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February 2010 •

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Editors Letter It’s February, time for feeling a little amorous for Valentines Day on the 14th, treat your better half to treatments at Main Salon. If not I hope your pancake isn’t too flat the following Shrove Tuesday!

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Up to 70% OFF A&S Tiles

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Where Am I?

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£750 Prize Draw Sandyforth Arm

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NEW Waste Bin Changes

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Congratulations LINK-Spotter Derek Mayes of Thornton who won our where am I competition £50 on its way to you!

North Fylde Business Forum

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Manage Your Diabetes

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Just like to say thanks to all our committed distributors who in Jan despite the freezing conditions and snow made sure we delivered your magazine as normal.

Kids Puzzle Page

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Thornton Primary School

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We are also looking for reliable distributors across all our areas , we pay proper rates so get in touch.

Thornton Ladies Club

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If you have an event, function, business or something to say, contact us now to get yourself into The Wyre’s BEST dedicated local independent magazines.

Pancake Recipe Shrove Tuesday

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TCFC News Senior & Junior

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What’s On

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Many Thanks

Useful Numbers

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Martin Gardner - Editor

Trade Directory

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Copy Deadline 25th February Publisher: LINK-Magazine Editor: Martin Gardner Sales & Marketing: Shaun Hartley Telesales: Allison Butterworth Artwork: In House Photography: In House & Cover Fotoxcel EDITORIAL: 01253 777545 ADVERTISING: 01253 777545 EMAIL: info@link-magazine.co.uk WEB: www.link-magazine.co.uk Whilst every care has been taken to ensure that the data in this publication is accurate, neither the publisher nor its editorial contributors can accept, and hereby disclaim, any liability to any party to loss or damage caused by errors or omissions resulting from negligence, accident or any other cause. LinkMagazine does not officially endorse any advertising material included within this publication. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system, or transmitted in any form electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without prior permission of the publisher.

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WHERE AM I? COMPEITION

NEW Where Am I? Expanded to all areas including greater PRIZE! Can you guess where I am this month LINK-Spotters? CONGRATULATIONS Derek Mayers of Thornton who won last months competition Another great response online and post thanks LINK-Spotters. Last Month Answers - Marsh Mill Village, Cleveleys Prom, Lower Lighthouse

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From 15 February 2010 Cardboard MUST go into your Blue Bin.

As a result we need to make some changes to the way we collect your waste.

Cardboard - From Monday 15 February 2010, cardboard can no longer be collected with green waste. From that date, cardboard should instead be A new multi-million pound, state placed in your blue bin along with paper. of-the-art waste treatment facility will soon be processing Introducing these changes will Wyre's waste in a more significantly increase environmentally friendly way. opportunities to recycle and Important changes to your waste collection (from 15 February 2010)

The Thornton waste treatment facility on the former ICI site is due to open next year.

reduce the amount of rubbish that goes to landfill. This enhanced collection service will benefit the environment, create a cleaner

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and greener Wyre and help us achieve demanding recycling targets. Compact your Cardboard To help in making the changes to cardboard collection successful, we ask that you compact your cardboard waste to take less space in your blue bin. Fold, flatten or crush boxes to minimise the room it takes in your bin before it goes out for collection. Please note: there are no plans to change your current bin collection day.

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NORTH FYLDE BUSINESS FORUM Why not come along to one of our meetings which are held on the last Thursday of every month at 12 Restaurant at Marsh Mill between 12 and 2pm. A group of us meet to discuss the possibility of raising the profile of the attendee’s respective businesses. and to obtain referrals from other participators. The purpose of the forum is to promote the business of all its members and actively endeavour to generate business for every member. As a secondary aim the forum could work together for the grater good of the North Flyde. There is no fee no hard sell, it is just to give you the opportunity to sell your business to others, no matter how big or small your business is. We have been established for over a year and have around 40 members all from various different businesses from bank manager to window cleaner. From time to time we have a guest speaker who comes along to give a talk on various topics, also once a month a member of the forum offers to give a

presentation about their business which is available to do via power point at the restaurant. So if you have a between one and two hours to spare over lunchtime once a month please come along to 12 where Caroline the owner will lay on a buffet for those who attends for just ÂŁ4 per head. Please could you either call Yvonne on 01253 200418 or email yvonne@theutilityforum.co.uk to register your place. Looking forward,to seeing you at the next meeting which is on 25th February.

