Crowds flock to Blackpool as the sun shines high across the resort

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Blackpool is the only area of Lancashire not to be labelled an ‘enhanced response area’

Blackpool with Pleasure Beach in the background

Blackpool with Pleasure Beach in the background (Image: LancsLive / BPL Bible)

The sun has shone across Lancashire this weekend with the county basking in the summer heatwave.

In Blackpool, crowds flocked to the seaside town to make the most of it by enjoying a walk down the Promenade, views over the Irish Sea, and an ice cream or two.

It comes after Blackpool was the only area of Lancashire not to be included in fresh Covid travel advice.

New advice from Government issued last Tuesday (June 8) urged residents of every Lancashire borough – except for the seaside resort – to reconsider travel in and out of their local area due to a rise in Delta variant transmission.

It also encouraged those same residents to meet outdoors and avoid indoor socialising with those not from their household.

With this just being advice there was and remains no legal rules in place in regards to this.

During a press conference, the Lancashire Resilience Forum confirmed the guidance was not a ‘travel ban’ and there were no additional rules in place, leaving people free to travel to the likes of Blackpool.

Chair of the LRF, Denise Park, said: “It’s not about ‘don’t do it’ it’s about doing it safely.

“It’s the same for travel. It’s not a travel ban.”

LancsLive headed down to Blackpool on Saturday (June 12) as the town enjoyed some form of normality after months and months of disruption to the local economy that is so reliant on the tourism economy.

Here are some of the best photos from our time there.