Cleveleys is a town on the Fylde Coast of Lancashire, England, about 4 miles (6 km) north of Blackpool and 2 miles (3 km) south of Fleetwood. It is part of the Borough of Wyre. With its neighbouring settlement of Thornton, Cleveleys was part of the former urban district of Thornton-Cleveleys and is part of the Blackpool Urban Area. In 2011 the Cleveleys Built-up area sub division had a population of 10,754.[1]

Cleveleys is located in the Borough of Wyre
Shown within Wyre Borough
Cleveleys is located in the Fylde
Shown on the Fylde
Cleveleys is located in Lancashire
Location within Lancashire
OS grid referenceSD317433
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtFY5
Dialling code01253
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
53°52′52″N 3°02′24″W / 53.881°N 3.040°W / 53.881; -3.040

History edit

At the start of the Second World War, several departments of the Ministry of Pensions, the Ministry of Education and the Board of Trade were moved to the Cleveleys area. Some were housed in the Rossall School briefly.[2] An extensive site was developed for the Ministry of Pensions in the Norcross section of Carleton and all the government departments moved out in 1940.

On 1 February 2008, the MS Riverdance ferry, while undertaking a regular sailing from Northern Ireland to Heysham under severe stormy conditions, ran aground on Anchorsholme beach, close to the boundary with Cleveleys [3]

Transport edit

Cleveleys is served by Blackpool Transport, who operate to Blackpool town centre, Mereside, Lytham, Bispham and Fleetwood, by Stagecoach North West, Cumfybus and Classic Bus Northwest, via the bus station.

Cleveleys is on the Blackpool Tramway. The tramway runs from Starr Gate in Blackpool to Fleetwood via Bispham and Cleveleys. There are five tram stops in the area, between the stops of Rossall School (Southern Fleetwood) and Little Bispham (Northern edge of Blackpool).

The nearest railway station to Cleveleys is Poulton-le-Fylde, 3.5 miles (5.6 km) away.

Media edit

Local television news programmes are provided by BBC North West and ITV Granada. The local television station That's Lancashire also broadcasts to the area. Television signals are received from the Winter Hill TV transmitter.[4]

Local radio stations are BBC Radio Lancashire, Heart North West, Smooth North West, Greatest Hits Radio Lancashire, Dune Radio, and Blackpool-based stations: Coastal Radio [5] and Fylde Coast Radio.[6]

The town is served by the local newspaper, Blackpool Gazette.

Amenities edit

Cleveleys has a number of pubs, including The Victoria Hotel, The Shipwreck Brewhouse, and The Jolly Tars, all on Victoria Road.

Between 1961 and 2004, the Children's Corner amusement park stood on Cleveleys Promenade at the end of Victoria Road West. It was demolished in the early 21st century as part of work on the town's sea defences.[7]

References edit

  1. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Cleveleys Built-up area sub division (E35001061)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  2. ^ "How Blackpool helped Britain win the war". Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  3. ^ "BBC News report". 4 February 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2008.
  4. ^ "Full Freeview on the Winter Hill (Bolton, England) transmitter". UK Free TV. Retrieved 15 February 2024.
  5. ^ "Coastal Radio". Retrieved 15 February 2024.
  6. ^ "Fylde Coast Radio". Retrieved 15 February 2024.
  7. ^ "Where is our space?". Lancashire Telegraph. 11 September 2004. Retrieved 23 April 2022.