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MICHAEL BOND KITCHENS & BEDROOMS CELEBRATING

25 YEARS

Halloween at Farmer Parrs Spooky Halloween Food Lytham Windmill Sails Again? YMCA Football Club News

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Michael Bond Kitchens & Bedrooms is celebrating 25 Years in buisness.

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

Really like this time of year as we start looking forward to Halloween and Bonfire Night in November, it’s still a magical time for communities to get out and explore traditions and enjoy great local events. Don’t forget have a happy Halloween and attend an organised event for Bonfire Night - Be Safe. LINK-Magazine is the only FREE magazine that is dedicated to FY8 and will alway be free. As LINK Magazine is supported by 100’s of local businesses, as LINK provides cost effective advertising and mass coverage with our 6 magazines. LINK relies on local contact and communities to provide local information of interest, events and useful local stories we are happy to print most of this for free, so if you have something of interest that would be useful to FY8 readers then get in touch or email on the details below. We are working on our November and December editions now so don’t forget to send us your details for Christmas and New Year events, to let people know what going on in advance. LINK will get the message out where other media can’t. Congratulations Mrs J Giann of Blackpool who won our two FREE tickets to Me and My Girl show.

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Michael Bond Celebrate 25 Yrs 2 Highfield Priory School 6 Halloween at Farmer Parrs 6 Solar Power from UGE 8 Where Am I? WIN £50 10 10% Off St Annes Carpets 12 Stock Up with Firewood 14 1st Time Buyers Market 16 Discovery First Counselling 20 Kids Halloween Page 24 Crossword & Puzzle Page 25 Spooky Halloween Food 28 YMCA Football Team News 29 Battle of Britain Tourist Award 30 What’s On in FY8 31 Lytham Windmill Sets Sail? 32 Useful Numbers 33 New Fylde Council Management 34 Classified Trades & Services 38-39

Copy Deadline 22nd October 2011 Publisher: MSG Media Ltd Editor: Martin Gardner Sales & Marketing: Edward Ludlam Artwork: In House Photography: In House & Cover: Craig Sparks 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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consider energy prices are predicted to increase 60% by 2016. Chris also urges property owners considering installing solar panels to invest before April 2012 as the rate of return will be reduced after this date. While Chris acknowledges there are a number of new companies starting up in the solar industry he believes UGE brings something different to the table. Chris says “UGE are here for the long term and looking to increase our customer base by offering the most competitive prices for a quality solar panel installation. This quality extends from our solar panels to our installation teams to our customer service. We want all our customers to be happy with their systems not only today but 10 years from now.”

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Council investigates first-time buyer mortgage scheme Fylde councillors have signed up to find out more about a project to free up the area’s housing market. They agreed last night (Wednesday) to seek more information on the Local Authority Mortgage Scheme (LAMS) – a project that involves indemnifying 20 per cent of first-time buyers’ mortgage loans. Together with the homebuyer’s 5 per cent deposit it means that first-time buyers can access the lower interest rates that come with needing only a 75 per cent mortgage. The scheme, if eventually adopted, will not involve the council actually paying the 20 per cent of the purchase cost. Rather, the bank or building society will loan the 95 per cent – but regard it as a lowerinterest 75 per cent loan on the basis that the money is not at risk. A pilot project in 10 other council areas showed that the mortgage default rate was 0.3 per cent.

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Shih tzu owner fined under Dangerous Dogs Act A dog owner has been given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £250 compensation after her shih tzu bit a member of the public on the leg. Sasha Furnell (37), of Rudyard Place, St Annes, pleaded guilty when Blackpool Magistrates’ Court heard that her pet dog had bitten someone in Hope Street Park in May. Furnell was charged with allowing her dog to be dangerously out of control in a public place – an offence under the Dangerous Dogs Act (1991). The bite punctured the skin and left the victim needing medical attention.

