‘You beauty’, ‘That’s more like it’ – Blackpool fans react to ‘fantastic’ moment in first half of play-off final vs Lincoln

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Blackpool bounced back from a dreadful start to bring themselves level with Lincoln City in the latter stages of the first half of the League One play-off final – and fans have been quick to react on social media.

Kenny Dougall of Blackpool. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Kenny Dougall of Blackpool. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

The Seasiders fell behind after just 47 seconds when Ollie Turton diverted an Imps cross into his own net, but slowly grew into the game from that point onwards.

Neil Critchley’s men then got their reward for their attacking endeavours when Kenny Dougall’s long-range effort sneaked under Lincoln goalkeeper Alex Palmer and into the bottom corner to change the complexion of the clash entirely.

The strike was the Australian’s second in consecutive matches.

@_GeorgeGlass tweeted: “YOU BEAUTY”

@dylanfreckelton tweeted: “That’s more like it”

@upstreamfool tweeted: “Get in!”

Blackpool 2-1 Lincoln City: Kenny Dougall the Wembley hero as Seasiders clinch promotion back to the Championship

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Kenny Dougall was the unlikely Wembley hero as Blackpool came from behind to beat Lincoln City and secure promotion to the Championship.

The Seasiders recovered from a horror start, when they fell behind after just 48 seconds following Ollie Turton’s freak own goal.

But Neil Critchley’s men produced a magnificent response, eventually levelling through Dougall before half-time.

Kenny Dougall was Blackpool's hero with both of their goals

Kenny Dougall was Blackpool’s hero with both of their goals

From this point onwards, the Seasiders had an impressive level of control in the game, edging their noses in front through Dougall’s second of the game.

Pool saw out the remainder of the Wembley showpiece with minimal fuss, clinching a return to England’s second tier after a six-year absence.

The Seasiders, the play-off kings, now have an amazing six promotions from the nine play-off campaigns they’ve taken part in.

The Seasiders were dealt a major blow prior to kick-off when news emerged that in-form striker Ellis Simms missed out.

The striker, who had scored five times in his last four appearances, was sidelined with a knock he picked up in training.

It meant Jerry Yates led the line on his own, with attacking trio Demetri Mitchell, Elliot Embleton and Keshi Anderson playing just off him.

There was better news elsewhere though, as Dan Ballard was fit enough to start in central defence after overcoming his injury scare.

There was also a major boost with the emergence of CJ Hamilton on the substitutes’ bench, the winger returning sooner than expected having injured his metatarsal in March.

Grant Ward was also fit enough to be named among the substitutes on his return from a calf strain, but there was still no place for Sullay Kaikai, who injured his hamstring in the recent win against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

Daniel Gretarsson (shoulder) and Matty Virtue (ACL) both missed out with longer term injuries, while Bez Lubala remains unavailable due to a ‘club matter’.

Lincoln, meanwhile, named their strongest available line-up with defender Joe Walsh fit enough to start despite concerns.

The Imps only arrived at Wembley just after 2pm after their team bus was stuck in London traffic on the way to the stadium.

The nightmare preparation certainly didn’t hamper their start though, as the Seasiders got off to the worst start possible.

Dangerman Brennan Johnson was given too much time and space by Luke Garbutt and his low cross was turned into the back of his own net by Ollie Turton.

The right-back had attempted to side-foot the ball away from the six-yard box, but Turton couldn’t quite manouvre his feet in time to make the clearance.

Barely 50 seconds were on the clock but Critchley’s men were left utterly shell-shocked, conceding a goal that was so out of character.

The Imps got in down the right again through Johnson, but this time James Husband was there to clear Blackpool’s lines.

The men in tangerine simply couldn’t get to grips with Johnson in the early stages, Garbutt forced to resort to cynical tactics to hack down the on-loan Nottingham Forest man, picking up a booking in the process.

Pool took a while to get going after their early setback, but they finally began to assert some control, seeing more of the ball and patiently building up their attacks.

Blackpool had to wait until the 20th minute for their first shot in anger, as Garbutt attempted to atone for his poor early defending – but his curling 30-yard free-kick was straight at Palmer in the Lincoln goal.

The Imps, while happy to sit back on their lead and soak up Pool’s pressure, remained a major threat when they attacked.

They came close to doubling their lead on 25 minutes when Jorge Grant’s curler clipped the top of the crossbar, after the referee missed what appeared to be a blatant handball in the build-up.

The Seasiders retialited with a half chance of their own, as Demetri Mitchell headed over at full stretch from Elliot Embleton’s cross.

A minute later, Mitchell was denied by a fine save from Palmer after the increasingly influential winger had latched onto Jerry Yates’ pullback.

With 10 minutes to go until the interval, the Seasiders finally drew themselves level – and Yates was instrumental once again.

The lone striker did superbly to win the ball high up the pitch from Grant, which allowed Embleton to lay the ball off to Kenny Dougall.

