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  • Discover Wyre during this year’s Heritage Open Days

    Heritage Open Days

    Published on Friday, 10 August 2018

    This year, there’s lots to discover in Wyre during Heritage Open Days.

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    Discover Larkholme Grasslands this summer

    Published on Tuesday, 07 August 2018

    If you're running out of ideas of how to keep the kids entertained this summer then read on.

  • food fest

    The Fylde Coast Food and Drink Festival

    Published on Friday, 03 August 2018

    The Fylde Coast Food and Drink Festival is back at Marine Hall for its 6th year on Sunday 12 August. Come along between 10am and 4pm for a delicious day out for all the family – entry is free and there’s plenty to buy and try!

  • Summer stuff

    Summer Stuff!

    Published on Friday, 06 July 2018

    Looking for things to do with your family this summer? Take a look at our online Summer Stuff guide!

  • fish

    The Fish Project - join in artist workshop sessions

    Published on Tuesday, 03 July 2018

    Join in with artist in residence Linda Copeland at Fleetwood Market to create each piece of the mechanical fish which will be displayed in the market and in the SpareParts parade on Sunday 15th July!

  • bon jovi

    The Jon Bon Jovi Experience comes to Marine Hall!

    Published on Tuesday, 29 May 2018

    The not to be missed Bon Jovi experience takes places on Friday 8 June at 7.30pm at Marine Hall in Fleetwood. One of the most iconic bands of the 80’s, Bon Jovi had platinum selling albums and a plethora of anthemic singles around the world. The Bon Jovi Experience is the world’s first and finest tribute and the fact that they have performed live with Jon Bon Jovi himself and are featured on the official Bon Jovi website tells you all you need to know.

  • marinesplashpeople

    Come and make a splash in Fleetwood

    Published on Thursday, 26 April 2018

    Marine Splash in Fleetwood opens for the season on 5 May.

  • buddy holly

    Exciting new programme at Wyre's theatres

    Published on Thursday, 22 February 2018

    Buddy Holly and the Cricketers, Jason Robinson OBE, Comedian Patrick Monahan and Point of Echoes in the March line up for Wyre's theatres.

  • Heritage Open Days

    Heritage Open Days: What’s on your doorstep?

    Published on Friday, 01 September 2017

    Wyre is hosting a series of special activities to celebrate Heritage Open Days from Thursday 7 – Sunday 10 September.

  • swim swimming

    Garstang swimming pool upgrade

    Published on Thursday, 13 July 2017

    Wyre Council has approved further investment into the swimming pool in Garstang.

  • Marsh Mill Thornton

    Take a tour of Marsh Mill this weekend

    Published on Wednesday, 10 May 2017

    Come and see the sails turning at Marsh Mill in Thornton on 13 and 14 May as part of National Mills Weekend celebrations.

  • Marsh Mill

    See the sails turn at Marsh Mill this Easter weekend

    Published on Tuesday, 11 April 2017

    Marsh Mill in Thornton will reopen for the spring season this weekend with a free event to mark the celebration.

  • Leisure in Garstang has a brand new look

    Published on Tuesday, 06 September 2016

    Members at YMCA Garstang Leisure Centre have given the new and improved facilities their seal of approval.

  • Rossall Point

    Celebrate Wyre's heritage during Open Days

    Published on Tuesday, 30 August 2016

    Wyre is hosting a series of special activities to celebrate Heritage Open Days 2016 (8 - 11 September).

  • Leisure developments a boost for the community

    Published on Thursday, 25 August 2016

    YMCA Garstang leisure centre and swimming pool are excited with the continuing developments and improvements to the facilities so far.

  • Marine Splash

    Marine Splash is a summer hit

    Published on Wednesday, 24 August 2016

    Fleetwood's seafront water play area is proving a big hit with families this summer.

  • Discover wyre logo

    Discover Wyre’s new tourism website

    Published on Friday, 05 August 2016

    Discover lots of great things to see and do and places to stay in Wyre on the new tourism website.

  • Children playing on the beach

    Go wild for Wyre's outdoors this summer

    Published on Monday, 01 August 2016

    Go wild for Wyre's parks, coast and countryside this summer with fun-filled family activities on offer across the borough.

  • Marine Splash

    Take a fresh look at Fleetwood this summer

    Published on Tuesday, 21 June 2016

    Fleetwood's fantastic new waterfront attractions promise a fun filled summer for families this year.

  • Garstang gym

    Leisure revamp set to start in Garstang

    Published on Thursday, 16 June 2016

    Residents in Garstang can look forward to new and improved leisure and swimming facilities this September.

  • Rossall Point Observation Tower

    Go wild for Wyre's wildlife this spring

    Published on Tuesday, 22 March 2016

    Wyre's coast is home to some fascinating wildlife and spring is the perfect time to explore.

