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Willowgrove Leisure Park is an awardwinning family-owned park of 33 acres in Preesall, on the outskirts of Knott End.

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Picture perfect and idyllic, the park’s centre piece is a fully-stocked five-acre fishing lake that surrounds an island bird sanctuary, is visited by manyplaces rare We work hard towhich make our parks species throughout the year.

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The park accommodates over 150 static caravans, and and restaurants and a small shopping area, including a will soon complete 14 luxury leisure lodges, the most newsagent, is just 50 metres from the park entrance. All Barton Parks offer: desirable of which will boast a suspended veranda include supermarkets, butchers, • A friendly,Other familyamenities run business • A safe, peaceful and lifestyle directly overlooking the affordable lake and island bird sanctuary.

Homes starting from • Beat the VAT increase coming April 4th • Accessible transport links Prices start from just £18,995 and a£18,995 variety of options open daywinning event onfacilities May 27th 2013 - please join us. • Award

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FIRST DRIVE: TOYOTA PRIUS+

By Matt Kimberley

By Toyota’s own admission the Prius name is a bigger brand in terms of green credentials even than the company itself, so expanding the Prius range is the sensible thing to do.

Of course, the roof line has been raised while trying to maintain a recognisably Prius shape, and there’s no doubting the practicality on offer. The middle row of three individual seats (specifically for Europe) move forward and back independently, firstly so that each of the three occupants can get more shoulder room, but also so the available space can be balanced between the two rows of rear seats.

Toyota spotted a gap in the market for a sevenseat, sub-100g/km car, particularly for fleet buyers like car hire companies, and the Prius+ was their attempt to fill it. The lower of the two available trim levels, T4, sits at 96g/km and is expected to take around 70% of sales ahead of the 101g/km T Spirit

The upshot is that, believe it or not, you can get seven six-footers in the Prius+, even if the rearmost passengers won’t want to be there for too long. Nevertheless the practicality and intelligent management of space is thoroughly impressive, and families will find a lot to like.

Even though it works in exactly the same way, the new model doesn’t quite use the same Hybrid Synergy Drive system as the common-or-garden five-seat Prius, because in the latter the under-boot nickel metal hydride (NiMH) battery pack raises the load bay and means a third row of seats is not an option.

The five rear seats, which fold flat and create a level load floor, have a brilliant one-hand-one-movement operation, so parents with one arm full of wailing child can still set the seats up just how they need them. The boot lid is a little too heavy to be ideal, but it’s something you work around.

For the Prius+, the new and impressively compact lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery has been cleverly sited in the centre console in the cabin, beneath the arm rest. The boot floor has been lowered and a third row of seats added. 14

With all the seats up there’s 232 litres of space, which isn’t a great deal but can hold a reasonable amount of soft baggage. With the third row folded flat there’s a much more impressive 784 litres, which is more than enough for the vast majority of families. Under the removable boot floor there’s a useful extra space for oddments. Advertise Call 0800 970 7687


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If the Prius+ majors on practicality, it does pretty well at in-town driving too. One of the three selectable driving modes uses electric power only as much as possible, keeping urban emissions - and fuel costs - to a minimum. The battery is small compared to that of a plug-in hybrid so its range in EV mode is only a few miles at best, but it’s surprising how well the Hybrid Synergy Drive makes that power last once you’re rolling. Things aren’t so positive out of town. The excellent ride quality from soft, comfortable suspension means that handling falls way down its list of abilities. Equally, the constantly variable transmission (CVT) gearbox that’s gives smooth and quiet running at low speeds can allow the car to feel a little strained when accelerating up to A-road pace. But despite that, the ride is still very good and fuel economy at a motorway cruise is very impressive for what amounts to a 1.8-litre petrol car. As always for a Prius, the seven-seater is crammed with kit. Barely scratching the surface the T4 model features a rear-view camera - although it’s not entirely reliable as a judge of positioning because it’s offset to one side of the number plate and gives a slightly false perspective - a panoramic roof, automatic windscreen wipers and a touchscreen infotainment system. The mid-grey interior trim is designed for an older audience. It’s totally unpretentious and will wear without looking worn. It’s practical and unassuming; perfectly suited to the Prius+ target demographic, but some will call it too bland - or worse.

Facts at a glance: Model: Toyota Prius+ T4, £26,495 on the road. Engine: Enclosed hybrid system including 1.8-litre petrol engine and electric motor; total output 134bhp. Transmission: Constantly Variable Transmission (CVT). Performance: Top speed 103mph, 0-62mph in 11.3 seconds. Fuel economy: 68.9mpg. CO2 rating: 96g/km.

The truth is that this isn’t a car designed for a mass audience. It’s built to satisfy a specific set of needs, and how much your own requirements overlap what Toyota’s engineers were working to will reflect how good the Prius+ will be for you. People who need a seven seat MPV with low running costs, oodles of practical touches and unimpeachable reliability will find living with this car an absolute joy. 16

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GREEN DEAL IS NOW HERE!!! The Nations annual household bills have risen by £500 on average in the last five years, and prices are set to continue to rise. How can we deal with these continuing rising costs? The Government are committed to helping and encouraging us to shop around for better deals on energy tariffs, but switching suppliers will not guarantee substantial savings. We already make inroads to saving energy by using energy saving light bulbs and turning off appliances when not in use, which are all helpful, but in order to make larger savings we must consider making our properties more efficient. The UK has around 5 million homes without adequate Cavity Wall and Loft Insulation. Despite the energy saving incentives offered in recent years, over a third of UK homes are still without suitable insulation.

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This is where the Green Deal comes in. Loft and Cavity Wall Insulation is the way forward. You could qualify for 100% grant if you satisfy the criteria. If you own your own home, or privately rented accommodation, in receipt of either: - Child Tax Credit (Household Income of £15,860) - Income related Employment & Support Allowance - Income based Job Seekers Allowance - Income Support - State Pension Credit - Working Tax Credit

After Installation, you will see a reduction in your energy bills, reduction of heat loss and an improved energy rating. An Energy Performance Assessment is completed for every property, which is mandatory if you were to rent or sell your property. Our team of trusted and highly skilled technicians are fully experienced to the highest accreditation and deliver an exceptional service. Every Cavity Wall Installation completed, is guaranteed for 25 years by CIGA (Cavity Wall Installation Guarantee Agency).

