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Going green in Bispham

Residents of Munster Avenue, Bispham have a greener outlook thanks to the arrival of seven new semi-mature trees. The joint project has been funded by Blackpool Coastal Housing and carried out by Blackpool Council’s Parks Service, as part of a commitment to increase canopy cover and aid in carbon offsetting. The four Chestnut-leaved Oaks and three Holm Oaks, which are already in excess of seven metres in height, have created a line of trees for Munster Avenue benefitting the local ...
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Community Learning Blog

As lockdown restrictions begin to slowly ease, our Community Learners have now returned to Blackpool’s Seasiders Learning Centre to continue their studies. Each student has been learning at home throughout the lockdown period and so they were understandably excited to hear the news that it was time to get back to class! The safety of our learners and the teaching staff remains a priority and therefore rapid COVID tests are a requirement – Blackpool and the Fylde tutors have received ...
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It’s good to talk

The last twelve months have been hard on everyone, especially if you’ve been living alone. We’ve all become much more aware of how important contact with others is to our mental health and emotional wellbeing. A simple phone call, a chat on the doorstep, or even a smile and a hello as you pass on the street can make a real difference to someone’s day.  If you live by yourself, it helps to keep in regular contact with others. Ex-serviceman, ...
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Tenant’s Project Fund

The Tenants Project Fund, or TPF as it’s also known, was created to support projects that make a positive difference to our customers’ lives and local communities by providing the opportunity to apply for large grants up to £10,000 and smaller grants of £500 or less. Despite the restrictions imposed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, it has still been a busy time for the TPF recently as community groups and organisations continue to run fabulous projects we’re proud to fund– ...
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Supporting residents, tackling loneliness…

Our dedicated Community Activities Officer, Debbie Kerr, provides regular support to a number of residents across Blackpool. Here she recounts her story working with two men who have now established a firm friendship… In my role as Community Activities Officer I have been lucky enough to meet two wonderful gentlemen in their late 90’s… Jack. I first met Jack before the pandemic hit, having been referred to me by Adult Social Services, due to his feeling isolated and lonely. Jack lives ...
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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 ...