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Fun things to do, local and up to 75/90 mins drive.

Heaton Park Nets, Manchester

Heaps of fun off the ground, take a look at the website, fun and thrills for most ages.

Ascent Trampoline Park, Blackpool

We give this 5 stars for value for money, safety, staff presence and facilities.

Crocky Trail, near Chester

A full day out, for children of all ages. Hot and cold food available on site and plenty of parking. Check out the website.

Clip 'n' Climb, Blackpool

Fun and challenges for children and grown ups. Plenty of safety and mingling staff. All good.

Farmer Parr's Animal World, Rossall Road, Fleetwood. (01253 874389)


PLUS several chances throughout the day to meet the Piglets.


 – Animal show with plenty of hands-on opportunities
– National curiculum topics tailored to different age groups
– Lamb feeding and other newborns through the Spring and Summer
– Visiting groups have use of the function room
– In addition to the animal farm we also have a large museum
– Catering can be provided or packed lunches welcome
– We can cope with groups of any size
– Plenty to see and do undercover in bad weather
– Lots of outdoor space to enjoy in good weather
– Paddocks, picnic and play areas to enjoy and explore

-  The Pottery Studio and Shop offers a ‘paint a pot’ service to farm visitors

 - Open all year with seasonal events – please see the website.

Freeport Fleetwood Retail Outlet

Enjoy discount on your shopping everyday at Freeport Fleetwood Retail Outlet. It’s the Fylde Coasts retail outlet, where you’ll find bargains for all the family, seven days a week.

Browse around high street names including M&S, Next and Sports Direct, plus many more besides. Enjoy a bite to eat or a coffee at Costa. The kids can play on the adventure ship playground, while you watch the boats bobbing about in the marina.

New stores open fairly frequently at Freeport Fleetwood too, so with along with quickly changing stock in the shops there’s always something new to see.

events and activities in our area

For a view of what's on, in and around the Fylde area:

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Starter for 30

A must for your car!

This device is indispensable for any car.  Have had one in the boot for a few years and it has got me out of trouble about four times. Also helped a very grateful friendly neighbour once. Silverline portable charger for about £32.00 from Amazon. Brilliant on those cold wet mornings when the car won't start!

A quick phone fix at 'harwoods'

Fast screen and other repairs at very competitive rates for most mobiles. We can recommend this business - Ed.

Tel: 01253 726597. Next to Seafarers Fish & Chips.

Words we like !


Having respect for all living things and avoidance of violence towards others. (Tell all the bad guys and politicians - too many to name).


'Cause and effect' - What you do in life will come back to bite you. (so very true).


The fussiness and stupidity of minor officials; petty bureaucracy, box ticking. (fab word applicable to so many jobs-worths and wannabe's these days!)


It has been reported that these days, Police recruits only receive two weeks formal training before being put out on the streets, where further training is 'on the job'. Most recruits know next to nothing at this stage. Poor us and poor them. too. (source BBC 'Thinking Allowed' on R4 - episode Law & Order).

False Telephone Preference Service Calls

Fraudsters are cold-calling victims, falsely stating that they are calling from one of the well-known UK telecommunication service providers. They call victims claiming to provide a ‘Telephone Preference Service’ - an enhanced call-barring service, which includes barring international call centres.

The fraudsters ask victims to confirm/provide their bank account details, informing them that there is a one-off charge for the service. Victims instead see monthly debits deducted from their accounts, which they have not authorised. The fraudsters often target elderly victims.

In all instances, direct debits are set up without following proper procedure. The victim is not sent written confirmation of the direct debit instruction, which is supposed to be sent within three days.

On occasions when victims attempted to call back, the telephone number provided by the fraudster was either unable to be reached or the victim’s direct debit cancellation request was refused.

During 2017, there were 493 Action Fraud Reports relating to this fraud.

Protect yourself:

  • There is only one Telephone Preference Service (TPS). The TPS is the only official UK 'do-not-call' register for opting out of live telesales calls. It is FREE to sign-up to the register. TPS never charge for registration. You can register for this service at http://www.tpsonline.org.uk.
  • You will receive postal confirmation of genuine direct debits. If you notice unauthorised payments leaving your account, you should contact your bank promptly.
  • Always be wary of providing personal information, or confirming that personal information the caller already claims to hold is correct. Always be certain that you know who you talking to. If in doubt hang up immediately.

If you have been affected by this, or any other type of fraud, report it to Action Fraud by visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040.

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TV Providers Discount Fraud

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) have noticed an increase in Action Fraud reports where fraudsters are offering a discount on Television service provider subscriptions. Fraudsters are cold-calling victims, purporting to be from a Television (TV) provider offering a discount on their monthly subscription. Victims have been told the following: their subscription needs to be renewed; that part or all, of the TV equipment has expired and they are due an upgrade on the equipment/subscription. In order to falsely process the discount, the fraudster asks victims to confirm or provide their bank account details. The scammers may also request the victim’s identification documents, such as scanned copies of passports.

The fraudsters are using the following telephone numbers: “08447111444”, “02035190197” and “08001514141”. The fraudster’s voices are reported to sound feminine and have an Asian accent.

Later victims make enquiries and then discover that their TV service provider did not call them and that the fraudster has made transactions using the victim’s bank account details.


This type of fraud is nationwide. Since the beginning of this year (2018), there have been 300 Action Fraud Reports relating to this fraud. From the reports received, victims aged over 66 seem to be the most targeted.

What you need to do

• Don’t assume a phone call or email is authentic: Just because someone knows your basic details (such as your name and address or even your mother’s maiden name), it doesn’t mean they are genuine. Criminals can exploit the names of well-known companies in order to make their scams appear genuine.

• Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision: a genuine company won’t force you to make a financial decisions on the spot. Always be wary if you’re pressured to purchase a product or service quickly, and don’t hesitate to question uninvited approaches in case it’s a scam.

• Stay in control: Have the confidence to refuse unusual requests for personal or financial information. Always contact the company yourself using a known email or phone number, such as the one written on a bank statement or bill.

Visit Take Five (takefive-stopfraud.org.uk/advice/) and Cyber Aware (cyberaware.gov.uk) for more information about how to protect yourself online.

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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)


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last week's prize winners

Sarah P. (Lytham), Alan J. (Ansdell) and Rob T. (St Annes).

Ellie J. from ST Annes is the proud owner of a lovely wooden 'E' money box with 20 £1 coins inside!

Anthony A. from Lytham won a fab brand new tablet

James P. from Ansdell and Andrea H. from ST Annes picked games of their choice.

Tom F. (St Annes), Terrence J. (St Annes), Tracy T. (Lytham), Ken F. (Lytham), Henry L. (St Annes).

Chris and Sara won a lovely 'Dinner for 2' at the Moghul in St Annes.

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A man is driving along and is stopped by the police. The police officer asks him to open his boot and sees two penguins sitting inside. The policeman is shocked and says to the man, “Sir, you should take those two penguins to the Zoo straight away!” The man agrees and drives off.

The next day – same place, he is stopped again by the same policeman. The officer again asks him to open his boot, and to his surprise, there are the two penguins sitting again, but this time with swimming trunks on. The officer says, “I told you yesterday to take them to the Zoo!”

"Yes officer, I did take them to the Zoo, just like you said - and today we’re going swimming.”

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