Overnight closures of a major route into Preston have been announced for late November and early December. Part of Golden Way in Penwortham is to be shut between Oaks Wood roundabout (leading to the flyover) and the Broad Oak roundabout (next to Booth’s). This section of road is to be closed from 7pm to 7am from Thursday 27 November to Thursday 11 December. Resurfacing and […]2 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
A community group who provide a vital link between many different groups in Preston is receiving emergency funding from Preston City Council. Preston Community Network are there to give a voice to volunteer groups in the city including Preston’s Faith Forum and Older People’s Forum. Up to 36 meetings a year will now be able to take place across the city thanks to £12,000 of […]2 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
Preston’s flickering Christmas lights are due to shine fully in the next 24 hours. Fishergate and Friargate are currently fully lit after Saturday’s switch on but shoppers have noticed a blackout in the Flag Market. The Harris Museum is also supposed to be showing some festive patterns but these have not flicked on since Saturday night. Preston City Council say they are aware of the […]2 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share Want to reach Prestonians Advertise here? Want to promote your local business?
Residents in the south of Preston are being urged to limit the scale of a major new development at Cuerden. Lancashire County Council have tabled their masterplan for the site which is on a swathe of greenfields near the end of the M65. John Jones from the Limit Cuerden campaign says South Ribble residents need to lobby their local councillors to restrict the size of […]2 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
An answer to the Royal Preston Hospital parking nightmare could be on its way. Lancashire Teaching Hospitals has applied for planning permission to build a four-storey car park within the hospital grounds. Plans from the Frank Whittle Partnership state the new car park would create 470 new parking spaces. Residents on roads around the hospital in Fulwood say the congestion from hospital visitors parking is […]2 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
Runners have taken on the annual Preston 10 mile road race. Hundreds of runners started off from Hutton Grammar School to take on the two lap race on the flat. The record is held by Andi Jones, set in 2011, of 49minutes and 43 seconds. There were perfect conditions as runners pounded the pavements of Penwortham and south Preston during the race. It is the […]2 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share