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Closure of re-cycling facility on Toms Croft car park - 10.11.12
As Fylde Borough Council have provided additional re-cycling bins to every household in the village it has been decided that Toms Croft Car park re-cycling centre will be closed in the near future.
Alternative re-cycling facilities are available in the Plough car park and the Rawstorne Sports Centre car park. Items for which these two centres do not provide re-cycling facilities should continue to be taken to the Saltcotes Re-cycling Centre in Lytham

Memorial Hall - 04.11.12
The contact details for the Freckleton Memorial Hall have been updated. The new contact number for the bookings secretary is 01772 300432

Freckleton Library - Autumn
The Freckleton Library are planning on starting family chess sessions in the library on Saturday mornings and would like to see how much interest there is. They are also canvassing for interest in a Saturday Morning Reading Group which they also hope to start up in the Autumn. Anyone interested should speak to the library staff.

Frecklestorne Project - DigiEnable - 14.08.12
On Tuesday 14th August 2012, DigiEnable will be at The Rawstorne Centre, Freckleton to begin the second stage of our community consultation, and we would like to invite you to join us.
We have been commission by The Frecklestorne project to find out whether residents in Freckleton would support a new multipurpose centre, and what they would like it to be used for. This is your opportunity to have your opinions recorded and influence how the plans for the centre may progress.
After spending three days in the area during June, we have established that the majority of people we spoke to would like to see a new centre. We now want to know more about how the centre might look, what activities could be hosted there and how this may affect you. We will be in The Rawstorne Centre from 2pm-5pm and from 7pm-9pm on the 14th August. We would value your time in helping us to take this consultation forward. Light refreshments will be provided. If you know anyone else who may be interested in having their say please let them know. If you would like to know more about the project, details are on our website at www.digienable.co.uk/frecklestorne - Liz Hardwick - DigiEnable

Frecklestorne Project
A survey has been commissioned to collect local peoples opinions and thoughts on a proposed new sports centre on the Bush Lan playing fields. To express your desires and make recommendations to move co-ordinated activity in Freckleton forward please complete the survey <here>.

Village Hall Committee
Would you like to join the Village Hall Committee? We are looking to recruit a new Booking Secretary and would welcome someone new to the Committee. If you are interested and wish to know more about what is involved please contact Jan on 635597 or alternatively contact Harry on 632587.

Clubday Weekend
Unfortunately, it was a total wash-out this year. The parade went round in small circles and got very wet! We didn't manage to get any pictures at all as they did not follow the 'wet weather' route and instead managed to avoid us completely. If anyone has any pictures that they would like to share with us then please send them in.

New CAR BOOT SALE - Every Sat, Sun and Bank Holidays
Indoor and outside stall are available, Refreshments freshly cooked, flushing toilet and washing basin. Located on Boundary Road FY8 5HU, behind Mcdonalds and Stanways Ford dealer, Lytham. Contact Keran on 07901857846 for details. Gate opens at 6.30 to set up. There will also be a
CRAFT FAIR at the same location on the 24th June. Free admission. Opens to public @ 10am, sellers can set up earlier. Contact Clare on 07747736191.

Scout Hut available for rent - 04.06.12
The Scout Hut is availiable to rent for childrens parties at a very reasonable rate. Contact Ross McDonald (Email: ).
Freckleton Scouts are always looking to recruit new members aged from 6 to 14 (boys or girls) and leaders from 18. Interested? Then call into the Scout Hut any Monday or Tuesday between 6.30pm & 8pm.

Olympic Torch Bearer
Brian Porter has now had official confirmation that he is part of the London 2012 team. He will be carrying the Torch in Lytham St Annes on Saturday June 23rd 2012.
We will know the exact location around 4 weeks before and we will keep you informed. The time is likely to be between 6am and 7.30 am and will be somewhere between St Annes and Warton.
Brian said: "I am absolutely thrilled and honoured to be part of the Olympic Torch Relay. It is a real honour for Freckleton as well. Of the 60 million people in the Country they have chosen just 8000: for me to be one of those 8000 is overwhelming. It will be an early start, but it will be light and hopefully the sun will shine. I hope everyone in Freckleton will make the effort to come and see the Torch. This is something we will never see again in our area."

Frecklestorne Project
For some time now the 'Frecklestorne Project' has been a matter for consideration and much discussion. This project is based on findings in the Freckleton Parish Plan of 2005, where it was established that the local community would benefit from a facility which could accommodate various social and sporting activities.
The Frecklestorne Project Committee has now successfully secured some lottery funding to conduct a survey to be carried out within the local community. This will establish exactly what facility would be feasible and sustainable for the village of Freckleton and surrounding area. A Lancashire based company called 'D.I.G.I. Enable' will conduct this survey over the next few weeks.
There will be a meeting at the Rawstorne Centre on Bush Lane at 7pm on Thursday 7th June when D.I.G.I Enable will present the format for this survey. Potential users of the proposed new facility are invited to attend the presentation.
It is really important that as many interested parties as possible attend this meeting. It will perhaps be the one and only public opportunity to hear about any such possible developments for Freckleton and the sole chance to share opinions on how to move the Frecklestorne Project forward. Your support will help to determine the nature and extent of any new building or scheme. I look forward to seeing you on Thursday 7th June at 7pm at the Rawstorne Centre.
Kind Regards, Frank Towers.
Chairman of the Frecklestorne Project Board.

Warton Juniors Badminton Club - 14.01.12
Facilities are available at BAE SYSTEMS’ Lightning Club Sports hall for junior badminton. There are classes in the age groups 7yrs – 10 yrs, 11-14 yrs and 14+. Should anyone have a child, or children who might be interested in trying out a different sport, please get in touch with Mike Cooper on 01772 633402 or Dorothy on 01253 739801. Racquets provided, all you need you need to bring is a pair of clean trainers, and GIVE IT A GO!!!!
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Freckleton Fire Tragedy - 08.01.12
I am sure that most people will have heard about the tragedy by now. Our sincere condolences go to their family and friends.
There is a Condolence Book open to the public to sign in the porch of Freckleton Holy Trinity Church. The book will be open every day from 9.00 AM to 7.00 PM.

New None Emergency Numbers - 30.12.11
101 is the new number to call the police in none emergencies. Calls cost 15p from a landline or mobile regardless of when you call or how long your call is.
The NHS have also launched a new none emergency number to simplify how people get help and advice on health care. The number is 111 and calls are free. More details can be found on the Parish Council website.
In an emergency always dial 999.

Bargain Booze - 03.12.11
As previously reported, Bargain Booze is under new ownership. They have plenty of stock and will try to obtain special items if requested. See the updated site entry <here>.