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THE PRINCE OF POTATOES

By Diana Pilkington There’s nothing like eating seasonal produce to make you feel you’re in tune with Mother Nature, and the Jersey Royal is a good place to start. These tasty little potatoes, in season from April to the end of June, are celebrated for their unique nutty flavour. While purists believe they should be boiled and served with butter and mint, there are plenty of other ways to incorporate them into your cooking. Here are some royally good recipes to get you started... ........................................................ ........................................................

Jersey Royals bubble and squeak

Jersey Royals with hot smoked salmon and watercress salad in a horseradish dressing (Serves two) 500g Jersey Royal new potatoes 100g creme fraiche 1tsp creamed horseradish Juice of 1 lemon 2 spring onions, finely sliced 2 hot smoked salmon fillets, skinned and flaked 1 bunch watercress, rinsed Bring a pan of water to the boil. Add the potatoes and reduce the heat to a simmer and cook the potatoes for about 15 minutes or until tender.

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Mix together the creme fraiche and creamed horseradish. Add enough lemon juice and black pepper to taste. Drain the potatoes and leave to cool slightly. Add the spring onions and salmon. Stir in the creme fraiche mix until all the ingredients have a light coating. Toss in the watercress and serve, ether slightly warm or cold. Tip: If you can’t find hot smoked salmon use smoked mackerel, smoked salmon or even roast beef

(Serves four) 500g Jersey Royals, scrubbed and halved 125g shredded Savoy cabbage 2 carrots, peeled and cubed 1tbsp frying oil 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped 3tbsp chives or parsley, chopped Salt and pepper to taste Lightly seasoned plain flour for coating 200g shredded ham hock 4 farm fresh eggs 2tsp white wine vinegar Bring a pan of water to the boil. Add the potatoes and reduce the heat to a simmer and cook the potatoes for about 10 minutes. When just cooked, drain and lightly crush.

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FOOD the chicken, stretching the bacon slightly. Make sure the bacon joint is underneath the chicken.

Cook the carrots in boiling water for five minutes, add the cabbage and cook for a further four minutes. Drain and add to the potatoes

Put the chicken in an ovenproof dish and bake for 35 minutes.

Heat the oil in a pan and add the onion. Cook over a low heat until softened but not coloured. Combine the onion, potatoes, cabbage, carrot and herbs in a large bowl and mix well. Season the mixture with salt and pepper. Spoon the mixture into chef rings or shape the mixture into four cakes and toss them in the flour to coat. Heat about 1cm of oil in the pan and fry the cakes for about 4 minutes on each side, or until slightly browned and holding together.

Meanwhile, make the sauce. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the leek and cook until the leeks start to colour. Add the white wine, bring to the boil and boil to reduce by half. Add the cream and cook gently for another 4-5 minutes. Season to taste.

Meanwhile bring another pan of water up to simmering point add the vinegar and carefully break in the eggs and simmer for three minutes. Remove and keep warm.

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drizzling 1/2 lemon, juice only 1 lemon, zest only 2tbsp coarsely chopped flat leaf parsley 4 skinless chicken breasts 150g cream cheese 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1tbsp chopped fresh parsley and chives Salt and freshly ground black pepper 8 rashers back bacon, sliced 1tbsp olive oil 2 small leeks, washed and finely sliced 150ml white wine 284ml carton double cream

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WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT, ALFIE? Alfie Boe is sipping champagne in the upmarket bar of the five-star hotel where we meet, dressed in his trademark black open neck shirt, waistcoat and trousers. He has good reason to crack open the bubbly, having had an amazing year last year, singing at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert and performing the Team GB anthem for the Olympics with Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh. But it hasn’t been all plain sailing for the Lancashire lad, who was discovered when a customer overheard him singing in the Blackpool car factory where he worked, and told him about a London opera audition. He got the job with D’Oyly Carte and went on to train at the Royal College of Music, the National Opera Studio and the Royal Opera House. Boe was selected to play the lead in a Baz Luhrmann-directed Broadway production of La Boheme, for which he won a Tony award and, most famously, went on to star in the 25th anniversary concert of Les Miserables.

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Yet in his quest for artistic freedom, he has had many spats with directors, producers and members of the opera establishment, some of which are detailed in his autobiography, Alfie: My Story.

His tendency to speak his mind is, he concedes, “risky”.

Meeting him today, I half expect Boe to be on the defensive, a peacock whose feathers can be easily ruffled, but there’s not a hint of this from the Fleetwood-born singer, who just seems like a normal bloke. Well, one who now drinks Laurent Perrier.

“I’ve never wanted to be a follower. When it comes to work, I’ve always wanted to be a pioneer, not to just go with the flow and fall in with everyone else’s rules.”

“You have to believe in yourself, in your ability and your ideas and go for it,” he says.

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He admits his stubborn attitude may have closed some doors for him along the way.

Boe’s comment may have been biting the hand that feeds, but, as he points out, it didn’t feed him very well for a long time.

“But I would rather have had doors closed on me by people that didn’t Little more than two years ago, believe my vision, because they’re his career was at such a low ebb not worth my time.” he was considering giving up singing to become a personal The 39-year-old tenor had trainer for the Salt Lake City Police been singing professionally for Department. more than a decade before his performance as Jean Valjean in Work had dried up, promises of the 25th anniversary show of Les albums and gigs had fallen through Miserables at the O2 Arena in and he was sick of having no 2010, and his rendition of Bring money and few job prospects, or Him Home, made him a star. constantly chasing that elusive record deal. His co-star, Matt Lucas, who was playing Thenardier, has remained Throughout it all his wife, American a good friend and they created a actress Sarah Jones, had been YouTube hit with their spontaneous extremely supportive, but after rendition of Nessun Dorma in the they moved to Salt Lake, Utah, Little Britain star’s kitchen. where her family lives, she didn’t want to return to England when “Matt is like a brother to me. I Boe was offered work in London. love him to pieces. He eats far too much chocolate. He’s a guy who “She couldn’t have been more doesn’t stop. We became very supportive of me, but she was so close when I stayed with him when tired of waiting for the big thing we were working together.” that would turn our lives around. The following year, Boe courted controversy when he appeared on Desert Island Discs with Kirsty Young and spoke about some of his more negative opera experiences, saying that when he goes to the opera he feels very uncomfortable.

“It was a heartbreaking time. I was very insecure. I was away from my kid, I was away from my wife, I was constantly leaving my family, I had to come back to London to work in an opera and it was a really depressing time. I thought everything was going to come to an end, including my marriage.

