Preston Bus Station: Preston Youth Zone to be housed in the building as refurbishment announcement due
Lancashire County Council are poised to make a major announcement about investment in Preston Bus Station. Preston City Council leader Peter Rankin has indicated his County Hall counterpart, Jennifer Mein, is due to announce a multi-million refurbishment of the building. Councillor Rankin tweeted an announcement was due at 5pm on Monday but has now been put back to 7am on Tuesday 28 October with Mein […]4 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
Preston City Council’s planners have delivered a damning verdict on the first phase of a tram network for the city. A proposal from Tranpower Limited had proposed a short section of the former Deepdale railway line be re-opened. It would also create a tram stop on Deepdale Street replacing the former Coal Yard on the same street. A statement from the city council’s planning officers […]4 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
Today 21 October 2014, on a very windy morning indeed, the Fishergate Gateway was officially opened. Following many months of work and difficulties all round for motorists and pedestrians the road and pavement improvements are now complete. Among others there today, the opening was attended by representative councillors from Preston City Council and Lancashire County Council along with the manager of St George’s Shopping Centre. Apart […]1 month ago by Paul D. Swarbrick Share Want to reach Prestonians Advertise here? Want to promote your local business?
If there’s been a turnaround in the fortunes of one Prestonian in the last 18 months it has to be Simon Rigby. Cast into the shadows after a failed bid to takeover Preston’s now grade II listed Bus Station the local multi-millionaire withdrew to consider his options. Preston City Council didn’t play for his £1 bid to take the building off their hands, but the […]1 month ago by Ed Walker Share
Preston’s main entertainment venue the Guild Hall has officially transferred into private hands. The keys to the building were presented to Simon Rigby, a local multi-millionaire businessman, in a ceremony on Monday lunchtime. Work has already begun on a £1 million investment programme as the Rigby group look to turnaround the venue which was threatened with closure under Preston City Council ownership. Cabinet member for […]1 month ago by Ed Walker Share
Preston City Council’s blueprint for how the city should develop faces a public test from Tuesday. A two-day hearing at the Town Hall will see a planning inspector discuss the long-term strategy for how thousands of new homes are to be built in Preston. The Preston Local Plan is the document which is to govern where new homes should be built and the city council […]1 month ago by Ed Walker Share