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St Matthews

News and information about the area of St Matthews, which is closely linked with the area of Fishwick. It has a particularly active local residents group who are helping to shape the future of the area.

More New Hall Lane roadworks begin from Monday

Work is ongoing in New Hall Lane Pic: Sonia Bashir More roadworks are taking place in New Hall Lane as the latest stage of the revamp of the major route into Preston continues. Two junctions on the road are to […]

2 months ago
Fulwood and West View leisure centres have a new owner

A swimming pool operated by GLL in one of their Better Leisure Services centres in Workington Swimmers and gym-goers using Preston’s two leisure centres will see them under new ownership from April. Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) is to have a 125-year lease to take on the […]

2 months ago
Fulwood and West View leisure centre sell off – everything you need to know

West View Leisure Centre Fulwood and West View Leisure Centres will see big changes with confirmation they are no longer council run. Preston City Council has agreed a deal to transfer its entire leisure […]

2 months ago
Gang who blighted Preston are BANNED from the city

From top left, clockwise: Fidel Hughes, Haq Nawaz, Abid Umar, Aaron Hampson and Dil Nawaz A gang who terrorised Avenham and Fishwick have been banned from the city and surrounding area. Lancashire Police applied for the Gang Injunction Order against six men – from Leyland, […]

3 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Car filmed on wrong side of the road at Brockholes Brow

The driver drifts over into the lanes coming up the hill from the motorway Pic: LancsRoadPolice Driver just performed THIS in front of a marked patrol car in Preston ? There are no words! Reported to the courts for offences. #T3RPU pic.twitter.com/OvoSKqrTSp — Lancs Road Police […]

3 months ago
Negotiations continue on sale of Fulwood and West View leisure centres

Fulwood Leisure Centre is likely to transfer out of council ownership The sale of Preston’s leisure centres has moved a step closer. Preston City Council is preparing to offload Fulwood Leisure Centre and West View Leisure Centre during the course of […]

3 months ago
Belle Vue pub plans rile Friends of Fishwick group

How the new dental surgery and shops may look A community campaign group in Fishwick has signalled it will object to proposals to convert a former pub into a convenience store and dental surgery. Friends of Fishwick and St […]

3 months ago
New affordable homes being built near Morrisons

In the mist, is Morrisons Pic: Andy Spearitt Work has started on building more than 30 homes near the Morrisons supermarket in Blackpool Road. Land off Thorn Street in Ribbleton has seen piling equipment arrive to lay the […]

3 months ago
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