“When I’m up there doing it, that’s my world, that’s what I really enjoy. “I wanted to get work in America But sitting there watching it, I’m so I could be with my family so bored stiff,” he said. becoming a personal trainer was an option. But I wouldn’t have Today, he has no regrets about been happy.” making the comment, which set off a barrage of criticism, most That was five months before he noticeably from British theatre and performed in the 25th anniversary opera director Sir Jonathan Miller, concert of Les Miserables. It was who said: “If Alfie Boe thinks opera a risky gig as he hadn’t done is boring then it’s very odd that musical theatre before and it had he’s in it at all.” the potential to destroy his opera career. Instead, it made him a star.

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That all seems a long time ago. “I don’t think I’ve become a different person when I’m off stage. When I’m at home I’m changing nappies and cooking tea and doing normal stuff. I’m a dad who’s just making a living for his family.” And he likes being branded ‘the bad boy of opera’.

“The opera establishment needs a few more bad boys and girls. Sometimes they need a big kick up the behind, but then there are some in the opera establishment who do have a broader vision of music and the arts. “I don’t call myself an opera singer any more. I’m just a singer. I sing lots of different types of music, but with the voice I’ve been given. I don’t like being told ‘You are a classical singer’. That’s probably been my downfall at times.” Born the son of a factory worker and the youngest of nine children, the young Alfie would listen to Buddy Holly, Elvis and The Beach Boys, took up the drums and played in various bands as a teenager.

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“I saw myself doing rock music more than I did opera. For me, opera was a foot in the door. That sounds terrible but it was the only way of getting into the business at the time. I still feel like that. I love the operas I’ve been in but something that has taken the lead is the acting more than the actual music.”

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Critics have insinuated that the audience he attracts isn’t into opera, just chasing celebrity. He argues that as long as they’re being introduced to music, so what?

“My aim is to just show people that there are no boundaries, no divisions. “And don’t be scared of following your dream.”

He believes he still has a lot of work to do to achieve his goal of Alfie: My Story by Alfie Boe is published by Simon & Schuster. bringing classical music to the masses, although he reflects that is no longer his ultimate goal. By Hannah Stephenson

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May is traditionally one of the busiest months of the year in the museum. From May 13th to May 24th, schoolchildren from throughout the North West will be arriving for the ever popular Victorian Seaside special. Fleetwood was Britain’s and almost certainly the World’s first seaside resort where visitors arrived by train. During a half day with us, primary school children discover how steam revolutionised transport, meet the Victorian seaside landlady, have a group photo dressed as Victorian schoolchildren and make pebble pictures for their classrooms. The visit culminates in a lively meeting with Punch and Judy! Some groups come for the day and have a walk round the Victorian town or enjoy a beach picnic in addition to the museum visit. Over 1,200 children are expected to enjoy this years event and many return later with their parents to enjoy both the museum and a day in Fleetwood. Many local schools are involved and enquiries about next years event can be obtained by ringing 876621. During the May half term holiday the museum will be hosting the ever popular childrens craft sessions on Tuesday 28th May. The sessions are from 12.30 to 13.30 and from 14.00 to 15.00. Sessions cost £1

The museum talk for May, will be held on Thursday 9th when David Whiteside will be speaking on Fleetwood to Foulney –A Walk around Morecambe Bay. Local history, landscape and ecology will all be featured. The talk starts at 14.00 in the upstairs education room and seating is limited. Admission is free but early arrival is advised. The Friends of the Museum hold their monthly Coffee Morning on Thursday 30th May from 10.30 to 11.30. All are welcome and information about forthcoming museum events will be available at this event.

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per child to cover the costs of materials. Advanced booking is required. Please ring 876621 as soon as possible if you wish to book.

Dick Gillingham (Museum Trustee) FLEETWOOD MUSEUM CRAFT EVENT WITH ANGIE On Tuesday 28th May from 12.30-1.30 & 2-3 Cost £1 per child SUITABLE FOR KIDS 4-11 WE WILL BE MAKING Amazing Balloons! Call 876621 to book between 11-4 only

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Fleetwood Swimming Club pentathlete William Eccleston, age 15, more than impressed the Great Britain Youth Selection panel at the third selection competition at Hartbury in Gloucestershire over the weekend of 16th and 17th March. After missing the second selection event due to a calf strain injury, Will beat off all the competition and came in first place in the age 16 and under group. The Arnold High School pupil is now ranked 2nd in Great Britain Youth in the pentathlon, which involves a 200 metre swim and combined running and shooting race.

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THE MOUNT RACING CLUB UPDATE

Lokis Strike coming back in at Southwell with Luke Morris Lokis Strike

Came back from a winter break with 2 runs at Southwell and finished in the prize money both occasions with a 3rd and 4th respectively. The first run was not the jockeys finest hour and fair play to him as he held his hands up immediately and apologised for it. The second run saw him upped in class to a quite competitive race a 0-75 Hcap and he produced a lot more solid and promising effort. With Luke Morris taking over in the saddle he jumped from the gates quite smartly and was soon on the sharp end where he travelling well. As they turned for home Luke tried to kick on but had no answer for the winner who was simply a better horse and has gone on to win again. Afterwards he told us he was a lot happier with him than when he had previously rode him at Lingfield and said it was the best way to ride him positively from the front. He did advise though that we should try and drop him back to 7f where he felt he would be more effective.The good thing with Loki is that he takes his racing well and seems to be improving for it just like his brother Paradise Spectre did. If he continues like this I’m sure it won’t be long before he gets his head in front and I can see us having a few good days out with him this year.

Eva Clare

She’s is in good order at home and continues to show a pleasing attitude and willingness to learn. We can confirm that she has been given her first entry in a valuable race at the Curragh in Ireland on Saturday 24th August. Although its only a preliminary one at this stage we think that it’s another positive move from Karl and reflects how well she is thought of at home.

