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 March 19th AGM and Norman Harris - Gasping for breath in the Himalayas
Coach trip to Liverpool and to see the Terracotta Army 27th March
Other March events are:
9th March - 2pm - Regent Cinema - Free
Tour around the old Regent Cinema
10th March - 1.30pm - NWACTS AGM - Free
The AGM of the NWACTS will take place at County Hall. The guest speaker is Lucy Smith, Northern Powerhouse Partnership Campaigns on the topic of “What the Northern Powerhouse means to us”
22nd March - 6pm - Illumination Department - Free
Tour around the Illumination Department on Amy Johnson Way to see how some of them are made
10th April - 1pm - Masonic Hall Visit - Free
Tour & talk around the Masonic Hall.
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.
The awards and dinner ceremony in 2015 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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