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 […]1 month ago by Ed Walker Share
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 […]1 month ago by Ed Walker Share
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 […]1 month ago by Ed Walker Share Want to promote your local business?
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 […]1 month ago by Ed Walker Share
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 […]1 month ago by Ed Walker Share
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 […]1 month ago by Ed Walker Share