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Fleetwood Town Council mark the World War I Centenary
Recycling for Remembrance
Fleetwood Town Council and the community turned 10,000 plastic bottles into a sea of Remembrance for the anniversary of WW1.
Thank you to the Willow Garden Project and The Memorial Park who supported us in running workshops to make poppies out of plastic bottles. Schools, community groups and businesses helped to decorate Fleetwood with a sea of poppies to mark the centenary of World War One.
The poppies provided a beautiful display for visitors attending our summer festivals including Fleetwood in Bloom which was judged in July.
Your own Fleetwood Poppy in Remembrance
Donate £1 to have one of the poppies that were made by children, community groups and volunteers.
All the money will be used to buy new plants and flowers for Fleetwood in Bloom 2019.
Poppies are available now – to order yours Tel: 01253 872444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org – and please mention that you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!
Ten Thousand Poppies with Fleetwood Town Council
Have you seen ten thousand poppies all over the streets of Fleetwood? They’re remembering the centenary of the end of World War One. Fleetwood Town Council and other community groups have been helping to mark this historic event.
People have collected empty plastic bottles and carried out craft sessions for months, to make the distinctive red flowers. There are various amazing art installations to remember the fallen at venues all over Fleetwood.
This would not have been possible without the support of our wonderful Willow Garden Project, Larkholme Primary, Flakefleet Primary, Shakespeare Primary, Chaucer Primary, Charles Saer Primary, St Marys RC Primary, Cardinal Allen High School, Fleetwood High; Stanah County Primary; The wonderful Memorial Park Team; and lots of community groups who have made our poppies. You can even see a display at Fleetwood Museum in the Harriet boat shed.
On behalf of Fleetwood Town Council, THANK YOU.
Benches in Remembrance
A number of these remembrance benches have arrived in Fleetwood throughout 2018, funded by Fleetwood Town Council.
The Town Council would like to commemorate the service to this country by the men of Fleetwood in the Great War 1914 – 1918. With Thanks to Wyre Borough Council for helping place them around the town.
A big thank you to Mr Tony Barnes, who has very kindly been keeping an eye on, and caring for the towns new poppy benches. The reason they are so clean and pristine is down to him. Thank you Tony, you are a star.
The Final Homecoming – 12 November 2018
The Final Homecoming is a Community Parade, to mark the Centenary of the end of the First World War.
Fleetwood Town Council, Wyre Council and partners organised a mass participation community parade to mark the historic event.
It’s a celebratory event, following the reflection and national significance of Sunday 11 November.
Fleetwood In Bloom with Fleetwood Town Council
It’s a GOLD for Fleetwood In Bloom!!
Well done to everyone who took part in Fleetwood in Bloom 2018. At this year’s Britain In Bloom awards the hard work was rewarded with a GOLD medal. Well done everybody you work so hard as a team.
Get your Back Alley Blooming!
***Nominations and Suggestions Please***
Fleetwood Town Council are already planning for the Fleetwood In Bloom entry in 2019. We would like to transform a back alley to WOW the judges. Check out Audrey and Irene enjoying theirs.
Would you like to get your back alley blooming? Would you and your neighbours enjoy getting your hands a little dirty? Have you got a community spirit in your street where you could enjoy your own community garden with your neighbours? No experience is necessary – just enthusiasm and a willingness to join in!
Email Fleetwood Town Council with your nomination for a back alley transformation – email@example.com
Fleetwood in Bloom in 2018
Thank you to all the businesses and individuals who have ordered planters to enhance our town for Fleetwood In Bloom. The town will be beautiful again – the colour scheme this year is red and white.
A Massive thank you to all the businesses that have sponsored planters for this years in Bloom: –
- Harbour Lights Amusements; Jobs Toys; Corner Cafe; Santander; Lords Deli; Whitegates; Fish’s; Mobility 2000; Jade Jewellers; Hair of the Dog; Cat Smith (MP); Star Wash; Quay Cuts; Fleetwood Beach Kiosk, the North Euston Hotel, The Plant Place, Walsh’s, Builders Supplies (North West), RS Studios, Amber Life, Granada Fish Bar, BES Utilities, the Butcher and the Bobby Pin, and a private donation. Your contributions will help us on the way to GOLD for Fleetwood.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or ring: 01253 872444 (and please mention you saw it on Visit Fleetwood!)
Support Fleetwood Festive Lights
Lighting up Fleetwood each year takes a lot of planning for and fundraising. Find out what’s happening in coming weeks and months to get ready for Christmas by helping the Fleetwood Festive Lights Committee.
Year on year the Fleetwood Festive Lights Committee try hard to add a little extra twinkle to Fleetwoods Christmas Lights, but to do this they need to raise money…
If you enjoy the seeing our town decorated with lights to add a bit of Christmas cheer, why not donate a prize for our raffle to be held at the Christmas Ball on 1st December. Or you can make a cash donation to the fund at any time of the year.