The Aussie took a touch to settle himself before lashing home on his weaker left foot. Que scenes of bedlam in the Blackpool end of Wembley.

With momentum now on their side, Pool ended the half well on top, as they forced mistake after mistake out of their opponents.

Embleton had a low drive well saved by Palmer, before the Lincoln keeper did well to handle Mitchell’s downward header.

Chris Maxwell took a risk playing the ball out through a crowded centre of the park at the start of the second-half, but it almost paid dividends.

The ball reached Dougall, who came through a challenge unscathed before threading a through-ball that almost reached Yates, only for Lincoln to clear their lines.

The Seasiders remained well on top at this point, but all they were lacking was that final bit of care in the final third to edge ahead.

On 54 minutes, that all changed.

A ball in from the right took the slightest nick off Turton, which resulted in the ball falling at the feet of Yates.

With his back to goal, Yates showed great unselfishness to lay the ball off to Dougall, who slammed home his and his side’s second of the game to put Blackpool in front.

While Pool had control of the game, they still had to be mindful because Lincoln still posed a threat – especially through Johnson.

The winger got in behind Blackpool’s backline just before the hour mark, but Dan Ballard did well to step across and intercept.

Johnson then pulled the ball back into a crowded six-yard box after a bit of panic among the Blackpool ranks, but thankfully it fell to Mitchell who managed to clear his lines.

Try as they might, Lincoln failed to make any headway in the latter stages, as they found themselves being frustrated by the defensive shape and organisation of the Seasiders.

At the other end, Yates squandered a priceless chance to put daylight in-between the two sides as he chipped over the oncoming keeper, but wide of goal after latching onto a clever flick-on from substitute Gary Madine.

The striker came close himself a few moments later when he headed just wide from Garbutt’s free-kick, but it was a difficult chance with no power on the delivery.

The onslaught eventually came from Lincoln in the dying stages, which ensured a nerve-biting end to the game for the Seasiders.

Morgan Rogers fired wide from range, before a deep cross fell kindly for Lewis Montsma, but the substitute fired wastefully over – much to the relief of the 4,000 Seasiders.

The final whistle was greeted by raucous celebrations from the Blackpool end, the Seasiders celebrating a richly deserved promotion back to the Championship.

TEAMS

Blackpool: Maxwell, Turton, Ballard, Husband, Garbutt, Dougall, Stewart, Mitchell (Madine), Embleton (Hamilton), Anderson (Ward), Yates (Thorniley)

Subs not used: Moore, Ekpiteta, Gabriel

Lincoln: Palmer, Poole, Walsh (Montsma), Eyoma, Edun, Bridcutt, McGrandles, Grant (Scully), Johnson, Rogers, Hopper (Morton)

Subs not used: Long, Bramall, Sanders, Anderson

Referee: Tony Harrington

Attendance: 9,751

‘Beautiful’, ‘Absolutely gutted’ – Blackpool fans torn after ‘massive’ team news reveal vs Lincoln City

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Blackpool manager Neil Critchley has made just one change to his starting lineup ahead of the Seasiders’ League One play-off final clash with Lincoln City on Sunday afternoon – and fans have been quick to react in social media.

Blackpool manager Neil Critchley. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Blackpool manager Neil Critchley. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

After finishing third in the table in their regular campaign, the Tangerines beat Oxford United 6-3 on aggregate over the course of two legs in the semi-final to secure a spot at Wembley.

For their part, Lincoln hung on for a narrow 3-2 aggregate victory over Sunderland in the last round, and go into this clash having finished three points behind Blackpool in the final League One standings.

The main team news for the Seasiders sees Ellis Simms drop out of the side after picking up a knock in training on Saturday, with the 20-year-old having scored four goals in his last five outings. Keshi Anderson comes in to replace him.

CJ Hamilton returns for a place on the bench.

We’ve gathered the best reactions from supporters on Twitter below…

@_GeorgeGlass tweeted: “COME ON BOYS MAKE US PROUD”

@Kieran_Holmes20 tweeted: “Absolutely gutted about Simms but Ballard starting is massive, Up the Pool!”

@dan_masonn01 tweeted: “It’s beautiful”

@themightypool tweeted: “Absolutely gutted for Simms but… COME ON YOU POOL”

@JamesJSando tweeted: “No Simms is a blow but still strong team. C’mon the Pool”

@leanneapril_x tweeted: “If I wasn’t nervous enough… no Simms”

@jakemillard21 tweeted: “CJ off the bench! Ballard fit, COME ON YOU POOL!”

Blackpool mum who spent 80 days in critical care with Covid

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Danielle’s family have gone from dreading the phone ringing to her mum Lynette making an excellent recovery thanks to hospital staff

Danielle Wade, 42, and her mum, Lynette Wade from Blackpool

Danielle Wade, 42, and her mum, Lynette Wade from Blackpool (Image: Blue Skies NHS)

A woman from Blackpool is raising money as a way to thank a local hospital staff for the excellent care they provided for her mum while she spent 80 days in critical care due to Covid-19.

