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Blackpool Civic Trust promoting excellence since 1975

Blackpool North Pier, Boxing Day 2017


Founded in 1975, Blackpool Civic Trust seeks to promote excellence and community spirit in Blackpool for people of all ages. We are interested in all things Blackpool, particularly its heritage and future for people. We have monthly meetings, visits to places of interest, and community activities such as Civic Week. We'd love you to join us.


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Monthly Meetings
Monthly Meetings on the third Monday of the month at 7pm at the Town Hall Council Chamber


Note the next meeting is on Monday May 21st - Emma Heslewood speaking about Cyril Critchlow's Life


Click here to see a list of our speakers and upcoming events in 2018


See our events page for details click here.


Tram Restoration Project

Read our report on the restoration of tram 602 in which our volunteers are playing an important role.


Click here


Blackpool Civic Trust Tram Project


27th April 2018 Blackpool Civic Trust Annual Awards and Dinner at Viva


The winners in each category are:-

Junior School Environmental Shield: Park Community Academy

Senior School Environmental Shield: Park Community Academy

Blackpool Council Conservation Award:
Blackpool Council Property Services Department and Paul Humble of Blackpool Civic Trust,
and F Parkinson Ltd

Community Award: The Friends of Stanley Park

Best Open Spaces: The Secret Garden, Watson Road Park

Best Night Time Economy: The Stanley Arms, Brew Room

Best New Housing Development: Blackpool Housing Company,
for the conversion of properties at 114-120 Albert Road

Best Refurbishment: Thames Primary Academy

Judges special award: Donna’s Dream House

Highly Commended: The Little Black Pug Bar

Highly Commended: VIVA Diner

Best Shop Front: Highly Commended: Lingerie Lounge

Transforming Blackpool: World Fireworks Championship Blackpool

Special Award: The Street Angels


See the winners on our Awards Page

The event at Viva Blackpool

Viva Blackpool


11th June - 16th June - Civic Week

There will be various events during Civic Week including the annual quiz night, Afternoon Tea, Bus Tour, Coffee Morning as below.
Monday 11th June - Blue Plaque Town Centre Walking Tour - 12noon
Tuesday 12th June - Civic Week Blue Plaque Bus Tour 1pm
Tuesday 12th June - Surprise Supernatural Ghost Walk - 6.30pm
Wednesday 13th June - Annual Quiz Night & Hot Pot Supper - 6.45pm -  £5
Thursday 14th June - Community Project - Jubilee Gardens - TBC
Thursday 14th June - Blackpool Tower Tour - 11am - please note change of time
Friday 15th June - Coffee Morning - 10am
Saturday 16th June - Civic Day Afternoon Tea at the Imperial Hotel - 2pm - Members £10  Non Members £13


Volunteers Wanted!

Blackpool Civic Trust volunteers are working to help restore the heritage trams. Volunteers are welcome to join us on Monday and Wednesday between 9.30am and 4pm every week. Please contact us for details.

Blackpool Civic Trust Heritage Tram Project



Blackpool Civic Trust Awards for 2017

The annual awards are the highlight of the year. The nomination forms for best school environmental project and best of Blackpool have been sent out and can be downloaded on our website from the Awards page. Nominations have now closed and we look forward to the judges decision.

The awards ceremony will be held on Friday 27th April 2018 at Viva.


Click here to visit the Awards Page and download the forms



See our Events and Meetings page for a list of visits and events



Direct Links to what we do and other items of interest:

AwardsMembershipCorporate MembersPlanning

BuildingsBlue PlaquesHeritage Open DaysFavourites

Civic WeekHistory

LostWar MemorialsBlackpool Heritage TramsBlackpool Air Show

Heritage TrailLinksContact us


Blackpool contains many buildings and areas of importance:

Over 30 listed buildings

Over 50 blue plaques

One listed park

Four Conservation Areas

Local list of important buildings

Assets of Community Value

War Memorial Recording

Blackpool Heritage Open Days click here

Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours click here

Blackpool Illuminations

See our news page for information of what we've done and what we're doing.


Blackpool has 7 miles of diverse and well maintained promenade with 3 piers and the large Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

The north shore has cliffs and open views to the Lake District, while at South Shore there is a modern raised promenade.

Central, fronts the town's main shopping area and the Tower Headland hosts several events through the year.

There are several parks and open spaces, foremost is Stanley Park.

Blackpool is also a major centre of entertainment, with the Blackpool Tower, the Winter Gardens being major ballroom dancing and event venues. The Opera House hosts major performers and was host to the Royal Variety Show in 1955 and 2009. The Grand Theatre is a Matcham designed theatre.

The illuminations are an annual event from September to November.

There is an attractive Edwardian Baroque Carnegie Library and Art Gallery.


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If you wish to speak at one of our meetings please contact our speakers secretary listed on the About Us page.


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