Old News 2008

Freckleton News

BAES Saturday flying - 22/29.11.08 & 06.01.09
BAES will be undertaking flights between 9:00am and 5:00pm on the 22.11.08, 29.11.08 and 06.12.08

West Coast Photography - 17.12.08
West Coast Photography have relocated from Cleveleys to Freckleton. They offer photography and videography services for corporate and private clients <more>

Contact detail update - 08.12.08
We have been trying to update the contact details of all organisations and charities in the village. You can see the list <here>. We have added a list of all the registered charities that we can find in the village. If you spot any errors or omissions then please let us know.

New shops open - 08.12.08
The more observant may have noticed that the old Cyclist shop has been opened as 'Switch' <more> and the Posy Bowl has changed to 'The Cake Box' <more>

New Pictures - 08.12.08
Harry Hall has sent us some old photos for us to share on the site. Please <click here> to see them.

The Nail Spa has moved - 20.11.08
The Nail Spa is now located at the Sun City Solarium on Lytham Road.

Harlequins wins Award for Girls Night - 20.11.08
Harlequins have picked up their first award - Most Entertaining Dramatic Production in the area for Girls Night! which was performed in May at Freckleton Memorial Hall. The award was presented by NODA (Northern Operatic & Drama Association at their annual awards ceremony at the Imperial Hotel, Blackpool. The group are very pleased and look forward to entertaining local people in the area with future productions at the same venue. See their web site for coming events.

Dogs Banned - 20.11.08
The Parish Council are proceeding with the 'Dog Control Order' on the Bush Lane playing fields. Details of the revised order can be found on the Parish Council web site.

Conclusion of Audit - 20.11.08
The Parish Council Audit for the year ending 31.03.08 was completed on the 24.10.08. They can be inspected by local electors by appointment. See the Parish Council web site for details.

Freckleton Cricket Club - 07.11.08
The Freckleton Cricket Club now have their own website. You can find it <here>

Freckleton Younger Years Youth Club opens - 19.10.08
The opening of the Freckleton Younger Years youth club occured on the 8th October. Regular meetings are to be held on Wednesdays at the Rawstorne Sports & Social Club 7.00pm - 9.00pm A full list of the planned dates can be found <here>

BAES outline planning appeal - 08.10.08
As expected, BAES have appealed against the decision to reject their outline planning proposal. It will now be going to a full blown public enquiry. More details when we have them. In the mean time, anyone with a strong opinion, either for or against, should write to Fylde Borough Council.

Freckleton in Bloom - 08.10.08
This year Freckleton was runner up to Garstang and Strike Lane School have won the Environmental Award. Well done to all those involved.

'Male Goshawk' missing since 17th Sept.2008
A mature male Goshawk went missing while being flown at the Singleton Hall Estate. The tracking transmitter worn was later found in the woods. The bird was flying towards Singleton Village. He is wearing both LBR and D of E rings, also hunting jesses. The Goshawk is the size of a herring gull. In flight, the Goshawk has broad, blunt wings and a broad tail and has a a penetrating shriek, "hi-aa". It is thought that he may use the woods to roost. Any sighting please contact the owner. Do not try to bring this bird down or entice him with food. Certain foods can kill him and only an experienced handler should do this.
Contact Tel: 07957 205232 / 01253 402673

Hi everybody...we have just moved to Freckleton...and have a problem !! Our 3 seater settee which we bought only a few weeks ago won't fit through the doors !!!--therefore we have to sell it !! It cost £300 just a few weeks ago---brown in colour...a soft velour type fabric....with 5 scatter cushions...some plain brown and some in a cream / brown floral design. It is modern in styling and very comfy !!!!

We would like £100 ono.....we need to sell asap.....
please contact us either on the landline number--01772635713
or mobile ----07799430006...
we live in freck...in goe lane.....

regards---susan and david xx

The Nail Spa - 04.08.08
The Nail Spa is now listed on freckleton.org. For more details <click here>

Stay & Play Group - 04.08.08
The Parent and Toddler Stay and Play morning playgroup meets at the Methodist Chapel on Tuesday and Thursday morning <more>

Half Maraton Photos - 22.07.08
All the photos from the 2008 half marathon and Fun Run are now available on the site. <Click here>

Anyone for Tennis? - 14.07.08
Sign up and be part of the Freckleton Tennis Club at Bush Lane playing fields. Ask behind the bar in the Rawstorne Centre or see the Chairman Frank Towers.

Freckleton In Bloom - 15.07.08
The Judges will be in the village on the 16th July. Please come along to the memorial, and help with a village clean up on the 15th July at 6.00pm. Please bring a brush and shovel.

Race For Life - 02.07.08
Bonnie and Christine have signed up to run in Blackpool's Race for Life Cancer Charity event to raise money in support of Cancer Research. Your support would be most welcome. The details can be found on their fund raising web site

BAE Systems Warton Development Plan Rejected - 25.06.08
The BAE Systems planning application has been rejected. For more details about the reasons for refusal, check out the FBC Planning web site

Half Marathon Thank You - 23.06.08
Thank you to all those who took part yesterday in both the fun run and the half marathon.

A HUGE THANK YOU to the almost 100 people who helped in any way, shape or form. You know who you are and you know what you did, and I am very, very grateful. Photos are now available <here>, <here> and <here>.

Brian Porter
Race Director, Freckleton Half Maratho

BAE Systems Warton Development Plan Rejected - 16.06.08
The BAE Systems planning application has been rejected. The Lytham St Annes Express have a full report <click here>.