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Local Community • Fleetwood Town Council Meetings Meeings last Tuesday of each month, North Euston Hotel 7pm. Next meetings; 28th May, 25th June & 30th July. Members of the public are welcome at all meetings. Enquiries 872444 • Visit Fleetwood Tourist Information opens for the Summer Season (Friday 29th March (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 • 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 9.00 am - 4.30pm Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat. plus every Bank Holiday • Fleetwood Tide Times (Daily updates) www.tidetimes.org.uk/Fleetwood.html • Activities Fylde Coast YMCA The Lofthouse Building, London Street, Fleetwood FY7 6JL. Monday: Pilates: 6.00-7.00pm. Tuesday: Belly Dancing: 6.307.30pm. Wednesday: Yoga: 10.00-11.30am. Thursday: After School Drama Club: 4.004.45pm (4-7 yrs). 4.45-5.30pm (8-11 yrs). For more information contact Hannah Lofthouse Manager on 01253 872 320 • Larkholme Community Centre Monday Bingo 2.00-4.00 pm. Tai Chi every 3rd week, 5.30-6.30pm. Tuesday, Line Dancing 1.30-3.30pm. Thursday, Coffee Morning 10.30-12.00noon. Patchwork class 2.00-4.00pm. Friday, Sequence Dancing 2.00-4.00pm, Qui Gong 5.00-6.30pm, Ladies Circle 7.30-9.30pm. Also Hall for Hire Tel 686814, 870268, 772477. • Events at Chatsworth Library Tues 7th 1:30-3.30 Work Club Do you want to learn how to produce a CV, complete online application forms, be successful at interviews? A tutor from Lancashire Adult Learning will be available. Mon 13th 10-12 NCompass carers point. A worker from NCompass will be available to discuss local services available to carers. Thurs 16th 2-3pm. Chatsworth Reading Group will be discussing Keeping the Dead

by Tess Gerritsen Thurs 23rd 2pm Historic Graffiti at Lancaster Castle. Historian Colin Penny will gives an informative talk on the graffiti to be found in the castle. Ongoing Events Every Mon: Learn My Way from 1.30-3.00 an internet based computer course for beginners. The course covers topics from using a mouse to searching for jobs online. Knit, Natter and Sew from 2-4pm. Bring any crafts and join in the gossip! Refreshments will be provided. Every Thurs Morn :10:00-10:30 and 11:0011:30 Toddler Rhyme Time. Songs, rhymes and stories for the under 5s and their carers. Every Fri: Learn My Way from 10.00-11.00 an internet based computer course for beginners. The course covers topics from using a mouse to searching for jobs online. To book a place contact the library Under Fives Storytime, 2.15-2.45pm. Half an hour of stories and an occasional rhyme. Details for all events are available from:Chatsworth Library, Chatsworth Ave, Fleetwood T: 771601 E: chatsworth.library@lancashire.gov.uk • Events at Fleetwood Library May 7th 11.30- 1.30: Worried about what you eat and if you are healthy enough? Come down to the Library and talk with Health Trainers from NCompass. Their Health and Wellbeing services support individuals to improve and maintain their health and wellbeing by offering information, guidance and practical 1-1 support May 13th 3.45pm-4.45pm: The 12 UP reading group will be meeting, bring your friends for snacks and chats and more. May 14th: 2.15pm-3.15pm: The Adult Reading Group are meeting to discuss The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test’ By Tom Wolfe. All welcome. Join us for an informal chat over coffee to discuss this month’s book. May 20th: 3.45pm-4.45pm: Lancashire Trailblazers reading group for 8 to 11 year olds who will be chattering about all things books. Regular Events: Mondays: Learn My Way beginners IT classes (by appointment only) 10am-12pm. These free sessions aim to teach learners the very basics, including using a Mouse and Keyboard and sending emails. Classes are by appointment only. Please contact the Library or ask a member of staff to sign up.

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Also on Mondays is the Craft and Chat session in the Library which runs from 1.30pm until 3.30pm. Tuesdays: The Job Club. From 9.30am – 12noon. The Wyre Work Club will be providing help with applications, CV’s and interview techniques and the opportunity to use the computer facilities to search for employment. A drop in session, no appointment necessary. Thursdays: Story Time. 2.15pm – 2.45pm. Story times for toddlers and pre-school children. Enjoy stories and lots of fun activities. Fridays: Baby Bounce and Rhyme. 11.30am – 12.00pm. Songs, actions, rhymes and a lot of knee-bouncing! Saturdays: Board Games Club. 11 – 12pm. Come and play all your favourite games with the whole family. Also on Saturdays: 2pm-3pm. From the 4th of May the Library will be offering additional Learn My Way beginners IT classes. These free sessions aim to teach learners the very basics, including using a Mouse and Keyboard and sending emails. Classes are by appointment only. Please contact the Library or ask a member of staff to sign up. For further information about any of these events, or if you would like to arrange an event with us; or if you would be interested in a library staff member coming to speak to your organisation or school about the Library and its services, please contact Fleetwood Library on 01253 775800. Fleetwood Enquiries Fleetwood Library and Information Service Lancashire County Council T: 01253 775800 F: 01253 775804 www.lancashire.gov.uk fleetwood.library@lancashire.gov.uk

General Notices • Wyre Women’s Centre Based at the Beehive Centre, 85 Manor Road, Fleetwood. We are open Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10am until 4pm and we provide a safe environment for women to access practical and emotional support. We offer support with a broad range of issues including; domestic violence, housing support and advice, support with offending issues, substance misuse advice, health and well being, debt budgeting advice and family/parenting support. We offer one to one support, training/learning and volunteering opportunities. Tel: 07525 124119. • Wyre Citizens Advice Bureau, Monday: Surestart Childrens Centre, Kemp Street, Fleetwood, FY7 6JX. Tuesday: West View Community Centre, 2 Eden Avenue, Fleetwood, FY7 8DH. Clients can make an appointment by calling Lancashire West Citizens Advice Bureaux telephone gateway on 01772 424282, also by visiting any one of the above venues who can book an appointment on behalf of clients with the telephone gateway.

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• Refurb (Wyre & Fylde Ltd) We refurb and recycle items for individuals, families, charities, community groups and schools to improve their surroundings. We will collect and deliver free as far away as Garstang and Freckleton. If you would like to help or give a donation Tel 873371 www.refurbproject.org • FREE computer help at home to disabled people. Simply phone 0800 269 545 • The Zone – Wyre Info Centre @The Zone We are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 12:30 noon and 4:30pm. Activity info: We will still be offering information, support and advice on things that are important to you. We offer support on topics including education, jobs and training opportunities, housing, health, relationships and benefits. Most importantly there will be non-judgement supportive staff who will listen to your concerns. Contact person: Sarah Butters - 01253 775100.

