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LINK-Poulton Editors Letter

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ummer is here at last and a good time to get those jobs done around the house, we have plenty of local businesses inside to help you do just that and more, while you enjoy the weather and break out the barbecue! don't forget my invite ;-) Some important dates coming up, Fathers Day 20th June, we also have the famous Lighthouse Walk with RNLI to Wyre Light Sat 10th July. Oh and COME ON ENGLAND world cup time! Some more great features in this month, if you would like anything in LINK that you think may be a good idea or local information of interest let us know this is your local magazine. LINK was proud to sponsor the successful Fleetwood Gym football tournament in May, we are looking at other sponsoring opportunities this year so let us know what your up to and how we can help. Congratulations LINK-Spotter Mrs B Varley of Ashley Close, Thornton who won our where am I competition £50 on its way to you. We like to hear feedback for our advertisers that they are giving a good service, if you have used anyone in LINK and wish to recommend them for business of the month let us know ! If your business is not featured inside, then you are not reaching up to 40,000+ homes in your catchment area. Get in touch to see how we can help you promote yours into the BEST dedicated local independent magazines. Many Thanks

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Contents

World Cup TV Deals at FiveStar

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Property Bring on the Bling

Lindsey Dulux Design Service

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Salad Days of Summer

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Where to Eat Deals at Twelve

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Motoring Suzuki SX4

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Where Am I?

Tenerife Take a Trip Upmarket

Kids Corner

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LINK-Cash Ads

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Community What’s On

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Community Useful Numbers

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Trades & Services

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old, silver, glitter and glitz are essentials in today's successful rooms, and even if you haven't got a big bank balance, there are some metallic touches that could bring instant glamour to the home.

The interiors world has taken gold, gloss, crystals and bling to its heart. Following in the footsteps of fashion, this trend is also a reaction to our tough economic times. Staying in to avoid expensive bars, interiors lovers want their living spaces to feel luxurious and atmospheric and are going for bejewelled and metallic wallpapers, lustrous fabrics, gilded furniture, and catch-the-light accessories.

Gold Suni mirror £69, Very.

rooms to follow the 'less is more' rule, so that the end result is decadent and dramatic rather than bold and brassy. "You can opt for a futuristic approach with silver and steel and minimal furnishings, or echo the Seventies with zingy colours like oranges and greens in metallic finishes and retro white furniture," says Linda. "Alternatively, there's the opulent route which embraces vintage and uses gold and gilt teamed with tactile, touch -me fabrics such as velvet and silks." So rustle through the glad-rags in your wardrobe for inspiration and join the glitterati gang.

Midas touch We've all got our favourite fashion style and you probably won't go far wrong if you replicate the essence of that in your rooms.

Star buys: Graham & Brown's wallpaper selection includes a richly patterned A touch of bling is the way Desire, available in gold, from its Spirit collection, to make our homes shine and designer, "Metallics are undoubtedly big news as they add instant Barbara Hulanicki's richness. Even a single wall papered in a striking design silvery Diva. can have incredible impact and improve the feel-good Both are factor in an otherwise dull room." £30 a roll. And not for nothing is this look dubbed 'metallic magic' because the reflective properties of metallic papers and paints work in a similar way to mirrors by making small spaces seem larger, and helping the room, burst into life under artificial light. Top tip: Designer Linda Barker applauds the trend. Remember Dark green can be used to dramatic effect in a "A touch of bling is the way to make our homes large patterns candlelit dining room or other areas used mostly shine - literally – and currently it seems that can overpower the evening. In a bathroom, it can give a feeling of everyone's seeking a bit of good old-fashioned smallinspaces razzle-dazzle and glitz," she says. enthusiasm and brightness to preparations at the She advises those who want glitteringly successful start of a day.

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property Jewels in the crown

rise and shine

All that glitters needn't be gold with the glorious array of paint, faux finishes and clever costume jewellery available for walls. Painting walls or furniture, in metallic paint cheaply transform both spaces and pieces, says Charlotte Boyd, style editor of House Beautiful magazine. "Try giving an old dark wood console table a metallic update to really add wow factor to a hallway." Be imaginative and rummage in your jewellery box and display a cluster of pretty silver or gold costume pieces on table tops, hang strands of necklaces on walls or make a feature of them in velvet-lined picture frames.

