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Lonely people in Blackpool now have a place to go following the introduction of a ‘chatty bench’ in Dickson Road. The idea for the bench, which will be placed in the grounds of St Paul’s Medical Practice, came from a group of local residents keen to tackle loneliness and isolation in the area. The brightly coloured bench is the first of its kind in the town and is designed to be a place for people who are feeling lonely to go and sit,...

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Blackpool has become the first town in the UK to ensure all its public transport is dementia friendly. Blackpool Transport has been including Dementia Friends Awareness sessions as part of its standard staff induction for bus and tram drivers since 2015. Building on their success around 1000 taxi drivers have also attended the awareness sessions this year as part of their licensing process. In the UK it is estimated there are 850,000...

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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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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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Community farm for Blackpool!

Community farm for Blackpool!


Posted By on Aug 2, 2017

We’ve had some fantastic news concerning our community farm project in Blackpool! We’ve been successful in being granted more than £350,000 of National Lottery funding to start work on the farm on the grounds of the City Learning Centre on Grange Park. The idea was developed by us following extensive consultation with the local community and will improve the quality of life for those living in the immediate neighbourhood and...

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