Regular Events • Bingo Senior Citizens Club, Warrenhurst Road, Fleetwood. Every Monday, Wednesday (not 1st Weds of the month) and Saturdays eyes down 7.30pm open from 6.45pm. Refreshments available. Everybody welcome. Tel: 873480 • Bereavement Support Every 2nd & 4th Monday of the month, 11 - 12am at Larkholme Community Centre, 9 Cartmell Avenue, Fleetwood. Ripples & Resilience CIC, supported by Macmillan. Tel: 359385 (Sonja) • Mustard Seed Group St. Peter’s Church, Lord Street, each Monday evening, from 6.00pm to 9.00pm. If you are lonely, need guidance about any issues, do come along. You will be offered a hot meal, and the chance to talk with professional volunteers who are available for discussion and private conversation. • 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 SPECIALS Tues 21 May 7.30 pm Jackie Wright DSNU who will also give readings on Saturday 18 May Call at Church for bookings. • Zumba Fitness Tuesday 8-9pm Fleetwood High School (Broadway). £4.00 per session, wear comfy clothes and bring water. Everyone is welcome, just turn up or contact Barry on 07922 688009

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• Fleetwood Womens Institute Meets every third Tuesday of the month at 2.00pm. Doors open at 1.30pm. New Venture Club, 88 Warren Street, Fleetwood, FY7 6EA. If you intend to come on Tuesday 21 May 2013, be aware that our meeting will be a Garden Party at a different venue (unless it rains). For details please phone Anne on 0777 45 42 402 or Angela on 01253 878747. • New Venture Club 88 Warren Street, Fleetwood FY7 6EA. Bingo: Tuesday and Thursday 7pm Dominoes. Weds 2pm and Saturday 7pm Whist: Wednesday 7pm and Friday 2pm Any further enquiries please phone 822842 • Simply Meditate Classes Tuesdays 7:30 - 9:00pm, Fee £5 Fleetwood Library, North Albert Street FY7 6AJ Tel: 352721 www.meditationinblackpool.org.uk Registered Charity no. 1080291 • Norcross Cricket Club We will be starting outdoor nets at the beginning of April at the HASSRA Sports ground off Fleetwood Road South, Thornton. Senior Nets are held on Tuesday nights, junior nets are held on Thursday nights. 6.30pm If you feel your playing days are over, but would still like to help the club in an admin role or help in any way, you would be made very welcome. Further details from: Ian Davies 07846 853690 Roger Garlick (Coach) 07545 891925 Steve Moss (secretary) smoss92@hotmail.co.uk Or look on the website norcrosscc.co.uk

• Wyre Quad St John Ambulance We meet every Wednesday evening at Farmer Parrs in Fleetwood. Adults (18+ years) 8.30pm9.30pm Youth Division also meets on a Wednesday evening at Farmer Parrs Badgers (5-10 years old) 6pm-7pm Cadets (10-18 years old) 7pm-8.15pm We believe that every young person should have the opportunity to learn basic life saving skills. As well as first aid we also cover lots of other fun activities and earn various badges and certificates. Further information Gemma Mellow 07969 441058 or email gemma.mellow@sja.org.uk • Zumba Fitness Thurs 8-9pm Fleetwood High School (Broadway) £4 per session, wear comfy clothes and bring water. Just turn up or call Barry on 07922 688009 • Deviant Folk A new group for women who love anything folk. A chance to come together and enjoy re-working, rewriting and re-enacting the stories and songs. All women welcome - a sense of humour and a love of good food, good grog and good stories is all you need to join. Please email deviant folk@gmail.com

Events this month • Fleetwood Flower Club Wednesday 1st May at 7.30pm Flower Arranging Demonstration “A Box, Boston and Beyond” given by R. Ann Hindle, from Lathom - The Senior Citizens Hall, Warrenhurst Road, Fleetwood. Entrance fee £5.00 for non members.

• Westview Community Centre Citizen’s Advice Bureau - Drop in the first Tuesday of the month and by appointment ( 01772 424282) the last Thursday of the month. Credit Union - Every Wednesday & Friday 1-4pm Appointments only - 01253 478827 Women’s Skills Course - Every Wednesday 10am - 12 noon (contact the Centre on 01253 870133 Adult Education - English as a second language (contact the centre 01253 870133)

• Thornton Cleveleys Amateur Radio Society (TCARS) will be operating a radio station on the 12th May 2013 (Sunday) from Marsh Mill at Thornton-Cleveleys. It is to promote “Mills on the Air” which is sponsored by SPAB (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) and organised through the Denby Dale Group. Any radio amateur who works 10 windmills or watermills can apply for a special certificate, so all amateur in FY postcode area please listen out on HF and VHF bands for GB2MMW and give us a call

• 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. For further details contact Rita Hewitt on Mobile: 07749 631661.

• Fleetwood LifeLong Learning Monday 20th May “Burt Lancaster, Part 3” a talk given by Barbara Robinson. All are welcome to our meetings at 2.00pm. in Fleetwood Library, with a lively talk by a variety of speakers and a time to chat over refreshments.

• Fleetwood & Cleveleys Lions Club Our meetings are on the 4th 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

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Fleetwood Carnival The carnival is on Saturday June 15th. Starts at 12 noon with the crowning of the Queen in the Marine Hall Judging of the Fancy Dress is at 12-15pm in the Marine Hall Judging of the Floats is at 12-15pm on the Promenade The Parade will set off at 1pm This years Carnival Queen is -- Pariza Cheema Her Retinue are Princesses -- Bethany Pook, Abigail Mclellon

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Ladies in Waiting -- Kira Ainscough, Emily-Jane Birdsall After the carnival there will be a Family Fun Day. There will be; Food Stall, Royallettes, Fairground Rides, Bollywood Dancers, Bouncy Castle and music will be provided by the Old Boys Band and Lune Deep. We are still in need of more Marshals to help on the Day, if you can manage to spare a few hours so that safety can be assured on the day please contact Fred Riley on 01253 779927 your help would be appreciated.