On your metal Small is beautiful, as the saying goes, but one of the best ways to indulge in this look is to be bold with statement, opulent pieces.

For luxury looks, dress windows in beautiful fabrics - silks, velvets and taffetas in metallic shades which will hint at Hollywood-style glamour.

Victoria Wright, style advisor at HomeSense says: After the over-zealous ghetto bling of the Nineties, it's understandable that home owners are slightly nervous of going overboard for glitz and glitter in their homes.

"We've been inspired by catwalk fashion for our new metallic Silks collection, and feature the fabric in sophisticated silvers, pewter and platinum," says Jo Cassabois, founder of Pret A Vivre, bespoke curtain and blind experts.

"But stand-alone individual items will have impact. Don't limit yourself on shades, think copper, bronze, muted gold and champagne and mix contemporary with vintage for an up-todate take." Star buys: Get your own gold throne, a high backed Cocoon chair in gold, £4,580 from Christopher Guy, while a silver Madame Butterfly Tall Cabinet, £795, from The French Bedroom Company is elegant and unusual. Turn on to full fat bling with a decorative gold bed and two matching bedside cabinets from Newtons Furniture. A Chateau D'or set is £1,099. Satisfy a gold passion with De Ferranti's Alchemy collection of metallic wall and floor tiles. Its gold briquettes are around £250 a square metre.

Silver, pewter and platinum colourways can be teamed with aubergine or maroon for warmth or work well with on-trend sorbet shades such as pistachio greens, duck-egg blues, pinks and yellows.

Getting precious Get in on the metallic-act with gold and silver accessories which will give rooms an instant injection of glamour. "It's easy to overdo metallics," warns Charlotte Boyd at House Beautiful magazine. "Add a few gold or silver sequinned cushions to a sofa or bed, or perhaps group a collection of vases in different shades in front of a gold mirror to make a feature." Star buys: It might tarnish the bank balance but you could splurge on a gold Kartell Bourgie Crystal table lamp, £488 from Occa -Home or simply pick up a silver snip at Dunelm Mill. Its crackle glass lamp is £15.

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the salad days of summer Learning how to make a terrific salad is a skill. Become a salad pro with our easy-to-follow tips and recipes. As soon as summer looms, those party invitations start plopping through the door. Suddenly you're expected to look bronzed, healthy and slim while holding a glass of fizz and not dropping your canapes. This is where the gift of salad comes in. In order to stay trim, many party-goers will live off iceberg lettuce, tomato and a Sauvignon blanc from May until September. But if this combination leaves you feeling faint, remember there's more than one way to toss a salad. Here are five basic salad recipes to get you started...

Garden Salad For the salad: 1/2 cucumber 250g cherry tomatoes 250g baby leaf mix, such as mizuna, baby chard, lollo rosso, purslane and oak-leaf lettuce

1 avocado 50g pitted black olives For the dressing: 1tsp Dijon mustard 2tbsp cider vinegar 3tbsp olive oil Salt and pepper

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Peel and slice the cucumber and halve the tomatoes. Mix the salad leaves with the cucumber and tomatoes in a large salad bowl. Stone and peel the avocado, cut into cubes and add to the bowl with the olives. Make the dressing by whisking together the mustard, vinegar and oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the salad, toss carefully to combine and serve.

Greek Salad For the salad: 1/2 cucumber 4 plum tomatoes 1 red pepper 1 green pepper 1/2 red onion 60g pitted olives 50g feta cheese, diced For the dressing: 4tbsp olive oil 1tbsp chopped parsley Salt and pepper

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Cut the cucumber and tomatoes into 1-2cm chunks and put them in a large salad bowl. Cut the pepper flesh into thin strips and put them in the bowl with the cucumbers and tomatoes. Finely slice the red onion and add to the bowl with the olives. Make the dressing by whisking the oil and parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss carefully. Transfer to serving bowls, scatter some feta evenly over each bowl and serve.