“Fylde Council is taking seriously all incidences of irresponsible ownership. That includes aggressive dogs and even owners who fail to remove dog dirt. “Most of Fylde’s dog owners are responsible people but they and the general public should not have to tolerate the actions of an irresponsible minority. It is important that owners keep their dogs under control and secure their property boundaries to stop their dogs escaping.”

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cooked with fresh sauces and priced at around £10. They have a weekly changing specials board and an early bird menu from just £8.99 for 2 courses and a drink. Parties of up to 50 people can hire out the restaurant and plenty of on-street parking is always free. Constantine’s is open Monday to Saturday, 5-10pm and Sunday, 3-8pm.

The restaurant has a very Mediterranean feel inside with large exotic murals on the walls and contemporary furniture. It is split into two areas, a comfortable bar for pre-dinner drinks and a main dining area with room for 50 diners in all. The ethos here is value for money with all food freshly prepared on the premises using local suppliers where possible but at keen prices. Expect dishes such as sea bass, shoulder of lamb, pork loin and steaks all

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Imagine the look of happiness on your child’s or grandchild’s face when they receive their very own personalised letter from Father Christmas. As well as a personalised letter, they will receive a Christmas card, certificate for being good throughout the year and a festive colouring-in scene. This is all delivered in a festive envelope just before Christmas.

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The club’s four Boys’ team involved in the Lancs FA’s County Cup competitions this season all won their 1st round ties and went into the draw for the 2nd round. Duncan Cowburn has now taken charge of the Under 12s and John Plum has now replaced John Hills as the Under 10 manager. The YMCA is now fielding more teams that ever before in its history. There are now nine boys teams from Under 7s - 15s, four girls teams plus our Disability Team. The cafe in the pavilion of the club’s headquarters at Seafield Rd Lytham has been totally renovated, including a new floor being re-laid, as

a charity project undertaken by a team of volunteers from Beaverbrooks. Due to personal issues Club secretary ‘Lozz’ Rose has recently stood down as Press Officer for the Poulton & Dist Primary League after performing this role for 33 years . For all other enquiries please contact club secretary ‘Lozz’ Rose on (home) 01253 7104082 or (Mob) 07957 596328 Email: soccermanlozz@aol.com Contact address: 54 The Hamlet, St Annes On Sea, Lancs FY8 3LE

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BATTLE OF BRITAIN WEEKEND on tourism award shortlist

“People are as aware as ever of that dark period in history and they want to remember it and learn more.

Fylde’s biggest tourism crowd-pullers has been shortlisted for an award as the best tourism event of the year.

“Fylde already has a reputation as a good place to visit, but the modern visitor wants lots to do. This sort of event gives Fylde a reputation nationwide as a quality place to visit – and that is of major importance for a borough that has many people employed in tourism-related activities.

“It is always great fun to go back in time and there were tens of thousands of happy visitors.

Last year’s Battle of Britain weekend, which attracted 30,000 visitors to the area, will be up against Blackpool Illuminations and the Clitheroe Food Festival in the Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board’s annual awards. The good news came as councillors announced that next year will see a repeat of this summer’s 1940’s Wartime Weekend – the successor to last year’s battle of Britain weekend – on 18 and 19 August 2012. Councillor Sue Fazackerley, Fylde Council cabinet member for Leisure and Culture, said: “The wartime theme has proved tremendously popular as it is so wide-ranging.

“The council staff and the hundreds of volunteers at the Battle of Britain Weekend deserve recognition for the brilliant way they made the event the success that it was. Just to be shortlisted for this award is a major achievement for them. “I read recently that Pickering in Yorkshire runs a similar weekend each year – and they claim it adds several million pounds to their local economy. “We’ll be running the 1940s Wartime Weekend again next year and want to see it continue growing so that it is the largest event of its kind in the country.”

“There really is something for everyone. There were Results of the Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Spitfire flyovers, battle re-enactments, displays of 1940s living, historic military hardware, singalongs and Board’s annual awards will be announced on 22 September. exhibitions of 1940s artefacts.

