Blackpool Civic Trust promoting excellence since 1975.
We hope you'll come and meet us in 2016!
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.
2016 Monthly Meetings on Mondays at 7pm. Note the next meeting is at the Town Hall:
Monday July 18th : Speaker will be Cedric Robinson, The Queen's Official Guide to Morecambe Bay.
Click here to see a full list of our speakers
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 at Blackpool Pride Festival
Viva, Blackpool, 4th June 2016
Blackpool Civic Trust joined with volunteer groups from all over Blackpool in the annual thankyou and awards ceremony. This year is was held at Viva.
Is your street attractive and clean?
Does it have visible community spirit that adds to the attractiveness of the street?
Once more as part of Civic Week 2016 Blackpool Civic Trust will be holding a Best Kept Street Competition. We are looking for examples of good practice and community cooperation in your ward. If you think your street is worthy for the Best Kept Street Competition Street then please let you local councillor know, details can be found on the council website.
The winning Councillor will receive the Rose Bowl kindly donated by the late Cllr Norman Hardy, along with a plaque to put up on the winning street. Prizes will be presented at our Civic Day Event being held at the Art Deco Café at Stanley Park on the afternoon of Saturday 18th June 2016.
Councillors have to nominate their streets by
so let them know in plenty of time that you want your street to be in with a chance of winning.
Blackpool are the first group nationally to survey all local war memorials as part� of the� First World War Memorials Programme, 29th February 2016. Click here to read more
Our next sessions will be Monday 15th February and then on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (9.30 - 4.30) inclusive. If you can spare an hour or two why not come along and join us. All Civic Trust members are very welcome.
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
Visit to the Tram Depot - 19th Nov 2015
Can I drive your tram? Read more on our news page
War Memorials On-line, Blackpool Civic Trust is involved in activity to preserve WW1 War Memorials. Read more click here.
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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