Danielle Wade, 42, has so far raised over £2,000 for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Charity, Blue Skies Hospitals Fund, as part of her gratitude for their lifesaving treatment.

In January this year, both her parents became ill with Covid-19 with Danielle’s mum, Lynette Wade, taken into hospital not long after being diagnosed.

Danielle’s father made a recovery from the virus but was then told he had cancer only a matter of days before wife Lynette was admitted.

It was not long after she took a turn for the worse and was admitted to the critical care unit.

Danielle said: “It was the biggest roller coaster ever and my dad couldn’t understand why he wasn’t suffering with it as bad but my mum was.

“When she got to hospital she went straight into a CPAP mask and then a ventilator and was turned over onto her stomach.

“She got worse and worse and they warned us about the blood clots and infection. We then got a phone call to say she probably wasn’t going to make it.”

What followed was a tense wait to see how Lynette was doing, so much so that Danielle used to dread the phone ringing.

She added: “The phone ringing used to make jump and I’d specifically ask people to text me first before calling. I realised that the worse her condition was the earlier the hospital would call.

“How I got through was I’d think ‘oh, I’ve gotten to tea time without a call’ and I carry on each day like that.

“We really did think she wasn’t going to make it one point.”

Danielle Wade, 42, and her mum, Lynette Wade from Blackpool

Danielle Wade, 42, and her mum, Lynette Wade from Blackpool (Image: Blue Skies NHS)

But after 80 long days, Lynette is now out of critical care and on the road to recovery. When she first awoke she was unable to smile due to paralysis in her face however now she’s home.

Though she is still receiving oxygen it is hoped this won’t be for much longer.

It comes as Danielle’s dad has been told that although his cancer is incurable it is treatable.

Danielle added: “Critical care were amazing, just unbelievable. Phone calls to update us every day and even wheeling her out to the garden one day.”

“The pressure the staff were under was unreal. There was one day when they were inundated with Covid-19 patients and had to move some to another hospital.

“Thankfully mum could stay but they really took their time and put patient care right at the forefront despite being in the third wave and nearly a year of looking after Covid-19 patients. We will always be grateful to them.”

The whole ordeal inspired Danielle to raise money and give back to the hospital that saved her mums life.

Determined to push herself out of her comfort zone, she set herself the challenge of running 5k a day for 30 days.

Although she doesn’t particularly like running, Danielle is being spurred on by family and friends, the desire to raise money for the hospital and her mum’s ordeal.

Danielle said: “They told us when she [her mum] woke up that her rehab would be like training for a marathon, so I try and think to myself, come on, other people feel worse, keep going.

“A lot of family and close friends were really apprehensive about what was going to happen to mum, so obviously they’re very grateful to the hospital too.”

Lynette herself is a former member of staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, as Waiting List Manager for over 30 years, and Danielle knows her mum was just as keen as her to show their gratitude to the hospital.

Despite the magnitude of her recovery journey, Lynette has been keeping a close eye on her daughter’s fundraising page and watched her smash the original goal of £500.

However, the fundraising hasn’t been all smooth sailing. Danielle faced a calf injury halfway through, but she’s now back putting one foot in front of the other and is on her way to completing her challenge.

Danielle said: “I got into a routine and started to enjoy it, but the hardest bit is finding time every day. I wanted something that would be a challenge however similar way to the way my mum’s recovery is a challenge.

” I only have a few days left however as I’m on day 26 so I’ll keep going. I don’t think I’m going to make a runner out of myself yet but I’ll try and keep up with it after the challenge as it would be a shame to waste the fitness I’ve built up!”

To find out more about Danielle’s Blue Skie Hosoital fund, please visit the Just Giving Page here.

Heartwarming moment Blackpool care home resident visits seaside for first time in 2 years as lockdown eases

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The 79-year-old was overjoyed to be able to walk along the sand and look at Blackpool Tower for the first time in two years

Ray Larkin visit the seaside for the first time in two years.

Ray Larkin visit the seaside for the first time in two years.

Life is slowly getting back to normal, following the uncertainty of the past 18 months.

Lockdowns, local tiers and restrictions have spread chaos throughout our normal lives and disrupted the everyday things which we once took for granted.

Thankfully, with the mass vaccine roll out and a gradual end to restrictions, we are returning to normality.

One person who has recently been able to return to one of their favourite pastimes was Ray Larkin, a 79-year-old care home resident in Blackpool.

Having lived in Blackpool during his former years, Ray later settled in the city of Preston, leaving the seaside behind him.

But his fondness for the resort, and its beaches, stayed with him.

Ray became a resident at Pennystone Court, a care home in Blackpool and, last weekend, was able to enjoy his first beach walk since 2019.