  • Duke of gloucester at memorial park

    HRH The Duke of Gloucester visits Wyre landmarks

    Published on Wednesday, 24 February 2016

    His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester has visited Marsh Mill in Thornton Cleveleys and Fleetwood's Memorial Park.

  • marine gardens inclusive play

    New Inclusive Play Area at Marine Gardens

    Published on Friday, 13 November 2015

    The fantastic new inclusive play facility at Marine Gardens in Fleetwood was officially opened by the Mayor, Councillor Tom Balmain.

  • Marine splash

    Fitness boost for Fleetwood Leisure Centre

    Published on Friday, 23 October 2015

    Fleetwood Leisure Centre is to receive £134,000 investment in new top-of-the-range health and fitness equipment.

  • Marsh Mill

    Double celebration for historic Thornton mill

    Published on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

    Marsh Mill in Thornton is celebrating its 221st birthday and being given a clean bill of health by Historic England.

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    Marsh Mill's 221st Birthday Party

    Published on Thursday, 15 October 2015

    Marsh Mill in Thornton Cleveleys will celebrate it's 221st Birthday on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 October with a Birthday Party.

  • Rossall Point Observation Tower

    Celebrate Wyre's heritage during Open Days

    Published on Tuesday, 08 September 2015

    Wyre is hosting a series of special activities to celebrate Heritage Open Days 2015 (10-13 September).

  • Marine Splash

    New facility makes a big splash in Fleetwood

    Published on Tuesday, 11 August 2015

    An exciting new water play area and café is set to keep children entertained this August on the site of Fleetwood Leisure Centre.

  • Marsh Mill

    Marsh Mill celebrates renovations

    Published on Monday, 22 June 2015

    Marsh Mill in Thornton has re-opened to the public following extensive renovation work.

  • Super choir

    Join Extraordinary Bodies Super Choir

    Published on Friday, 12 June 2015

    Wyre Council is once again joining with LeftCoast to bring the SpareParts Arts Festival to Fleetwood Festival of Transport and we're on the hunt for people to join a super choir.

  • Ogre

    Wyre artist residencies coming soon

    Published on Thursday, 28 May 2015

    Wyre Council in partnership with LeftCoast is offering five artist residencies for Wyre based contemporary artists.

  • spa open

    Spa on the Breck opened by Charlie Adam

    Published on Thursday, 21 May 2015

    The new luxury spa experience – Spa on the Breck - has been officially opened by Premiership footballer Charlie Adam.

  • The indoor ramp park at Thornton Health and Fitness Centre

    Wraps come off the transformed YMCA Thornton

    Published on Friday, 27 March 2015

    We have made a substantial investment of more than £3m to rejuvenate Thornton Health and Fitness Centre, with exciting new facilities and state-of-the-art equipment.

  • Representatives from YMCA, ISG, JMC and FCM Skip Hire with a giant cheque

    £1,000 charity boost from leisure works

    Published on Monday, 09 March 2015

    Scrap metal from Wyre's new health and fitness centres has been converted into cash for Brian House.

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    Views sought on historic park

    Published on Monday, 16 February 2015

    Take part in a quick survey to tell us what you think about Fleetwood's Memorial Park.

  • Play tunnel for web

    Seafront splash zone gets under way

    Published on Thursday, 29 January 2015

    Youngsters are set to have a splashing time in Fleetwood this summer as work begins on a new water play zone.

  • Euston park landscape web

    Work to start on Euston Park

    Published on Friday, 16 January 2015

    Contractors are due to move into Euston Park from next week for ornamental and landscaping works as part of the £1.5m Five For Fleetwood seafront improvement scheme.

  • Dewi Howell - Memorial Park Development Officer

    Introducing our new Memorial Park Development Officer

    Published on Monday, 12 January 2015

    Dewi Howell will be based at the Fleetwood park and on hand to talk to people about our £2.4m restoration project as it progresses.

  • Ray Quinn

    A bumper line up for 2015 at Marine Hall, Fleetwood

    Published on Monday, 05 January 2015

    It’s Marine Hall’s 80th birthday next year and to celebrate there’s a jam packed calendar of shows and events coming up in 2015.

  • Star trophy and event programme from the Walk oif Fame event 2014

    Wyre success stories take the Walk of Fame

    Published on Friday, 21 November 2014

    Business success was celebrated in grand style last night under the dome of Marine Hall in Fleetwood.

  • Floral Display in Euston Gardens, Fleetwood

    Wyre Success at North West in Bloom

    Published on Tuesday, 28 October 2014

    Congratulations to all the Wyre towns and villages who participated in this years North West In Bloom. All of the entrants did really well, take a look at the results

  • Louie Brooks with his winning display

    Louie lights up clean coast message

    Published on Friday, 19 September 2014

    A Fylde Coast schoolboy has got his name up in lights promoting an important environmental message.

