A burst water main has closed a major cut-through road in Fulwood. On Wednesday morning the road was re-opened. Preston Bus has diverted buses after Cadley Causeway had a burst water main. The 88A and 88C are diverted via Blackpool Road. A spokeswoman for United Utilities said: “It isn’t affecting anyone’s water supply at the moment so we’re just planning repairs. We hope to be […]2 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
The beginning of the end has been called for food waste collections in Preston. A meeting of Preston City Council’s cabinet approved the scrapping of the service which currently collects from 15,000 households. Launched in 2005 the service is now “obsolete” because food waste can now be put in with general waste collections. The service being stopped will save up to £86,192 a year. Cabinet […]2 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
A new weekly football session is to take place for young footballers in the city. Children aged 10 to 16 are invited to West View Leisure Centre to play a Streetwise Soccer Mashup. It launches on Thursday 23 October after the city council’s sports department secured funding for the event. Cabinet member for Culture and Leisure Services, Councillor Veronica Afrin said: “This is a great […]2 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share See your advert here Want to promote your local business?
A walk around Preston’s cemetery will give residents a chance to find out about the city’s past. Three guided walks take place on Sunday 12 October as the trees turn red and orange with the onset of Autumn. Deputy Leader of Preston City Council, Councillor John Swindell, said: “These guided walks have been very popular in the past, as the event is unique and there […]2 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
Police are appealing for information to trace a specialised mountain bike. The bike was taken from Connaught Road in the Broadgate area between 5pm and 7pm on Sunday. Cyclist Laurence Browning has taken to Twitter to try and get his bike back. He says it is a silver specialised rockhopper, avid juicy three disc brakes with white speed pedals. He said: “I bought it in […]2 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
Organisers have revealed the Christmas look they are going for with Preston’s festive lights and market this year. Artist impressions show how the lights will look down Fishergate and the plan for chalet-style market stalls on the Flag Market. On Saturday it was announced £60,000 is being spent on new Christmas lights and expanding them to more streets including a section of Church Street. The […]2 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share