Published on Friday 8th July 2011
A mix of forthcoming photo opportunities that members of the media are welcome to attend and pictures from events that have recently taken place.
North West In Bloom judges are touring Wyre next week looking at the various colourful entries. Suggested photo opportunities are below. However, please call the council's Communications Team if photographers wish to know where judges will be at a specific time and date that is more convenient
Tuesday 12 July, 9.15am Poulton Railway Station 11am, Elizabeth Court, Poulton
Thursday 14 July, 1pm Royal Oak Hotel, Garstang
Friday 15 July, 3.15pm Nutkins Children's Nursery, Nutter Road, Cleveleys ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Wednesday 13 July, 10am
Northfold Primary School, Cleveleys
Launch of The Sea Swallow book celebrating the Wyre Mythical Coastline (press release to follow). Author Gareth Thompson and illustrator Hannah Megee holding workshops with children and available for interview
2pm Wyre Estuary Country Park, Thornton
Workshop with countryside rangers who will act as storytellers for The Sea Swallow at future events
Thursday 14 July, 10am to 11am
Poulton town centre
Pupils from Baines School identifying problems and litter picking in and around Poulton as part of a wider classroom project looking at ways to improve the town.
Thursday 14 July, 10.45am
Fielden Pocket Park, Lord Street, Fleetwood Children from local primary schools planting and smartening the park up with help from Fleetwood Rotary Club and the Fielden Trust. Part of the Taking Pride In Fleetwood campaign
Thursday 14 July, 4.45pm
Ashdell Bowling Green, Victoria Road East, Thornton Presentations to the winners of the inter-schools crown green bowling competition organised by Wyre Council and Wyre Bowling Development Group. 40 youngsters from four schools have been coached over a number of weeks and will compete against each other for an overall school winner
Sunday 17 July, 12.30pm
Vantini Room, North Euston Hotel
Civic Reception for Tram Sunday. Welcome speech by Mayor and Mayoress of Wyre, Councillor David and Mrs Glenice Bannister. Emmerdale actress Kelsey-Beth Crossley making a presentation
Poulton now on the tourism map
Tourism signs are finally directing visitors into Poulton. After years of campaigning by businesses, residents and Wyre Council, four of the familiar brown signs have been installed by Lancashire County Council on the main Garstang Road.
They highlight that there is a town waiting to be explored if people turned in Hardhorn Road, with specific reference to St Chad's Church and Jean Stansfield Memorial Park.
Councillor Barry Birch, Cabinet member with responsibility for the economy at Wyre Council, said: "We have been fighting for this for such a long time because so many people drive blindly past without knowing Poulton is even there.
"We're very much looking forward to welcoming some new visitors to our quaint little town and the boost to local business that is sure to follow as a result."
Councillor Barry Birch is pictured with Poulton community campaigners Carol Woolley and Elaine Cowap.
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