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Blackpool nightclub Trilogy gets set to launch grand opener on June 21

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Nightlife bosses behind Blackpool’s biggest new nightclub Trilogy are counting down the final days to their official grand launch on June 21.

Trilogy Nightclub in Talbot Square

Trilogy Nightclub in Talbot Square

The luxury club in Talbot Square, which was initially set to open last Easter, will open all three of its new rooms and is set to invite a host of guest DJs through the season.

Revellers have been enjoying the sights and sounds of the new hotspot, which opened the doors to its first leve, an RnB dedicated suite, on May 17 but with table service only.

The main dance arena will see resident DJs Fubar and Jester, (Jason Fubar and Lee Watson) man the decks whilst the Disco Disco room will be DJ Pep and Andy Gay.

There are still spaces available on the launch guestlist, visit www.trilogyblackpool.com.

Popular Blackpool cocktail bar Don Pepe to close for good next month

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A popular Blackpool cocktail bar owner is set to retire – and the bar itself is to close for good.

Bill Tankard's Done Pepe bar is set to close in a matter of weeks

Bill Tankard’s Done Pepe bar is set to close in a matter of weeks

Billy Tankard, 66, has been running the Don Pepe cocktail and juice bar, on King Street, for 27 years.

During that time, the bar’s unique drinks have gained a near-legendary status, with names such as Boy Meets Girl and the racy One Night Stand.

Billy has become so synonymous with the friendly venue that some regulars even call him ‘Don’.

Inside the Don Pepe barInside the Don Pepe bar

But the Yorkshire-born businessman, who bought the then-struggling establishment back in 1994, will shut the doors for the last time on Sunday July 18.

It’s the end of the line for Don Pepe because a row of buildings on King Street is being demolished to make way for gleaming new offices as part oftown centre regeneration plans. The bar has been compulsorily purchased by the council.

Billy, who grew up in Castleford, said: “I’ll miss the social side the most. There are some people who come in just to see me, to have a chat and a couple of drinks and it will be hard to say goodbye to that.

“We cater for all ages and there’s a great atmopshere in the bar.

“Some people who’ve been coming here for years do call me Don – and I don’t mind!”

Billy started out in the supermarket trade in Leeds and spent 11 years to Australia.

Back in England, a family trip to Blackpool led to him buying Don Pepe and he added: “I’ve made some great friends.”

For the next few weeks, Don Pepe is open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 5pm until midnight.

 

Opening day for new Blackpool town centre cafe bar Vintro Lounge

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A new cafe bar opened its doors for the first time today, in the resort’s former Pizza Express restaurant.

 

Vintro Lounge cafe bar, the newest venue from Bristol-based company Lounges, opened in St John’s Square in the unit previously occupied by Pizza Express.

The pizza restaurant chain announced last year that it would close 73 branches across the UK permanently.

The Lounges firm was founded in 2002 by friends Dave Reid, Alex Reilley and Jake Bishop, who have since opened over 100 venues across the country.

Vintro Lounge cafe bar opened in Church Street today.Vintro Lounge cafe bar opened in Church Street today.

Its venues pride themselves on their quirky, “eccentric” interiors, which “celebrate the local community,” and the resort’s newest addition will provide both indoor and outdoor seating for customers.

 

Euro 2020: These are the Blackpool pubs where you’ll be able to claim a free pint during the Euros

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Football fans will be able to grab a free pint in Greene King pubs across Blackpool as the Euro 2020 competition gets underway.

 

These are the pubs where you can claim a free pint in Blackpool during the Euros.

Pub chain Greene King is offering a free pint to every customer in celebration of pubs reopening across the country and the impending summer of sport.

The offer will be rolled on on the first day of the highly anticipated Euros football tournament on Friday, June 11.

Customers across the UK will be able to claim a free pint of Ice Breaker at more than 1,000 participating Greene King pubs nationwide.

No vouchers or downloads will be needed for the freebie, customers simply need to utter the phrase ‘Your home of pub sport’ to bar staff.

These are the participating Greene King pubs in Blackpool:

*One free pint of Ice Breaker per person available when you say ‘Your home of pub sport’ in a participating Greene King pub, see www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk/euro-2021/ for a full list.

Valid during serving hours on June 11, 2021.

Offer cannot be combined with any other offer, promotion or discount.

