Restoration of Preston’s Cenotaph is in the running for a national award. More than £800,000 was spent on the work which saw the monument cleaned up and a new dedication carved to the people of Preston who have given their lives in service since 1945. The Civic Trust Awards has selected the Cenotaph project to move into its second stage with 147 different projects selected. […]3 months ago by Ed Walker Share
Preston City Council’s leader is taking action to stop himself getting a pay rise. Councillor Peter Rankin is set to table a motion to reject an independent report which would see his allowance rise by more than £1,500 per year. A report from the Independent Remunerations Panel is due to be discussed at the full coucnil meeting on Thursday 11 December. In it there are […]3 months ago by Ed Walker Share
The Preston Markets plan could see a cinema relocate to the centre of the city. Vue Cinemas are understood to be in negotiations about a possible move to the Markets site. Preston City Council is progressing a redevelopment of the Indoor Markets. The scheme would see the Indoor Market, Market Hall car park and Lancastria House all demolished to make way for a new cinema […]3 months ago by Ed Walker Share Want to promote your local business? Want to promote your local business?
Preston City Council leader councillor Peter Rankin is planning some pruning at home as well as at the Town Hall. With the local authority going through major restructuring at a senior level councillor Rankin is also felling a few branches in his back yard. He has applied to remove the lowest branches of a sycamore tree by three metres, as they are overhanging solar panels […]3 months ago by Ed Walker Share
The West Grotto in Miller Park has been officially switched on by Preston City Council. A major restoration project taking five months has seen the grotto restored to its magical best. It can now be lit up and controlled by a new control panel fitted at the base of one of the rock pools. City Council Mayor councillor Nick Pomfret turned on the grotto in […]3 months ago by Ed Walker Share
A Preston illustrator has swapped his pen for a mouse to help design the future of the city. Preston Guild City is a new website going online during Thursday which aims to showcase life in the city. It has been launched as a way to attract further investment and business to the city. Professor Ben Casey came up with the design and worked on the […]3 months ago by Ed Walker Share