It’s the small things in life that make us happy, and for Ray, walking along the Blackpool sands for the first time in 24 months, was the highlight of his year.

The pandemic has kept Ray confined to his care home for months.

The pandemic has kept Ray confined to his care home for months.

Ray said: “I was particularly excited about the idea of living by the sea again when I moved to Blackpool.

“However, due to the pandemic, I was was unable to safely leave the care home.”

As soon as infection rates improved and guidance on leaving the home changed, staff carried out a full risk assessment.

Care home staff waited for a sunny day to make Ray’s dreams of a walk by the sea come true.

Ray said: “It made my day to see the sea and the tower again.

“The walk brought back a lot of memories about my time in Blackpool as a young man. I even remembered some of the roads as we walked past them.”

Pennystone Court worker, Lisa Robins, says Ray had been talking about visiting the seaside for a while.

The home manager was able to accompany the 79-year-old on his first seaside jaunt in two years.

She said: “I was delighted to safely support the walk for Ray. It made such a difference to his overall mental wellbeing.

“I love moments like this where we can bring joy to our residents and make a difference to their lives – that’s what my job is all about.”

 

Story behind stunning Blackpool mural at new photography shop

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Kodak Express on Highfield Road is owned by John Ormston who was inspired to set up shop in memory of his brother

Mural of female photographer on the side of Kodak Express, Blackpool painted by Seca One Art

Mural of female photographer on the side of Kodak Express, Blackpool painted by Seca One Art

An amazing colourful mural has appeared on the side of a new Blackpool photography shop.

The artwork, depicting a female photographer capturing a last shot just before sunset, has captured the eye of many passers by since it was finished a week ago.

The mural at Kodak Express, which has just opened on Highfield Road, has been designed to reflect the shop’s creativity and engagement with the local community.

Owned by 52-year-old John Ormston, he runs the business through a licence agreement with Kodak Express, the world’s largest digital photo processing network.

The store sells all kinds of gifts from photo books and calendars to canvases and panels.

The 20ft by 8ft space at the corner of Highfield Road and Orchard Avenue was looking a bit sad and bare to start with and John got in Blackpool’s very own internationally recognised street artist Seca One to help.

Mural of female photographer on the side of Kodak Express, Blackpool painted by Seca One Art

Mural of female photographer on the side of Kodak Express, Blackpool painted by Seca One Art

John told Lancs Live: “I wanted something creative and in keeping with the road and Blackpool itself. I’d been thinking of what to put there and signs seemed a bit boring.

” I’d heard of Seca through a friend of a friend and after reading a LancsLive feature about him I knew he was the man for the job.

“In the first three days it was up I had so many comments, it’s such a great addition to Highfield Road. It’s not cheesy and I’m really happy with it.

“I really enjoyed working with Seca and I’d like think that now we’re friends after this as we were very much on the same wavelength and both local lads!”

58-year-old John Ormston who runs Kodak Express, Blackpool through a licensing agreement

58-year-old John Ormston who runs Kodak Express, Blackpool through a licensing agreement (Image: John Ormston)

John has lived in Blackpool for 49 years and though he runs the shop through a licence from Kodak the business is not a franchise and he has put everything into it.

John’s background is originally in banking as a bookkeeper and he’s helped to grow many businesses over the years including hotels.

He had always wanted to run his own businesses however and recognised a great opportunity when he took on the old Stan James bookmaker premises close to the Tesco Express.

His photography store was due to open in March 2020 after doing a deal with Kodak in 2019, however the coronavirus hit and the launch was delayed.

Not one to rest on his laurels however, John took this time to refurbish the property and pumped his money into his new project.

He considered re-opening in April when non-essential businesses could re-open however he decided, with Highfield Road having so many bars and pubs, that he would launch in May when indoor hospitality was opened up and people could walk past and see the mural.

The shop front of Kodak Express, Blackpook

The shop front of Kodak Express, Blackpook

Since it’s been open, the shop has already been working creatively with the community and has provided a place for students from Blackpool and the Fylde college to showcase their work.

A fan of photography himself, John wants to work with many local photographers and drone operators on fun and exciting projects.

He was inspired to open the photography shop by his older brother who loved photography. He was brain damaged from birth and sadly died in 2016 with acquired pneumonia at the age of 57.

John said: “I wanted to do something he would be proud of. He loved taking pictures of landscapes and scenery so I did my research into Kodak Express and decided this is what I was going to do.

“I decided to go the manufacturers directly rather than wholesale to compete on price so now I offer internet prices on the high street. People really do great deals on the likes of frames and inks from me.

“I also run Cable Express too at the same premises, however that’s separate to Kodak and sells all kinds of cables and equipment.

“You’d be surprised what the bigger retailers are lacking in terms of audio equipment or cables that you need quickly on the go. The bigger stores like Curry’s don’t even stock some of the cables I sell. Because I’ve put my all into this business too, again the prices are a lot cheaper than the internet or on retail parks.

