Wyre Council

News in Brief - Timely tales from around Wyre

Published on Friday 8th April 2011

Register to vote now

It's not too late for residents of Wyre to register to vote in the forthcoming Borough and Parish elections (and National Referendum on the alternative vote)on 5 May.

Local people have until 14 April to register so they can cast their vote. Applications to vote by post are also required by this deadline.

Polling cards have already been sent to registered households in the borough with details of their official polling station.

For more information please contact 01253 891000 or visit http://www.wyrebc.gov.uk/ (where you can also download a statement of persons nominated).

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Deadline for Sheraton Trophy nominations extended

The search is still on for the winner of this year's coveted Sheraton Trophy which recognises sporting excellence in Wyre.

It can be won by a local individual, group or team for their outstanding contribution to the prestige of the borough. Candidates can nominate themselves or be put forward by others.

The award will be presented by the Mayor of Wyre at the annual meeting of the council at the Marine Hall in Fleetwood on 20 May 2011.

Please send your nominations by 22 April to Andrea Mullin, Policy and Performance Directorate, Civic Centre, Breck Road, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, FY6 7PU or email amullin@wyrebc.gov.uk.

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Rubbish removed from Fleetwood Beach

Eighteen bags of rubbish, weighing a massive 70kgs, were collected from Fleetwood beach during a community clean up, led by Wyre Council's Waterfront Ranger.

The haul was collected in less than two hours from a 100m stretch of sand and a thank you is being sent out to those members of the community who turned up to lend a hand.

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Bloomin' Norah - More RHS recognition

Garstang resident Norah Hoyles MBE has been recognised as a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom Champion for her greenfingered services to the local community which have transformed the town and boosted tourism.

The RHS spring newsletter 'Growing Communities' profiles the outstanding work which Norah has achieved during her 24 years as Chairman of Garstang in Bloom including countless gold awards at regional, national and international level for 'In Bloom' and 'Entente Florale'.

This year, Garstang in Bloom will take up another international challenge where they will compete against entrants from across the world under the spotlight of a team of Canadian judges.

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