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@TheGrange in Blackpool

This vibrant community hub at Grange Park in Blackpool is making a massive difference to people's lives

@TheGrange is run by Groundwork on behalf of Blackpool Council and offers opportunities for local residents to learn new skills, meet new people and improve their health and wellbeing.

The facilities include shops, a library, a cafe, a community farm, a theatre, meeting rooms available for hire and a gallery. @TheGrange is located at the site of what was previously the City Learning Centre on Bathurst Avenue. The building has been converted to include 3 retail units including a One Stop Shop, a pharmacy and the HIS community shop, which is a new concept run by local organisation HIS Provision. In the HIS community shop no money changes hands for food, instead customers can volunteer and in return earn points which can be traded in for food, clothes, toiletries, furniture and cleaning products and white goods.

Local residents have been at the heart of developing this fantastic new facility that is located at Bathurst Avenue, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY3 7RW and has its own Facebook page.

@TheGrange recently celebrated its first anniversary and was a worthy winner at the recent Blackpool Coastal Housing Awards. Below are details of the impact that it has had in the last 12 months.