Preston Council

Lady Grenfell-Baines will become the 25th person to be awarded the Freedom of the City

Freedom of the City to be bestowed on charity campaigner Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines

One of Preston’s most well-known charity benefactors is to be awarded the Freedom of the City. Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines, whose husband designed Preston Bus Station, is to be bestowed with the honour at a special meeting of the city council. Councillor John Browne will propose Lady Grenfell- Baines receives the honour “in recognition of her contribution to the local community and citizens of the City […]

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Ripon Street Pic: Jim Beattie

Talking ****: Four Preston roads declared dog fouling zones as Preston City Council acts on Blog Preston reader comments

Four roads in Preston have been turned into crackdown areas to stop dog fouling in the city. Brackenbury Road, Ripon Street, Roebuck Street and Geoffrey Street are being targeted by Preston City Council dog wardens to stop dog faeces being left on the pavements. Following a successful prosecution of a St Matthews man for failing to pick up after his dog, Blog Preston readers left comments […]

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New frontage of the Guild Hall put up on the day Simon Rigby took over

Preston Visitor Information Centre moves to Town Hall as new Italian restaurant and wine bar planned

Preston’s Visitor Information Centre is being turfed out of the Guild Hall as the venue’s revamp continues. Tourists will now need to visit the Town Hall where the information point is being combined with the existing front desk. The move is with immediate effect and could save Preston City Council up to £80,000 a year. New Guild Hall owner Simon Rigby, who bought the venue […]

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Pic: Drinks Machine, Flickr

Preston City Council anounces a freeze on pay and display car park charges

On 27 January 2015 Preston City Council has made the decision to freeze pay and display charges on their city centre car parks. The decision was made on Monday by Councillor Robert Boswell for pay and display charges to be frozen for the forthcoming year at Avenham, Market Hall, Hill Street and Trinity Square car parks. Cabinet member for community and environment, Councillor Robert Boswell, said: […]

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The workshop at Red Scar Tyres which health and safety inspectors said was cluttered and unsafe

Ribbleton tyre firm fined for “reckless” breach of safety rules which killed Lostock Hall man

A tyre firm in Preston has been fined for breaching health and safety rules which led to the death of one of its employees. Gary Jackson, 46, of Lostock Hall, received fatal injuries from a burst tyre while working at Red Scar Tyres. The firm has been fined for three health and safety offences following the accident in February 2012. Preston City Council’s health and […]

3 months ago by
View of Preston Docks looking towards the city Pic: Dave Wilson

Opinion: What’s on the horizon in Preston for 2015?

Preston’s year in 2014 was dominated by what happens next questions and the moving pieces in various plans beginning to turn and come together. It was a transition year. 2015 looks like the year when reality happens. Here are nine things we know will be on the horizon in the city: 1. Roadworks There’s no escaping them. And it’s not going to change for 2015 […]

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