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FY7 Youth Activities & Groups for Young People

• 1st Fleetwood Scouts Scout Hut, St. John’s Ave, Fleetwood www.1stfleetwoodscoutgroup.org.uk 1st Fleetwood Scout Group is open to both boys and girls and meets on Tues, Wed & Thurs nights. Tuesday is Beaver Scouts aged 6-8 Section Leader Belinda Armstrong. Scouts is Wednesday aged 10-14 years Section Leader is Clare May. Thursday is Cub Scouts aged 8-10 years Section Leader Tracy Douglas. Camping, Hiking, climbing, backwoods cooking, trips out, IT, DIY, to name just a few activities. There are loads of badges and awards the children can work towards gaining, to suit all ages, interests and capabilities. Contact: Belinda Armstrong Tel: 877818. Email: a.b.armstrong@btinternet.com • 1301 (FY7) Squadron, Air Training Corps Grange Road, Fleetwood FY7 8BH. Tel: 01253 870493 (Tues & Thurs only) Time: 7 - 9.15pm Tues & Thurs. Age: 13-20. A variety of opportunities are on offer to the cadets including flying, gliding, Adventurous Training, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, sports, overseas camps plus many more.The organisation is staffed by Adult Volunteers and we are always looking for interested adults from the local community to join us. Contact: Flt Lt Kath Lane E-mail: adj.1301@aircadets.org www.aircadets.org • 15th Fleetwood St Edmunds Rainbows, Brownies and Guides St Wulstans Green Hut, Poulton Road. (term time) Rainbows age 5-7, Brownies age 7-10, Guides age 10+. Lots of activities, badges to earn, trips and holidays. Further info from Angela Cole Tel 07837 167747 e-mail strand62@sky.com www.girlguiding.org.uk/joinus • Army Cadets Preston Street, Fleetwood. Tel: 01772 717078 www.lancashirearmycadets.com Time: Mon & Weds 7-9pm (turn up on Night) Age: (Year 8) 12-18 yrs 9 months Cost: Free 4-6 trial period followed by £10 enrolment fee (to cover insurance) and you will receive a free uniform. Group run by Adult Volunteers • Cafe 3one6 (Youth Cafe Night) 208 Lord Street, Fleetwood. Tel: 873098 Time: 7-9pm Every other Fri May 3, 17, 31. June 14, 28 2013 • Mount Methodist & Trinity Methodist Time: Twice each month, Sunday Evening. Please ring 01253 874404 for more info • Fleetwood Gym Football Team Training Times Under 6’s Saturdays 10am King Georges

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(Outside) and Mondays 5-6 Fleetwood High School (Inside) £3 a week Under 7’s Saturdays 10 am King Georges (Match or Training) and Mondays 6-7 Fleetwood High School (Inside) Under 8’s Saturdays 10 am Match or Training and Tuesday 5-6 and Thursday 6-7 at Fleetwood High School (Outside) Under 9’s League Games Saturdays 10am and Tuesdays 6-8 at Fleetwood High School (Inside) Under 10’s League Game Saturdays and Monday 6-7 at Fleetwood High School (Outside) Under 11’s League Game Sunday and Training Tuesdays and Wednesdays 7-8pm at Fleetwood High School (Outside) Under 12’s League Games Sundays, Training Monday 6-7 and Wednesday 7-8 at Fleetwood High School (Outside) Under 13’S League Games Sunday and Training Thursdays 6-7 at Fleetwood High School (Outside) Under 14’s Yellows and Blues League Games Sundays and Training Wednesdays 8-9 at Fleetwood High (Outside) All Fleetwood Gym teams subs are only £4 a week and each player recieves a FREE Playing Kit, Training Kit and Tracksuit. To play in a Fleetwood Gym Team then contact Club Secretary Barry Whittaker on 07775928332 or see www.fleetwoodgym • Fleetwood Kite Club - Land & Sea Anything kites, beach and recreational related, action packed,fun and friendly atmosphere. During the winter months we meet every other Saturday between 1pm-3pm and during the summer months our club flyin’s run on every other Wednesday evening 6pm-8pm.0795 643 8805 Email Phil-fkc@hotmail.com http:// fleetwoodkiteclub.co.u • Fleetwood Multi Stars Sports Club Fleetwood High School, Broadway, Fleetwood, Lancashire FY7 8HE Tel Joanne: 01253 776093 / 07519 353131 Tel Ronan: 887369 E: ronan.mcmahon@wyre.gov.uk Tues, 5pm - 6pm Disability Football Session Weds, 6pm - 7pm Disability Multi-Sport Session Thurs, 6pm - 8pm Disability Trampolining and Alternative Sport Session All activities are for boys and girls aged 8 - 20 yrs.

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• Fleetwood Sea Cadets Princes Way, Fleetwood, Lancs, FY7 8PG Tel: 01253 771866 Email: fleetwoodseacadets@btinternet.com www.units.ms-sc.org/fleetwood Time: 7 - 9.15pm Tues & Fri. Age: 10-18 yrs. Fleetwood Sea Cadets is open to all young people aged 12 - 18. The Marine Cadets is for young people aged 13 - 18 and has a Junior Sections open to 10 - 12 years of age. It is Britain’s most successful nautical organisation for the development of young people. • FY7 and District Amateur Swimming Club www.fleetwoodswimclub.co.uk Keen young swimmers should come along to Fleetwood YMCA Swimming Pool, The Esplanade, Fleetwood on Monday or Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm. to 7.30pm for a free trial, speak to the coach on the pool. Or at Poulton YMCA Pool, Breck Road, Poulton on Tuesdays 6pm to 7pm. For info please see website. • Milton Youth & Community Centre Blakiston Street, Fleetwood, FY7 QW Youthy @ The Zone (Milton Youthy) Opening Hours, Tues 7:00 - 9:30 Thurs 7:00 - 9:30, Fri 6:00 – 8:30 Age: 13 - 19 years old Openings will change to a 3 hour session (TBC) Cost : 50p (all subs go back into provision) Activity Info: Available – Console Gaming, Arts & Crafts, Baking & Cooking, Dance Machine, table tennis, Pool & Snooker, table football. Alongside this we have a range of projects running, trips and residential experiences. Opportunities to gain AQA accreditation and non AQA accreditation – ASDAN, DofE,etc. Contact: Michelle Beavers 07815 945287, 01253 775100 A-Team @ The Zone (for Young People aged 11 – 25 reviewed at 19 Years old) with learning difficulties and additional needs) Openings: Monday 5:30 – 8:30 Cost: 50p (All subs go back into your provision) Activity Info: Available – Console Gaming, Arts & Crafts, Baking & Cooking, Dance Machine, table tennis, Pool & Snooker, table football. Alongside this we have a range of projects running. Contact: Michelle Beavers 07815 945287 01253 775100 Targeted NEET (Not In Education, Employment or Training) Drop in for Young People 16 – 18 who are case loaded to Targeted Youth Support workers. Openings: Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 Cost – N/A Activity Info: Console Gaming, Arts & Crafts, Dance Machine, table tennis, Pool & Snooker, table football. Tea & Toast. Organised trip Contact: Louise Ashcroft – 01253 775100

