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Anchorsholme

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OS grid reference  SD3242
Region  North West
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Ceremonial county  Lancashire
Unitary authority  Blackpool
Country  England
Dialling code  01253
Post town  Thornton-Cleveleys
Anchorsholme
Population  6,342 (2011 censusWard)
UK parliament constituency  Blackpool North and Cleveleys

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Anchorsholme is a suburb in Blackpool, in the ceremonial county of Lancashire, England, situated south of the Cleveleys and Blackpool border. It is a ward in the unitary authority of Blackpool since 1974, Local Government Act 1972. However, despite being an area of the Blackpool district, it is in the Thornton-Cleveleys postcode area.

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Etymology

The name Anchorsholme is thought to derive from the Old Scandinavian word 'holmr' meaning a piece of dry ground in a marsh forming an island, with the 'Anchors' meaning a location where one would fasten up a boat.

Council

It has two Conservative councillors, Councillor Tony Williams and Councillor Michael Jebson who were elected in 2007 local elections. Councillor Tony Williams is the first representative from Anchorsholme to be appointed to a cabinet position on Blackpool Council. In the 2011 local elections, Councillor Michael Jebson was replaced by Conservative Councillor Paul Galley in 2011. Both Councillors retained their seats in 2015. Cllr. Tony Williams became Leader of the Conservative Group on Blackpool Council in 2014.

Sports

Anchorsholme has two sports team. Anchorsholme Football Club compete in the Mid Lancashire Football League Premier Division and Anchorsholme Cricket Club compete in the Fylde Cricket League.

References

Anchorsholme Wikipedia


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