Fleetwood Town Victory Parade

Fleetwood Town Victory Parade

Fans and well wishers are being encouraged to line the route in celebration, but event organisers, Wyre Council and the police are asking people to do so responsibly.

The open top parade starts at Highbury at 2pm. There will be no parking from 7am until the bus has passed on the following roads:

– Milton Street between Blakiston Street and Poulton Road
– Highbury Avenue between Cambridge Road and Hatfield Avenue
– Beach Road between Broadway roundabout and Rossall Grange Lane (one side only)

Highbury Avenue will also be closed to traffic between 1pm and 2.15pm

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Careful planning means disruption will be kept to an absolute minimum, with traffic left flowing as much as possible around the route and very few parking restrictions. In return the public are being asked to contribute to the family atmosphere by observing the designated public place order that prevents the drinking of alcohol in the street.

Councillor Roger Berry, responsible for community safety at Wyre Council, said: “This will be another great occasion for Fleetwood and we want everyone to be able to enjoy it. The council is just as eager as the fans to celebrate this fantastic achievement.

“All we’re asking is that those who want to drink do so in the pubs that are en route. Please remember there is a street alcohol ban in place in Fleetwood and it will be enforced sensibly to ensure that anyone intent on causing trouble doesn’t get the chance.”

Motorists have also been asked to take note of unavoidable parking restrictions that are needed to help the bus negotiate a few tight corners.

Wyre Council also has a number of street cleaning vehicles standing by to clear the pavements and roads after the convoy has passed by.

Fleetwood Town win Promotion! (23.4.12)

Fleetwood Town Football Club have thrilled supporters and people of the Fylde Coast alike, as they secure promotion to the football league for the first time in the clubs history.

Fleetwood Town Football Club was formed in 1997, but two previous incarnations of the club go right back to 1908.

After over 100 years of football in Fleetwood this is what can only be called a historic achievement that everyone in the port is right behind, whether they’ve got an interest in football or not.

It’s also seen Fleetwood make the headlines, as the achievement brought tv cameras along with press reporters and photographers to the grounds and the town, to gauge public opinion and put the town in the spotlight – which can only be a great boost to the area.

Micky Mellon is Manager in charge, who has led the team from the Blue Square Bet Premier to the League, which marks their fifth promotion in eight years. Mellon said “Any manager that’s ever been successful will tell you that you have to have good players and I’m certainly blessed”. Having said that, it was a tense time for Fleetwood as they awaited news of their promotion, with what could have been the deciding game against Lincoln City leading to a 2-2 draw – had it been an outright win their promotion could have been secured there and then – in the event, the news came after Wrexham drew 2-2 with Grimsby.

Andy Pilley, the Chairman who has been right behind Fleetwood and has masterminded their recent turnaround of fortune said “It’s the culmination of many years of hard work and I’m not only delighted for the club but also the town because it will create jobs”. Andy went on to add “Five or six years ago who would have thought we could do this? It was always my vision when I arrived to see this club in the Football League and now we’ve done it.”

Last year, the new stand opened at Highbury Stadium, which is a superb facility for supporters and hospitality and will serve Fleetwood Town well as they continue on their rise upwards.

Well done Cod Army!

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