arts and crafts 15th 2-3.30) workshop at Fleetwood Library. Saturday 6 August, 11.00am – 12.00pm: Circus craft Tuesday 26th 11-12 The Whodunits Reading Group will be committing their own murder! Following the play activity and game plus stories. script we really will see Whodunit! Thursday 11 August, 2.00pm – 4.00pm: Lancashire Adult Learning College present a fun family arts and crafts Ongoing Events workshop at Fleetwood Library. Every Monday, Knit, Natter and Sew from 2-3pm. Bring Saturday 13 August, 11.00am – 12.00pm: Circus craft any crafts and join in the gossip! Refreshments will be provided. activity and stories. Thursday 18 August, 2.00pm – 4.00pm: Lancashire Adult UK Online is taking a break for August. Go On is starting Learning College present a fun family arts and crafts in September. workshop at Fleetwood Library. Every day Circus Stars Calling all 5-12 year old children, Saturday 20 August, 11.00am – 12.00pm: Plate spinning, can the long summer holidays start to drag? Sign up for juggling and magic trick demonstration. the Summer Reading Challenge. During the summer you Thursday 25 August, 2.00pm – 4.00pm: Lancashire Adult can read 6 books, join activities and win prizes. Learning College present a fun family arts and crafts workshop at Fleetwood Library. Every Thursday Morning - A representative from Help Saturday 27 August, 11.00am – 12.00pm: Circus craft Direct will be here to offer help and support. Unsure which department to contact for help? Ask Help Direct. activity and stories. Thursday 25 August, 2.00pm – 4.00pm: Lancashire Adult Every Friday, Under Fives Storytime, 2.15-2.45pm. Learning College present a fun family arts and crafts Half an hour of stories and an occasional rhyme. workshop at Fleetwood Library. Saturday 27 August, 11.00am – 12.00pm: Circus craft Details for all events are available from:Chatsworth Library, Chatsworth Ave, Fleetwood activity and stories. 01253 771601 chatsworth.library@lancashire.gov.uk Fleetwood Enquiries, Fleetwood Library and Information Fylde Rotary Ramblers - Associated with The Ramblers’ Association. ‘Put a Spring in Your Step’ with Fylde Rotary Service, Lancashire County Council T: 01253 775800 F: 01253 775804 www.lancashire.gov.uk Ramblers who welcome new members who wish to keep fit. Their next walk is on Sunday 21 August 2011 Tuesday 2nd 2.15-3pm. PACT meeting. Come and talk to Community Beat Manager Ian and PCSO Helen about concerns in the Chatsworth Area.

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175th Celebrations As part of Fleetwood’s 175 celebrations, Fleetwood Civic Society has been successful in obtaining an exhibition of the work of Decimus Burton, the renowned 19th Century architect. Decimus Burton was a close friend of Sir Peter Hesketh Fleetwood who had the idea of the new town of Fleetwood and he was the main influence for the original plans of the design and building of Fleetwood. This exhibition has been made available by Philip Miller, retired Architect and author of a book on Decimus Burton’s work and the exhibition is now on view in the Foyer at Marine Hall, The Esplanade, Fleetwood until the end of September 2011 and entrance is free. As well as showing Decimus Burton’s part in the history of Fleetwood, and the prestigious buildings he designed here, such as the North Euston Hotel and both lighthouses, the exhibition shows the distinguished work he did in other parts of the country. He is well respected and acknowledged as the prominent architect of his day and the exhibition shows Fleetwood is very fortunate to be associated with his name.

Fleetwood Museum News Fleetwood Museum enjoyed the busiest day for years on Tram Sunday. Nearly six hundred visitors toured the Museum galleries and another two hundred visited the charity Book Sale. Visitor comments were very positive, particularly in relation to the new Fleetwood 175 exhibitions. The Coffee House was packed with customers from opening to closing and the volunteers worked tremendously hard to ensure that visitors were served promptly. We are still looking for books for the Big Sale during the first two weekends in September. They coincide with the Folk Festival and Heritage Weekends. We are particularly keen to obtain unwanted non fiction books. Please contact the Museum on 876621 if you have books we could use. On Thursday August 11th there will be an afternoon talk from Alan Bell, for forty years director of the internationally acclaimed Fylde Folk Festival. The festival grew from a small gathering of enthusiasts to the major weekend event in the North of England, on occasions covered by BBC television. Some of the characters who have appeared and the great complexity of the programming will be featured in the talk and there will be a showing of some wonderful festival film from twenty five years ago. The talk starts at 2pm. and admission is free. Please arrive early as seating is limited. Throughout August, there will be Wednesday Craft sessions for children with many of the sessions linked to Fleetwood 175 themes-please ring the museum on 876621 for details and to book places Looking ahead, on Monday September 19th. we will be running a coach excursion to Liverpool to look at the new £73 million Museum of Liverpool and to allow time at the Albert Dock attractions. The coach will leave the museum at 8.45am. There will also be an optional afternoon heritage walk in Central Liverpool looking at Victorian architectural gems. Tickets for the visit are now on sale at the Museum reception priced £10. Dick Gillingham (Press Liaison)

