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.
Most recent Corporate Member:
Live in Blackpool
Peter & Louise Mowbray with Manager Dave Kerr
Monthly Meetings on the third Monday of the month at 7pm
Note the November meeting is at St Stephen's on the Cliffs, Holmfield Road, Blackpool, FY2 9RG
Salvation Army St John’s Church
Every year we present awards for the Best Building Work and Community Activities in Blackpool.
You can get involved by nominating places and people for an Award. Closing date 31st December 2018.
Nomination forms are on line using the links below. We encourage you to look around for new buildings, community groups, environmental work at schools and efforts in many more categories.
Below is an image of this years form:
Monthly Meeting at St Stephen's on the Cliffs
Our meeting on 19th November was at St Stephen's Church, read more on our news page
Devonshire Road Rock Garden Project
Blackpool Civic Trust has been working with the Friends of the Rock Gardens to uncover and restore the impressive and extensive rock formations of the Devonshire Rock Gardens, which were opened in 1938 and are the highest point in the west Fylde.
At present volunteers are working hard on the Vista, where the original large rocks were obscured and sometimes buried beneath overgrown shrubs and the slow accumulation of soil. The view across the Gardens with its two ponds and waterfalls is now much clearer and the attractive rocks in the Vista’s flowerbed are no longer hidden from sight.
Tram 227 Restoration Project
On Thursday 25th October 2018 open top 'boat' tram 227 was rolled out following restoration work in which Blackpool Civic Trust Volunteers played a part on the internals.
Heritage Open Days 2018 Blackpool Town Hall
A successful day was held with our guided tours around the Town Hall. The deputy Mayor, Cllr Kath Rowson and Deputy Mayoress Joan Goldin was in attendance in the morning and the Mayor, Cllr Gary Coleman, and Mayoress, Debbie Coleman, greeted visitors in the afternoon. Photo in the Mayor's Parlour.
Blackpool Civic Week 11th to 16th June 2018
27th April 2018 Blackpool Civic Trust Annual Awards and Dinner at Viva
The event at Viva Blackpool
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.
If you wish to speak at one of our meetings please contact our speakers secretary listed on the About Us page.
Contact us: Click here
Charity Reg. No. 504075 R
Become a Corporate Member, see our list, click here