The inside of the Kodak Express Blackpool store

The inside of the Kodak Express Blackpool store (Image: John Ormston)

“I’ve tried to incorporate smaller, vital items too. I noticed that when the B&M closed on Highfield it was a cheap place to go for a lot of the elderly people around here. So I got in what I could such as batteries, hearing aids, light bulbs and that’s really helped a lot.

“This road is such a vibrant shopping area and over the years I’ve watched that dwindle away a little so I want my businesses to be a good part of the community and also reflect some of the great local creativity.”

John now has plans for another mural on his premises that will represent five stages of life from birth to old age which will say “In life we develop from the negatives” set within film scrolls.

To find out more about Blackpool Kodak Express and some more of John’s projects, please click here.

Car parking in Blackpool: Where, cost, blue badge and motorhome spots and electric vehicle charging points

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The best places to park for Blackpool Pleasure Beach and other attractions – including opening times, prices, payment methods and more

West Street Car Park, Blackpool

Blackpool is fast approaching its busiest time with July being its most crowded month.

As Covid restrictions are gradually being lifted tourists will begin to flock to the area and once the summer season is over it is time for Blackpool Illuminations to take us into the darker nights of autumn.

The town has an excellent transport and tram system to get about however if you choose to drive, or need somewhere to park on arrival, it can be a little tricky to work out where.

Lancs Live has compiled a list of car parks, including multi-storeys, for reference and details such as Blue Badge spaces and parking concessions, payment methods, opening times, electric charging points and where accepts motor homes and coaches.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has five car parks located at:

• North Car Park (Balmoral Road) – from £18 on the day, online £18 (off peak), £20 (peak) guaranteed reserved space
• East Car Park (Bond Street) – from £15.00
• Arena Car Park(Watson Road) – from £10
• West Car Park (Ocean Boulevard) – from £15.00
• Railway Station Car Park (Bond Street)

Parking facilities for disabled guests are available at all car parks. Car parking charges apply.

There are currently no parking facilities for caravans and mobile homes

Generic view of Banks Street car park (Image: Google Street View)

Blackpool Pleasure Beach now has an electric car charging point which can be used by guests. This point is located at the rear of Balmoral Road Car Park, please ask car parking attendants for directions.

There are also Pod Point Open Charge electric vehicle charging on-site for visitors.

  • – There are 2 x 7kW charging bays available.
    Each bay has a Type 2 universal socket.- It costs £1.50 per hour for 4 hours, then it is free.

Use the Pod Point Open Charge app to start charging and see live availability.
Visit Pod Point’s website for further instructions on how to use Open Charge points.

Car park closing times do vary but as a rule stay open until 10pm during the high season and 7pm during the low season and winter period.

Blackpool Council also provide car parking facilities throughout the town, including:

  • Short-stay car parks
  • Long-stay car parks
  • Coach and commercial car parks
  • Parking for motor homes
  • Parking for motorcycles

Bank Street Car Park – 24 hours – FY1 2DT

  • 16 blue badge spaces – free for 3 hours

You can use the PayByPhone app to pay for your stay in this car park, giving you complete control from your own phone.

You can download the PayByPhone app from the App Store or Google Play Store or visit the PayByPhone website. Once downloaded just enter the correct identification number for your vehicle type.

Up to 2 hours Cars £2.50
Up to 4 hours Cars £4
Up to 6 hours Cars £5
Up to 8 hours Cars £6
Up to 12 hours Cars £8
Up to 18 hours Cars £10
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20
Up to 45 minutes Coaches £2
Up to 4 hours Coaches £6
Up to 24 hours Coaches £12
Up to 48 hours Coaches £17
Up to 72 hours Coaches £20
Up to 24 hours – Winter Rate Coaches £6
Up to 12 hours Motorhomes £10
Up to 24 hours (as Coach rate) Motorhomes £12

Bethesda Road Car Park- 24 hours – FY1 5EF

  • 3 Blue badge spaces

Payment is by pay and display machines. One machine accepts credit/debit cards and coins, one accepts coins only – No change given

Up to 1 hour Cars £1
Up to 2 hours Cars £2
Up to 3 hours Cars £3
Up to 4 hours Cars £4
Up to 8 hours Cars £6
Up to 12 hours Cars £8
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

Bloomfield Park Road Car park (Seasiders Way) – 24 hours – FY1 6HX

  • 25 Blue badge spaces

Payment is by pay and display machines which accept credit/debit cards and coins – No change given

Up to 3 hours Cars £3.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £6
Up to 12 hours Cars £10
Up to 18 hours Cars £11
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

Bolton Street Car Park – 24 hours – FY1 6AA

  • 3 Blue badges spaces

Payment is by pay and display machines which accept credit/debit cards, coins, contactless- No change given

Up to 3 hours Cars £3.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £6
Up to 12 hours Cars £10
Up to 18 hours Cars £11
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

