Blackpool Civic Trust promoting excellence since 1975.
We hope you'll come and meet us in 2017!
Blackpool South Beach wins coveted blue flag award
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.
Note the next meeting is on Monday November 20th ‘Art and Design at the Pleasure Beach’ Prof Vanessa Toulmin
Heritage Tram Tour of the Illuminations 5th October 2017
Heritage Tram Restoration Project - October
Blackpool Civic Trust volunteers are working the first and last Wednesday of each month to help restore the Boat Tram 227. More volunteers are welcome. Please contact us for details.
Macmillan Coffee Morning Saturday 30th September 10 -12noon
Blackpool Civic Trust held their Macmillan Coffee Morning at St Stephen on Cliffs Parish Centre together with St Stephen on Cliffs New to You Pop Up Boutique on Saturday 30th September
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. Please return them with your nominations by 31st December 2017.
The awards ceremony will be held in 2018 at Viva.
Visit to Queens Park Housing Development in Blackpool
Heritage Open Days Tours of the Town Hall - 9th Sept 2017
As part of Heritage Open Days on the Fylde, Blackpool Civic Trust conducted tours for local schools on the Friday and ran tours for the public on Saturday. Read more on our news page.
Heritage Tram Component Project - August
The new project at Rigby Road to restore parts of vintage trams (not a whole tram) is now up and running. Blackpool Civic Trust volunteer, John Odenwalder, is seen here stripping down an old pantograph and preparing it for painting.
If you are interested in learning more about the project or are thinking about volunteering please contact our Chair, Joan, for more information. Joan’s email address is: email@example.com.
The photograph below and the ones on our Project page were taken by another volunteer, Stan Harrison.
Completing the Imperial Hotel Turkish Bath Burmantofts Tiles Project
23rd August 2017 marking the successful conclusion of a three-year long project at the Imperial Hotel.
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.
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.
Members beginning to arrive outside the Crematorium. See more on the news page.
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".
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.
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 Civic Trust Awards for 2016
The Awards for 2016 were presented on April 28th 2017 in the Washington Suite at the Imperial Hotel.
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.
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.
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.
Photo names from Left to Right: John Garnham, Pat Hayes, Joan Humble (Chair), Barry Shaw, Steward (Coastal Protection).
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, 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.
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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