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Events at Lytham Library Ongoing events 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. Tuesday 1.30-4.30 Business Link business advice. Contact details email Lytham.library@lancashire.gov.uk Tel 01253 736745. Events at St Annes Library Saturday 1st October Older People’s Day Celebration 10am to 4pm with Fiddle Faddle, Tony Benedict, Wii Fit session, basic computing, ancestry and YMCA fitness testing. Wednesday 12th October Friends of St Annes Library AGM 7.30pm everyone welcome. Wednesday 19th October Black History Month event with Adisa Saburi Adebesin enjoy Storytelling, Dance, music, costume, arts 1.30pm-3pm. Saturday 29th October Friends of St Annes Library Family Scarecrow Making event 2pm to 4pm.

Ongoing events 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. 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, chat and enjoy a brew. 1st Tuesday 2-4 and 3rd Wednesday 2-4 Family History Group. Every Thursday Storytime 11am. Every Thursday Online basics session 10am -12 (booking essential) 3rd Tuesday each month Together Wii Play. Supported WiiFit Sessions aimed at older people to discover the latest fun way to keep active. Contact details st annes. library@lancashire.gov.uk Tel 01243 643900 Events at Ansdell Library Saturday 22nd October Friends of Ansdell Library craft demonstration 10am -12 Ongoing events Tuesdays 2pm Story times. Thursday 10.30am Baby Bounce and Rhyme fun for babies and their parents, grandparents and carers. Reading Groups are held monthly on Monday evening and Friday morning. Please contact the library for details. Email Ansdell.library@lancashire.gov.uk Tel 01253 738554 Warton Juniors Badminton Club Saturdays 9-10am, 10-11.30am 11.30 -1pm Ages 7 -18 For more details contact Dorothy Barrett: 01253 739801 Mike Cooper: 01772 633402 Stitch & Chat Club - Every Monday. Classes for over 60’s with tuition in card making, general crafts, crochet, knitting & cross stitch. Further info contact Brenda Kovacs 01253 405138. Venue: Dunsop Court, off waterloo Road, South Shore.

FYLDE: meet at The United Reform Church, Bannister St. Lytham, FY8 5HP. 10am - 12. Second Wednesday in the month. Next meetings, Oct 12th, Nov 9th, Dec 14th For further information please contact Alison or Sharon at the local Dementia/Alzheimers Office 01253 - 312893 Fylde Rotary Ramblers – Associated with The Ramblers’ Association. Enjoy the English countryside with Fylde Rotary Ramblers who welcome new members who wish to keep fit. Their next walk is on Sunday 16 October 2011 to Elterwater. There are various pick up points by coach in the Fylde area and spare seats are available. Three grades of walks are on offer and ‘refreshments’ are enjoyed at the end of the day. For more details please visit our website www. fylderotaryramblers.co.uk or phone: 01253 886181 or 07931487644.’

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FYLDE LIBRARY EVENTS FOR OCTOBER 2011 ALZHEIMERS SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS

