News In Brief - Timely Tales from around Wyre
Published on Monday 8th November 2010
Change for bin collection times
Refuse collections in Wyre will be starting a little earlier from today (Monday)
The start time will change from 8am to 7.30am to allow vehicles to get from the depot to their starting point before morning rush hour.
This will avoid potential health and safety problems around such locations as schools and will bring collection times in line with the vast majority of local authorities.
Residents have been informed of the changes during the past few weeks via a sticker on their bins.
2. Lest We Forget
A special booklet recording the history of Memorial Park in Fleetwood is being launched in time for the Remembrance Day celebrations.
The publication is the result of painstaking research from Michelle Hargreaves, a member of the Friends of Memorial Park, who wanted to tell the story of how the Fleetwood War Memorial and its surrounding park came to be.
She is hoping that this will renew the community's respect for the park and kick start the restoration of the memorial to its former glory.
Copies of the booklet can be purchased for £2.50 from the Fleetwood Town FC club shop and the Visit Fleetwood Centre. Proceeds after costs will go to the Friends of Memorial Park.
3. Wyre commended in 'green awards'
Wyre Borough Council has proved itself to be eco-conscious by having two projects commended for prestigious awards.
Both the Heatsave scheme and Wyre's Flood Management programme were shortlisted for the Climate Change North West Leader Awards, and although the council did not leave with top honours, to make it to the final three when standards were extremely high was a considerable achievement.
The Heatsave project has helped thousands of residents to keep their homes warm and energy efficient as well as slashing their household energy bills through cavity wall and loft insulation, saving 22,730 tonnes of carbon in the process.
The Flood Management programme, meanwhile, includes the award-winning Cleveleys Coastal Defence scheme which has already protected 8,700 properties from the effects of climate change and strengthened links with the local community through the Wyre Flood Forum.
Its use of recycled materials has saved thousands of items going to landfill and utilising local suppliers, renewable energy sources, turbines and solar powered luminaires has dramatically reduced the project's carbon footprint.
Wyre was one of just two district councils to make it to the awards, the rest being large metropolitan authorities or large partnership bodies with considerably greater resources at their disposal.
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