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• The Mount Taekwondo Club Thursdays 17:25 to 19:00 Broadway Rooms, St Nicholas’ Church, Broadway, Fleetwood. Try Taekwondo, Challenge Yourself!! Keep Fit, Have Fun and Learn Self Defence. Mixed Class open to all ages from (6 and above), Free first session and £2.50 subsequently, with discounts for families. Chris Frost - 07562 179552 Paul Barton 07834 183746 E: mounttaekwondo@hotmail.com W: themounttkd.webs.com. • Multi Sports for Disabled People Fleetwood Leisure Centre, YMCA Wednesdays 10.15-11.15 £3 per person Want To Try Lots Of Fun Sports, Activities & Games, Meet New People And Stay Healthy While Having A Great Time? If The Answer Is Yes...Then Why Not Come Along To Our Weekly Multi-Sport Sessions. For more info contact Wyre’s Community Sports Officer Ronan McMahon on 887369 or E: ronan.mcmahon@ wyre.gov.uk • Royal Funk Dance Troupes: T: 07874922223 E:royalfunkdancing@yahoo.co.uk Royal Funk: Aged 11+ Classes Sundays 5-7pm and Mondays %.30-7.30pm. Classes £4.50 each. Royal Funk Miniatures: Age 5-10 years. Class Monday 4.30-5.30pm. Class £4. All troupe members get to perform in shows, competitions, charity events and cabarets. Royal Funk have reached the Finals of the International Choreographic Awards for the last 2 years. • St. Peters & St. Davids Youth Club St. Davids Hall, Fleetwood.Time: Every Thursday 7-9pm Age: 8 -13 yrs. Cost: £1 per child which includes a drink & packet of crisps. Pick up service available from Chaucer school at 6.50pm (must ring Father John to arrange pick up 876176). Activities include snooker, table tennis, football & more! • The Mickey Taylor Youth Group @ The Beehive Centre Manor Road Fleetwood Ages 8-17 year old Mon, Wed and Fri 5pm7pm. £2 one off membership fee first session free,50p per session all moneys are used to benifit the children of youth group free glow in the dark wristband for every member. Centre available for hire call 681586 • Trinity Baptist Church 206 Poulton Road, Fleetwood, FY7 7LB Time: Every Thursday evening school term time only, 5 - 6.30pm. Age: 5-14 or early teens. We have lots of activities on the Thursday, including football, crafts & cookery. In school holidays, trips out are arranged, and a holiday club is setup during the last week. For further information please contact Audrey Doyle on 01253 875618.

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• Tommy’s YMCA Lofthouse Building Lofthouse Building, London Street, Fleetwood www.fleetwoodcyp.org.uk. One year membership £2.00 then 50 pence per night. Monday & Wednesday: Seniors Year 7 and above 6:45pm - 9:30pm. Tuesday & Thursday: Juniors Year 5 and above 5:45pm -7:45pm. Boxing sessions: Monday to Thursday Juniors 5:30pm - 6:30pm Seniors 6:30pm - 7:30pm (Requires additional Membership). Please visit our website for full details of the many facilities we have on offer. • Wyre Council ‘TrySport’ scheme (ages 8-16 unless stated) All sessions are FREE of charge Monday 5.30-6.30pm Preesall Sports Hall Multi-Sports (8-11yrs) Football @ Preesall Sports Hall (11-16yrs); 8-9pm Football @ Fleetwood High School Sports Hall (16-19yrs) Tuesdays: 5-6pm Street Dance @ Fleetwood High School Dance Studio (7-16yrs); 6-7pm + 7-8pm Free Running @ Fleetwood High Courtyard Wednesdays: 5-6pm Athletics @ Fleetwood Sports Hall (7-16yrs) Thursdays: 4.45-5.45pm Dodgeball @

Fleetwood’s Swimming Ace Thomas Gains National Time Fleetwood Swimming Club athlete Thomas Manning gave a superb performance in the 100 metre freestyle race at the British Gas Lancashire Age Group Championships, held recently at Manchester and Liverpool Aquatics Centres, gaining a national time qualifying time. A delighted Thomas, age 12 will now be able to compete at the National competition at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge in July this year. The talented athlete has also recently gained the Bronze medal in the National Schools Biathlon Competition at Crystal Palace. Also taking part in this event were Fleetwood team mates Ciara Barcock, 13, Charlotte Grogan,13 Beth Manning, 13, Alex Jones, 10 and Sam Jones, 12 of Baines High. Ciara unluckily just missed achieving a place by two points. Thomas, in top form at the Lancashire Championships, also achieved 4th places in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle events and several top 10 places in individual medley, butterfly and backstroke events.

Millfield Sports Hall; 6-7.30pm Football @ Martindale Peoples Park; 8-9pm Basketball @ Fleetwood High School Sports Hall Fridays: 5-6.30pm Football @ Garstang YMCA; 5.30-6.30pm Football @ Thornton YMCA (11-16yrs); 7-9pm Multi Sport @ Martindale Peoples Park; 7-8pm Dodgeball @ Fleetwood High School Sports Hall • Wyre Wheels Fleetwood Leisure Centre,YMCA Fridays 1.30pm – 3.30pm. £3.50 per person A NEW Cycling programme for people with disabilities. For more info call Ronan 887369 or E:ronan.mcmahon@wyre.gov.uk

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top ten places in freestyle and backstroke events. Hannah Roe, also 13 gained a bronze medal for 200m butterfly, came 4th in 400m individual medley and achieved three top ten places in freestyle events. Joseph Chappell, age 9 gained a bronze medal for his 200m backstroke race and two top ten places for i.m. and freestyle 200 meter races. Bradley Sharples, age 13 gained a fourth place in the 50m breaststroke race, and three top ten places in back and breaststroke events. Jade Moore, age 11, gained a fourth place in the 200 meter butterfly race together with three top ten places for butterfly and breaststroke. Impressive swims over the course of the Lancs. competition were given by Adam Cummings, age 9, Charlotte Grogan, Emma Wellard, 14, , Scott Clarkson, 15, of Hodgson High and Katie Lawson, Ladies Club Captain, age 16.

