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Local Life - West Lancashire - March 2018

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10 Movement on ground

10 Movement on ground bid Burscough FC say plans for their new stadium are starting to gain traction. The Linnets board confirmed new stadium plans are moving along following the purchase at land that will see their current location move away from Victoria Park. Legal requirements and planning consent was granted last year, and so the club is able to continue with proposed plans. Chairman Mike Swift said: “With the three key preliminary elements now settled, we can again move forward to design details, preparing for construction tenders and debating a couple of temporary issues.” Burscough FC will abandon the traditional grass pitch to make way for synthetic turf at the new stadium. Steve Haliwell, released a statement on behalf of the board to the club website, and thinks the change of turf may displease some fans. The statement said: “Traditionalists will no doubt have strong views on retaining a grass pitch. “But with new technology, an accommodating FA and specific league rules, artificial turf playing surfaces are both attractive and viable.” We access the whole of the market including exclusive deals that are only available through some mortgage brokers. Whatever your mortgage needs, arrange an appointment with a qualified mortgage advisor today by calling 01772 846147 or by using our online diary at Daytime, evening & weekend appointments available. First Time Buyers Homemovers Re-mortgage Buy to Let 95% Mortgages Help to Buy (inc shared equity) TEL: 01772 846147 EMAIL: PRINCIPAL: Rachel Watson Rachel Watson trading as Tarleton Mortgage Centre is an appointed representative of TenetLime Ltd which is authorised & regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. WHERE TO FIND US: Tarleton Mortgage Centre Suite D Windgate Lodge 1c Tarleton Office Park Tarleton Preston PR4 6JF

11 Out for your blood! A Rufford couple (along with their pet pooch!) are hoping to raise awareness about the volunteer group that could save your life. North West BloodBikes Lancashire and Lakes will be six in May 2018, and Toni and Chris Williams want to promote the organisation. Chris said: “We’ve gone from four bikers with an idea to put something back to hundreds of bikers, controllers, fundraisers and supporters who’ve made over 40,000 trips carrying blood, samples, breast milk and equipment between hospitals and the blood bank. “In West Lancashire alone we have over 40 riders who are on call every night, all day Saturday, Sunday and every bank holiday. “I joined just under two years ago and started off using my own bike but now also use the charity’s bikes as well as my own. “We are entirely voluntarily funded and nobody takes a penny: by the time you reckon we use our own bikes, and cars when the weather is too bad, we are net contributors. “By raising those funds we deliver life and in doing so we save the NHS in the NWBB-LL area alone £625,000 a year. “Since I joined we’ve made it a family affair as Toni has joined as a fundraiser and we have even added the group’s mascot, Cariad our ‘blood-hound.’” For more information on BloodBikes please visit

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