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chop Salad For the salad: 1 iceberg lettuce 410g red kidney beans, drained and rinsed 1 avocado, peeled, stoned and diced 2 ripe tomatoes, chopped 1/2 red onion, finely diced 1tbsp chopped coriander leaves 1 jalapeno chilli (optional), finely sliced Corn chips, to garnish Sour cream (optional), to serve

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For the dressing: Juice of 1 1/2 limes 3tbsp olive oil Cut the lettuce into bite-sized pieces and put them into a large salad bowl. Add the beans, avocado, tomatoes and onion with the coriander and chilli (if used). Mix all the ingredients together. Make the dressing by whisking together the lime juice and oil. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and mix lightly to combine. Garnish with lightly-crushed corn chips and serve with sour cream.

Potato Salad 1kg new potatoes 125g smoked streaky bacon 1tsp vegetable oil 6 spring onions 175ml mayonnaise Salt and pepper

Halve the potatoes and cook in lightly-salted boiling water until tender. Rinse under cold water and leave to cool. Meanwhile, slice the bacon into thin strips. Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the bacon until golden, drain on kitchen paper and allow to cool. Finely slice the spring onions, reserving some for garnish. Put the potatoes, finelysliced spring onions and bacon in a large salad bowl. Gently stir in the mayonnaise. Season to taste with salt and pepper, garnish with the reserved spring onions and serve.

Chickpea and Herb Salad 100g bulgur wheat 4tbsp olive oil 1tbsp lemon juice 2tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley 1tbsp chopped mint 400g chickpeas, drained and rinsed 125g cherry tomatoes, halved 1tbsp chopped mild onion 100g cucumber 150g feta cheese Salt and pepper

Put the bulgur wheat in a heatproof bowl and pour boiling water over, just enough to cover. Set aside until the water has been absorbed. If you want a fluffier finish, transfer it to a steamer and steam for five minutes. Spread on a plate to cool. Mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, parsley and mint in a large salad bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add the chickpeas, tomatoes, onion and bulgur wheat. Dice the cucumber and add to the bowl. Mix well and add the diced feta, stirring lightly to avoid breaking up the cheese. Serve immediately.

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FIRST DRIVE:

SX4

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The SX4 is a cross between a small hatchback and a mini SUV. The raised driving position, lofty stance and spacious cabin all make the car quite unique.

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f you want to get ahead in the car business, small is the biggest game in town. Superminis, compact hatchbacks, call them what you want, the small car sector is the one to be in.

The trade off is that there's little in the way of genuine variety. Sure, style-wise there's much to differentiate one supermini from the next, but at the end of the day you're still driving a supermini. And if you want a small car with a bit of attitude or go anywhere ability it's a case of getting something, well, bigger. Which is why cars like Suzuki's SX4 have managed to carve out a successful niche for themselves.

Presenting a noticeably more rugged face to the world while managing to retain the same footprint as a conventional supermini, the SX4s of this world offer some-thing a little different. Different yes - but also different in a good way. Choice is always welcome in the car business, but cars such as the SX4 must deliver what the marketing-speak promises. Suzuki has form in the small car market so this isn't an issue. From city cars to compact 4x4s, the Japanese firm has made a good living from this end of the business.

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MOTORING The SX4 is, if you like, a cross between a small hatchback and a mini SUV. All the tell-tale clues are present: the high roofline, raised driving position, chunky styling and all -wheel drive. This latter feature might only present on one variant, but for anyone with a need for such it sure beats having to manhandle something larger on country lanes. First let's consider the front-wheel drive SX4; it's more than just a 'softroader' for the city. The raised driving position, lofty stance and spacious cabin all make perfect sense in the city where visibility is often at a premium and getting down into and up out of a regular car can be a chore - and a genuine pain for some. With the ease of use box ticked, next consider the car's performance. There's a straight-forward choice between a thoroughly revised 120 horsepower 1.6-petrol unit and a 90 horsepower 1.6-litre diesel. If you plan on racking up the miles, the diesel probably the better option.