Bonny Street Car Park – 24 hours – FY1 5AR

  • 7 Blue badge spaces

Payment is by pay and display machines. Machines accepts credit/debit cards and coins, one accepts contactless – No change given

Up to 2 hours Cars £3
Up to 3 hours Cars £4.50
Up to 4 hours Cars £5.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £7.50
Up to 8 hours Cars £10
Up to 12 hours Cars £12
Up to 18 hours Cars £13
Up to 24 hours Cars £14
Up to 48 hours Cars £16
Up to 72 hours Cars £18
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

Central Car Park (Seasiders Way/Central Drive, Blackpool) – 24 hours – FY1 5QB

  • 34 Blue badge spaces

Payment is by 9 pay and display machine, all of which accept credit/debit cards and coins – No change given

4 x 22kw electric charge bays situated at the north end of the site alongside the coach drop-off/pick-up area

Cost – The charging rate is currently 30 pence per unit

Driver needs to download the EVdot app, this is the only method of payment accepted to use these charging stations

Up to 2 hours Cars £3
Up to 3 hours Cars £4.50
Up to 4 hours Cars £5.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £7.50
Up to 8 hours Cars £10
Up to 12 hours Cars £12
Up to 18 hours Cars £13
Up to 24 hours Cars £14
Up to 48 hours Cars £16
Up to 72 hours Cars £18
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

Chapel Street – 24 hours – FY1 5AW

  • 9 Blue Badge spaces

Payment is by 3 pay and display machines which accept coins only – No change given

Up to 2 hours Cars £3
Up to 3 hours Cars £4.50
Up to 4 hours Cars £5.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £7.50
Up to 8 hours Cars £10
Up to 12 hours Cars £12
Up to 18 hours Cars £13
Up to 24 hours Cars £14
Up to 48 hours Cars £16
Up to 72 hours Cars £18
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

Cocker Street Blackpool – 24 hours – FY1 1RX

  • 2 Blue badge bays

Payment is by pay and display machine which accept credit/debit cards, coins, contactless- No change given

Up to 2 hours Cars £2.50
Up to 4 hours Cars £4
Up to 6 hours Cars £5
Up to 8 hours Cars £6
Up to 12 hours Cars £8
Up to 18 hours Cars £10
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

East Topping Street – 24 hours – FY1 3AS

  • 9 Blue badge spaces

Payment is by 4 pay and display machines which accept credit/debit cards – No change given.

Up to 2 hours Cars £3
Up to 3 hours Cars £4.50
Up to 4 hours Cars £5.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £7.50
Up to 8 hours Cars £10
Up to 12 hours Cars £12
Up to 18 hours Cars £13
Up to 24 hours Cars £14
Up to 48 hours Cars £16
Up to 72 hours Cars £18
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

Filey Place (Banks Street) – 24 hours – FY1 1RN

  • 4 Blue badge spaces – free for 3 hours

Payment is by pay and display machine which accept credit/debit cards, coins, contactless – No change given

Up to 4 hours Cars £5
Up to 8 hours Cars £10
Up to 12 hours Cars £12
Up to 24 hours Cars £13

Foxhall Village (Seasiders Way) – 24 hours FY1 6JX

  • 10 Blue badge spaces – free for 3 hours
  • 15 coach bays – Cars must not park in coach bays

Payment is by 3 pay and display machines which accept credit/debit cards and coins – No change given

Up to 3 hours Cars £3.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £6
Up to 12 hours Cars £10
Up to 18 hours Cars £11
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20
Up to 45 minutes Coaches £2
Up to 4 hours Coaches £6
Up to 24 hours Coaches £12
Up to 48 hours Coaches £17
Up to 72 hours Coaches £20
Up to 24 hours – Winter Rate Coaches £6
Up to 12 hours Motorhomes £10

Gyn Square ( Warbreck Hill Road) – 24 hours – FY1 2JR

  • 4 blue badge spaces – free for 3 hours
  • 12 coach bays – Cars must not park in coach bays

Payment is by 2 pay and display machines which accept credit/debit cards, coins, contactless – No change given

Up to 3 hours Cars £2
Up to 4 hours Cars £2.50
Up to 8 hours Cars £4
Up to 12 hours Cars £6
Up to 18 hours Cars £9
Up to 24 hours Cars £10
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20
Up to 45 minutes Coaches £2
Up to 4 hours Coaches £6
Up to 24 hours Coaches £12
Up to 48 hours Coaches £17
Up to 72 hours Coaches £20
Up to 24 hours – Winter Rate Coaches £6
Up to 12 hours Motorhomes £10

Lonsdale Road (Seasiders Way) – 24 hours – FY1 6JX

Payment is by pay and display machines which accept credit/debit cards and coins – No change given

  • 18 blue badge spaces – free for 3 hours
Up to 3 hours Cars £3.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £6
Up to 12 hours Cars £10
Up to 18 hours Cars £11
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

Lytham Road – 24 hours – FY4 1HT

  • Blue badge holders must display a clock beside their badge showing their arrival time to qualify for a 3 hour free concession.

