Old News 2007

Freckleton News

Church Services - 28.11.07
Details of the services in our three churches for the feastive season are available <here>

Reduce the chance of Christmas Crime - 18.11.07
With the Christmas holiday season almost upon us, now is a good time to remind people to take steps to make sure your Christmas isn't spoiled by criminals <more>

Freckleton Tragedy 1944 - 28.11.07
A new book, written by village librarian Joyce Turner is available from the library priced £6 <more>

Community Awareness Campaign - 07.10.07
The Freckleton Parish Council are running a Community Awareness Campaign to highlight Dog pooh, Overgrowing hedges, parking on pavements, Litter, Vandalism and Street drinking. Posters are being distributed throughout the Parish. <more>

BAE Systems Warton Development Plan
BAE Systems are about to embark on a public consultation exercise, with a view to redeveloping the disused Marconi adhesives factory and adjoining land on the periphery of BAE Systems Warton site. <more>

If you wish to comment about the development then we have setup a special comments board. <click here>

Cllr Colin Robb has a lot to say about the matter, so much so that he exceeded the maximum size of the comments!
To read the full version <click here>

Junior football Players WANTED - 04.09.07
Players are wanted for an Under 8's Football Team in Freckleton. Players must be 7 or under on or before the 31st August 2007. For further details please contact Ian Harbison on 07976071425 or email

Freckleton Library Opening Times - 13.08.07
As from the 1st August the library will be opening at 9:30am rather than 10:00am on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings.

Xmas Club - 26.06.07
Wallis News are running a Xmas Club. Call or email for more details.

Club Day & Marathon - 25.06.07
The pictures from Club Day, the Half Marathon and the Fun Run are now on the site.

Holy Trinity Church web site - 24.06.07
The new website can be found at www.freckletonparishchurch.org.uk

BAE Systems Night Flights- 20.07.07
BAES plan to undertake night flights on the following dates: From Monday 23rd to Thursday 26th July 2007. The aircraft will be returning no later than 11:00pm.

Marathon and Club Day Pictures - 21.06.07
Unlike last year where we had almost no pictures at all, this year we have hundreds! We are going through them, sorting and organising. They should appear here soon.

Our Guestbook - 21.06.07
We get lots of apparently genuine entries sent to our Guestbook with an invalid email address. Our Guestbook software automatically rejects all entries that do not have a verifiable email address. If you wish to leave us a message then please use a valid email address. It doesn't go on the site and we don't keep them.

Cricket Scorer for Warton required - 26.04.07
£15 a game, training, free tea's & transport.
Please contact Daniel on 07921290993

Freckleton Half Marathon is Full - 30.05.07
Entry for the Half Marathon, which takes place on the 17.06.07, is now closed as a record 650 people have entered. Places still exist for the Fun Run. Would online entrants please ensure that they read the latest information <more>

Freckleton Half Marathon & Fun Run - 17.06.07
Entry for the Half Marathon is now closed. A record 650 entries have been taken. Volunteer marshals for the Freckleton Half Marathon and Fun Run are still required so if you would like to help please contact St John Greenhough on 01772 634638 <more>

Hugh Dempster Estate Agents Close down - May 2007
Our most recent addition to estate agents in the village has closed down. The premises are now being advertised for rent.

Harlequin Players performed their very first play at Freckleton Memorial Hall this weekend. The play was called “Love Begins At 50”, a comedy farce by Raymond Hopkins.
The play was indeed a comedy and the timing of the actors in this farce was brilliant! Members of the audience thoroughly enjoyed the repartee between all of the actors and sympathised in particular with the character of the hen-pecked husband in this story!
This was definitely a successful event not only for all members of the cast but for everyone who participated in making this a great evenings entertainment. Many thanks to the caterers ( the Harlequins themselves!) for providing the unexpected refreshments and buffet.
I will definitely be looking out for their next performance at our village hall and for all of those who missed it, make sure you go to the next one!

Wallis News - 27.03.07
Naze News is now under new ownership and is called Wallis News. They are urgently seeking a responsible person for the shop. Hours are 6:00am to 9:00am Monday to Friday. Pay is £6 per hour. Please contact Ross on 08700421392 or 07005947048

Freckleton Younger Years - 15.03.07
The village youth group are now a registered charity and have their own web site. The site is currently under construction. See www.freckletonyy.org

Holy Trinity Church:Cremated Remains Area - 07.03.07
In order to comply with regulations and allow mowing of the Cremated Remains Area within the Graveyard, it is requested that all ornamentation, stone chippings and surrounds be removed as soon as possible before the beginning of April 2007. The whole area will then be returned to grass around the plaques and will therefore bring it back within the conditions laid down by the Diocesan Chancellor. If you have any queries regarding this notice please telephone either 632209 or 632559. Thank you for your assistance. This is an important step in the effort to keep our village and Church graveyard in good order.

Walks in Freckleton - 24.02.07
Would you like to meet people and get regular exercise? Healthy walks in Freckleton every Wednesday at 1:00pm. Walks last for one hour and are available to everyone of all ages and abilities. Meet at the Freckleton Health Centre. Contact Lucie Marsh(01253 306396) or Kevin Doyle (01772 491599)

Police Update - 15.02.07
We have added some additional police and Neighbourhood watch information to our PACT pages <more>

Heavy Good Vehicles through the village - 10.02.07
In recent months it has been observed that there is a significant increase in heavy good vehicles passing through the village centre on their way to Naze Lane Industrial Estate. Polytank have applied for a licence to increase the number of vehicles and trailers to their site. There is concern that the access to the site, through the centre of the village, is not suitable for such an increase in heavy vehicle traffic. One of the trucks is reported to have hit a car on Friday morning. Gayle Brown is organising a petition to contest this increase. Please contact her at if you wish to offer your support.

Freckleton Organisations and Clubs - 04.02.07
Councillor C Robb has produced a list of contact details for the various Clubs and Organisations in the Village. It is intended to display the list on the new noticeboard along with a map of the Parish. We have created a downloadable version of the list <more>

New noticeboard - 14.01.07
Visitors to the village centre may have spotted the new noticeboard that appeared in December. The notice board has been made using material from the old cotton wool building and is located at the end of the Coach and Horses (Ponkies) car park. The 'Grand Opening' is reported to have been held today.

Dogs to be banned from playing fields - 08.01.07
At the Parish Council Meeting, held on the 8th January, it was proposed that dogs are banned from the playing fields. This will be progressed with Fylde Borough Council in the near future. It was also reported that a dog owner has been issued with a fixed penalty notice for allowing his dog to foul on the field.

Bush Lane trees - 22.12.06
The trees lining Bush Lane next to the playing fields have been removed or trimmed. It makes quite a difference to the outlook! New young trees have been planted, so it should look better once they have established themselves.

Inside Out - 26.01.07
On Friday 26 January 'Inside Out', on BBC1 at 7.30, is showing a programme of the history of the Freckleton Disaster on 23 August 1944. This may be of interest to residents of the Village.