Skin Cancer Support Group - First meeting will be held on Wednesday 9th November 2011 - 6pm at Clifton Hospital, Pershore Road, Lytham FY8 1PB. It will be held in the Garden Room. Please come along for a coffee and a chat. Family and friends welcome. This group has nursing input. For further details contact Donna Sheridan on Telephone: 01772 647040 0r Mobile: 07508 375679 or email donna.sheridan@lsccn.nhs.uk Working From home? would you like to meet others in the situation? We meet every first & third Thursday at The Hole In One, Forest Drive, Lytham. For further details email f.gray@btconnect.com Blackpool Illuminations - Sept 2nd - November 6th Have you seen them? The sort of spectacle that everyone should see at least once, Blackpool Illuminations enthral millions of visitors every year. The greatest free light show on earth has been a major part of Blackpool’s attraction since 1879 when they were described as ‘Artificial Sunshine’. The annual Festival of Light compliments the traditional Illuminations with a contemporary look at the concept of light and art working together to create entertainment. Blackpool Victoria Hospital Walking Club Sunday 9th October. Jumbles. Pick ups St Annes – Blue Anchor and points in-between. Children welcome ring Bob on 346384. Future walks: 13th November: Hurst Green, 11th December: A chance to Shop at and tour the Walls of Chester from only £8.00. North Fylde Music Circle - Friday 14th October 7.30pm Blackpool Sixth Form College’s Theatre/Concert Hall, Blackpool Old Road, Highfurlong. Piano duet John Gough and Tom Kimmance - Mozart, Schubert, Rachmaninov & others. Non-members welcome; Enquiries 459365. Preston, Fylde and District NCT Nearly New Sale Date Sat 15th October 2011 Opening times 12:00 (11:30 members) - 14:00. Admission - £1. Venue: Corpus Christi College, St Vincents Road, Fulwood. Summary: Everything from clothes, toys and equipment for your bump, baby and child

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Huge bid to get Lytham windmill sails turning again The sails and millstones of Lytham’s windmill could be turning again by 2014 in a £500,000-plus plan to upgrade it into a working museum. The famous windmill and the former RNLI boathouse will both be refurbished and modernised in a Lytham Heritage Group project that aims to more than double visitor numbers to approximately 60,000 per year. The windmill is owned by Fylde Council and run by Lytham Heritage Group volunteers who aim to bid for Heritage Lottery Fund cash for the windmill and boathouse. The windmill last worked in 1919 when a fire forced the miller out of business. It was last refurbished in 1988 and has since hosted a number of static displays of Lytham life. The adjacent former RNLI boathouse was home to the famous Lytham lifeboat named Charles Biggs that launched to rescue the 12-man crew of the German-registered barque, Mexico, in 1886. The events of that cold DDecember evening cost the lives of 27 crewmen when the St Annes and Southport lifeboats capsized in very heavy seas caused by a full West North West gale. The Mexico disaster as it became known was the worst tragedy in the history of the RNLI since its formation in 1824. Councillor David Eaves, Fylde Council leader, said: “The windmill and boathouse are known across Lancashire and the nation. This is a superb proposal by the Lytham Heritage Group that will massively boost visitor numbers to the area. “The vision involves getting the windmill sails turning again and converting it into a working museum. The boathouse will be turned into a museum dedicated to the Mexico disaster. “The cabinet will discuss this proposal on Wednesday night. Council officers are already looking at the plan. “The volunteers are now going to put together a formal bid to the lottery.

At full speed, the windmill sails will turn every four seconds. Modern audio-visual and interactive displays will beinstalled to bring the windmill up to the standards of a modern museum. The plans include a glass front for the boathouse. Seats inside the boathouse will be arranged in the same layout as the seats used by the boat’s oarsmen. A reconstruction of the famous boat will also be featured on the slipway. John Hayfield, Lytham Heritage Group spokesman, said: “There are five million vehicles that enjoy a clear view of the windmill as they pass along the A584 annually – and they will see the windmill sails revolving. Imagine the delight of passers-by. “There are a lot of static windmills, but very few working ones and we expect to get visitors from across the country. “We also plan to increase the number of opening days from 90 to 180. “The knock-on effect for the wider area will be huge. We hope the windmill and lifeboat house will be the start of a series of heritage trails. Tourist information staff will be able to direct people to Lytham Hall and beyond. “Returning from Lytham Hall they will pass through the town centre where we expect they will stop off to visit local amenities such as shops, restaurants and cafes.” The windmill sails will rotate through the use of an electrically powered operating system. In favourable conditions, the wind will assist rotation but the motor will still govern the maximum speed of the sails.It is expected that a Heritage Lottery Fund grant application will be lodged in November this year. Volunteers expect that they will have to raise further funds themselves.

