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Fleetwood Town Council consists of 13 members serving the five wards – Park, Pharos, Mount, Rossall and Warren. The public are welcome at the monthly council meetings which are held at the North Euston Hotel on the last Tuesday of each month at 7pm

 

Fleetwood Town Council was established in June 2009 and is a non-political council.

Since the elections in May 2011, members have also been Wyre Borough and Lancashire County Councillors.

Councillor Terry Rogers is now the Chairman of the Town Council, having taken over the role from former Chairman Cllr Alan Marsh in Juy 2014 and the Vice-Chair is now Cllr Bill Barrow, who took over the role from Councillor Stephen Clarke. All members actively work for the benefit of the local community and represent the council on various bodies, organisations and committees.  

Lord Street at Fleetwood
Lord Street, 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. 

Freeport Marina
Marina at Freeport Fleetwood

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 with the link in the contacts section.  

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.

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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 Offices on Poulton Road

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.

It’s an exciting time, so watch this space!

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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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Fleetwood Festive Lights

Fleetwood Festive Lights Switch On event will be held on Saturday 18 November. 

Lighting up Fleetwood each year takes a lot of planning and fundraising - find out what's happening in coming weeks and months to get ready for Christmas..

Fleetwood Festive Lights Committee 

Meet at the North Euston Hotel. Next meeting is Wednesday 30th August 2017 at 7.00pm

Everyone is welcome - come along and put forward any ideas you may have for 'Lighting Up Fleetwood in 2017'

Fleetwood Festive Lights

If you love the Festive Season and you'd like to see Fleetwood shining bright, why don't you go along and get involved?

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. 

The next Full Meeting of Fleetwood Town Council is on 26 September, also at 7pm at the North Euston Hotel.

The public are welcome to attend, so if you're curious about what goes on in your town why don't you go along and observe.

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Caterers Required for Fleetwood Festive Lights

Do you live in Fleetwood and provide catering for outdoor events? 

Outdoor catering required for Fleetwood Festive Lights

From Hog Roast or Burger and Chips to Roast Chestnuts and Mulled Wine, we are looking for caterers to supply food and drink at our Christmas Lights Switch on.

The event is to take place at the Marine Gardens on Saturday 18th November with catering trucks to be positioned roadside, inside the road closure zone.

To express your interest please contact: Dawn Spooner on 01253 872444  cdo@fleetwoodtowncouncil.org (and please mention you saw it here!)

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Fleetwood Festive Lights Committee invite you to take part in

A Grand Quiz Night

Wednesday 20 September at 8pm at the North Euston.

Fleetwood Festive Lights Quiz night

Put your general knowledge to the test across 5 categories
Raffle tickets on sale with some lovely prizes
Entry fee - £30 per team - maximum of 6 people per team

Contact Julie Dalton on 01253 777639, email daltonjulie1@gmail.com

All money raised will help to make Fleetwood shine brightly!

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Fleetwood Festive Lights Christmas Ball

Friday 24 November at 7 for 7.30pm - Fleetwood Football Club

Fleetwood Festive Lights Christmas Ball

Sponsored by Fleetwood Town FC - all money raised will go towards lighting up Fleetwood this Christmas

Tickets and menu from Fleetwood Town Council offices, 122 Poulton Road, Fleetwood. Tel 01253 872444 or email cdo@fleetwoodtowncouncil.org

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Fleetwood in Bloom

Judging for Fleetwood in Bloom took place on Tuesday 18th July.

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

With 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. Your green fingers must be very tired!!

Fleetwood in Bloom 2017

Have you seen the beautiful pewter planters at the fishing community memorial? They are brand new for this years entry.

Very best of luck to everyone who has been involved, and hopefully your hard work will be rewarded with the grade awarded by the judges.

You can see lots more photos on the Fleetwood Town Council Facebook page

However, summer and our lovely flowers are far from over, so if you would like to help to keep them looking lovely until the winter weather kills them off, please get in touch and get involved!

Volunteers wanted for Fleetwood in Bloom

The organisers would still welcome the help of local people who would be able to spend a few minutes on a regular basis doing some watering*, weeding, dead heading and litter picking to keep the Fleetwood in Bloom displays looking blooming lovely throughout the summer.