For other club swimmers this was their first experience at a Lancashire competition and in a 50 metre pool, they gave their best Fleetwood team mate Ciara Barcock, gained performances and several personal bests a bronze medal in the Lancashire Competition were forthcoming. for her 50m backstroke swim, 4th places in the 200 and 800 freestyle swims and also

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Gardening & Landscaping Affordable Fencing .....................63 Appletree Garden Services ........60 BJG Solutions ............................62 CMD Paving ...............................60 DC Landscapes .........................63 DJC Paving ................................62 Evergreen Garden Maintenance .63 Paul Torkington ...........................59 Paving Design ...............................1 S Clews Paving Specialist .........63 Urban Landscaping ...................62

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FLEETWOOD CHURCHES EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES IN MAY Thurs 2nd May – Trinity Methodist Church, Fleetwood Road – LADIES FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE – 7.30pm. Friday 3rd May - Trinity Methodist Church, Fleetwood Road – COFFEE MORNING – 10.30am to 12.00noon, preceded by a short service at 10.00am. You are all most welcome. If you need a period of quiet and solitude, the Church will be open and available. Friday 3rd May – St. Paul’s Church Hall, Warren Avenue South St. Paul’s Church Hall, Warren Avenue South – COFFEE MORNING & BOOK SALE – 10.00am to 12.00noon. Free admission. Reverend Tountas will be leading a Prayer & Bible Reading Session from 9.45am if you would like to arrive a little earlier and join in. Tuesday 7th May – Trinity Methodist Church, Fleetwood Road – BIBLE FELLOWSHIP – 7.30pm. Thurs 9th May – Trinity Methodist Church, Fleetwood Road – LADIES FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE – 7.30pm. Friday 10th May – United Reformed Church Hall, Dronsfield Road – COFFEE MORNING IN SUPPORT OF MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE SUFFERERS – 10.00am to 12.00noon. 50p admission, all welcome to browse the stalls – cakes, cards, raffle and more. Refreshments will be available. Sunday 12th to Saturday 18th May - CHRISTIAN AID WEEK –. Red envelopes may come through your door, or, you can pick one up at a Church near you. Do give generously to help those living in extreme poverty and difficult conditions. Wednesday 15th May – United Reformed Church Hall, Dronsfield Road – COFFEE MORNING – 10.30am to 12.00noon. Do come along. It’s just 50p to get in which includes refreshments. Once there, there is so much to do – RAFFLE, “BRING & BUY”, BOOKS, not to mention the “NEW TO YOU” shop. Wednesday 15th May – Trinity Methodist Church, Fleetwood Road – COFFEE MORNING – from 10.30am. Thursday 16th May - St. Nicholas Rooms, Broadway – COFFEE MORNING – 10.00am to 11.15am. Everyone will be made very welcome. Thurs 23rd May – Trinity Methodist Church, Fleetwood Road – LADIES FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE – 7.30pm. Sunday 26th May – Trinity Methodist Church, Fleetwood Road – BREAKFAST AT TRINITY – 9.30am to 10.30am. A one hour session so packed with activities for young people from age 5 to age 12, and they get their breakfast too. Sounds absolutely brilliant!! Friday 31st May – Trinity Baptist Church, Poulton Road – MONTHLY LUNCHEON – 12.00noon. Do come and enjoy a light lunch in good company, and support local

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charities by your donation. AS ALWAYS – there are regular COFFEE MORNINGS at St. Peter’s, Lord Street, every Tuesday and Friday from 9.30 to approximately 3pm. When you’re down town, or at the market, why not pop in for a brew and a toasted teacake. You can be sure of a very warm welcome. New, updated Christian Bookstall is now available. BREAKING BREAD, every Tuesday at 12.00noon at St. David’s Hall. A fabulous meal, in great company, for just £3. Can’t be bad! Do come and see for yourself. Why not come earlier and join in the Service first at 11.30am. 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 Weds afternoon from 1.00pm to 3.00pm at St. Peter’s Church, Lord Street. Everyone is very welcome to join this happy group. MUSTARD SEED GROUP – St. Peter’s Church, Lord Street, every Monday evening, from 6.00pm to 9.00pm. If you are lonely, need guidance about any issues, do come along. You will be offered a hot meal, and the chance to talk with professional volunteers who are available for discussion and private conversation. “USE YOUR LOAF” – St. Peter’s Church, Lord Street, every Tuesday evening from 5.00pm to 7.00pm. A chance to consider and understand the Bible, and life issues, in a gentle introductory way. Everyone is free to express their own views and feelings on all manner of topics. Refreshments are available. Everyone is welcome to attend the Eucharistic Service in The Lady Chapel afterwards. PRAYER GROUP – Trinity Methodist Church, Fleetwood Road, every Wednesday evening from 6pm to 7pm. DO YOU NEED A HALL? Mount Methodist Church Hall, Mount Road – 771062 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. David’s Church Hall, Fleetwood Road/Larkholme Lane – contact 872363 or www.achurchnearyou.com/ st.davidsfwd St. Nicholas Rooms, Broadway – contact 874402 Do you feel that a little more exercise would be good for you? Why not contact Fylde Coast Ramblers and go with them on weekly walks. One week it’s a Saturday afternoon, the next week it’s a full day on Sunday. They would love to welcome new members. Coach pick-ups from St. Annes, through Blackpool and Poulton. Do ring Alan on 01253 401751 for more information, or go to www.FyldeCoastRamblers.co.uk God Bless Advertise Call 0800 970 7687


You may have seen the local papers last month highlighting our success in obtaining an Anti Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) against a resident in the Pharos ward area of Fleetwood. This has helped return the lives of those nearby residents back to normal without the persistent

concern hanging over them about what the evening has in store for them. Our use of these orders is increasing where other interventions have been tried but failed to curb such problems.

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As ever we strive to be contactable in as many ways as possible, whether in person, by phone or email, at local meeting halls, out on patrol or at a PACT meeting. This month will see the roll out of your local Community Beat Managers directly updating a Fleetwood Neighbourhood Police Facebook page. This will include pictures of incidents, requests for information and more. Our colleagues working in Garstang and Over Wyre have tried this for some time now and have had many positive responses and are close to 3000 followers, take a look! I’d also like to encourage you all to visit the Lancashire police website and click on the ‘In The Know’

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Hello The lighter nights are now here and with that come a new set of challenges for the Neighbourhood Policing Teams across Fleetwood. More people are out enjoying the longer days in many different ways, and a small number of which come into contact with us. Anti Social Behaviour (ASB) tends to rise slightly and it is our job to prevent that happening as far as possible. I would kindly ask that if you are suffering from ASB then you make contact with us for our help or advice and don’t suffer in silence – we need to know.

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