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Blackpool Dementia Action Alliance have worked tirelessly in partnership with local services including Blackpool Transport, Blackpool Council and local taxi services to ensure travel within the town is Dementia Friendly. Dementia is a general term to describe symptoms associated with a decline in memory or thinking skills that affect a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. There are many types of dementia, with the most...

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Fairtrade Blackpool – Chair’s Blog

Fairtrade Blackpool – Chair’s Blog


Posted By on Jan 15, 2019

I am delighted  Blackpool’s Fairtrade status has been renewed. As a Town we have worked very hard to ensure our Fairness values go beyond our Fylde Coast borders. Fairtrade represents our commitment to ensure that every person who is responsible for providing the food eat, the tea and coffee we drink, the clothes we wear and the footballs we kick, are treated with respect. Why shouldn’t someone who lives and works in...

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Blackpool has successfully renewed Fairtrade Town status for two years, following its ongoing commitment to promoting Fairtrade principles. The town was first awarded Fairtrade status in 2017 in recognition of the strong support for Fairtrade within Blackpool and the achievement of five qualifying goals, such as a wide availability of Fairtrade products in local shops and catering outlets, high levels of support from local people,...

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Campaign to end period poverty

Campaign to end period poverty


Posted By on Nov 26, 2018

A group of Blackpool ladies have joined a national initiative to end ‘Period Poverty’ for school girls. The Red Box Project quietly ensures that no young woman misses school because she has her period. The project seeks to provide free sanitary items for young women in local schools. In 2017, a survey by Plan International UK, found that 1 in 10 girls and young women were unable to afford sanitary protection, with 49% of those...

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White Ribbon Campaign

White Ribbon Campaign


Posted By on Nov 21, 2018

In July 2017, Blackpool on behalf of the Blackpool Domestic Abuse & Interpersonal Violence (DAIV) Partnership became White Ribbon accredited. All local authorities in Lancashire as well as the Constabulary, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and several health bodies have now been accredited as White Ribbon organisations. This involved each organisation developing an action plan to raise awareness of the...

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George Elmore, Arthur Evans, William Fiske, Benjamin Green, and Fred Griffiths, were players who represented Blackpool FC, who sadly, along with thousands of other young men, all fell during WWI. To mark the centenary of the end of WW1 Blackpool Football Club and Blackpool FC Community Trust are planning to commemorate their sacrifice by planting five trees; one for each player, at a special service within the Fylde Memorial Arboretum...

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