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Where to watch Euro 2020 in Blackpool, Blackburn, Preston, Burnley and Morecambe Bay

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Need a comfortable, exciting, and beer-fuelled pub to watch Harry Kane lift the European Championship trophy? We have you covered.

The William Mitchell in Morecambe.

The William Mitchell in Morecambe.

Coronavirus may have put last summer on hold, and taken an international football tournament with it, but after a year of waiting, Euro 2020 is finally here.

As the pandemic eases and life slowly but surely crawls back towards normality, we have a whole summer of football to enjoy.

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England are due to play Croatia on Sunday (June 13) before hosting Scotland next Friday (June 18). Their final group game, against the Czech Republic, will take place on June 22.

There is nothing quite like sitting down with your friends to watch England play so we’ve put together a list of the best Lancashire pubs to frequent during June and July.

Under new government guidance issued just yesterday (June 8), people in Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Chorley, Fylde, Hyndburn, Lancaster, Pendle, Preston, Ribble Valley, Rossendale, South Ribble, Wyre and West Lancashire have been advised to refrain from mixing indoors with other households outside their bubble.

With that in mind we have included a list of family-friendly indoor settings to visit with households and bubbles and outdoor venues for groups who want to socialise.

Here are a collection of the best pubs in Burnley, Blackpool, Blackburn, Preston, and Morecambe Bay, that will be showing Gareth Southgate’s team as they take on the best Europe has to offer.

This list is not exhaustive, if you want to give your favourite venue a shout out, email lancs.live@reachplc.com.

Burnley

The East Lancashire town has no shortage of football-friendly pubs, especially around Yorkshire Street and the Turf Moor area.

For those favouring a bit of fresh air with their football, we would highly recommend Burnley’s Park View which has a spacious beer garden and outside screens under a canopy.

It’s already hosted England’s pre-tournament friendlies against Austria and Romania. With a great selection of beers, cask ales on tap, and several weekly drink deals, this is a good place to start.

You do need to book a table though, so make sure you get on that sharpish if you want a seat.

The Royal Dyche, Burnley, a solid choice.

The Royal Dyche, Burnley, a solid choice. (Image: Getty Images)

For the more traditional fans a visit to The Royal Dyche (formerly The Princess Anne or simply The Prinny) wouldn’t go amiss.

Decked out with its recently renovated beer garden, outside heaters, canopies and screens, it has the potential for a great atmosphere during games.

Anyone looking for a more relaxed or quiet atmosphere to view the fixtures would be best going to the Fence Gate Inn.

With a rural setting, more of a restaurant vibe, and a great selection of real ales, the Fence Gate is a place to enjoy the match safe in the knowledge that you won’t be rough the next day.

Blackpool

The seaside resort is filled with an eclectic mix of bars, pubs, and clubs, that will be clamouring for match day business.

The Corner Flag is a solid option for any Seasider who wants to watch England with their family.

The bar, which is located in the Bloomfield Road stadium, as part of the Blackpool FC Hotel, has nice views of Blackpool Tower, and the pitch itself.

Bloomfield Road, Blackpool, The Corner Flag bar is an ideal place to watch the tournament.

Bloomfield Road, Blackpool, The Corner Flag bar is an ideal place to watch the tournament.

With a great deal of drink options, and a bespoke cocktail menu, The Corner Flag is a perfect family venue to watch the game.

For a more traditional match day pub, we would opt for No.3 Sports Bar, located on Devonshire Road.

With a spacious outside area, tables, a plethora of drink deals, and 20 indoor screens, this place is likely to be rocking when England get going.

For more of a familiar vibe, with friendly faces, and decent beer, go for The Lifeboat. It’s small, charming, and just a stone’s throw away from the seafront.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has also announced that any football fans planning a fun family day out in the coming weeks no longer have to choose between the cheering on their team and screaming on rollercoasters.

The popular tourist attraction will show a selection of Euro 2020 games on a giant screen in The Hub, including England’s opener against Croatia this Sunday (June 13).

The full list of matches being shown

Blackburn

Blackburn’s Bees Knees is one port of call for anyone hoping to hit the Euros hard.

Eight bottles of beer for £8, draught pitchers, and plenty of screens, the bar will also be a place of celebration (or commiseration) once the game ends.

For a calm, local pub vibe, then head for the Fernhurst near Ewood Park. As a Greene King it will be offering a free drink to anyone who comes in on the first day of the tournament.