“We are very excited with the concept. Everyone If the bid is successful work will start at the end knows the windmill, but relatively few people visit of the 2013 summer season with completion it. Having it working again will generate tens of expected in mid-2014. thousands of visitors who we hope will then go on to visit the town centre and Lytham Hall.”

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Al-Anon Family Groups - 020 7403 0888 www.al-anonuk.org.uk Alcoholic Anonymous - 0845 769 7555 Blackpool Family Information Service 0800 092 2332 Blackpool Fylde Wyre Samaritans 01253 622218

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Fylde Borough Council - 01253 658658 www.fylde.gov.uk Regenda Housing - 0844 736 0066 Environment Agency - 0800 80 70 60 (24hr) www.environment-agency.gov.uk Neighbourhood Watch www.neighbourhoodwatch.net

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AGE CONCERN Shops Clifton Street, Lytham St Annes - 796168 Wood Street, Lytham St Annes - 788472 Christians Against Poverty 01253 875958 Help the Aged - 0808 800 6565

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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 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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Consumer Advice - 0845 04 05 06 www.consumerdirect.gov.uk Fair Trading & Consumer Help Line 01253 478395 Tax Credit Help Line - 0845 300 3900 www.hmrc.gov.uk TV Licensing - 0844 800 6772 Wyre District Citizens Advice 01253 308400 R.S.P.C.A - 01253 873616 P.D.S.A - 01253 838585

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Blackpool Victoria Hospital - 01253 300 000 Lytham Hospital - 01253 303983 Clifton Hospital - 01253 306204 Duty Chemist Sundays - Sainsbury’s FY8 2JE Lytham Road Health Centre - 01253 402800 NHS Direct (24hr Service) 0845 4647 www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk Dental Enquiries - Fylde & Wyre 01253 306378 (24hr 7 days) Blackpool Walk-In Centre - 01253 953953

Child Death Help Line - 0800 282 986 Child Line - 0800 1111 Connect Young People Centre - 01253 751047 Cruse Bereavement Help Line - 0844 477 9400 Drugs Talk to Frank - 0800 776600 Fighting For Freedom with Anorexia Nervosa 07985 673187 www.blackpool4me.com/hopeforanorexia Help Direct - 0303 3331021 Mental Health Help Line - 0500 639 000 Missing People - 0500 700 700 (24hr) National Debt Line - 0808 808 4000 National Domestic Violence - 0808 2000 247 N.S.P.C.C Child Protection - 0808 800 5000 Parent Line Plus - 0808 800 2222 Smoking Cessation - 0845 601 2186 Young Peoples Outreach Nurse (under 19) Fylde - 07917 587133 Wyre - 07795 605336 Fylde Coast Womens Aid 01253 596699

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New management team for Fylde Council

“I am delighted at the calibre of the senior staff we have been able to appoint and I look forward to working with them in the future.”

Members of Fylde Council’s new senior management team have been announced after a series of interviews yesterday (Thursday).

Current postholders, until the New Year, are as follows: Chief Executive, Phil Woodward; Director of Governance and Partnerships, Tracy Scholes; Director of Strategic Development Services, Paul Walker, Director of Customer and Operational Services, Allan Oldfield; Director of Community Services, Clare Platt.

The restructure, involving a reduction in senior managers from five to four, is forecast to save the council £150,000 and will be followed by a restructure of middle management in the New Year. The new Chief Executive is Allan Oldfield who will replace retiring Chief Executive Phil Woodward in the New Year – subject to endorsement by a meeting of Full Council later this month. Councillor David Eaves, Fylde Council leader, said: “All the candidates for the top job were of the highest quality, yet Allan Oldfield scored very strongly in a range of assessments including an interview and a series of tests. “I am extremely confident that the council has a strong senior management team of Chief Executive and directors that will enable the council to go forward on an effective and efficient basis in the difficult years to come. “They will not be easy years as everyone knows that local government is facing spending reductions as part of a nationwide effort to ensure the nation can balance the books. “Phil Woodward has done a tremendous job in preparing the council for the challenges ahead. He has done that while the council has faced severe financial constraints. “Fylde Council in his time has moved from being a low-performing council to one that is independently recognised as one of the best in Lancashire.