Payment is by pay and display machine which accept credit/debit cards, coins, contactless – No change given

Up to 3 hours Cars £3.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £6
Up to 12 hours Cars £10
Up to 18 hours Cars £11
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20
Up to 12 hours Motorhomes £10

Queen Street – 24 hours – FY1 1PX

  • 1 Blue badge space

Payment is by 2 pay and display machines, one of which accepts credit/debit cards, coins, contactless – No change given

Up to 2 hours Cars £3
Up to 3 hours Cars £4.50
Up to 4 hours Cars £5.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £7.50
Up to 8 hours Cars £10
Up to 12 hours Cars £12
Up to 18 hours Cars £13
Up to 24 hours Cars £14
Up to 48 hours Cars £16
Up to 72 hours Cars £18
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

South Beach ( South Promenade) – 24 hours – FY4 1PL

  • 11 blue badge spaces – free for 3 hours

Payment is by pay and display machines which accept credit/debit cards, coins, contactless- No change given

Up to 3 hours Cars £5
Up to 12 hours Cars £8
Up to 18 hours Cars £9
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

South Car Park (Yeadon Way) – 24 hours – FY1 6BF

  • 19 Blue badge spaces – free for 3 hours

Payment is by 5 pay and display machines which accept credit/debit cards, coins, contactless – No change given

Up to 3 hours Cars £3.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £6
Up to 12 hours Cars £10
Up to 18 hours Cars £11
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20
Up to 45 minutes Coaches £2
Up to 4 hours Coaches £6
Up to 24 hours Coaches £12
Up to 48 hours Coaches £17
Up to 72 hours Coaches £20
Up to 24 hours – Winter Rate Coaches £6
Up to 12 hours Motorhomes £10

South King Street Car Park (Charnley Road) – 24 hours – FY1 4AX

  • 2 Blue Badge spaces

Payment is by pay and display machine which accept credit/debit cards, coins, contactless – No change given

Up to 2 hours Cars £2.50
Up to 4 hours Cars £4
Up to 6 hours Cars £5
Up to 8 hours Cars £6
Up to 12 hours Cars £8
Up to 18 hours Cars £10
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

Talbot Road Multi-storey Car Park – Mon to Sun, 7am to 12 midnight – FY1 3AU

  • 38 Blue badge parking bays are available – However, there is no free parking concession

Payment is by 4 pay on foot machines which accept credit/debit cards and coins – Change given

Up to 2 hours Cars £3
Up to 3 hours Cars £4.50
Up to 4 hours Cars £5.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £7.50
Up to 8 hours Cars £10
Up to 12 hours Cars £12
Up to 18 hours Cars £13
Up to 24 hours Cars £14
Up to 48 hours Cars £16
Up to 72 hours Cars £18
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

West Street Car Park – daily 7.00am – 12.30am – FY1 1HA

  • 9 blue badge spaces

Payment is by 5 pay and display machines, all accept credit cards, debit cards, and coins.
4 also offer contactless payment. If paying with coins please have the correct amount available – No change given

Up to 2 hours Cars £3
Up to 3 hours Cars £4.50
Up to 4 hours Cars £5.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £7.50
Up to 8 hours Cars £10
Up to 12 hours Cars £12
Up to 24 hours Cars £14
Up to 48 hours Cars £16
Up to 72 hours Cars £18
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

Wimbourne Palce Car park (New South Promenade) – 24 hours – FY4 1NJ

  • 4 Blue badge spaces

Payment is by pay and display machine which accept credit/debit cards, coins, contactless – No change given

Up to 2 hours Cars £2.50
Up to 4 hours Cars £4
Up to 6 hours Cars £5
Up to 8 hours Cars £6
Up to 12 hours Cars £8
Up to 18 hours Cars £10
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

 

 

Coastguard warning after Blackpool rescue of drunk found ‘very far out’ in sea

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Emergency crews have issued important advice in order to avoid a ‘tragedy’ on the coast

An intoxicated person was rescued from the water in Blackpool

An intoxicated person was rescued from the water in Blackpool (Image: Lytham Coastguard)

Emergency crews had to rescue a drunk person who had gone “very far out” in the water at Blackpool.

RNLI Blackpool, Lytham and Fleetwood Coastguard teams and the police were called to reports of an intoxicated person in the sea near Gynn Square at 12.49am today.

Lytham Coastguard has now issued a warning urging people not to go into the water when under the influence, saying it could result in tragedy.

They said: “We were called out in the early hours of this morning at 00.49, to reports of an intoxicated person in the water around Gynn Square.