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supermini sector but the more you examine it, the more it makes sense. You don't need to live at the top of a mountain to make the most of it, while it feels just at home on the motorway as it does bounding along muddy country paths. By way of a deal-breaker, for 2010 Suzuki has spruced up the car's interior, improved equipment levels and polished the car's exterior by way of more colour-coded trim. For the asking price, this is a small car the genuinely punches above its weight.

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For more urban-centric motoring the petrol unit is an excellent all-rounder. Improved performance, economy and refinement have made it a more rounded proposition now, and it's also the engine used in the allwheel drive SX4. Now, this might appear like overkill, but there's a lot to be said for all-weather ability. You don't have to be stuck in snow to reap the benefit, as even wet, leaf-strewn roads have the potential to cause a problem. Also, if you happen to live or travel in rural areas, something small and economical like the SX4 can make more sense than a bulky, traditional 4x4 - why use a sledgehammer to crack a nut, after all. And the SX4 - in all-wheel drive SZ5 trim - is so easy to live with. A simple rocker switch activates the 4x4 mode, giving you the option of on-demand all-wheel drive when you lose traction, full 4x4 lock and a front-drive mode. A genuinely versatile, practical and easy to drive car, Suzuki's SX4 might appear to be a left-field choice in the

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NEW Where Am I? Expanded to all areas including greater PRIZE! Can you guess where I am this month LINK-Spotters? CONGRATULATIONS Mrs B Varley of Ashley Close, Thornton, who won last months competition Another great response online and post thanks LINK-Spotters. Last Month Answers - Village Walks Poulton, Norbreck Castle, Cleveleys Promenade See if you can spot where we are this month? also enter online at www.link-magazine.co.uk Do you have any local images email them us through.

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tenerife takes a trip upmarket

Find out why there's more to Tenerife than cheap booze, 'full English' breakfasts and partying punters.

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ipping a margarita on a shady terrace fringed by palm trees, overlooking a vast expanse of crystal clear, glistening blue water, I could have been in the Caribbean, the Maldives or any number of exotic, Far-flung destinations. The bright pinks and purples of cascading bougainvillea, tropical cannas with big, blousey red and orange flowers plus banana plants bearing great hands of fruit underneath giant leaves all heightened the sense of the exotic. Tenerife, the land of cheap booze, 'full English' breakfasts and partying punters - a tourist hotspot sullied by overdevelopment and bad behaviour, mostly by visitors, over

the years. Tenerife, however, wants a new reputation to lure discerning travellers back to its sunkissed shores. The largest of the Canary Islands off

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very different kind - the five-star Sensatori Resort on the outskirts of the little village of Alcala further up the coast, around 10 minutes' drive from the dramatic cliffs of Los

Luxury is something Tenerife is working hard on

the coast of north-west Africa, this Spanish isle has a temperate climate year round, rivalling destinations such as Dubai and The Gambia for weather, with flights from Britain so much shorter.

Away from all that is a Mecca of a

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Gigantes . It's here that I find a true taste of paradise, taking in the stunning 260m infinity pool, the largest in Europe, and beyond that the shimmering Atlantic and the neighbouring island of La Gomera on the horizon.

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TRAVEL At Sensatori, the stunning rooms, a sea of marble flooring, sparkling chandeliers, ornate fountains, designer decor and dramatic sculptures can take your breath away.

This is Thomson's third Sensatori complex, following others in Crete and Mexico - all part of the giant operator's fightback against the DIY holiday brigade. If you don't buy your holiday from Thomson, you won't get into a Sensatori. Bag a villa within its Red Level area and you get a butler and private pool of your own within your tropical garden, and an outdoor double bed under a thatched canopy for lounging near the water. At the new YHI spa in the Sensatori hotel, I drifted off as the therapist combined aromatherapy with hotstone massage to soothe aches and pains. Guests ventured into outdoor parlours for treatments, next to the infinity pool with uninterrupted ocean views. At one time Michelin stars were unheard of on the island, but they are now part of the high-end package. At the Sensatori's Michelin -starred Calima restaurant, our 12course taster menu began with delicious dry-ice cocktails and included delicacies such as foie gras, oysters and truffle cake, accompanied by fine wines, some produced locally. Chef Dani Garcia is a bit of a celebrity, and his language more polite than Gordon Ramsay.