Caravan Theft - 01.06.08
Lancashire police are running a Caravan Theft prevention scheme. This involves members of the public for instance, milkmen, taxi drivers and members of the public who work in the early hours of the morning to be on the lookout for caravans. The second part of the crime prevention is to ask members of the public to display a unique referenced number coloured sticker on the rear of a caravan and on the front of the towing vehicle.
<Click here for Poster>
<Click here for Stickers>

Information for Half Marathon entrants - 25.05.08
All race numbers have been posted. Please contact the race director if you have not received your number or have any questions regarding your entry. Entry fees are not refundable. Directions to the race and a map of the course can be found <here>. The race venue will also be clearly signed on the day of the race. Please take some time to read the pre race instructions. The race starts at 2pm and we hope you will be able to stay for the presentation of prizes at approximately 4.30pm.

Number transfers will be accepted for this race by completing the Race number transfer form.

BAE Systems Warton Development Plan - 11.06.08
BAE Systems have resubmitted their planning application to redeveloping the disused Marconi adhesives factory and adjoining land on the periphery of BAE Systems Warton site. Due to the negative response they got from Freckleton last time, they decided to not tell us about it this time!
The latest report is that the application has been rejected. We are awaiting official confirmation.

Half Marathon Marshals Needed
The Freckleton Half Marathon and Fun run needs 40 people to marshal the runners on the course. Your assistance would be much appreciated <more>.

BAE Systems Warton Development Plan - 05.06.08
BAE Systems have resubmitted their planning application to redeveloping the disused Marconi adhesives factory and adjoining land on the periphery of BAE Systems Warton site. Due to the negative response they got from Freckleton last time, they decided to not tell us about it this time! Should anyone wish to object, the Fylde Borough Council Planning Meeting is being held next Wednesday afternoon (11th June 2008 at 2:00pm). The meeting is being held in the Freckleton Village Hall. The agenda can be found <here>

Youth Shelter - May 2008
The Youth Shelter in the Memorial Park is now complete and open for use.

Refurbished Public Toilets - May 2008
The public toilets in the Memorial Park have been refurbished. It is reported that it now costs 20p to use them! Is that 'spending a penny' with inflation?

Operation All Clean - Volunteers required - 10.05.08
Our Neighbourhood policing team, in conjunction with Fylde Borough Council and local volunteers have arranged a village clean up in both Warton and Freckleton on Saturday the 10th May, between the hours of 10.am and 4.0pm.,
Arrangements have been made with local businesses to provide refreshments, during the event.
Skips will be available at Warton and Lower Lane Freckleton.
Freckleton village will be based from Freckleton C.E School and will be a litter pick, with rubbish bags to be dropped of at various bases, with Fylde Borough Council coming to collect them.
Kirkham Prison will be collecting rubbish from the Lower Lane estate on Friday the 9th of May.
More details will be available on the Community Notice board and the Parish Council web site during the course of the week.

Do please come along, even if only for half an hour, and help make our village cleaner.

2nd Freckleton Scout Group - 15.03.08
Please could you help the group by volunteering to become either an Assistant Cub Leader, Assistant Scout Leader or Parent Helper (subject to CRB clearance) to help on a regular weeklybasis (school terms only). <more- (60Kb PDF)>

Kirkham Baths - 15.03.08
Kirkham Baths has been granted a reprieve for a year. St.Annes Baths has not been so fortunate and will still close. There are two (or maybe more) websites dedicated to the pool where more information can be found.

Strange Large Animal - 27.02.08
We recently received the following report:

I've just driven down Kirkham rd and a large cat walked across the road infront of the car. It was a bit bigger and longer than a fox with a cat like face and tale. It was light brown with dark spots. I think I spotted the same animal before xmas in the Willows graveyard in Kirkham as it frightened me.
Has anyone else seen it? Does anyone know what it was, or is??
Its been spotted again. Lower Lane area near Quakers Wood (07.02.08)
And there is more!
The plot thickens!! Reports have been heard (in the co-op!) that some chickens
and a parrot have gone missing from Kirkham rd, also last night someone told
me that they had heard a farmer down there talking that one of his animals
had been killed and he didn't think it was a fox that did it?? Allegedly!!!

Kirkham Baths - 28.02.08
We need your help to save Kirkham Baths. Please write to Fylde Borough Council, sign the Petition & lobby your local councillors. Contact Councillor Raymond Green, Chairman, Friends of Kirkham Baths on 01772 684780

There is one petition at St Annes baths. There are also two protest marches taking place on Saturday 1 March - one at Kirkhan at 10 am the other at St Annes at 11 am. It is rumoured that there will be a band, banners, press inc TV at the St Annes protest.

A petition has also been set up on the Downing Street Website - it needs 200 sigs to be presented to the Prime Minister, its permanent web address is: http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/SAVEKIRKHAMBATHS/

there are also two (or maybe more) websites dedicated to the pools

New Business - 27.02.08
The Chilli Hut has opened on Lytham Road in what was previously the New Deli'. More details when we have them.

Save Kirkham Baths - 11.02.08
We need your help to save Kirkham Baths. Please write to Fylde Borough Council, sign the Petition & lobby your local councillors. A public meeting is being held on Tuesday the 12th February at the Kirkham Community Centre at 7:00pm Please attend and voice your opinion.

New Business - 06.02.08
The Posy Bowl has opened on Lytham Road. Call in or phone Louisa on 01772 672787.

Parish Map - 04.01.08
The long awaited Parish Map has appeared in the centre panel of the notice board outside the Coach & Horses.

New Businesses - 10.01.08
Its been a busy week and we have added more businesses to the site.

Vehicle Options
Shaw Pass School of Motoring
M. A.Snape - Builder
Martyn Thomas - Handyman