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News: 2020

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Monthly Meetings
Monthly Meetings on the third Monday of the month at 7pm

non-members welcome.


Monday 20th January 2020

(**note the change of venue and speaker**)

The Salvation Army Citadel

Annie Heslop, Blackpool Council

Greening up Blackpool


“Blackpool is one of the most dense urban areas in the UK with sporadic green spaces and a low tree canopy cover. In order to address this, Blackpool Council has committed to improving the town’s ‘green infrastructure.’ Annie will talk about how this going to be achieved over the next 10 years through partnerships and innovation



New Blue Plaque: Jean Robinson JP, CBE first female Mayor of Blackpool


Alderman Jean Robinson was the first female Mayor of Blackpool (1968-69). A Blue Plaque was commissioned in her honour by her Grandaughter and Great Granddaughter and was unveiled on 11 January, 2020 in Abingdon Street Market, where Jean Robinson ran a cafe for 27 years.

Councillor Ivan Taylor recalled the Council meeting at which he proposed her as Mayor. He spoke of her deep commitment to Blackpool and how she was very much part of the community she served both as councillor and Mayor.

Joan Humble, Chair of Blackpool Civic Trust, worked with the families on the creation of the Blue Plaque. She said “I am very pleased that we have a lasting record of the first female Mayor of Blackpool. It is very fitting that the Blue Plaque was unveiled by the current female Mayor of Blackpool, Cllr Amy Cross.”


Blue Plaque for Jean Robinson first femail Mayor of Blackpool 1968-9


Jean Robinson in Mayoral attire 1968-9:

Jean Robinson first femail Mayor of Blackpool 1968-9

At the Blue Plaque unveiling ceremony in Abingdon Street Market:

Unveiling of the Blue Plaque for Jean Robinson first femail Mayor of Blackpool 1968-9

The group at the unveiling ceremony outside Abingdon Street Market, Blackpool

The group photo at the unveiling of the Blue Plaque for Jean Robinson first femail Mayor of Blackpool 1968-9


Mayor of Blackpool Cllr Amy Cross holding a photograph of Jean Robinson at the Town Hall with Councillor Ivan Taylor on the left and Joan Humble the Chairman of Blackpool Civic Trust on the right.


Photo of Jean Robinson held by Mayor of Blackpool Amy Cross.  Left Councillor Ivan Taylor, on the right Joan Humble Chair of Blackpool Civic Trust




Blackpool Civic Trust 45th Anniversary Dinner 2020, with Awards

Friday 27th March 2020

CAROUSEL HOTEL, New South Promenade

Tickets £25, includes 3 opportunities to win Prizes!


Arrivals from 6.15pm

Awards at 7pm

Dinner at 8pm

Finish at 11pm


Dress code: Lounge Suit/Cocktail Dress




See below for a wide range of dishes from which to choose. Your individual choice of meal/course must be notified to Gill Howard nearer the time of dinner. It is particularly important to let Gill know of any special dietary requirements.



Carrot, Sweet Potato & Coriander Soup
Chicken Liver & Brandy Pate with Red Onion Marmalade & Garlic Ciabatta
Oak Smoked Trout with Smoked Salmon on a Horseradish Potato Salad

Main course

Beef Sirloin Medallions with Confit Tomato, thick-cut chips & a 3-Peppercorn & Brandy Sauce.
Farmhouse Chicken Breast with Fondant Potato, topped with a Wild Mushroom Veloute
Pan-seared Fillet of Seabass on a bed of Sweet Potato Mash, with Champagne sauce
Wild Mushroom & Squash Risotto with Parmesan shavings
All Main courses served with Sautéed New Potatoes & mixed Vegetables


Sticky Toffee Pudding with Salted Caramel Ice Cream
Vanilla Creme Brûlée served with Citrus Shortbread
Triple Chocolate Bavarois with Roasted Strawberries & shaved White Chocolate
Trio of Ice Cream & Cafe Curls


All finished with Tea or Coffee and Handmade Amaretto Truffles.


Tickets on sale from January 2020.

Contact our Social Officer or tel 01253 301264.


Blackpool Civic Trust Dinner and Awards 27th March 2020


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