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Blackpool Civic Trust promoting excellence since 1975.
We hope you'll come and meet us in 2017!

 

 

Blackpool Tower flying the Blue Flag for clean beach in May 2016

Blackpool South Beach wins coveted blue flag award

 

 

Blackpool Civic Trust

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.

Note the next meeting is on Monday August 21st  ‘Courtfield : a legend in its own time’   Mike Coyle

Click here to see a full list of our speakers in 2017

 

Proposed Conservation Area from Gynn Square to the Castle Casino - August 2017

 

We are starting a very exciting project to create a new conservation area on the promenade from Gynn Square to the Castle Casino ( Genting Club). Also to be included are The Collonades from Gynn Square to the Metropole Hotel.

 

A well attended and positive meeting took place at the Savoy Hotel on 4th August at 10am to launch the proposal.  

Read more on our Projects Page

 

Launch meeting of the proposed new conservation area in Blackpool

 

Blackpool Carnival 2017

The Civic Trust had a great day in the Blackpool Carnival on Sunday the 23rd July. Read more on our news page click here.

Blackpool Civic Trust at Blackpool Carnival 2017

 

Public Advisory Meeting about the electrification of the Rail Line into Blackpool

In late 2017/early 2018 Blackpool North will have its platforms re-aligned and the track to Preston will be electrified. This also effects the line to Blackpool South as it is proposed to close the route from Preston for a few months. Network Rail will declare their plans on:

Tuesday 29 August 14:00-18:00 at Blackpool North station, Talbot Road, FY1 3AZ

Read more on Network Rail's website

 

 

 

 

Visit to Carleton Crematorium Thursday 6th July 2017

Members beginning to arrive outside the Crematorium. See more on the news page.

Blackpool Civic Trust visit to Carleton Crematorium Thursday 6th July 2017

 

Blackpool War Memorial upgraded to Grade II* listed

 

O the 9th June 2017 Blackpool War Memorial was upgrade from listed building Grade II to Grade II*. The upgrade was due to the high-quality bronze sculptural plaques by Gilbert Ledward, a rare example of women on a war memorial and an extremely rare depiction of a fallen German combatant.

 

 

Civic Day is a national celebration of civic pride. It is a day when communities across the country say "we care about where we live".

Civic Voice, the national body for Civic Societies

Blackpool Civic Week - 12th to 17th June 2017

Blackpool Civic Trust holds a series of events in the week before Civic Day, which is celebrated throughout England. Its members and other guests begin the week with a Heritage Tram Tour.

link to Webpage for Civic Week 2017

Blackpool Civic Week 2017

Blackpool Best Street of the Year 2017 - Cherry Tree Gardens

Blackpool Best Street of the Year 2017 - Cherry Tree Gardens

 

Blackpool Pride Festival 2017

Blackpool Civic Trust had a stall at the Winter Gardens on Saturday 10th June. Photograph of Joan and Jack.

Blackpool Pride Festival 2017

 

 

Visits

See our Events and Meetings page for a list of visits and events up to July.

 

Blackpool Civic Trust Awards for 2016

The Awards for 2016 were presented on April 28th 2017 in the Washington Suite at the Imperial Hotel.

Click Here to see our full text report with photos

 

Click here to see our Flickr Album with more photos and little text

 

Blackpool Civic Trust Awards  28th April 2017

 

Imperial Hotel Turkish Bath Tiles Project 2017

We continue to make very good progress on uncovering and reclaiming the wonderful Burmantofts tiles in the former Turkish Baths at the Imperial Hotel. We are very pleased that three more of our members have volunteered their services and recently joined our dedicated team. Read more on our news page.

Imperial Hotel Turkish Bath Project - Blackpool Civic Trust - January 2017

Blackpool Civic Trust Listed Building Condition Survey Training

A new project, Blackpool Civic Trust will be condition surveying local buildings of historic interest, read more in news.

Blackpool Civic Trust members being trained to do listed building surveys

 

Week 3 of Promenade Shelter Renovation

Blackpool Civic Trust volunteers have been working hard to renovate the Grade II Listed Promenade Shelter opposite Sandhurst Avenue.
Blackpool Civic Trust always welcomes new members and if you want to play a part in helping to preserve our resort’s unique heritage please join us.

Read more on our news page.

Photo names from Left to Right: John Garnham, Pat Hayes, Joan Humble (Chair), Barry Shaw, Steward (Coastal Protection).

Blackpool Civic Trust Promenade Shelter Renovation

 

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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

 

 

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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, several parks and open spaces. It is also a major centre of entertainment, as marked by the Comedy Carpet, and ballroom dancing at the beautiful Tower Ballroom and the Winter Gardens. The Opera House was host to the Royal Variety Show in 1955 and 2009.

Blackpool also takes the environment seriously with attractively designed improvements to flood defences, major water cleanliness projects and sustainability technology being featured at the Solaris Centre.

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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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