A walk around Preston’s cemetery will give residents a chance to find out about the city’s past. Three guided walks take place on Sunday 12 October as the trees turn red and orange with the onset of Autumn. Deputy Leader of Preston City Council, Councillor John Swindell, said: “These guided walks have been very popular in the past, as the event is unique and there […]4 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
A free micro-chipping event for dogs is taking place in Haslam Park. Dog wardens from the city council will be at the park from 10am to 2pm on Saturday 18 October. Placing a microchip on a dog means if it is lost or stolen it is an effective way of reuniting with its rightful owners. Each microchip is coded with a unique number that is […]4 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
Community groups in Preston are set to receive a funding boost from the city council. A £3,000 pot has been set aside to help local groups across the city get new events or projects off the ground. The £500 grants will be available to partner organisations of Preston City Council. Community engagement officers said they were regularly approached by organisations seeking a small contribution towards […]4 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share See your advert here Want to promote your local business?
Free parking in Preston city centre is set to be offered for Christmas shoppers. The city council has agreed to a “free after three” scheme asked for by the Preston Business Improvement District. Preston BID, who represent city centre retailers, have written to the council saying previous years free festive parking had proven “hugely successful”. The Market Hall car park is to be offered up […]4 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
A gigantic luxury home plan for the edge of Preston has been knocked by councillors. The Bux family, the Preston-based denim fashion moguls, applied to build a 2,103 square metre country manor in fields near Goosnargh. Councillors on Preston City Council’s planning committee refused to support planning officers recommendation to approve the development. The home, which would be off Langley Lane near Barton, faced objections […]1 month ago by Ed Walker Share
More of the new recycling wheelie bins are heading for two areas of Preston. Deepdale and Frenchwood homes, some 2,000 of them, get the new wheeled recycling bins replacing boxes. It is part of a rollout of the new bins which replace the boxes across the city. Cabinet member for community and environment, councillor Robert Boswell, said: “Preston is leading the way and we are […]1 month ago by Ed Walker Share