New postholders: Chief Executive, Allan Oldfield; Director of Development Services, Paul Walker; Director of Resources, Tracy Scholes; Director of Community Services, Clare Platt. Mr Oldfield spent 13 years in the private sector before joining South Ribble Council in 1994. He joined Fylde Council in 2000 and posts held since then include: Best Value performance officer, policy and performance manager, director of performance and business improvement and latterly director of customer and operational services. Allan (45), the future Chief Executive subject to endorsement by a meeting of Full Council later in September, said: “There will be a difficult financial challenge in the years to come. It is no secret that councils nationwide will face tough times, but Fylde’s finances are on a sounder footing than they have been for many years. “That is a tribute to everyone involved in running the council and Phil Woodward deserves great credit for that. “I am confident that Fylde Council will weather the storm in a way that will benefit Fylde’s residents. We are in the strongest position we have been in for many years and I look forward to working with councillors and the new management team.”

“Indeed, we have just received the Audit Commission’s latest management letter that recognises the council as efficient, effective and as one that delivers value for money. Council Tax-payers and councillors owe a great debt to Phil and all councillors and staff wish him the best in his retirement.

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Council staff and police community safety officers are to join up to tackle litter and dog-fouling in Lytham and St Annes. Similar patrols in Kirkham last month resulted in seven fixed penalty notices being issued for litter and dog-dirt. Shopkeepers will also be asked to display posters reminding people of the penalties. Councillor Albert Pounder, Fylde Council cabinet member for Customer and Operational Services, said: “Litter and dog fouling are huge problems for councils throughout the country and we want to ensure that Fylde remains a clean borough. “The patrols will target recreational and shopping areas to educate residents and visitors on littering and dog-fouling issues. Businesses will also be helping out with the scheme by displaying anti-litter posters, while our staff and police will reinforce the message by issuing fines to offenders where necessary.

“Items such as chewing gum may only be small, but it’s really difficult to clean up from the pavements as it is widespread and durable. Many people don’t think of chewing gum or even cigarette ends as litter – but they are. “We use a lot of resources cleaning up litter and dog dirt, but don’t feel that Council Tax-payers should have to foot the bill for people who choose not to use the bins provided. So we have put the responsibility back where it belongs: on the miscreants. “We are doing all we can to ensure that Fylde remains a clean, green borough. We have many litter and dog waste bins on the streets and we want people to know they should use them.”

For further information, visit: www.fylde.gov.uk or contact Fylde Direct on 01253 658658.

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£30 A MONTH OR £75 THREE MONTHS 20k COPIES A MONTH OR 12 MONTHS FOR JUST £240 (subject to vat)

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• Bedroom furniture Telephone 01253 791736 Mobile 07811 774630

IF YOUR READING THIS SO ARE YOUR CUSTOMERS? BOOK THIS SPACE BEFORE SOMEONE ELSE DOES TEL: 777545

marton Book Keeping service We offer a service specifically for non vat registered, self employed and small businesses. Cost just £30 per month For Full Details Contact

01253 348839

frank.martonbs@gmail.com

Ultimate Valeting Services SPECIALIST IN HIGH PERFORMANCE VEHICLES

SPECIALIST TREATMENTS FROM £12 PART VALET (hand polish) FROM £50 Shop online at: www.uvs.org.uk

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email: creag@uvs.org.uk

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Clippers Barber Shop Highlights and Ear Piercing also available

£1 off with this voucher Terms & Conditions apply

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FY8 Lytham St Annes LINK Magazine October 2011