It also serves up good, honest, and unpretentious pub grub to tide you over during the match.

The Blackburn Times is another solid option.

Located on Northgate, and with enough TVs to watch every Euros fixture at once, plus outside patio seating, it is an ideal pub to visit for the tournament.

Preston

The Northern Way is your go-to Friargate pub for the Euros.

With a dozen screens, including a massive 82-inch on the outdoor terrace, you will be spoilt for choice here. The ale is cheap.

According to their Facebook page they are operating on a first-come-first-served basis and they already have an abundance of special drinks offers in place.

Roper Hall across the road is another solid choice with many-a-match being enjoyed there over the years. The pub missed much of the pandemic before reopening finally on May 17.

For a more relaxed vibe, head to The Secret Garden Cocktail Bar in Preston’s Guild Hall.

If you prefer to watch your football in tranquillity, with a bespoke cocktail in hand, and sitting under a canopy, then this is the place for you.

The Guild, on Fylde Road, is another stable choice. Although it hasn’t got a big screen, the pub is showing all England matches and has three TVs outside in the beer garden especially for the Euros.

The Secret Garden Cocktail Bar in Preston.

The Secret Garden Cocktail Bar in Preston.

Morecambe Bay

Cask ales, spacious outdoor area, HD TVs. The William Mitchell in Morecambe town centre is not a bad place to start when it comes to England games.

The pub is putting on every single Euros fixture this summer and is also running a sweepstakes competition for the tournament with a cash prize.

The William Mitchell in Morecambe.

The William Mitchell in Morecambe.

It also has an outdoor play area for kids so you can take the family to the match, safe in the knowledge that they won’t pester you once they get bored.

For lovers of real ale, craft beer, and that micropub feel, then head over to Penny Bank in Lancaster.

The pub has a spacious beer garden, plenty of fresh ales on tap, and a welcoming dog policy, so you can bring your pet along for the game as well.

Anyone wanting a raucous match viewing would be best heading for Strawberry Fields in Heysham.

The Greene King pub has a big drive on getting customers in for the Euros and you can book your table online now.

 

“Our workers are only human” Blackpool’s stricken hospitality venues call for kindness as staff face abuse from customers amid Covid confusion

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Bosses at resort venue Viva have spoken out to protect hospitality employees who have been subject to repeated abuse since returning to work after the easing of lockdown restrictions.

Viva show venue are currently recruiting for more staff to serve in the bar and restaurant.Viva show venue are currently recruiting for more staff to serve in the bar and restaurant.

There have been numerous reports of workers being confronted by aggressive customers angry at longer waiting times for food and drink.

It comes as leisure bosses revealed they are also suffering a “severe” shortage of staff, as many businesses struggle to re-adjust with the lifting of Covid restrictions.

Blackpool welcomed scores of visitors for the half term break and Viva managing director Martin Heywood said whilst the team loved seeing guests returning, it had been “heartbreaking” to witness abuse towards workers.

The team at Viva were delighted to enjoy a series of sell-out shows following their reopening but say frustrations with new guidelines has led to angry customers abusing staffThe team at Viva were delighted to enjoy a series of sell-out shows following their reopening but say frustrations with new guidelines has led to angry customers abusing staff

He said frustrations with table service – a requirement under the reopening rules – had led to customers swearing and tearing down their “hard-working staff”.

He added: “Reading negative reviews about staff and wait times across the industry is heartbreaking.

“This is not just about our restaurant and bar but a collective shout-out to the already stretched hospitality industry as a whole.

“We’ve had customers swear and be abusive to our staff, as have other venues because they’ve had to wait for their food or drinks.“We know it can be frustrating but please try and be patient and understanding.

“We are going as fast as we possibly can.”

Martin said the “furlough hangover” has had a direct effect on recruitment, with many leaving the industry and Viva’s already over-stretched team has had to learn a number of new systems to meet the Covid guidelines.

He said: “There is a severe national hospitality staffing crisis, meaning many places including ours are under staffed to cope with the sheer amount of customers.

“At Viva and in other venues too, we’re constantly adapting and trying new things such as opening at reduced capacity, reduced menu offering, encouraging pre-visit drinks ordering, and introducing digital mobile ordering to give our customers the best and most efficient service possible, whilst not draining our much-loved and appreciated employees.”

