Blackpool Civic Trust

About Us, 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 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.

Officers and Contacts

Mr Jimmy Armfield CBE DL
  Mrs Amanda Thompson OBE

Elaine Smith MBE
Tel: 01253 318948

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

Mrs Joan Humble
Tel: 01253 500881
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Hon Secretary & Membership Officer

Mr Christopher Norton
Tel: 01253 623338
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Hon Treasurer Mrs Heather O'Hara
Tel: 01253 344771
Minutes Secretary Mr Paul Humble
Tel: 01253 500881
Planning Officer: Canon Andrew Sage
Tel: 01253 351484
Corporate Members Officer Mrs Pat Hayes
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Tel: 01253 310027
Speakers Secretary Mrs Shirley Matthews
Tel: 01253 440665
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Faith Buildings Officer Canon Andrew Sage
Tel: 01253 351484
Social Secretary Mrs Sharon Sanderson-Roberts
Tel: 01253 315162
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Publicity Officer Mrs Jean Sanderson
Tel: 01253 310006
Projects Officer Mr Carl O'Hara
Tel: 01253 397576

Charity Reg. No. 504075 R

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