Preston Council

Ashton Park could see a colourful community garden planted up

Community garden proposal for Ashton Park bowling green

A bowling green at a Preston park could be turned into a community garden. Proposals are being drawn up for one of Ashton Parks greens to be dug up and become home to all sorts of fruit and vegetables. The garden would be managed by the Preston Environmental Forum and be a place to train volunteers. One bowling green would still remain available in the […]

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Crowds gathered on Lancaster Road to see the Palestinian flag raised

Calls for Israeli flag to fly above Preston Town Hall

A Facebook campaign has been launched calling on Preston City Council to fly the Israeli flag. It follows the city council’s decision to raise the Palestinian flag following a request from charity Children of the Ghetto. The raising of the flag caused significant debate in the city about whether the city council should have shown its apparent support for Palestine. Now a Facebook group has […]

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Festival for young people to be held at parks across Preston

Preston’s parks are to play host to a range of different activities during the summer holidays. Branded Park It the festivals include bubble football, inflatable penalty shoot-out and a silent disco. Four parks are holding the events during the course of the week. Mayor of Preston, councillor Nick Pomfret, said: “It is great to see yet again the partners of Preston working together to give […]

1 month ago by
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Sir Tom Finney: Five books of condolence presented to Finney family

The family of Sir Tom Finney have collected the books of condolence signed by thousands of Prestonians. Five books were presented to Brian Finney by the Mayor of Preston councillor Nick Promfret. Councillor Promfret said: “The books of condolence represent the great sadness that enveloped not only this city, but the footballing world, when the news came through that Sir Tom had passed away. “Now […]

1 month ago by
Ballot Box

Electoral registration shake up in Preston biggest chance since Victorian era

The biggest chance in how Prestonians register to vote is due to happen in the coming weeks. Preston City Council are writing to more than 100,000 people in the Preston area to inform them they are now each individually responsible for registering to vote. The previous system – around since the Victorian times – requires the head of the household to register everyone living in […]

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The new city council logo

A new lamb: Preston City Council has new logo designed by UCLan lecturer

A new logo for Preston City Council has been unveiled. If you follow the council on Twitter or visit their website you will have already seen the new lamb. The city council commissioned illustrator Ben Casey to create the new crest. Casey was part of the team who designed Deepdale stadium and has been Head of School of Graphic Design since 1983. Council leader councillor […]

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