“Once we arrived on scene some fishermen pointed out the location of the casualty, who was very far out, RNLI Blackpool quickly arrived and we guided their lifeboats to the casualtys location. They then recovered the casualty from the water and brought them back to shore.

“The casualty was then passed into the care of Blackpool Police. HM Coastguard Fleetwood were also tasked.

“We urge people not to enter the water if you’ve had a drink, we see too many tragedies on our coastline involving drink. It impairs your reactions and you will put yourself and rescuers in danger! So please don’t become a statistic and be sensible.”

They added that if anyone sees anyone in difficult in the water that they should call 999 and for the coastguard.

 

Woman ‘repeatedly attacked’ with machete in Blackpool saved by ‘brave’ police officers

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Woman ‘repeatedly attacked’ with machete in Blackpool saved by ‘brave’ police officers

Police attended a machete attack in Blackpool

Police attended a machete attack in Blackpool (Image: Scott Benton MP)

A young woman was “repeatedly attacked” with a machete on a Blackpool street.

Blackpool South MP Scott Benton has praised officers for their bravery after chasing down the suspect and stopping the “major incident”.

Mr Benton was out on patrol with police and the council’s housing and anti-social behaviour teams in South Shore last night (Friday, May 28) whent he incident happened.

He said: “We were travelling down a main road in South Shore with the Police in a car when Cllr Bradley Mitchell, who was with us, thought he spotted a man carrying a knife. The police turned the car around and 30 seconds later we saw a man with a foot long machete repeatedly attacking a young woman.”

The MP explained that police officers ordered a man to drop the weapon, but he refused and fled the scene.

Mr Benton said: “The man ran off and after a short chase and use of pava spray the man eventually dropped the knife and was arrested.”

He went on to praise the two police officers who he said did an “outstanding job”.

“The bravery and conduct of the two local Police Officers was outstanding. If we hadn’t have seen the suspect when we did and were it not for the bravery of the officers in stopping him we could have seen a major incident with multiple fatalities,” he said.

Mr Benton added that he will make sure the officers are “properly recognised for their bravery”.

 

Police and Crime Commissioner calls for police and public transparency at launch of Blackpool Police base at Revoe Academy

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Lancashire’s new police crime commissioner has called for more transparency between the force and the public at the launch of a new police base in Blackpool.

 

Andrew Snowden made the comments at Revoe Learning Academy on Grasmere Road, which is being used by neighbourhood policing teams to cover the Tyldesley, Victoria, Bloomfield and Waterloo areas.

Mr Snowden, who replaced Clive Grunshaw earlier this month, hopes the police will be able to be more open with the press – and therefore the public.

It comes after a initially suspected murder in West Street in the town centre on Friday where a man in his 40s was found collapsed next to The Mitre pub and Robert’s Oyster Bar. He died in hospital and the death is not being treated as suspicious, but it took days for the media and public to be given details.

Sgt Mark Lancaster chats with PCC Andrew Snowdon in BlackpoolSgt Mark Lancaster chats with PCC Andrew Snowdon in Blackpool

Mr Snowden said: “One of the things I picked up on over the weekend was an incident in Preston where they [the press] struggled to get a response from police. I have already picked that up with the relevant assistant chief constables. I think that quick information from the police, if nothing else, stops rumours from spreading when there are visible incidents happening.”

He welcomed the new police hub at the school, where a sergeant is working alongside four police officers and eight police community support officers (PCSOs). It’s designed to put “local policing teams in the heart of the community they serve”.

Mr Snowden said: “It is fantastic that this new base in Blackpool South will help officers engage with the people who live in the area and understand their priorities and concerns.

“This new base will strengthen our ability to crack down on crime and tackle the key priorities that the people of Lancashire tell me they are worried about, such as anti-social behaviour, drug dealing and reoffending.

The PCC was in Blackpool at the launch of a new police base at Revoe Learning AcademyThe PCC was in Blackpool at the launch of a new police base at Revoe Learning Academy

Insp Cara Leadbetter said: “Having these officers at this base makes them more accessible and hopefully provides peace of mind to residents.

“It means they can get straight out into the community and it means a visible reassurance for this area.

“Although there are no drop-in facilities or resources for the public, it will allow the team to further develop relationships with the local community and our partners in the area. We hope local residents will embrace this development.”

Dayle Harrison, head teacher at Revoe Learning Academy, added: “This is an amazing project which will see professional agencies and residents working more closely together to further improve the local environment

Insp Cara Leadbetter outside the schoolInsp Cara Leadbetter outside the school

“Being able to work together on our site will be a great opportunity to extend the positive relationship between the community and the police – and provide the children and young with positive career role models, extending the police cadet initiative which Revoe has been fortunate to be involved with since 2019.

Sgt Mark Lancaster, Insp Cara Leadbetter, PCC Andrew Snowden and headteacher Dayle HarrisonSgt Mark Lancaster, Insp Cara Leadbetter, PCC Andrew Snowden and headteacher Dayle Harrison