Any contributions would be gratefully received and can be dropped into the Town Council Office – 122 Poulton Road, Fleetwood. FY7 7AR. For more details email: email@example.com
Everyone is welcome at Festive Lights meetings – come along and put forward any ideas you may have for ‘Lighting Up Fleetwood’. As with any community project, there are lots of different tasks that need doing so whatever skills you’ve got or however much time you have to spare your help would be appreciated and welcomed.
You can find out details by joining the Fleetwood Festive Lights Facebook group.
New bin at Fleetwood Marsh Nature Park
Fleetwood Town Council asked for your thoughts on Fleetwood Marsh Nature Park. Some of your projects/ideas and improvements will take a lot longer to implement. However, others can be sorted out a lot more quickly.
A lot of people complained about owners not picking up after their dogs, and the need for bins to put waste in. So following the consultation a new bin has been installed at Fleetwood Marsh Nature Park.
Fleetwood Town Council are operating a 12 month trial to manage the Nature Park. If it’s successful, the Town Council will consider taking over full custodianship. You can find out more about Fleetwood Marsh Nature Park here.
Fleetwood Town Council supporting Tram Sunday
Fleetwood Town Council were very pleased to support Tram Sunday in 2018, with a grant aid award for the road closure costs. Councillors Cheryl Raynor and Terry Rogers presented the cheque to Robert Brown from the Fleetwood Festival of Transport committee.
Fleetwood Town Council Meetings 2018/19
Forthcoming Fleetwood Town Council meetings for 2018/19.
All meetings, unless otherwise notified, will commence at 7pm in a meeting room at the North Euston Hotel.
- Tuesday 29th January 2019
- Tuesday 5th March
Annual Town Meeting AND Full council meeting.
- Tuesday 16th April
- Tuesday 14th May Annual Parish Meeting (AGM)
- Tuesday 25th June
- Tuesday 6th August
- Tuesday 17th September
- Tuesday 29th October
- Tuesday 10th December
You’re welcome to attend, so if you’re curious about what goes on in your town why don’t you go along and observe.
Fleetwood Pier – The independent planning consultant report on the Pier site planning application is now loaded on the Fleetwood Town Council website for public viewing – here’s the link.
See Fleetwood Seafront from your armchair, thanks to Fleetwood Town Council
Webcams are very popular at many seaside locations, useful for getting a feel for a place and checking the weather among other things, with residents and visitors logging on to check out the view.
The Town Council funded the installation of a state of the art camera in Fleetwood’s prime seafront position. High on The Mount is delivers superb seafront views, showcasing the Marine Hall and gardens, the leisure complex, views over the promenade and reaching out into Morecambe Bay.
The live images stream into their own website, refreshing and changing position from left to right every few seconds. You can also find the views on the Visit Fylde Coast website, where we direct our readers and promote Fleetwood as the wonderful place to visit which it is.
Cllr Terry Rogers, Chair of Fleetwood Town Council said “Here at the Town Council we get involved with and provide funding towards many different projects which improve facilities for local people and which attract visitors to Fleetwood, which in turn attracts business, investment and prosperity. This webcam is a perfect tool for giving the world a window into Fleetwood. When they can see how nice it is from their armchair at home, why wouldn’t they want to visit?”
Here at Visit Fylde Coast we’re fully paid up members of the ‘I love Fleetwood Club’ as anyone who reads Visit Fleetwood.info will know. We tirelessly work to showcase what a fabulous place it is – to the 330,000 residents of the wider Fylde Coast and much further beyond. Access to this webcam will be such a helpful tool in reinforcing the message that Fleetwood is a great place to visit, and we’re really pleased to be able to work with the Town Council to achieve that.
Well Done Fleetwood In Bloom!
Fleetwood Town Council were very pleased to announce that they were awarded a silver-gilt medal in the North West Britain in Bloom RHS awards, 2017!
We’re proud to be in excellent company alongside accolades and distinctions achieved by the Willow Garden Project, Wyre Council, Friends of the Memorial Park and many other community entries that did so well in Fleetwood this year.
The Town Council work in partnership with many of these groups and would like to thank all the councillors, officers, donating businesses and individuals and volunteers who gave up their time, expertise and money to make Fleetwood floral this year. Very well done to everyone. Judging for Fleetwood in Bloom took place on Tuesday 18th July 2017.
Fleetwood Town Council would like to say a Massive Thank You to all the Councillors, Schools and Volunteers who have worked extremely hard to get so many beautiful plants out this year.
There were over 50 planters lining the promenade; 3 boats; 19 tree planters; 20 hanging baskets; Tramway railing troughs; Three tier planters at the ferry and Ash Street – and more besides. Fleetwood looked amazing this summer and your green fingers must be very tired!!
