High Sheriff Amanda in town to see women’s work

The new High Sheriff of Lancashire, Amanda Parker, at her installation ceremony with the Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, Lord Shuttleworth.
The new High Sheriff of Lancashire, Amanda Parker, at her installation ceremony with the Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, Lord Shuttleworth.
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Lancashire’s high sheriff, Amanda Parker, will be visiting Blackpool Women’s Centre tomorrow.

Mrs Parker will be meeting staff, as well as talking to women from the local community – including those who have been helped by the centre.

The Women’s Centre, on Church Street, supports women to get the best out of life, for themselves and their families and provides a range of free services, such as counselling, debt advice and personal development training.

Blackpool’s centre is one of a network of centres operating across Lancashire, including in Preston, Burnley, Accrington and Blackburn.

Sarah Swindley, chief executive of Lancashire Women’s Centres, said: “Our organisation continues to grow and thrive, adapting in response to the changes in the lives of women in Lancashire.

“We are rooted in our communities and every day I see the powerful relationships that are built when women come together to support women. We are really looking forward to welcoming the High Sheriff to our Blackpool Centre and providing an opportunity for her to hear about the issues local women are facing and about the work we are delivering in response.”

The High Sheriff is the Queen’s representative in the county – and Mrs Parker has been in post since April.