Last year Siam Park, a water park, opened in the south, boasting the biggest artificial waves in the world of nearly 10 feet high discerning thrillseekers have surfing lessons in the wave pool after closing time. Its surrounding beach is created with tons of silky white sand imported from Portugal. We hired a private cabana within the park, with its own balcony overlooking the wave pool to allow us the luxury of a safe TV, DVD and wi-fi connection, and mini-bar as well as comfortable loungers and an outside shower. If you want a similar package for four, including entrance, fast-track queuing and limited all-inclusive deal in restaurants and bars, it costs a cool 400 euros (ÂŁ360).

Ecological measures are also being stepped up to save what is left of Tenerife's natural beauty. Nearly a decade ago, virtually anyone could - and did - take a boat from Los Cristianos to watch whales and dolphins. Many beautiful creatures were surrounded by boats, with tourists happily snapping away. Under new rules, boats must be licensed and are carefully monitored to stop whales and dolphins from becoming distressed. The marine guide on our charter said that this had driven away unscrupulous operators and improved the whales' breeding cycles.

Tourists once strolled the quarter mile or so from the cable car to the top of Mount Teide, the island's dormant volcano and the largest mountain in Spain at 12,198ft, they now need permits to do so, thus reducing environmental impact on the summit area. home to E is still nglish pubs IF R E N TE oers, E reakfasts b t party-g all-nigh con-and-eggs ight. a n b y v d a n a uiet he after a nt is peace, q pical a o w tr u o ate ll y But if a nity in the ultim ay be m and sere ing all year, it agined. sett u im than yo closer

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Poulton Town f.c

LINK-Sport Poulton Town FC – Girls Team The current PTFC Girls Team were formed following a successful local schools 5-a-side tournament organised by Wyre Borough Council, and hosted by Poulton Town FC, to select a school team to represent Wyre in the 2005 Lancashire Games. The girls enjoyed playing so much that the Club were able to recruit a sufficient number, from different local schools to form a new team. This is not, however, the first time the Club has had a Girls Team. Back in November 1999, under the name of Poulton St. John’s Youth FC before the amalgamation with the Poulton Town FC adult club, an Under-12 Girls team was formed which played in the LFA League for 2 seasons from 2000/01. Our current team started as Under-12s in Season 2005/06 and played in the Lancashire FA Girls League for 3 seasons before moving to the West Lancashire Girls League where they play now, 2009/10 season, as Under 16s. League Performance When our current team was created, most of the girls had not played competitive club football or been formally coached in basic skills before so it was always going to be a challenge. This challenge was heightened by the only league being available to us, the LFA League, containing very good experienced teams such Blackpool FC, Preston North End FC and Burnley FC. Whilst we lost all 17 games, conceding 253 goals and only scoring 8 in the process, the performances show a marked improvement during the season as the girls became accustomed to competitive matches and improved their ability and fitness through regular training. However, the real bonus was the attitude of the 15 girls involved – regardless of the results they maintained their enthusiasm for, and commitment to, each other, the Club and the game and had a good laugh as well! At first glance 2006/07 was an even worse season – losing all 23 games and conceding 323 goals with just 7 scored. However, 22 girls had been involved during the season and if anything their attitude was even better. It must have been hard to maintain enthusiasm and commitment when everyone expects you to get beaten but these girls did. Improvements were being made – defeats were now in the teens rather than twenties of the year before and we narrowly lost one game only 1-0. The following season, 07/08, saw further improvement with scores against reducing further, more goals being scored and, on the 3rd November 2007, our first win – 2-0 away at Birchwood with two goals from striker Lizzie Hermolle. This helped us to put in good performances against the likes of Manchester City and Bolton but long periods without matches prevented us building on this good work. We also suffered from a shrinking squad – down to only 12 at the end of the season – and players being unavailable, most notably against a very good Burnley when we had to play 11-a-side with only 7 players. The 7 girls who played that day were magnificent and I was very proud of them all. In 08/09 we joined the West Lancashire Girls League, making the decision to play 9v9 games against established teams from Liverpool, Skelmersdale, Warrington, Lancashire and even Bispham. The level of competition was much better

