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

Is it already our last edition of 2011? How time passes when your having fun. Its been a great year and must first say THANK YOU to all of you that have supported your local magazine over the last few months ! All of us at LINK wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and hope you get time to spend it with people you care about.

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December 2011

Xmas Tree Ticket Offer Farmer Parrs Meet Santa Offer Mere Park Fisheries Offers Have a Butchers at Normoss 10% OFF at Autoshine Valeting 10% OFF Film Transfers LINK- Cash Ads North West Logowear Su Pollard Supports Fostering Blackpool Junior Rugby Festive Fun Page Sand Aid Christmas No.1 Song Useful Telephone Numbers Where Am I? What’s On in FY23 Bispham Junior Football Classified Trades & Services

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LINK-Magazine is looking forward into the new year as we’ve many exciting things planned. Due to feedback we will be delivering our first Jan/Feb magazine on Jan 20th bringing our distribution back a whole two weeks so you get it a little earlier for the targeted month, with ongoing deadlines changing to the 15th of each month. Were having good feedback all the time now. Ian from UltraClean “It worked last time we used you, then we tried something else that did’nt and now we are back its working again after just the first month” Paul Johnson part of Disco Inferno “would like to say a massive thank you to yourself and your magazine for advertising our bbc children in need event in your oct and nov issue! The event was a huge success and was sold out! We raised a brilliant £1400 and a excellent family night was had by all , cheers again martin”

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Su Pollard backs Blackpool Council’s bid to recruit more foster carers and adoptive parents

Blockbuster musical ‘Annie’ arrived at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre at the end of November and its star, actress Su Pollard, took time out to back Blackpool Council’s drive to recruit more foster carers and adoptive parents. The actress, who plays the scheming Miss Hannigan in the popular musical, met local super foster carer Sue Mansell, who has fostered 27 children in recent years. Su said she was overwhelmed by the support Sue Mansell had offered, saying: “I’m not saying it’s not hard, but can you imagine the joy and pleasure of giving somebody a chance in life. I think even fostering one child is a heck of a commitment and Sue has done it 27 times over. I’m sure you get a lot more back than you put in.” The actress, also well known from her role in TV comedy ‘Hi-de-Hi’, is in charge of an orphanage in ‘Annie.’ She added: “It’s marvellous - in ‘Annie’ I struggle with 12 children.” Sue Mansell recently contributed to a North West Big Book of Fostering with the comment: “I love fostering: never boring, highly rewarding, life changing, truly fulfilling.”

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Sue, who has three children of her own, said: “The rewards I’ve experienced are amazing - it’s so effective, you can make a difference.” She stressed that anyone considering adoption or fostering will find valuable support offered by Blackpool Council and other agencies, adding: “There’s a massive, massive network of support that I was never aware of before.” Blackpool Council’s leader Councillor Simon Blackburn said: “There is an ongoing need for adoptive parents and foster carers who can make a real difference to children’s lives at a crucial time. I’d urge anyone who is interested in finding out more about what’s involved to contact the Council for more information.” The adoption and fostering teams can be contacted on 01253 477888 for an information pack or visit the Council’s website at www. blackpool.gov.uk/services/a-f/adoption/. You can also email fostering.adoption@blackpool.gov.uk

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Blackpool Junior Rugby Club

Blackpool Junior Rugby Club Welcome to Blackpool Junior Rugby Club. We are situated on Fleetwood Road, just after Mossom Lane. We welcome boys and girls at the club and are always looking for new players. Children can start playing rugby from the age of 6 and continue to play right up to becoming an adult where they can join the adult game at 18. The rules change as the children grow up until they play on a full pitch and with full rules. Forthcoming game for the teams are 27th November Bolton Away kick off at 11am. The club is looking for new players to come and join us with our existing teams and for players for other age groups, any child coming to the club with the link magazine who has not registered with us this season will receive a free introductory training session, this offer is only on through the months of December 2011 and January 2012.

If there is anyone interested in joining our coaching staff whether you are already qualified or not come along to the club and have a chat, the RFU run courses for new coaches and we can pass dates on to you so you can become qualified, more coaches are always welcome. We welcome players of all abilities, whether you have played before or not come down and join us. It’s a great way of meeting new friends, learning new skills, joining in on social nights. Parents are actively encouraged to stay at the club and socialize with other parents while the children are training, get involved and join in on social nights. If you would like to come and play come down on a Sunday and meet the coaches and players or give Simon a ring on 07980320061 or visit our website; www.pitchero.com/clubs/ blackpool for more information.

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Support “SandAid” and lets help them get to Number One for Christmas! Money raised goes to even experience the happiness and values of the festive season.

