Blackpool Civic Trust


About Us, The Committee, Contacts and Membership


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


Blackpool Civic Trust Members visit the new tram depot

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. Non-members are welcome.

The venue will be announced nearer the date.


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.

Committee Members and Contacts

Amanda Thompson OBE

Danielle and John Barnett MBE, DL


Elaine Smith MBE
Tel: 01253 318948

Vice Presidents: Cllr David Owen LLB
  Martin Gunson
  Barry Shaw
Tel: 01253 695153

Joan Humble
Tel: 01253 500881
e-mail link and for enquiries

Planning and Faith Buildings Officer

Nigel Patterson

Tel 07721 446038

Secretary and Minutes Secretary

Walter Cairns

Tel 01253 357865


Heather O'Hara
Tel: 01253 344771

Membership and Corporate Members Officer

Andrew Cramer

Email click here

Tel 07815 196192

Speakers Secretary

Margaret Moussadis

Tel: 01253 394340

Social Secretary

Val Thompson

Projects Officer

Paul Humble

Tel: 01253 500881

Publicity Officer

Walter Cairns

Tel 01253 357865

Charity Reg. No. 504075 R