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Transformation underway at Troutbeck

*Image: Artist’s impression, works may be subject to change Construction of a brand new housing development has started in Mereside. The new £11.6 Million Troutbeck Crescent will see 75 new homes built to replace the original five three-storey blocks. Blackpool firm Tyson Construction has been appointed as principal contractor to undertake the design and construction of the 75 residential dwellings; consisting of 27 two bed houses, 18 three bed houses, 2 three bed accessible houses, 9 two bed accessible houses ...
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Get Out…Get Active!

ACTIVE BLACKPOOL SECURES FUNDING FOR GET OUT GET ACTIVE PROGRAMME Active Blackpool has secured funding from the Activity Alliance to deliver a 3-year Get Out Get Active programme to deprived areas in Blackpool. Get Out Get Active (GOGA) helps disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together. The programme promotes the benefits of physical activity and aims to increase the number of people who are able to access and enjoy local opportunities. The first phase of GOGA, which began ...
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Young Leaders – Highfield Helpers

Thanks to our Highfield volunteer Isabel for this fantastic write up of the sessions below; we look forward to hearing more! “We can’t believe our digital leaders programme has been running for nearly two years! Every Tuesday evening, a group of our Highfield Helpers, our Academy’s volunteer team, walk over to Lostock Community Centre to help our clients develop their ICT skills. Our project began in order to tackle the issue of social isolation amongst the local community by helping ...
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Cracking Christmas Community

Christmas was certainly all around our local communities during December with several parties and events held to celebrate the festive season! Fantastic fun was had at many of our sheltered schemes, including; Aysgarth, Lowmoor, Kilmory, Stronsay and Argosy Community Centres. Local singer Dave Dare entertained the audience with a Christmas sing-a-long and free refreshments were enjoyed by all. Thank you to our partnering contractor Technical and Electrical Services Ltd, who kindly sponsored the events to make sure they could go ...
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Contractor pulls out all the stops for local youth charity

Over the last few years the Horsebridge Community Centre had sadly seen a decrease in use and an increase in issues with vandalism and break-ins. Following consultation with local residents, in response, BCH have been working in partnership with local charity Boathouse Youth to launch a new youth club for young people living in the community. Since January, we have been carrying out a full upgrade to the building and have been overwhelmed by the enormous generosity of our contractors. ...
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Honouring Community Heroes

As part of the prestigious Blackpool Tower’s 125 year celebrations, a special award ceremony was held recently in September to honour heroes from across Blackpool’s local communities. 125 community groups and residents were commended at the Afternoon Tea event; one local hero for every year of the Tower’s history. One of our young residents, Casey, was praised for her work as part of the Prince’s Trust Blackpool Team 74 in transforming a community garden at the rear of Lowmoor Community ...
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Tenants Project Fund update

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. We’ve had a busy few months funding a variety of fabulous projects – both large grants up to £10000 and smaller grants of £500 or less – along with finding out how previously funded projects have been getting on. Read on to find out more…. Skool of Street received £4,000 to hold a ...
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Feedback Focus

Thank you to our Green and Clean Warden volunteers who work with us to monitor the grounds maintenance and communal cleaning contracts by completing a monthly score sheet on each service. Last month our Green Wardens returned 15 forms and gave the following feedback on the grounds maintenance service completed by Fylde Borough Council: Our Clean Wardens returned 10 score sheets and provided feedback on the communal cleaning service completed by 5-Am Contract Cleaners: Working with our partnering contractors, we’ll ...