SandAid are a collective of amateur unsigned musicians who have recorded an original Christmas song, which is due for download release on the 5th December through iTunes and other leading download retailers. The song has been nearly 12 months in the planning, and was the brainchild of Rob Hulme and his wife AnneMarie Hulme who were fed up with the tradition of Christmas songs being ruined by the X Factor. Rob was involved in writing the song We’ve Still Got Christmas along with co-writers Ian Hooper and Jeff White, and we wanted to write a song which had a traditional feel, without being too cheesy, and incorporated many of the styles and talents of our fellow Blackpool bands. We live in uncertain times at the moment, and the lyrics try to establish that no matter what pain, suffering, hardship, or loss touches our every day lives, the one thing which remains constant, is how we try to celebrate Christmas, which we hope helps to consider our perspective of life and create opportunities for change. We are also donating 50p from every 79p sale to BBC Children in Need through sales over the entire Christmas period, as we feel that the song also has a meaning for disadvantaged children, some of which don’t

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We decided to call the band ‘SandAid’ following on from the inspiration of Bob Geldof’s Band Aid. The song was recorded back in June at West Orange Studios near Preston, famous for recording the number one hit ‘Brimful of Asher’ by Cornershop, and is a mix of genres, which represent both the modern and traditional styles of music listened to today. Bobby Ball and Black Lace also kindly donated their time, and feature alongside the many amateur musicians and singers who represent a selection of the many talents which perform in the local bars and pubs in and around the Fylde coast area. There are also some up and coming singers involved, along with children from St Chads and Carr Head Schools, Poulton. It has been twenty one years since an original Christmas song reached the number one position in the music charts, and for that fact we would like to try and get the tradition of a true Christmas song into a pole position this year.

Our song is available to download from and other leading download retailers from December 5th Visit our website: www.sandaid.co.uk

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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

LOCAL SERVICES

Blackpool Council - 01253 477477 www.blackpool.gov.uk Fylde Borough Council - 01253 658658 www.fylde.gov.uk Wyre Borough Council - 01253 891000 Out of Hours - 01253 895116 www.wyrebc.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 UK Shops 52 Highfield Rd SS Blackpool - 407726 48 Whitegate Drive Blackpool - 397706 155 Red Bank Rd Bispham Blackpool 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 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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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 Fleetwood Hospital - 01253 306 000 Rossall Hospital - 01253 300 000 Duty Chemist Sundays - Morrisons Cleveleys Group Practice - 01253 853992 NHS Direct (24hr Service) 0845 4647 www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk Dental Enquiries - Fylde & Wyre 01253 306378 (24hr 7 days) Out of Hours Emergency - 01253 308105 Fleetwood Health Centre - 01253 771136

Blackpool Fylde Wyre Samaritans 01253 622218 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 Private Counselling - 01253 760600 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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EMERGENCY

Bispham Police Station Red Bank Road, Bispham FY2 0HJ Bonny Street, Blackpool - 0845 125 35 45 NON EMERGENCY ONLY Call 999 in an EMERGENCY ONLY Fire, Police, Ambulance and Coastguard CRIME STOPPERS CALL: 0800 555 111 Fire Safety Advice & FREE Home Fire Safety Check - 0800 169 1125 Gas Leaks (24hr) - 0800 111 999 Electricity - 01772 555995 Water Burst/No Water - 0845 746 2200 United Utilities - 0800 195 4141 Emergency Heating Repairs (24hr) 0845 074 4002

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BJFF - Fund-Raising and Social Events... Our Fund-Raising and Social Team are always on the lookout for donations of Raffle Prizes, Auction items, and items which are suitable for a Tombola...no matter how large or small...if you would like to contribute to our fundraising efforts by way of donating a raffle prize or an item we could auction at one of our events, please contact Kelly on 07780 856252 to arrange for collection.

In the Sunday action, our Under 14’s Girls have staggered us all with their improvement in such a short space of time under the new coaching regime – a 4-4 draw against Lytham YMCA, winning us our first point of the season, was then followed up with a stunning 7-1 success away to Haslingden, Megan Whiteley scoring a hat-trick. The 2 games since have produced narrow defeats in games the girls really competed in, and we witnessed another fabulous hat-trick, a first ever for Kathryn Lomas, in a 3-5 defeat to Westbury Diamonds.