suited to us and the games were much more enjoyable for everyone. All the girls improved with every game – many opposition managers commented how much better we were in return matches. Results were usually close, with one or two exceptions, both for and against and we won 4 games and even drew one. 09/10 has been our best season ever – in terms of results, performances and enjoyment. With a squad of 15 players, many of whom have jobs and other commitments at weekends, we are currently 5th (out of 13) and have even spent several weeks on top of the league. The girls have maintained their enthusiasm and commitment and have now started to show their ability and understanding of the game. They are no longer considered pushovers, taking points off well established teams and making the best teams work hard for what they get. Striker Lizzie Hermolle has already scored 24 goals this season with 5 games left to play whilst at the other end the goalkeepers and defence have been awarded Girl of the Match on 10 occasions – with Katie Murray picking up 4 of these herself. The commitment of all these players cannot be overstated – these are young women with demands on their time from family, friends, school, other sports and hobbies, part-time jobs and even shopping but they consistently turn up for training and matches, give 100% every time and enjoy themselves. I cannot praise them highly enough and they are a credit to themselves and their families. In June 2009, in recognition of how they themselves started playing football, those players that could helped the Club host a local primary schools Girls Football Tournament. This was a very successful event with representatives from Wyre BC and Lancashire FA being involved. Funding Our first kit was purchased thanks to a Football Foundation kit grant. All the girls pay weekly training subs which allows us to hire winter training facilities and to purchase equipment. Hermolle Associates Ltd. kindly funded a replacement kit and jackets in 08/09 which ensures the girls are always well presented at games.

