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Beware of Bogus Callers

Beat Doorstep Crime There have been reports of bogus callers knocking on people’s doors. Sadly in one recent case, someone knocked on the door of an elderly tenant and said they were there to assess the lights within their flat. The tenant had not booked an appointment with BCH but realised too late it was a bogus call. The stranger entered the flat, walked around and then asked for £10 to cover the costs of the assessment, which was handed ...
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Blackpool Council Redevelopment Project Benefits Mereside Primary School

Blackpool based company RP Tyson Construction has presented a cheque for £2500 to Mereside Primary School (part of the Fylde Coast Academy Trust) to support the pupils following their return to school. The company is undertaking construction at the council’s redevelopment project at Troutbeck Crescent which will provide a total of 75 new homes for rent through Blackpool Coastal Housing. As part of the construction contract RP Tyson Construction committed to setting up a Community Fund to support projects and ...
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Continuing our Winter Maintenance Work

Now that the cutting season has come to an end, partnering contractors Fylde Council, are busy completing works in our green spaces as part of the Winter Maintenance Programme. During October, a full week was dedicated to the maintenance of the green areas at Queens Park with works including: A full litter pick and waste removal Scraping off pathways and weed killing where required Tidying up the communal grassed areas Removing dead trees from the communal area and removing weeds/shrubs ...
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Well wishes for our elderly residents from local school pupils

Keen to make a difference, Highfield Leadership Academy pupils have been busy volunteering their time to help spread some kindness through these challenging times. So much so they have been sending letters of good will to some of our more elderly residents who live alone, as well as compiling a virtual Remembrance Day service and making decorative tea lights to let them know they care. Prior to lockdown, pupils had been volunteering their time to help residents get online as ...
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Community Spirit Shines

Our Community Centres may remain closed but neighbourly spirit is definitely still shining brightly throughout Blackpool. Community Activities Officer Debbie Kerr has been busy making sure our communities stay connected with regular contact through various means; from weekly digital quizzes to keeping active through maintaining communal garden spaces, residents continue to be involved in their local neighbourhoods. WhatsApp has been a lifeline for residents to share stories, news and keep in touch with neighbours during lockdown and Debbie has helped ...
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Pots of Kindness project tackles isolation

A group of community volunteers has been working in partnership with Blackpool Coastal Housing to tackle loneliness by creating and sharing colourful plant and flower arrangements. Pots of Kindness is an initiative developed by members of The New Langdale Community Volunteers group, who set out to address the impact that isolation has had on people’s mental health during the lockdown. For many volunteer groups across the country, the recent challenging time has meant that participation in social projects has almost ground to ...
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Mereside Memorial Place – a work (of art) in progress

The Mereside Community Networking Group meet regularly, working together to improve the local area for all who live there. The regeneration of the parks, play areas and Langdale Green are just a handful of examples of what can be achieved when organisations and the local community work together. The new Mereside Memorial Place is the latest project that started as a conversation in these network meetings and following a public consultation, the Mereside area will soon benefit from a quiet ...
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Connor –growing in the community

As it’s National Volunteers Week, this is a perfect opportunity to recognise and celebrate the fantastic achievements of one of our residents. Since moving in as a new tenant, Connor has been very keen to get involved and improve the communal spaces where he lives and is regularly seen doing odd jobs to keep the garden area tidy. This is no mean feat as the gardens are large and have a number of beds which Connor keeps on top of ...
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Tenants Project Fund Update

The Tenants Project Fund has provided grants to a range of community based projects that have brought significant benefits to our residents and the communities in which they live. The outbreak of the Coronavirus has necessitated a number of community initiatives which are supporting residents across Blackpool through these difficult and unprecedented times. As a result, we have been looking at how we can further support these schemes. By continuing to support outcomes that create stronger communities, promote health and ...