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G Pitman & Son Electrical Contractor Est. 40yrs

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Manage Your Diabetes – Become an X-pert Patient

Free courses for people with diabetes in Fleetwood NHS North Lancashire is funding a series of free self management courses in Fleetwood specifically for anyone living with type 2 diabetes. The X-pert course, run by Expert Patients Programme Community Interest Company, is scheduled to start on Wednesday 24th February at St Pauls Church Hall and FREE places are still available.

and glycaemic index, the benefits of physical activity, understanding food labels and the possible complications of diabetes and prevention. Kevin Parkinson, Deputy Chief Executive at NHS North Lancashire, said: “We are delighted to be funding this programme of education for people living with diabetes. NHS North Lancashire is committed to helping our residents manage their condition.”

In the UK, over 2.5 million people have diabetes; a long-term health condition which can affect anyone at anytime. Jean Aspinall attended an X-pert course after being diagnosed with diabetes two years ago, “I attended the course not The X-pert course looks at different really knowing what to expect. aspects of living with diabetes and is Having lived with diabetes for two open to any adult who has type 2 years I was worried that I shouldn’t diabetes and wants to find out really be on the course; I thought it more about managing the was for people who have only just condition better on a daily basis. been diagnosed. How wrong I was! Topics include what is diabetes?, There were people there who had the eatwell plate and energy had diabetes for over 20 years. From balance, carbohydrate awareness day one it was so interesting to talk

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to different people and listen to their experiences. I learnt so much just from the group itself let alone the facilitator. “The course helped me to gain a sense of worth and I feel in control of my life again. I realised that having diabetes was not a life sentence and I could live a happy and healthy life.” Jacqui Pollock, Northern Regional Manager, commented “We are delighted to be able to provide the X-pert course to people with diabetes in North Lancashire. The roll out of this service has proved to be a real success in the Lancashire area. Since July 2009 we have provided nearly 30 courses and supported well over 200 patients to manage their diabetes, helping to improving their quality of life and self confidence.” For more information or to book a place please call our freephone number on 0800 988 5530 or call Anna on 07545 609387. Or visit www.xperthealth.org.uk

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Thornton Primary School Heys Street, Thornton 01253 821128 Thornton Primary School remained open during the snow and the children had a wonderful time playing out on the field making snowmen! I think we saw enough snow to keep us going for a while!

Thank you to all the parents and children who have supported the bus for the last two years in the Gamble Road area.

know that it was not only given with love but made with love too.

The whole school enjoyed the pantomime Pinocchio this January, performed by a visiting theatre group. The children were Our Year 5 children have been involved in spellbound! an enterprise project in partnership with If you are interested in learning more Lancaster University. The children recently about our school, please visit our website: visited the university for the day and had a www.thorntonprimary.lancs.sch.uk or really good time. Being in that phone to make an appointment to come environment certainly opened their eyes to and have a look round. We love showing the possibilities open to them in their later off our wonderful to everyone. lives! They have decided to make and sell Valentine cards in order to raise money for Stephanie Reeves the victims of the Haiti earthquake. So if you receive one of these cards you will

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THORNTON LADIES’ CLUB With our numbers increasing by the month we knew the Christmas social event was going to be a good one and it did not disappoint. The mulled wine, festive quizzes and ‘balloons in the tights’ experience were just some of the great activities on the night. We had lots of fun, laughter and great company not to mention the excellent spread, which set us ready for the busy festive period that followed. 2010 promises to be another action packed year – get your calendars out and fill in the following :

July 21st we will be back into Barbeque season and before you know it LL..it’s the summer! The Ladies’ club is available to any lady who can get to the church hall at St John’s in Thornton (by Stanah School) – any age is welcomed. Meetings are held every third Wednesday – 7.30 for 8pm start, 9pm finish, £2.00 entry fee includes refreshments – further details available from Lesley, telephone: 851007 or email: lesley.slack@btinternet.com

Valentine’s February (17th) we have a focus on Healthy hearts – the theme is RED. March 17th coincides with St Patrick’s day – the theme being GREEN and as April 21st will be on the Queen’s Birthday we will have a ‘Right Royal Occasion’ – ladies get your tiara’s and big beads out! May 19th is a planned walk at Stanah Country Park followed by refreshments at a local hostel. June 16th promises to be a talk with a difference.