  • Councillor Terry Rogers and Councillor Peter Gibson with the Fve For Fleetwood investment sign

    Extra money for new skate park

    Published on Wednesday, 10 September 2014

    Fleetwood's seafront skate park has received a timely boost - a donation of £20,000 from Fleetwood Town Council.

  • A close-up of Marsh Mill

    Marsh Mill Windmill gets a facelift

    Published on Monday, 08 September 2014

    Exciting restoration work starts at Marsh Mill in Thornton today (Monday).

  • Poulton swimming pool following a refurb

    Praise for Poulton's newest pool

    Published on Friday, 05 September 2014

    Poulton YMCA's swimming pool re-opened this week with a fresh new look - and staff have been inundated with positive feedback ever since.

  • Councillor Vivien Taylor with volunteers and Friends group members from Wyre's award-wining parks gathered round the flag

    Flying the flag for parks in Wyre

    Published on Monday, 28 July 2014

    Green Flags are flapping proudly at four of Wyre's parks, as an honour roll of open spaces that meet Keep Britain Tidy's high standards has been unveiled.

  • Wyre written in the sand

    Seasonal boost for Wyre beaches

    Published on Tuesday, 20 May 2014

    Wyre's beaches are among the best in the country - so let's all help to keep them that way.

  • A site plan of where the leisure hub will be

    Five For Fleetwood

    Published on Thursday, 27 March 2014

    A skate park, splash zone and inclusive play area are among the attractions that will feature in the further development of Fleetwood's waterfront.

  • The first three beach bungalows under construction

    Beach bungalows start to take shape

    Published on Thursday, 27 March 2014

    Curiosity is starting to pique as the first of Fleetwood's new beach bungalows take shape.

  • English Tourism Week rose logo

    Challenge to rediscover Wyre

    Published on Thursday, 27 March 2014

    Take a fresh look at what's on your doorstep, is the message from Wyre Council ahead of English Tourism Week (29 March to 6 April).

  • Councillors and child pull a ribbon at the official opening

    Thornton toddlers get new playground

    Published on Friday, 21 March 2014

    Thornton's newest children's playground has officially opened.

  • Fleetwood seafront

    Coastal cash boost for Fleetwood

    Published on Friday, 07 March 2014

    More improvements to Fleetwood's coastline are on their way. A welcome £1.5m of funding has been granted to Wyre Council from the Coastal Communities Fund (CCF).

  • Bloom

    Growing for Gold

    Published on Wednesday, 05 February 2014

    This year, Wyre will find a sea of golden blooms swathing the landscape as Britain in Bloom and North West in Bloom celebrate both their golden anniversaries.

  • The sea ogre in place on Cleveleys beach

    Cleveleys welcomes an imposing new resident

    Published on Monday, 13 January 2014

    If you go down to the beach today, you're sure of a big surprise. For deep in the stones where no-one dare goes, lies a beast with angry red eyes.

  • Volunteers get ready to plant trees

    New trees for Thornton park

    Published on Monday, 23 December 2013

    Oak trees are among the new species which have been planted in Kenyon Gardens thanks to a local resident.

  • An impression of the outside of Thornton Leisure Centre

    First peek at new leisure centres

    Published on Friday, 08 November 2013

    Final plans for the £5m upgrade of Poulton and Thornton Leisure Centres are now on public display.

  • Bright pink flowers on  a bush

    Blooming Success

    Published on Thursday, 24 October 2013

    There were a clutch of awards for Wyre towns and businesses at today's North West in Bloom Awards.

  • The Seashell artwork now in position on Cleveleys beach

    The Seashell has arrived

    Published on Wednesday, 25 September 2013

    It's here - the striking four-metre seashell, part of our Mythic Coast Artwork Trail, was installed today on Cleveleys beach.

  • The garden before any weeding has begun

    Volunteers needed for community garden

    Published on Friday, 30 August 2013

    Dig down, dig up and eventually you'll be able to dig in. That's the message going out to Poulton people this week as Wyre Council seeks volunteers for a Big Weed on 3 September.

  • Vicarage Park Poulton

    Green Flag awards for three Wyre parks

    Published on Monday, 29 July 2013

    Wyre has started off Love Parks Week (27 July 2013 to 4 August 2013) with some great news - a hat trick of parks named among the best in the country.

  • Garstang gym

    Garstang Leisure Centre unveils brand new look

    Published on Monday, 01 July 2013

    Garstang Leisure Centre has a brand new look and state-of-the-art equipment on offer following a complete overhaul.

  • House Martin

    Wildlife tips and advice in Walk on the Wyreside

    Published on Monday, 17 June 2013

    Spotted flycatchers arrive in Wyre along with butterflies and dragonflies.