Bosses on Blackpool’s piers echoed Martin’s sentiments after reporting similar issues.The resort enjoyed a bumper bank holiday and half-term break, with crowds enjoying the sunshine by the seaside.

Pub plan for ‘healthy’ village on edge of Blackpool

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A pub looks set to be the first development at a proposed housing scheme on the edge of Blackpool which was designated ‘a healthy town’ when proposals first emerged.

 

Detailed plans have been submitted to Blackpool Council seeking permission to build a pub called The Whyndyke on land earmarked for a huge housing development.

Fylde garden village could get bigger – but health is still at the heart of it

Outline permission was first granted in 2015 for up to 1,400 homes on Whyndyke Farm on the edge of Blackpool, close to the M55 motorway.

Land at Whyndyke Farm is earmarked for housingLand at Whyndyke Farm is earmarked for housing

The outline scheme for the 225 acre site also sets out facilities including primary school a health centre, and a pub.

Work has yet to start but Preston-based architects Cassidy and Ashton have now lodged a full application for a one to two-storey pub between Windmill Rise to the north and Preston New Road to the west.

Documents submitted with the application say: “The building will make a positive contribution to the locality, through the use of good quality materials and methods selected to be sympathetic to the character of the area, whilst meeting the applicant’s aspirations.”

It is proposed to build a large dining area and bar, complemented by a mezzanine floor.An artist's impression showing the proposed Whyndyke pub

An artist’s impression showing the proposed Whyndyke pub

The pub will be reached from Windmill Rise which currently provides access from Preston New Road to The Harbour mental health unit, and a car park with 71 spaces is proposed.

Whyndyke Farm was designated as a ‘healthy new town’ when the development plans first emerged, with a layout designed to encourage walking and cycling.

Previously it has been reported the Whyndyke development would be based on 10 ‘principles of healthy living’, including reducing health inequalities by making the area sustainable, creating interesting public open spaces which encourage community participation and offering sources of fresh local food via initiatives like community gardens.

The site includes land in both Blackpool and neighbouring Fylde boroughs.

 

Blackpool bar leaves group ‘disgusted’ after turning away man with condition over dress code

Dave Hodgkinson, 56, claims he was turned away from Soul Suite initially when staff thought he was intoxicated – however the manager later cited that his clothing was against their dress code

Soul Suite bar on Queens Street, Blackpool

Soul Suite bar on Queens Street, Blackpool (Image: Google Street Image)

A man who was recently diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease was turned away from a Blackpool bar after door staff reportedly thought he was drunk.

Management at Soul Suite, on the Promenade, have insisted that it was due to his attire, despite claims that the door staff commented on him appearing intoxicated. They did not outright deny they had turned him away for ‘being drunk’ and cited their policy.

On Friday (May 28) Dave Hodgkinson, 56, was out with a group of friends, all from Nantwich, Cheshire, when they decided to go to a bar they had been visiting for years on their trips to Blackpool.

They approached the Soul Suite bar on the Promenade in the early evening, at the start of their trip, but according to the group they stopped by the door staff.

Dave, a former landscape gardener, was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in February of this year.

The condition affects his lower legs such as the movement of his toes and his left ankle so Dave wears foot-up leg strings to underneath his trousers to help him walk.

56-year-old Dave Hodgkinson demonstrating his foot-up leg strings outside Soul Suite bar in Blackpool that help him walk after being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease

56-year-old Dave Hodgkinson demonstrating his foot-up leg strings outside Soul Suite bar in Blackpool that help him walk after being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease

He was a few steps behind when his friends say they were told that Dave had “had enough”.

Dave lifted up the legs of his jeans to show the supports he was wearing on his legs and explained his condition.

The group waited outside as the security staff contacted the manager, who allegedly came outside and stated it was to do with what Dave was wearing.

Soul Suite has since stated that Dave’s clothing did not fit the dress code and this is the reason why he was not allowed entry.

Dave’s friend, Stephen, who dealt directly with the manager said: “We were disgusted. We have been coming Soul Suite for 10 times almost 20 years. We came there to enjoy ourselves as my friend has recently been diagnosed Motor Neurone Disease, when we were turned away.

“We’ve been in there so many times with jeans, trainers and shorts on and I actually took a picture of people in the bar dressed like that on that evening.

