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 […]1 month 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 […]1 month ago by Ed Walker Share
Dog wardens are beginning a crackdown on owners who let their pets foul in Preston cemetery and crematorium grounds. Dog control orders are in place at the Cemetery and Crem and these are to be tightly enforced in the coming weeks by Preston City Council. Cabinet member for planning and regulation, councillor John Swindells said: “If you take your dog into the Cemetery or Crematorium […]1 month ago by Ed Walker Share Want to reach Prestonians Advertise here? Want to promote your local business?
A meeting takes place on Wednesday night where Preston City Council briefs local businesses on its financial position. The city council has to find savings of £3.6 million a year by 2018. A budget paper suggests the city council is finding an underspend of nearly £456,000 and has an estimated capital surplus of £133,000. Councillor Martyn Rawlinson, cabinet member for resources, will lead the briefing […]1 month ago by Ed Walker Share
Preston Guild Hall was sold to Simon Rigby for just £1. The local multi-millionaire was handed the keys to the venue in mid October after extensive negotiations with Preston City Council. Now city council leader councillor Peter Rankin has given details of the deal for the building. He said: “Earlier this year we sat down with Simon and started talking to him seriously about his […]1 month ago by Ed Walker Share
Architects have been formally appointed for the first stage in Preston Markets plan. Preston City Council’s cabinet approved the £161,375 signing up of IBI Taylor Young Limited on Wednesday night and charged them with creating designs for how the Victorian Covered market and current Indoor Market area could look. The Indoor Market, Market Hall car park and Lancastria house are all earmarked for demolition under […]1 month ago by Ed Walker Share