Blackpool Civic Trust promoting excellence since 1975
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.
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
Tram Restoration Project
Read our report on the restoration of tram 602 in which our volunteers are playing an important role.
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
The event at 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
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 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.
Direct Links to what we do and other items of interest:
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
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.
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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