You might have a shop or business, like gardening and want to help, or just have great pride in this lovely town and want to see it looking clean, green and lovely!

If everyone pulls together and each does their little bit, Fleetwood will look lovely this summer and all year round.

*Planters need regular watering in order to survive, never mind look their best. If you have a planter near to your shop and business PLEASE help it out by watering it on a daily basis! It doesn't have to be new, metered tap water you can use grey water too (ie cold tea, washing up water etc - but just with plain bubbles, best not to use water with bleach or other strong chemicals etc)

With many thanks to the following local businesses for supporting Fleetwood in Bloom:

Fleetwood Town Football Club
Retro Chic Unique
JW Fish Ltd
Builders Supplies (North West) Ltd
The Corner Cafe
Starwash
Fleetwood Conservative Club
Panther Press
Hair of the Dog
Fleetwood and Cleveleys Lions
Harbour Lights Amusements
Family Imprints
Jobs Toys
Fleetwood Beach Kiosk
North Euston Hotel
David Shaw (Strawberry Gardens)
Regenda Group
Associated British Ports
Wyre Labour Group

Thank you to everyone who has generously donated to Fleetwood In Bloom so far, 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

Please contact Dawn Spooner, the Community Development Officer, on 01253 872444 - or email cdo@fleetwoodtowncouncil.org (and please mention that you saw it here!)

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Forthcoming Meetings

Fleetwood Festive Lights Committee meets at the North Euston Hotel. Next meeting is Wednesday 30th August 2017 at 7.00pm

Everyone is welcome - come along and put forward any ideas you may have for 'Lighting Up Fleetwood in 2017'

Fleetwood Festive Lights

The next Full Meeting of Fleetwood Town Council is on 26 September, also at 7pm at the North Euston Hotel.

The public are welcome to attend, so if you're curious about what goes on in your town why don't you go along and observe.

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Grant Aid for Fleetwood Carnival

The Town Council is pleased to once again be supporting Fleetwood Carnival as it goes from strength to strength.

Fleetwood Town Council support Fleetwood Carnival

Members of the committee attended the council offices to be presented with a cheque for £1422 towards the cost of safe, professional traffic management for the procession route.

Congratulations to the carnival organisers, and the Council wishes them every success (and good weather!) for this years event which is on Saturday 17 June. Read about Fleetwood Carnival here.

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!)

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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!)

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Fleetwood Town Council meeting dates in 2017 are as follows:

North Euston Hotel Fleetwood, where Town Council meetings are held
North Euston Hotel Fleetwood, where Town Council meetings are held

Meeting Dates for 2017

25 April
30 May (To include the AGM)
27 June
25 July
26 September
31 October
28 November
No meeting held in December.

All meetings are held at the North Euston Hotel at 7pm, and the public are welcome to attend.

The agendas for the meetings are also published in advance of the meeting, and you can find them with all the minutes and paperwork of previous meetings on the Town Council website.

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Welcome to the latest Fleetwood Town Council Newsletter

Fleetwood Town Council Newsletter

Inside you can read about how your community group can apply for grant aid - last year Fleetwood Town Council paid in excess of £30,000 towards Fleetwood projects, organisations and community events - plus an additional £20,000 contribution towards the sea defences.

Application forms are available from the Clerk at Fleetwood Town Council.

Citizens Advice has been accommodated without charge at the Town Council offices since 2014. Find out more in the newsletter, including how you can make an appointment to speak to Emma Sylvester, the Citizens Advice Debt Specialist, between Monday and Thursday.

The newsletter also includes details of all your Fleetwood Town Councillors and how to contact them.

There's information about Fleetwood Museum and the Town Council plans to raise the precept to enable the continuation of the museum for the future.

The newsletter ends by asking you for your views and what your three priorities are for Fleetwood.

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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 new 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 have 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.

Along with much more information about the Town Council itself, 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 Fleetwood website, where publishers The Rabbit Patch will be directing their readers and promoting 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?”

The publishers of this Visit Fleetwood website added “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 – so 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.”

You can see the images at www.fleetwoodtowncouncil.org

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