Preston Council

The former Windsor Castle pub was empty for years, but has now been turned into affordable flats

How Preston’s empty problem properties are being tackled

The latest action plan to tackle empty homes in Preston has been unveiled. Figures show how since 2011 there have been 337 homes brought back into use in the city. Preston City Council says this has generated £853,767 for the city as it battles to tackle homes left empty for six months or more. There are 1,156 long term empty properties in Preston which makes […]

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Moor Park is the largest park in the city

Moor Park restoration funding to be approved by city council

Preston council are to be asked to approve funding for restoration work on the oldest park in the city. Moor Park has been awarded £1.7 million in lottery funding for the scheme. In total £2.3 million is to be spent in doing up the park in the next 18 months with £350,000 coming from the city council. Councillors approved the funding as part of the […]

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How the proposed escalators outside the Guild Hall would look

Preston Guild Hall: Plans submitted for external escalators, Italian restaurant and big screen

Preston’s Guild Hall could see major changes to the front of the building as the transfer to Simon Rigby continues. Architects have tabled plans to Preston City Councils showing detailed drawings of how the current steps up the front of the building are to be ripped out. Multi-millionaire businessman Rigby and his consortium are expected to take over the running of the building in October […]

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korova arts and cafe bar Want to promote your local business? Ken Hudson served the city for decades

Freedom of the city awaits for former council leader Ken Hudson

A former leader of Preston City Council and long-serving councillor is to be given the freedom of the city. Former Preston Rural North councillor Ken Hudson was the man who joined the council in 1978 to represent its rural communities. He stayed on since then to serve as leader of the Conservative group and becoming council leader between 2007 and 2011. An MBE has been […]

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The Palestinian Flag flying above the Town Hall entrance on Friday 25 July

Preston Palestinian flag flying: Council to be asked to amend Town Hall flag policy

A Conservative councillor is to call for Preston’s flag flying rules to change. In the wake of the decision to fly the Palestinian flag for a brief period above the Town Hall a motion has been tabled to amend the council’s policy. The current policy allows an executive member to make a decision to fly different flags, but Lea and Cottam councillor Julie Buttle has […]

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Dog fouling clampdown by Preston council dog wardens

Residents blighted by dog fouling in the city are being urged to keep a dog poo diary by city council officials. Preston City Council spends £100,000 a year cleaning up after irresponsible dog owners. Now the environmental health team at the council wants local residents to help them catch those responsive. Jonathan Cruickshank, environmental health officer, said; “Most owners are responsible – the city actually […]

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