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LINK-Sport Thornton Cleveleys Leapfrog Fleetwood to take Top Spot! Thornton Cleveleys FC moved into top spot of the Sports 360 West Lancashire League Division 1 with another goal fest at New Bourne Park. Croston were the visitors on a very cold day in December but goals from Frankland, Bailey, Smith, Warwick, and Perkes only added to Croston misery. Manager John Mendonca was full of praise for his squad which has been dogged by a number of injuries of late. TCFCs game on the 19th fell foul to the weather and we had to wait until January 2nd to welcome visitors Fleetwood Hesketh Bank. After a treacherous journey from Southport the visitors found themselves 2-0 down in the first half and then the 3rd killed the game off before a late reply made the score line more respectable Pete Borrowdale grabbed a double with Paul Bailey getting on the score sheet as well. This was TCFCs 5th win on the trot and it catapulted them to the top of the table. An away win on Jan 24th saw them maintain their lofty position winning 1 -3 against local rivals Norcross and Warbreck with Frankland, Smith and that man Bailey on the score sheet again “The place is buzzing at the moment” said manager John Mendonca “The lads are playing very good football its nice on the eye and I’m delighted to see more and more supporters come down on match day despite the weather to support the team”

Sports 360 West Lancashire League Division 1 P. Team TOP 6 TEAMS P W D L Pts. ............................................................................... 1. T.C.F.C Seniors 1st Team 15 13 1 1 40 2. Fleetwood Hesketh 14 12 2 1 38 3. Slyne With Hest 14 9 5 1 32 4. Hawcoat Park 16 8 4 4 28 5. Hesketh Bank 13 6 3 5 21 6. Crooklands Casuals 13 5 3 5 18

www.thorntonclevleysfc.org FEBRUARY Fixtures 6th Feb TCFC v Slyne with Hest Kick off 3pm West Lancs league 13th Feb TCFC v Burnley Utd Kick off 2.30pm Presidents Cup 20th Feb Slyne with Hest v TCFC Kick off 3pm West Lancs league 27th Feb TCFC v Crooklands Casuals Kick off 3pm West Lancs league T.C.F.C Junior Round up Very little football has been played between 13th December and January 17th but special mention must go to all managers, players and parents for their unwavering commitment and effort in trying to get games played – well done. Academy (Under 6s Under 7s and Under 8s) We are not allowed to publish results due to an FA ruling which prevents any child under the age of 9 playing in a league where results are recorded but nevertheless the academy goes from strength to strength TCFC currently has over 21 players representing their Under 8s squad 14 in their Under 7s squad and 10 in their Under 6s squad a 200 percent increase on last year “Its all down to the hard work and dedication of our coaches” said academy director Steve Spencer “Word travels fast when your doing a good job we’re also grateful to our schools for promoting the good work we do there as well” The academy is running a series of free sessions in the coming weeks to recruit more players into their young squads 40 youngsters have already registered their interest to attend these sessions call Steve on 07930640087

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THORNTON CLEVELEYS FC Under 9s stay top despite not playing a single league game in December just one game in the Cup saw the them draw with fellow title contenders Clifton Rangers 33 . Good luck for the replay Under 10s Just one game for the 10s in December saw them move 3 places up the table beating Spirit of Youth 4-0 with goals from Ryan Gardener, Euan Hockey (2) and Harry Wilson after drawing the first game 1-1 where Keiran Pipe was on the score sheet and set them up nicely for the 2nd half of the season Under 11s Suffered a 5-2 defeat at Poulton their only game in December the defeat came after an unbeaten run of 5 games this really was Unlucky 13th for Nigel Fleetwood team. Under 12s Possibly the unluckiest team in December with two games being called off at the last minute due to wintry conditions .After giving FC Rangers a 3 goal headstart on 17th January. Jack Smith despatched his penalty with confidence..Jacob Wilson went on to pick up the man of the Match award. Under 13s Sit second in the table with two games in hand James Smiths boys are flying this season but even their silky skills could do nothing to brighten up the weather with all but one game surviving. A 6-3 win at Fleetwood Gym Joel Durham, Liam Singleton, and Chris

