Old News 2015

Freckleton News

Freckleton Xmas Tree Lighting & Carol Service - 15.11.15
The Xmas Tree Lighting was planned for the 08.12.15 but has been moved to the 1st December as the village hall is not available on the 8th.

Freckleton In Bloom - 07.11.15
Freckleton In Bloom are celebrating after receiving two awards recognising their achievment. They have been awarded GOLD in their category and presented with the Amberol Ltd Trophy for Best in Category in the North West in Bloom Awards 2015. We done to al the helpers, sponsors and supporters.

Freckleton C of E School Job Opportunities - 04.10.15
Welfare Assistant (6.6hrs per week) Monday to Friday 11.55am to 1.15pm term time only.
Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship working primarily in the EYFS class (30hrs per wee k) term time only.
Contact the school on 01772 632350 or check out their <website>.

Freckleton Lodge (previously 'Le Grand') are recruiting - 13.09.15
CARE ASSISTANTS (DAYS) (both full and part time positions available)
CARE ASSISTANTS (NIGHTS) (both full and part time positions available)
WEEKEND COOK-part time
DOMESTIC ASSISTANT-part time
LAUNDRY ASSISTANT-part time
APPRENTICE CARE ASSISTANTS
All the above meet the national minimum wage (and exceed it depending on experience/qualifications) All are subject to a CRB/DBS check and satisfactory references
CVS are welcomed to FRECKLETON LODGE, 103 Preston old road, Freckleton, PR41HD
Potential candidates are welcome to come with their CVs for an informal chat on the Open Day.

Weight Watchers in Freckleton - 26.09.15
Emma Tye is re-opening the Weight Watchers meeting at the Freckleton Methodist Church starting on Wednesday 30.09.15 at 6:30pm. Contact Emma on 07754834456 or email:

IMPORTANT PUBLIC INFORMATION NOTICE - 07.08.15
UPDATE - 07.09.15
United Utilities are now stating that the water in Freckleton is safe for drinking again! Please be aware that water filters must be replaced as these 'may' still be contaminated..

Freckleton.org update - 01.08.15
Our regular visitors have probably noticed the changes to the site? As the first step in our update we have moved to using CSS layout rather than the out-dated table layout we have used for years. Hopefully we haven't broken too much. We have also implemented a new photo gallery system for the Club Day, Half Marathon and Fun Run pictures. There will be many more changes in the coming weeks as the site is updated. Once we have the structure of the site sorted we will be updating most of the graphics! Please let us know if the new format is causing you problems.

IMPORTANT PUBLIC INFORMATION NOTICE - 07.08.15
Lancashire Water Supply - statement from United Utilities AS A PRECAUTION, PEOPLE IN BLACKPOOL, CHORLEY, FYLDE, PRESTON, SOUTH RIBBLE AND WYRE ADVISED TO BOIL THEIR DRINKING WATER United Utilities is advising customers in these areas to boil their water for all drinking, food preparation and brushing teeth as a precaution until further notice. People can continue to use tap water without boiling for general domestic purposes such as bathing, flushing toilets or washing clothes Routine tests at Franklaw water treatment works in Preston detected traces of cryptosporidium and although the traces are low the company is advising customers to boil their water as a precaution. Martin Padley, Chief Scientific Officer at United Utilities, said: “The advice is being given purely as a precautionary measure as we carry out additional tests today. “We apologise for the inconvenience but the health of our customers is absolutely paramount.” Customers are asked to take extreme care when boiling water because of the danger of scalding. Simply bring water to the boil and let it cool. United Utilities is monitoring water supplies and is hoping to be able to lift the boil water advice as soon as possible.
UPDATE - 15.08.15
The latest information from United Utilities is the current restrictions will remain in place until at least the evening of Thursday 20th August.
UPDATE - 21.08.15
United Utilities are not even providing a 'guesstimate' of when the problem will be resolved! On Wednesday 19 August they started to put ultra violet rigs on certain parts of the network which will help to kill off what small traces of the bug remain, alongside the flushing they continue to do. For the latest information refer to their web site <here>

Club Day 2015 Pictures
Not the best or worst weather for the Club Day procession, a light breeze and intermittent drizzle. As usual, there were a few uncooperative residents who left their cars parked on the procession route. The pictures for 2015 can be found on our Club Day pages <here>.

Freckleton Half Marathon Pictures
We had a number of issues this year but will still managed to take pictures of most of the runners from both the Half Marathon and the Fun Run. Unfortunately, I failed to get back in time to catch the first half dozen or so runners so I think the first runner shown coming back was around number seven in the race (sorry). I also had to leave for the airport so if you didn't get back to the end of Green Lane before 16:30, I missed you (sorry again). The pictures can be found <here>

New business recently registered - March 2015
Daily Sparkle - A support service for those needing help with cleaning, gardening, shopping or decorating.
JetLine Travel - 4 and 6 seater private hire cars specialising in airport, docks and concert travel. All distance work quoted. Comfortable, clean cars with courteous drivers.
Taylor Made Figures - Professional Book-Keeping services. Free up your time, so you can concentrate on making your business more of a success.

New business recently registered - January 2015
Andrew and Pippa Barratt - Piano, cello and theory tuition. Coaching for GCSE and 'A' level Music.
Rendezvous Cafe Bar - Serving home cooked food with a restaurant menu at cafe prices! And fresh ground coffee to make cappacino, latte,mocha, hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows. Children's menu available, high chairs and kiddies play area.
KJ's Electronics
- We can fix your broken phones, Ipads, laptops and computers, fixed on site, at very reasonable rates! Iphones screens replaced from £35.00, Ipad screens from £69.00 Home visits and home tuition available!

Freckleton Sports and Social Club
Membership renewal forms for Freckleton Sports and Social Club are available now. All forms to be completed before 28th February 2015. Renewal card will have new key fob for entrance to the club. The old key card will be obsolete at the end of February. All members including Life Members must complete renewal forms, any Life member not completing a form will loose Life Membership (as instructed by CIU rules). Renewal membership £6 ordinary , £3 senior. New members welcome £12 ordinary membership, £8 senior membership, which includes new key fob.

Proposed new location for Freckleton Post Office
The Post Office is proposing to relocate Freckleton Post Office to the Spar on Lytham Road where it will open as a modern open-plan local-style branch with extended opening hours. During the public consultation, Post Office Ltd welcomes feedback on any issues customers would like considered before a final decision is taken on this proposal. The consultation will close on 18 December 2014. Submissions can be made during the consultation by Freepost YOUR COMMENTS to Post Office Ltd, via email to comments@postoffice.co.uk, via the Customer Helpline on 08457 22 33 44 or Textphone 08457 22 33 55. <More>