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Blackpool Council issued the following notice:
'Yesterday a cygnet was removed from the park by the RSPCA after showing signs of sickness. Unfortunately it had to be put to sleep.
We have cordoned off access to the lake as a precautionary measure in light of the recent cases of avian flu in Blackpool and elsewhere in the country.
The RSPCA will be monitoring the other birds on the lake and we will ensure they are fed.
Stanley Park is still open for everyone to enjoy but please respect the cordon and do not go near the edge of the lake.'
A healthy lifestyle challenge delivered by Active Blackpool’s Making Changes team…
Active Blackpool’s Making Changes team, alongside Get Out Get Active have set you a challenge… we’re here to encourage and support you to ‘Make a Change this March’.
Aims of the Challenge…
Throughout March, the team are going to guide you, and maybe your family, through four different challenges. The aim is to make changes to your current lifestyle so that you can live more healthily. Each week will see a different challenge set, however you’ll have to keep the good work going as each week becomes more challenging! Further information can be found by reading the information on the link below....
You don't need to have seen a doctor before calling for NHS support with mental health.
Different support is available depending on the individual:
You can be contacted via a means that is best for you:
Waiting times are short
This NHS campaign provides a range of resources to support individuals with metal health problems
Support is categorised into:
Membership and New Equipment on the park:
All members who joined in 2020†will have a free year in 2021.† We feel that in 2020, apart from emails, you didn't get anything for your money except a mask.† Our year doesn't start until April but anyone who joins from† February 1st gets an extra two months membership free of charge!† It is still only £10 per year. Click here to download the membership form.
We are grateful to Councillors Debbie Coleman and Andrew Stansfield who have already donated for two defibrillators that are awaiting placement in the park. They have generously given another donation from their budget.† This is to be used on the Visitor Centre roof which last week's storm made leak again, a new swing for disabled children in their playground and towards the renovation of the Pavilion when the new skateboard park eventually is established.† On top of all this they are also donating a bench in memory of Dave Burns. How about that for generosity?
On Monday at 10.30 am we are starting our Zoom Keep Fit meetings for those of us who need sit down a lot!
If you've been invited the entrance is opposite Debenhams and there is one hour free car parking on a special section of Topping Street Car Park.
The announcement September 2019:
Fields in Trust champions and supports our parks and green spaces by protecting them for people to enjoy in perpetuity. Because once lost, they are lost forever.
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