The Blackpool Civic Trust was formed in February 1975 to encourage and support the town of Blackpool and its people. Our objectives and aims are to stimulate a sense of Civic Pride to promote high standards of planning and architecture and to secure the preservation, protection and improvement of features of historical or public interest.
We welcome new members and visitors to our monthly meetings.
Click on the link to find our membership forms for private and Corporate Members:
Link to membership forms
The Trust is a non-political, non-sectarian organization serving only the interests of the people. Throughout the year we make numerous visits to places of interest and have a wide variety of talks covering the history and future development of Blackpool. We have been instrumental in many varied projects throughout our short history.
The Trust keeps an eye on Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas maintaining an interest in areas relevant to Blackpool's status as a premier resort. The Blackpool Civic Trust initiated the forming of the Friends of Stanley Park - the first parks' Friends group in the town.
It is a grassroots member of the former National Civic Trust and now also of the new national Civic Voice. It is part of both the North West Association of Civic Trusts and Societies (NWacts) as well as the Lancashire Federation of Civic Societies.
Our meetings are held on the third Monday of every month at 7.00pm in the Council Chamber. Non-members are welcome.
We have entertaining guest speakers and members can take part in our visits and specially hosted tours of local venues.
We also have a Corporate Membership for companies and organisations who wish to support our activities and Blackpool's heritage. Where-ever possible we make use of Corporate Members products or services and promote them.
Every year we hold an awards ceremony for local people and organisations, and the owners, designers and builders of places providing a major contribution to Blackpool's civic pride.
||Amanda Thompson OBE|
Danielle and John Barnett MBE, DL
Elaine Smith MBE
|Vice Presidents:||Cllr David Owen LLB
Tel: 01253 695153
|Planning and Faith Buildings Officer||
Tel: 01253 344771
|Minutes Secretary||Paul Humble
Tel: 01253 500881
|Corporate Members Officer||
(acting) Mr Walter Cairns
|Speakers Secretary||Peter Mowbray|
(acting) Gill Howard
(acting) Walter Cairns, see address above.
|Publicity Officer||(acting) Peter Mowbray.|
|Projects Officer, acting||
Charity Reg. No. 504075 R