Blackpool Council

Election results for 2019

    Elected in 2019
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    23
    23
    -6
    Elected in 2019
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    15
    15
    +2
    Elected in 2019
    Total
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    4
    4
    +4

Most Recent

  1. Homeless given accommodation and support in Blackpool

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    About 150 homeless people in Blackpool have been given accommodation thanks to emergency action to protect them from coronavirus.

    Worker in Blackpool

    Blackpool Council has worked with partners in the resort to find rooms, mainly sourced in the town centre's bed and breakfasts, after the town’s two night shelters were closed.

    Councillor Neal Brookes, the council's cabinet member for housing, said:

    Quote Message: The council is doing everything in its power to ensure no-one in the homeless community needs to leave their accommodation to put themselves or the wider community at risk.
    Quote Message: In addition to the need for food and shelter, the council and its partners are also addressing the complex needs that often go hand in hand with homelessness to protect some of the most vulnerable individuals in our community.

    The council said the measures included smokers being given nicotine replacement therapy so they are not tempted to go out for cigarettes, while there was also support for those with drug and alcohol addictions.

    All accommodation is en suite with kettles provided so people can self isolate, while food is being delivered by Blackpool soup kitchens with support including from Street Angels, St Michael’s Church, St John’s Church, Hive Cafe, Streetlife and The Albert Project.

  2. Blackpool tip to remain closed 'to protect staff and public'

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Blackpool’s household waste tip will remain closed until government guidelines allow it to reopen, the council has confirmed.

    Blackpool refuse and recycling centre

    The refuse and recycling centre on Bristol Avenue in Bispham has been shut since 25 March and in the neighbouring authority areas, Lancashire County Council also closed its 16 tips, including those in Wyre and Fylde

    Councillor Fred Jackson, Blackpool's cabinet member with responsibility for environment, urged people to dispose of their household waste responsibly, adding:

    Quote Message: We know how much people value the recycling centre and would like to be able to access it, but it must remain closed... in order for us to limit the spread of coronavirus.
    Quote Message: This protects the community as a whole and our staff [and] we will review this situation when we receive further guidance from the government.