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News from Fleetwood Town Council

News from Fleetwood Town Council

Fleetwood Town Council are very pleased to be supporting Tram Sunday this year, 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 want to see your Fleetwood blooming!

Why don’t you join the garden competition for residents and a community planting afternoon. There’s a way for everyone to get involved in Fleetwood in Bloom.

Is your garden worthy of an award?

Why not enter your garden into a Community Competition to support Fleetwood in Bloom.

Fleetwood in Bloom community competition

1st Prize – £100 garden voucher
Plus runner up prizes

We know lots of gardens in Fleetwood are beautiful! More than a couple of entries are needed to run a competition. Enter your garden today!
Judging will take place in mid July.

To register your entry please contact:
Dawn Spooner – Community Development Officer at Fleetwood Town Council, 122 Poulton Road, Fleetwood. FY7 7AR
Tel : 01253 872444 or email cdo@fleetwoodtowncouncil.org

Planters for Fleetwood In Bloom

Thank you to all the businesses and individuals who have ordered planters to further enhance our town for Fleetwood In Bloom. The town will be beautiful again – the colour scheme this year is red and white.

Planters for Fleetwood In Bloom, with Fleetwood Town Council
Planters for Fleetwood In Bloom, with Fleetwood Town Council

A reminder that if you want to order any they are £20 for one, £35 for two and additional planters thereafter charged at £15.

A Massive thank you to all the businesses that have already 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.

If you want to support us by displaying pots outside your business, or sponsoring any of the displays, please get in touch.

Email: cdo@fleetwoodtowncouncil.org or ring: 01253 872444 (and please mention you saw it on Visit Fleetwood!)

Recycling for Remembrance

Get involved in Fleetwood Town Councils project to turn 10,000 plastic bottles into a sea of Remembrance for the anniversary of WW1.

Bottle poppies with Fleetwood Town Council

Thank you to the Willow Garden Project and The Memorial Park who have agreed to support us in running workshops to make poppies out of plastic bottles. We’re inviting schools and community groups to get involved so that we can decorate Fleetwood with a sea of poppies to mark the centenary of World War One.

The poppies will provide a beautiful display for visitors attending our summer festivals including Fleetwood in Bloom which will be judged in July.

You can help by donating your plastic bottles – the ones with the dimpled bottoms (see pics below). These can be dropped off at: The Willow Garden Project after the 5th March; The Memorial Park Pavilion or The Town Council Office – 122 Poulton Road.

We aim to make 10,000 poppies so we really do need donations!!

Benches in Remembrance

Not one, or two, but six of these remembrance benches have arrived in Fleetwood, funded by Fleetwood Town Council.

Remembrance benches from Fleetwood Town Council
Remembrance benches from 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.

Fleetwood Town Council Meetings

Fleetwood Town Council

Forthcoming Fleetwood Town Council meetings for 2018, commence 7pm at the North Euston Hotel (unless otherwise stated):

  • Tuesday 27 February
    Extraordinary meeting to approve payments, at Town Council offices 122 Poulton Road, Fleetwood at 7pm
  • Tuesday 13 March – Annual Town Meeting and Full Council Meeting
  • Tuesday 24 April
  • Tuesday 29 May – Annual Parish Meeting (AGM)
  • Tuesday 10 July
  • Tuesday 21 August
  • Tuesday 2 October
  • Tuesday 13 November
  • No meeting in 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

Fleetwood Town Council are playing a significant part in showcasing the wonderful seafront to attract visitors and tourists to the town with a live webcam which they’ve installed at The Mount.

Fleetwood web cam live from The Mount

Watch the Fleetwood Mount webcam at this link

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.

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.

Meet at the North Euston Hotel. Everyone is welcome – come along and put forward any ideas you may have for ‘Lighting Up Fleetwood’

Fleetwood Festive Lights

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.

Well Done Fleetwood In Bloom!

Fleetwood Town Council are very pleased to announce that they have been awarded a silver-gilt medal in the North West Britain in Bloom RHS awards, 2017!

Fleetwood in Bloom Silver Gilt Award for 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 in Bloom 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.

Fleetwood in Bloom 2017

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!!

Fleetwood in Bloom 2017

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!

One of the Fleetwood in Bloom fishing boats

If you’re interested in supporting Fleetwood in Bloom, please contact Dawn Spooner, the Community Development Officer, on 01253 872444 – or email cdo@fleetwoodtowncouncil.org (and please mention that you saw it here!)

Westview Community Association Games afternoons

Every Wednesday from 1-3pm

Westview Games afternoon

If you’re fed up of daytime TV and would like some proper company and something to do, why don’t you come along to this FREE afternoon event.

Play dominoes, draughts, cards, chess and a host of other traditional games – not only is it FREE, you can also have tea, coffee and biscuits!

Just turn up – Westview Community Centre at 2 Eden Avenue, Fleetwood. Rind 01253 870133 for more information – and please mention you saw it here!

Grant Aid for Fleetwood Rugby U15’s

Fleetwood Town Council support Fleetwood Rugby U15's

Fleetwood Town Council is very pleased to announce the grant of £3500 to Fleetwood Rugby U15’s to support them taking part in an international tournament and towards the purchase of new kit and travel costs.

Councillors commended the quality of the application and the efforts of the players and families in raising over £5000 themselves. We wish the team every success for the future.

The cheque was presented to Michael Holding on behalf of the club by Councillor Terry Rogers at the Council offices.

If you are a duly constituted group, and need funding for a Fleetwood based activity, project or event, please get in touch with Dawn Spooner, the Community Development Officer, on 01253 872444 or email cdo@fleetwoodtowncouncil.org (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.

Fleetwood Town Centre
Town Centre, Fleetwood

Fleetwood allotments
Fleetwood allotments

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 Fleetwood
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
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.

Fleetwood Town Council

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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