TEENAGE pregnancy rates in Blackpool have fallen to a record low according to new figures.
Information from the Office of National Statistics highlights the town as one of the most improved areas for reducing teenage pregnancies, with this year’s statistics showing a 25.8 per cent reduction from last year.
The current rate for teenage pregnancies is now at 50 per thousand, the lowest rate since Blackpool became a unitary authority in 1998.
Coun Amy Cross, cabinet member for younger people said: “Teenage pregnancy in Blackpool has been an issue for a long time but our close work with young people, as well as with partner agencies has helped to make significant changes.
“However this is not the end and we will not become complacent – we want to get these figures even lower in the years ahead.”