“The outside area wasn’t full and we couldn’t understand why the manager’s attitude was so flippant. We understand that mistakes can be made however after Dave’s condition was explained there was a chance to apologise but that wasn’t taken and instead we were told it was because of the way were dressed.

“I wanted to cry but I was also fuming. It’s the first time Dave has ever felt treated differently after his diagnosis.

“I didn’t want to have to but I tagged them in a social media post with an explanation of what happened on the night we went out and there hasn’t been any response since.

As the group of friends were leaving Soul Suite another set of patrons reportedly approached Stephen to say they had witnessed what had happened and that they felt compelled to leave.

Dave had been training to become a priest for two years prior to his diagnosis.

He explained that he wants to express his beliefs through his clothing was wearing a top that referred to a quote about God’s Love at the time.

Dave, who now grows and sells potted plants, said: “They could see we weren’t trouble makers and I only had two pints in me.

“We’d been to Soul Suite only about three weeks before. I lifted my jeans up to show the straps, to which the manager then said it was because of the dress code after 7pm, although we were there earlier.

“It’s just upsetting really that a business we have supported for so many years would treat us this way.

“We went on to the Townsman on Topping Street and they were so welcoming – to the point where one of my leg strings snapped and Terry who works there drove home to get glue so it could be repaired!

“Part of why we all went out was for us to all enjoy spending time together. There’s a possibility with Motor Neurone Disease that it could stay in my legs and not go any further however after the first 12 months it could progress so I want to get out while I’m out and about.

“I’m not giving up hope and I will carry on enjoying what I can and stay positive.

“I’m not in the habit of trying to destroy businesses and I’m not telling people to boycott Soul Suite as after the horrendous 12 months the hospitality sector has had no one deserves that.

“I practice forgiveness with my beliefs and I understand that mistakes can be made and we learn from them.

“Often people can wear a badge to show hidden disabilities and this issue needs to be raised so people can understand better that things like this can happen, so all I want is for them to hold their hands up, acknowledge this was an error and them maybe buy me a pint and that’s it.

“Overall we had a lovely time in Blackpool, staff at the little Black Pug bar were amazing, as were so many others and we will continue to come back to the town.”

A spokesperson for Soul Suite said: “Like most venues serving alcoholic drinks in Blackpool we have different dress codes when we switch from family to adult when evening audience admissions commence.

“As per our policy we do not comment on individual customers.

“The Soul Suite since opening in 2005 has prided itself on doing everything we can to welcome and encourage disabled and wheel chair users.

“We have an accessible low gradient entrance ramp and an accessible wide entrance toileting facility on our ground floor.”

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

 

 

Blackpool’s Waterloo Music Bar wins two North West awards

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One of Blackpool’s most popular live music venues has won two awards at a prestigious regional event.

Ian Fletcher and the Waterloo Music Bar have been recognised in the North West Music Awards.Ian Fletcher and the Waterloo Music Bar have been recognised in the North West Music Awards.

The Waterloo Music Bar, owned and run by Ian Fletcher, won double recognition in the North West Music Awards, which celebrates different aspects of the North West’s vibrant music scene.

The music bar, based on the corner of Waterloo Road and Central Drive, won the much-prized accolade, Best Grassroots Venue, and Ian himself also won the “Night Time Hero” award for his unstinting efforts to support new music and also his charity work.

Ian has been a long-time supporter of the Blackpool charity Streetlife. which helps vulnerable young people, and The Waterloo has been a collecting point for tins of food to help the charity.

It follows a tough time for the industry because of the various Covid lockdowns over the past 14 months.

The Waterloo almost went out of business last year and was saved by a rescue campaign which attracted major support from Blackpool residents and musicians across the country.

But the venue is open again Ian said: “It’s an honour to be given these awards and have this kind of recognition, especially as it covers such a big area across the North West and we were up against some cracking venues in Liverpool and Manchester.

“We were watching the awards on a big screen in the bar and when we won there a huge cheer, it was like being at a football match!

“The award is for everyone who has supported us and for Blackpool – I hope this can help put the town on the map for live, grass roots music.”

The Waterloo has become a major live music draw in the past five years, offering a welcome to local bands and also playing host to nationally-known artists.

Support for the Waterloo flooded in after charity The Music Venues Trust identified the Blackpool venue as being on the ‘red’ at risk list last year and set up a crowdfunding appeal to help.

That campaign raised a magnificent £45,000.