Did you see the beautiful pewter planters at the fishing community memorial? They are brand new for this years entry. You can see lots more photos on the Fleetwood Town Council Facebook page
With many thanks to local businesses for supporting Fleetwood in Bloom
Thank you to everyone who has generously donated to Fleetwood In Bloom, without the support of local businesses and organisations we would find it difficult to deliver projects like In Bloom, and they certainly would not look as colourful!
If you’re interested in supporting Fleetwood in Bloom, please contact Dawn Spooner, the Community Development Officer, on 01253 872444 – or email firstname.lastname@example.org (and please mention that you saw it here!)
Fleetwood Town Council was established in June 2009 and is a non-political council.
Councillor Terry Rogers is the Chairman of the Town Council, having taken over the role from former Chairman Cllr Alan Marsh in July 2014. All members actively work for the benefit of the local community and represent the council on various bodies, organisations and committees.
Town Centre, Fleetwood
Many varied meetings are attended by councillors each month in order that they keep informed of developments and matters which affect Fleetwood and its residents. At each council meeting, individual councillors’ report on the meetings which they have attended and the progress which has been made on their own current initiatives. Matters of concern can be raised by the public attending the meetings, or alternatively by contacting one of the ward councillors or the town clerk.
If you would like to get in touch with any of the councillors, you can get all their contact details from the Fleetwood Town Council website .
Marine Hall after being painted at Easter 2012
Regeneration of the sea front is underway at the Marine Hall and Marine Gardens, as the Sea Change project has been completed including the new works and the repainting of the Marine Hall itself.
Tram launch event at Fleetwood
The return of the trams on 3 April 2012 opened the town to visitors from Blackpool and Cleveleys once again.
Information from Fleetwood Town Council
Fleetwood Town Council provides a hub for your questions and concerns, and while some are matters that they themselves can deal with, they can also signpost you to other agencies, Wyre Council and Lancashire County Council for help with your requests.
Citizens Advice Bureau
Their offices on Poulton Road are also home to a vital local service, the Citizens Advice Bureau, who have been given office space rent free for the next five years to keep this vital service in the heart of the town.
The upstairs rooms provide office and meeting space, plus an interview room. Downstairs, you’ll now find a CAB reception area, and a new shared space at the rear of the open office for CAB or Town Council matters which are best discussed in private.
Cllr Terry Rogers, Chairman of the Town Council, explains “It’s vital that the people of Fleetwood know that there is somewhere they can go not just for advice and information about problems in their local area, but also their own domestic problems.
“The CAB are in need of support and by keeping them into our office we’re ensuring their service continues and also providing a one-stop-shop where you can come for local advice.
Cllr Rogers went on to add “Cllr Bill Barrow has managed a Christian Advocacy Service for several years, now in Fleetwood and run from the Town Council Offices, also incorporating a Veterans Service. This Advocacy Service is about someone being there to speak up for you in a dispute situation – maybe to do with benefits or a court case, hearing or similar – when you’re out of your comfort zone and don’t know how to handle it.”
Fleetwood Town Council is much bigger than the average Parish Council – over the years since its creation it’s been involved in health, the sea defences, Civic matters – and over the coming years Cllr Rogers wants to see it being the hub and catalyst for everything to do with Fleetwood – providing funding and support to enable projects to move forward and networking individual groups and people together so that with shared knowledge and skills they can achieve more than they each would on their own.
The vision is that the Town Council will have secured Accredited Town and Parish Council status, with the accompanying logo on all paperwork. This quality standard is recognised by external funders and supporters and gives the Council the power to develop more ambitious projects in the future.
Cllr Rogers is full of enthusiasm and ambitious ideas for Fleetwood. The skate park is almost complete, which the people of Fleetwood have contributed to through the precept with a £20,000 contribution made by the Town Council towards the Five for Fleetwood plans.
More about Wyre CAB
At the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) we aim to help people with the problems that they face and to improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives.
Lancashire West CAB works across four local authority areas, including Wyre, where we have been helping clients since 2011. People contact us about a wide variety of issues – anything and everything from A – Z!
Typically, problems with welfare benefits, debt, housing and employment feature prominently. Our job is to help people to overcome the problem by advising them about their rights as well as their responsibilities, enabling them to make an informed choice about what options are available. We see clients in various locations across the borough and since late 2014, with the help of Fleetwood Town Council, we have been provided with a base to work from in the town at their offices. We are currently in the process of training a number of new volunteers so that we can help more people from the Wyre area.
People can contact us on 0344 245 1294, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm to discuss their problem and see what we can do to help. We also encourage anyone with internet access to visit our website at www.adviceguide.org.uk where you will find a vast amount of information at your disposal, printable fact-sheets, letter templates to use and social media sharing options.
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