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Hulme on the score sheet with Conah Hadgraft bagging another hat trick. A strong 2nd half of the season is expected Under 14s Continue to climb the table this time a 5-2 win against Kirkham for Colin Evans boys. Kyle Aspindle (2) Lloyd Benson (2) and Jack Eyre were the Thornton scorers. Under 15s Tom Smith and Mark Bone gave Steve Coulburns team an undeserved 2 – 2 draw at Wyre and will need to improve if they are to climb the table form their current 6th place standing. Under 16s Solitary game in Dec saw the draw away at league leaders Kirkham Neil Walmsleys lads were much the better team in the closing 15 mins and could have snatched victory with Kirkham clearing off the line Eric Clayton scored twice in a 2-2 draw. Thornton Cleveleys FC Saturday Soccer Academy for Boys and Girls 6 Weeks Free sessions worth £10 with this magazine Where: Millfield High School | Belvedere Road | Thornton | FY5 5DG When: Saturday Mornings Times: Reception and Year 1 | 9.45am–10.45am | Years 2 and 3 10.45am– 11.45am

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LINK-Magazine Canal side Ice Skating

CAMRA Beer Festival

Thursday 11th February - Sunday 21st February Canalside "Real Ice" Skating at Guy's Thatched Hamlet, Bilsborrow, nr Preston. Lots of fun for all the family whether you are a seasoned skater or it's your first time on ice. Call for times and costs. Further Information: 01995 640010

Thursday 18th February Saturday 20th February Held at the Marine Hall Waterfront Venue, Fleetwood. Thursday: 7pm - 11pm. Friday & Saturday: 12noon 11pm. Further Information: 01253 7708

Wyldefyre Thursday 18th February - Wyldefyre is a fun, informative day taking place at Jubilee Gardens, Cleveleys for young people aged 13-19. There will be lots of fun activities such as static paintball, jewellery making, 5-a-side football, DJ competition, face painting and much more between 11am and 4pm. There is also a chance to get information, advice and guidance in an informal setting from organisations such as the Army, Fire and Rescue and the Young People's Service. The cost of the day is ÂŁ1 which includes a drink and something from the BBQ. Log onto www.yps.lancashire.gov.uk/go4it Further Information: Yanina Beavers 01253 770378

What Lives Out There? Friday 19th February - Join us for a series of walks and regular surveys of Fleetwood Beach to look at what the tides have brought ashore. Please wear warm clothes and wellies. The surveys are open to people interested in finding out more about coastal wildlife and will help us to look after our beaches. They take place monthly usually on the third Friday from February to October. Time: 11am - 12.30pm. Meet at the Marine Hall. Log onto www.wyrebc.gov.uk/find/activewyre Further Information: Waterfront Ranger 01253 771141 or 887220

White Arrow its on every Thurs night at 8-00pm its 4 pounds in and its including raff all the money will be donated to p.d.s.a also to s.c.b.u and its at ASHLEY CON CLUB IN THORNTON Telephone Simon 07979383735

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LINK-Magazine Thornton Cleveleys Horticultural Society Lecture & Slideshow Thursday 11th February - Grow It, Pick It, Cook It, Eat It - Rebekah's Veg. Peter Holden from Blacko, Nelson. Held at Thornton Little Theatre, Four Lane Ends, Thornton from 7.30pm - 9.30pm. Cost: Non-members £2.00, Members £1.50.Further Information: Mrs Judith Schofield 01253 82656 Indoor Car Boot Sale Saturday 13th February - Many stalls at Cleveleys United Reformed Church, Rossall Road, Cleveleys from 9am - 2pm. Entry is by donation. Lunches are available.Further Information: Malcolm 01253 855730 Wyre Home Organ Society Thursday 18th February - Electric organ concert given by a professional guest player at Ashley Conservative Club, Victoria Road East, Thornton. Time: 7.45pm to 10.30pm. Members £4.00, Visitors £5.00. Further Information: Margaret Marsden 01995 605244

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Thornton Cleveleys Band Sunday 28th February - Performing at Thornton Little Theatre. 8pm. Tickets: £4, Children £2. Further Information: Judith Thorpe 01253 851682 Thornton Cleveleys Friends of Trinity Hospice & Palliative Care Services Thursday 18th February - Quiz night at the Briardene Hotel, Cleveleys - 7.30pm for 8pm start. Tickets £5 (includes hot pot supper) available from Judy 01253 864604. 25th March -Singleton Lodge Lunch. Organised by Thornton Friends of Trinity Hospice, Judy 01253 864604. 4th April - Craft Fair held at Marsh Mill, 10am - 4pm, Organised by Thornton Friends of Trinity Hospice. Contact Kath on 01253 867669 for further details. If you have an event in Thornton you would like to advertise for FREE please call Martin 01253 777545 or email info@link-magazine.co.uk

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