Over 160 guests celebrate individual and group achievement in Blackpool Civic Trust awards event

On Friday 28th April 2017, Blackpool Civic Trust held its Annual Awards and Dinner in the Washington Suite of the Imperial Hotel. In front of over 160 guests, including the Mayor and Mayoress of Blackpool, Blackpool Civic Trust gave out awards to schools, community groups and local businesses who had contributed to supporting Blackpool in 2016.

Chair of Blackpool Civic Trust, Joan Humble, today commented:
“The evening was a very enjoyable way to celebrate individual and group achievement in Blackpool. I am pleased that the Mayor and Mayoress, Councillor Kath Rowson and Ms Joan Goldin could join us, together with both Blackpool MPs, Gordon Marsden and Paul Maynard. The 2016 Awards especially highlight the good work of community groups and also businesses in Blackpool which are supporting our local economy. I am pleased that this year’s ceremony took place at the Imperial Hotel which is itself celebrating its 150th anniversary. We all enjoyed a very successful event.”

Note for Editor:-
The winners in each category are:-
Junior School Environmental Shield: Hawes Side Academy
Senior School Environmental Shield: Highfurlong School
Blackpool Council Conservation Award: Jubb and Jubb Ltd for their detailed survey work on the Winter Gardens.
Community Award: The Friends of the Illuminations
Best Open Spaces: 1 Jubilee Gardens (Gynn)
Best Open Spaces: 2 Aspire Academy, Memorial Garden
Best Refurbishment: The Grand Theatre
Transforming Blackpool: Harry Ramsden at Blackpool Tower
Special Award: 1 Glasdon’s Works Canteen
Special Award: 2 Carers Centre