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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 ...
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Lowmoor Locals maintain communal green spaces

It’s great to see our local communities pulling together during this time of crisis to help and support each other and the wider community. The Lowmoor Locals have been busy tending the communal garden to the rear of Lowmoor Community Centre. This area was transformed by volunteers prior to lockdown, with funding received from BCH’s Tenants Project Fund and donations from local Ward Councillors and organisations around Blackpool. It’s fantastic to see the residents maintaining the tranquil space; special thanks ...
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Nuisance Fires

As a nation, as well as a county, we find ourselves in unprecedented times. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, like many other public sector organisations, is working hard to ensure we’re able to support the people of Lancashire, keeping communities safe by responding to incidents, doing what we can to protect the most vulnerable and prevent the spread of coronavirus. However in recent weeks, the improving weather has brought with it a notable increase in nuisance fires across the county. ...
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Online Safety – Advice from our Highfield Helpers

Hi everyone, from Highfield Leadership Academy’s Community Digital Leaders.  We have been thinking about how to stay safe online. We all enjoy the opportunities the internet offers us and we shouldn’t be frightened of using it but here a few reminders of how to stay safe online.  Passwords Passwords are very important and everybody needs to be careful when choosing them. Always use a capital letter, lower case letters, a symbol or a number. Also, remember not to share your ...
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A garden revival at Dunsop Court

Over the last 2 weeks a group of young people from the Lancashire Fire and Rescue Prince’s Trust Blackpool 77 group have completed a garden makeover at Dunsop Court. They removed a mountain of overgrowth and planted seeds, restored memorial benches and gave garden ornaments a lick of paint as well as erecting a small green house. All the young people involved each gave a short talk on what they had contributed to the project and what their highlights were ...