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BRAND NEW ELECTRIC GRASS STRIMMER 250W £15 - BRAN NEW BATTERY KITCHEN SALES £5 TEL 771875 ................................................................................................................ MIRA SHOWER PRACTICALLY NEW £50 TEL 875095 ................................................................................................................ MOTHERCARE CHEQUE PRAM RAIN COVER MATCHING BAG £60 BOTTLE WARMER £8 MOZY NET PRAM £5 TEL 877915 AFT 6PM ................................................................................................................ SONY CAR RADIO, CD PLAYER, MP3 CAPATABLE PLUG IN WITH IPOD £60 ONO, STAIR GATE £10 MOSES BASKET £5 TEL 877915 ................................................................................................. THULE ROOFRACK GOOD CONDITION FOR CARS WITH ROOF BARS £40 TEL 07873100580 ................................................................................................................ SILVER CROSS DOLLS COACH BUILT PRAM NAVY BLUE FROM THE 1970’S EXCELLENT COND £225 TEL 771577 ................................................................................................................ IRON CAST FIRE PLACE ANTIQUE TILES £250 WHITE WOOD FIRE SURROUND £50 TEL 873190 ................................................................................................................ COTBED BIRTH-5 £90, PLUS SPRUNG MATTRESS £60 BOTH AS NEW TEL 882493 (COST NEW £250) ............................................................................................................... GOLD CLUBS HIPPO BAG 1,3,5 WOODS FULL SET, TITLIEST IRONS PING PUTTER £150, E/TROLLY BATTERY £50 TEL 893183 ............................................................................................................... 1950’S GENTS MODS SUIT 42” CHEST HAND MADE £55 BEIGE MOHAIR ORIGINAL PLEATING TEL 899926 E/CON ............................................................................................................... GOLF CLUBS, BAG, WOOD & IRONS GRAPHITE £75 TEL 893426 ................................................................................................................ ROCKING CHAIR BLACK EBONY £30. STUDENT BOOKS SPORT SCIENCE £3E. NEW FOOT SPA BOXED £8 TEL 07709 192 272 ............................................................................................................... PET TRAVEL CAGE GOOD QUALITY COND 30”X21” BASE X 24”HIGH £12 TEL 883845 ................................................................................................................ 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community Poulton Photographic Society Annual Exhibition Friday 4th June 2010 - Saturday 12th June 2010 Our annual exhibition of the year's work together with a continuous display of digital images at the Masonic Hall, Market Place, Poulton-le-Fylde from 10am - 5pm. Cost: FREE. Further Information: Ray Wilson 01253 886974 Thornton Cleveleys Operatic Society's Summer Fair Venue - St Martin's & St Hilda's Church Hall, Carleton (near the Castle Gardens Pub) Date Saturday 26th June 2010 Time 11.00am-2.00pm Come and join us for lunch with stalls, games and fun for all the family! Mrs Helen Edwards, tel : 01253 855591 What's On at Poulton Library Regular Weekly Events: •Baby Bounce and Rhymetime - Monday 10:00am-10:30am •Toddler Rhymetime –Thursday 10:00am-10:30am •Storytime – Tuesday 2:15pm-2:45pm Just turn up and join in any of these sessions! There's no need to book in advance! Book Groups for people of all ages! There are monthly book groups at Poulton Library catering for a range of readers. Please telephone Poulton Library 01253 888900 for details of the next meeting. Children's Book Groups Chatterbooks: for children aged 7-11 years. Come along and play games, chat about books, join in competitions, try out quizzes and have fun with your friends. Chatterbooks groups meet every month on Tuesday or Thursday at 3:45pm4:45pm Young People's Reading Group: for young people aged 1116 years. Chill out in our brand new Teen Zone with drinks and snacks and the latest books "Hot off the Press"! Recommend your favourite reads to your mates, surf the web and get fully booked up! The Young People's Reading Group meets every month on Tuesday at 4:00pm-5:00pm Book Groups for Grown-Ups! Reading groups for adults meet on: Wednesday at 11:00am-12:00noon Thursday at 7:00pm8:00pm Come and meet people with a passion for reading, share ideas and review the latest books from our shelves. Events for all the family in June at Poulton Library •Rumble in the Jungle Storytime/Crafts: Tuesday 1st June – 2:00-3:30pm Take a trip through the jungle at half-term in Poulton Library. Listen to some jungle stories, sing rhymes, play games, try our jungle quiz and make something to take home with you. For children aged 3-8 years. Ask library staff for a ticket or telephone 01253 888900 to reserve your place. •There's more to work than paper rounds! Did you know that if you are still at school and working there are laws to keep you safe? Find out more from a National Network for Child Employment and Entertainment advisor at our drop-in advice session on Tuesday 1st June between 9:30am-2:30pm •Poulton Art Society: Come and watch an artist at work! Thursday 3rd June all day from 9:30am •Help Direct Drop-in Advice Session:for practical support, guidance and information to get the most out of life Friday 4th June between 9:30am and 12:30pm

What's On •Poulton Historical Society: Drop-in for a coffee, chat to members of the Historical Society and find out more about their work. Thursday 10th June between 10:00am-4:00pm •Beach Party Storytime: Friday 11th June – 10:00am10:30am Bookstart is a national organisation that provides free books for babies and children. Come along to a special Beach Party Storytime at Poulton Library and help to celebrate National Bookstart Day in style. There'll be stories, songs, games and rhymes for babies and children aged 0-4 years For children aged 0-4 years. Ask library staff for a ticket or telephone 01253 888900 to reserve your place. •Love your bike? Want to keep it that way? Wheel help you! Bring your bike along to a FREE Bike Postcoding event with your local PCSO. Saturday 19th June between 9:30am and 1:00pm Coming SoonU. Watch out for summer holiday fun at the library! Reach for the stars and join our Space Hop Moon Mission. Sign up for the Space Hop Summer Reading Challenge and read 6 books in July/August/September to get bookmarks, astronaut wrist bands, magic pencils, certificates, medals and loads of free stuff from your local library. You can sign up for Space Hop from 16th July at any library in Lancashire Sotos 10k and 2k Fun Run Sunday 27th June 2010 A charity event setting off from the Sea Cadet Base, Princes Way, Fleetwood to raise money for research into Soto's Syndrome. The fun runners all receive a medal when finished and t-shirts are awarded to finishers of the main race. Fun run commences at 10.20am. Main run commences at 11am. Call for details of entry costs. Further Information: 07973 241936 Lancashire Day Sunday 27th June 2010 Craft fair, farmers market, children's entertainment and live music at Guy's Thatched Hamlet, Bilsborrow, nr Preston. Call for times. Further Information: 01995 640010 Scorton Vintage & Country Fayre Saturday 19th June 2010 - Sunday 20th June 2010 A fantastic family fun event with main ring attractions including motor stunt bike display, fairground rides, models and craft tents, trade stands, lawn mower racing, steam engines, tractors, motor bikes, commercials, cars plus lots more! 9.30am - 5.30pm both days. Adults £7, Concessions £5 (children under 10 FREE). Further Information: Paul Whittingham 07713 128783 Fleetwood Cycle Festival Sunday 13th June 2010 Family event with a guided cycle ride along Wyre's Waterfront taking in Fleetwood and Cleveleys, starting from The Marine Hall, Fleetwood. Come and take part in this fun family activity. There will be lots of other activities going on throughout the day. Call for times and futher details. Further Information: 01253 771141