  • Rossall Point

    First award for Rossall Point

    Published on Thursday, 13 June 2013

    The striking observation tower at Rossall Point has won a regional prize for architectural excellence at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) awards.l

  • Garstang Walking Festival 1

    Walking festival anniversary success

    Published on Thursday, 06 June 2013

    The 10th anniversary Garstang Walking Festival has been hailed a huge success.

  • Marine Hall

    New home for Fleetwood Tourist Information Centre

    Published on Thursday, 06 June 2013

    Visit Fleetwood Tourist Information Centre has moved to Marine Hall and is now open for business seven days a week.

  • Castle Lane

    Volunteers transform country spot

    Published on Thursday, 06 June 2013

    Wyre's volunteer rangers have transformed a country spot in Garstang.

  • Knott End TIP

    Visitor information available in Knott End

    Published on Thursday, 06 June 2013

    A new Tourist Information Point has been installed in Knott End.

  • Councillor Pete Murphy tries out the new beach raker

    Clean beach awards for Fleetwood

    Published on Wednesday, 22 May 2013

    The cleanliness of two Wyre beaches has been officially recognised with a Seaside Award from Keep Britain Tidy.

  • Sheraton web

    Fleetwood schoolgirl wins Sheraton Trophy

    Published on Friday, 10 May 2013

    15 year old schoolgirl Francesca Hearty, from Fleetwood, has won this year's Sheraton Trophy.

  • Alfie Boe

    Alfie Boe revisits Marine Hall for The South Bank Show

    Published on Tuesday, 07 May 2013

    Alfie Boe, one of the world’s most popular singers, revisited his roots in Fleetwood recently as part of an interview for Sky Arts’ South Bank Show, due to air on May 16.

  • Tourism award winners 2013

    Wyre's tourism stars honoured

    Published on Thursday, 25 April 2013

    Stars of Wyre's tourism industry have been honoured at an awards ceremony in Thornton.

  • Invite to explore historic Thornton landmark

    Published on Tuesday, 23 April 2013

    Why not celebrate National Mills Weekend with a free tour to the top of one of the finest windmills in the North West?

  • Meadow pipit credit fylde bird club

    Wildlife tips and advice in Walk on the Wyreside

    Published on Monday, 15 April 2013

    A few brave birds and flowers have arrived in Wyre despite the cold weather.

  • Trysport Garstang

    Wyre teams up with football clubs to encourage youth sport

    Published on Monday, 15 April 2013

    A new initiative is set to increase sports participation and reward youngsters with tickets to football matches.

  • Fitness

    Garstang Leisure Centre set for refurbishment

    Published on Thursday, 28 March 2013

    Work is due to start to upgrade fitness equipment at the Windsor Road site and improve gym facilities.

  • Wyre Estuary Country Park 1

    Young nature enthusiasts sought

    Published on Thursday, 28 March 2013

    Wyre Estuary Country Park in Thornton runs regular events for young people to explore and help manage the local countryside.

  • Great Eccleston playground

    Great Eccleston children celebrate new playground

    Published on Wednesday, 27 March 2013

    Great Eccleston playground has received a complete overhaul to the delight of local children.

  • The exterior of Rossall Point Tower

    Rossall Point on the way to first award

    Published on Thursday, 21 March 2013

    Less than a month after opening to the public, Rossall Point is in the running for a prestigious award.

  • Crowds watching entertainment in Marine Gardens

    Calling all event organisers

    Published on Friday, 15 March 2013

    A really useful and free conference is being held in Fleetwood for anyone who wants to organise an event in Wyre, large or small.

  • Broadwater Wood

    Boosting biodiversity at Broadwater Wood

    Published on Wednesday, 13 March 2013

    Wyre Council has teamed up with a local ornithologist and community volunteers to bring birdlife back to Broadwater Wood in Fleetwood.

  • Lynne Bowen

    New Paralympic Sports for Wyre

    Published on Thursday, 07 March 2013

    Wyre Council and Fylde Coast YMCA are bringing Paralympic sports to the Fylde Coast through the launch of a new disability Multi-Sport programme.

  • Mayor's bike ride

    Mayor gets on his bike for charity

    Published on Monday, 25 February 2013

    The Mayor of Wyre, Councillor Don Lawrenson celebrated his 70th birthday yesterday with a tandem bike ride for charity!

  • Beach clean

    New BeachCare group seeks volunteers who love their beach

    Published on Tuesday, 12 February 2013

    Do you love your beach? Why not show you care by coming along to a local beach clean?

  • Wyre Estuary Country Park

    Country park is top quality visitor attraction

    Published on Thursday, 31 January 2013

    Wyre Estuary Country Park has retained its status as a nationally recognised top quality visitor attraction.

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