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KIDS IN CHURCH ?.. 3-year-old Reese : A 72-year-old man goes for a physical. All of his tests ‘Our Father, Who does art in heaven, come back with normal results. The doctor says, ‘Jerry, Harold is His name. everything looks great. How are you doing mentally Amen.’ and emotionally? Are you at peace with God?’ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A little boy was overheard praying: Jerry replies, ‘God and I are tight. He knows I have ‘Lord, if you can’t make me a better boy, don’t worry poor eyesight, so he’s fixed it for when I get up in the about it. middle of the night to go to the bathroom, *poof*!, the I’m having a real good time like I am.’ light goes on. When I’m done, *poof*!, the light goes ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ off.’ After the christening of his baby brother in church, Jason sobbed all the way home in the back seat of the ‘Wow, that’s incredible,’ the doctor says. car. His father asked him three times what was wrong. Finally, the boy replied, A little later in the day, the doctor calls Jerry’s wife. ‘ ‘That preacher said he wanted us brought up in a Tish ,’ he says, ‘Jerry is doing fine but I had to call you Christian home, because I’m in awe of his relationship with God. Is it And I wanted to stay with you guys.’ true that he gets up during the night and *poof *!, the ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ light goes on in the bathroom, and when he’s done, One particular four-year-old prayed, *poof*! the light goes off?’ ‘And forgive us our trash baskets As we forgive those who put trash in our baskets.’ ‘OH MY WORD!’ Tish exclaims. ‘He’s peeing in the ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ fridge again!!!!’ A Sunday school teacher asked her children as they Were on the way to church service, Four friends spend weeks planning the perfect girl’s ‘And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?’ getaway trip - shopping, casinos, massages, facials, One bright little girl replied, shows ..... ‘Because people are sleeping.’ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Two days before the group is to leave Mary’s husband A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Kevin puts his foot down and tells her she isn’t going. 5, and Ryan 3. The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake. Mary’s friends are very upset that she can’t go, but Their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson. what can they do. ‘If Jesus were sitting here, He would say, ‘Let my brother have the first pancake, I can wait.’ Two days later the three get to the hotel only to find Kevin turned to his younger brother and said, Mary sitting in the bar drinking a glass of wine. ‘ Ryan , you be Jesus !’ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Wow, how long you been here and how did you talk A father was at the beach with his children your husband into letting you go?” When the four-year-old son ran up to him, Grabbed his hand, and led him to the shore “Well, I’ve been here since last night...see, yesterday Where a seagull lay dead in the sand. evening I was sitting on the couch and my husband ‘Daddy, what happened to him?’ the son asked. came up behind me and put his hands over my eyes ‘He died and went to Heaven,’ the Dad replied. and said ‘Guess who’?” The boy thought a moment and then said, ‘Did God throw him back down?’ I pulled his hands off to find all he was wearing was his ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ birthday suit. A wife invited some people to dinner. At the table, she turned to their six-year-old daughter He took my hand and lead me to our bedroom. The and said, room was scented with perfume, had two dozen byou like to say the blessing?’ candles and rose petals all over...on the bed, he had ‘I wouldn’t know what to say,’ the girl replied.. handcuffs and ropes! He told me to tie and cuff him to ‘Just say what you hear Mommy say,’ the wife anthe bed, so I did. swered And then he said, “Now, you can do whatever you The daughter bowed her head and said, want.” ‘Lord, why on earth did I invite all these people to dinner?’ So here I am

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SPIRITS NOT DAMPENED BY TRAM SUNDAY RAIN. After almost eighteen months of planning the only thing the Fleetwood Festival of Transport committee was unable to control was the weather. Regardless of the elements Exhibitors and Visitors came in their droves to make Tram Sunday one of the most successful ever, with visitors from as far afield as Hong Kong and Africa, making Fleetwood’s famous and much loved festival their major destination. The vehicles on display were a total credit to their owners giving everyone a true reflection of how the makers intended them to look at their best, many hours of dedicated work is involved in the preparation and was truly appreciated by all our many enthusiasts who patiently photographed and logged each one. New to the Festivities this year was the Leyland to Fleetwood road run from the British Commercial Vehicle Museum in Leyland.

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The Festival Tram pictured here on route to Fleetwood was made welcome as it starred in the parade line up, unfortunately not on its rails.

The finishing vehicles paraded through the town following their road rally which had taken them through much of the Lancashire countryside. The result was as spectacular as the vehicles themselves making this run a must for future years.

See you all again July 15th 2012

With some slight last minute alterations to accommodate the results of bad weather, the Committee were pleased to report that on the whole the day went extremely well and although numbers were understandably down on expectations, an estimated crowd of 35,000 came to lend their support. In inclement conditions Tram Sunday does have an advantage on most events by being entirely hard standing.

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Blackpool Airport - 01253 343434 Manchester Airport - 0161 489 3000 UK Passport Advice - 0300 222 0000 Blackpool Transport Buses & Trams 01253 473000 Coast Guard Services 0151 931 3343 / 0151 931 3341 Knott End Ferry - 01253 891000 Tourist Information - 01253 773953 National Express - 0870 580 8080 National Rail - 08457 48 49 50 Highways Agency - 0845 50 40 30 Stagecoach - 01772 886633

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