Poulton Area Forum Poulton 7.00 at 7.00 3rd August St Martin's & St Hilda's Church Hall Carleton

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community Poulton Police Station Market Place, Poulton, FY6 7AS Pop in or write Call 999 in an EMERGENCY ONLY, Fire, Police, Ambulance and Coastguard

Fire Safety Advice & FREE Home Fire Safety Check 0800 169 1125 Gas Leaks 24hr Service 0800 111 999

Useful Numbers Environment Agency 0800 80 70 60 24hrs www.environment-agency.gov.uk

Manchester Airport 0161 489 3000 UK Passport Advice 0870 521 0410

Neighbourhood Watch www.neighbourhoodwatch.net

TV Licensing 0844 800 6772

Connect Young People Centre 01253 751047

Consumer Advice 0845 04 05 06 www.consumerdirect.gov.uk

Help the Aged 0808 800 6565

Tax Credit Helpline 0845 300 3900 www.hmrc.gov.uk

AGE Concern Shops Fleetwood 120 Lord St 01253 770557 Poulton 9 Church St 1253 899087 Bispham 155-157 Red Bank Rd

Fair Trading & Consumer Helpline 01253 478395

Mental Health Helpline 0500 639 000

Wyre District Citezens Advice 01253 308400

Child Death Helpline 0800 282 986

R.S.P.C.A 01253 873616

United Utilities 0800 195 4141

Cruse bereavement Helpline 0844 477 9400

P.D.S.A 01253 838585

Emergency Heating Repairs 0845 074 4002 24hrs

Drugs Talk to Frank 0800 776600

Electricity 01772 555995 Water Burst/No Water 0845 746 2200

Coast Guard Services 0151 931 3343 / 0151 931 3341 Duty Chemist Sundays - Morrisons Cleveleys Group Practice 01253 853992 Fleetwood Hospital 01253 306 000 Blackpool Victoria 01253 300 000 Rossall Hospital 01253 300 000 NHS Direct 24hrs 0845 4647 www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk Dental Enquiries - Fylde & Wyre 01253 306378 24hrs 7 days Out of Hours Emergency 01253 308105

Alcoholic Anonymous 0845 769 7555 Childline 0800 1111 N.S.P.C.C Child Protection 0808 800 5000 Parentline Plus 0808 800 2222 National Debtline 0808 808 4000 Christians Against Poverty 01253 875958 Missing People 0500 700 700 24hr National Domestic Violence 0808 2000 247 Help Direct 0303 3331021 Tourist Information 01253 773953

Fleetwood Health Centre 01253 771136 Knott End Ferry 01253 891000 Smoking Cessation 0845 601 2186 Wyre Borough Council 01253 89100 Out of Hours 01253 895116 www.wyrebc.gov.uk Blackpool Council 01253 477477 www.blackpool.gov.uk Fylde Borough Council 01253 658658 www.fylde.gov.uk Regenda Housing 0844 736 0066

Blackpool Transport Buses & Trams 01253 473000 Stagecoach 01772 886633 National Express 0870 580 8080 National Rail 08457 48 49 50 Highways Agency 0845 50 40 30 Blackpool Airport 01253 343434

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