Our Fund-Raising team held our Annual Children’s Halloween Party on Sunday 30th October, with over 100 children enjoying themselves, and some incredible fancy Our Youth team have stormed to the top of the Premier Division table with 3 consecutive wins, hot-shot striker dress costumes on display. Aaron Fleming scoring 7 of the 17 goals scored in those In the next month we will be holding our Annual games. Christmas parties – with our Children’s and Adults’ In the Blackpool & District Youth League, we go from Christmas parties being arranged. Date for the diary youngest to oldest, with our Under 11’s Blades starting for the Adults is Saturday 10th December, with our community partner, The Red Lion Beefeater Inn, hosting the summary, and turning the corner this month with 3 consecutive victories to climb up the table. Our Under our event, with Live Music Entertainment and Party games – tickets on sale from the Club Shop, Snack Bar 11’s Predators, our newest team, astounded us all by winning their first ever competitive game 4-3, which is and Squad Fund-Raising Reps, or call Kelly Barber on way ahead of schedule, goals from Joshua Brown (2), 07780 856252. Ben Waters and Tom Burrows taking the 3 points – WELL BJFF - Football for ALL SKILLS Academy Initiative DONE…!! Re-Branding... Our Football for ALL initiative has now been re-branded Our Under 12’s Blades have won their last 2 games, a Joe Barratt hat-trick to propel them to a 7-2 victory “Football for ALL Skills Academy” and welcomes against AFC Blackpool. In the previous game goalchildren who are new to football, or who would just like keeper Lewis Turner signed off with a MoM performance some extra training, with the emphasis on a fun and in a 5-2 victory, prior to taking up a contract with friendly environment. Headed up by Level 2 coaches, Blackpool FC Centre of Excellence. We wish Lewis all the Joe Rooney and Adam Monk, we have two age-group sessions on a Sunday morning. We welcome Boys and very best with Blackpool FC. Our Under 12’s Predators experienced a couple of defeats in a month of only 2 Girls aged between 4 and 8, each and every Sunday, fixtures. from 10:00am - 11:15am, and then from 11:15am until 12:30pm we welcome Boys and Girls aged between 9 and 13. Trainers, Football Boots, Shin Pads and a Drink In the Under 13’s, our boys had 3 wins against 1 defeat, recommended. The BJFF Club House is on the corner of taking us up to 4th in the table, but 2 of the victories came by large margins, a 9-2 win and an 11-0 win in Kelvin Road and Carr Road. consecutive weeks, with new signing Adam Murphy Training will be mainly indoors during the winter months, scoring a hat-trick in both games, and Ryan Walsh also but when the weather permits we will take the boys and hitting a treble in the 11-0 success. girls outside. Newcomers will be given a warm welcome Our Under 14’s remain unbeaten and top the Pizza and ALL SQUAD children are encouraged to attend. Each regular participant will be presented with their very Division table, with 10 wins and 1 draw in the opening 11 games. During the month 3 wins and 1 draw have kept own Skills Academy tangerine training kit. If you are up our promotion charge, and we have high hopes that interested in coming along, with your son or daughter, our boys, under the management of Phil and Tracie Wing you can simply turn up at the Club House on Sunday morning, or pre-book with our Chairman, Andy Griffiths can carry on their run. We wish you well…!!! on 07884 476954 (or e-mail - andygriff71@yahoo.co.uk). In the Under 15’s, now a single division, our Whites The first session is FREE, and then it’s £3 thereafter. top the table with 9 wins out of 10, heading county champions YMCA (currently unbeaten with a game in BJFF – On the Playing Field – November Review… hand), county runners-up South Shore, and a strong At the younger end of the spectrum, our Development challenge so far from Foxhall, also unbeaten with a game Squad (ages 3 and 4) and Under 6’s continue to train in hand. With it being so tight at the top, each game once a week, on a Saturday morning, whilst our 4 x Under 7’s teams, and 4 x Under 8’s teams are enjoying is vitally important and during the last month victories have come 2-0, 7-2, 12-0 and 19-1 with Simon Timothy their first seasons of organised football, in a noncompetitive environment, as part of the Poulton & District notching 3 hat-tricks, and Jack Crawford 11 goals including 5 and 4 in consecutive games. Unfortunately, Primary League friendly fixture programme. We are unable to publish results of these matches, but our boys our Blues have still to register a point, but continue to battle gamely. and girls are doing very well. In the Under 16’s, we have moved into the top half with In the Under 9’s, our Blades will go top if they win 2 wins and 1 defeat in a month which has seen recent their game in hand having remained unbeaten during signing Jack Staff find by the back of the net 6 times. November, scoring 36 goals with only 2 against, Olly Burgess scoring an incredible 9 goals in 3 games. Our Summary... Predators are maintaining their promotion challenge with information and contact details - see 3 wins and 3 defeats in the B Division, whilst our Vipers www.clubwebsite.co.uk/bjff are sitting in a mid-table position, with their monthly highlight a creditable draw with table-topping St Annes, If you would like to bring your child down to BJFF, or would like to get involved in coaching / fundraising / an outstanding achievement. voluntary work of any kind, or you are a business who In the Under 10’s, our Blades have enjoyed (or could support us with our numerous sponsorship and endured…!) 6 very close games during the month, advertising opportunities, or you could donate a raffle and with 2 wins, 3 draws and 1 defeat sit in a mid-table prize / auction item, please do not hesitate to contact position in the A Division. 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