Preston Council

New Hall Lane and its surrounding streets has not seen the same investment as other areas of the city Pic: Tony Worrall

New Hall Lane changes: Consultation to begin on £1 million plan for the area

One of Preston’s key routes in and out of the city is due to have £1 million invested in cleaning it up. New Hall Lane could also see new speed restrictions put in force as part of a major plan to smarten up the bottleneck road. Consultation begins on the council-led plans for the area on Monday 16 March. Part of Fishwick and St Matthews […]

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‘Clothes are not Consent’ Protesters to Walk Through Preston in March

Clothes are not Consent marches have been taking place all over the world and on March 7th, one of these famous walks will be taking place in Preston City  centre. Purposefully planned around the date of International Women’s Day, which will fall on March 8th, the walk, commonly referred to as a “Slut Walk,” will see gender equality and women’s rights supporters marching from UCLan’s Students’ Union, […]

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Residents went to the polls in Fishwick and St Matthews on Thursday 12 February

Historic plan: Fishwick and St Matthews residents vote in local referendum

Part of Preston has seen more than 1,000 of its residents vote for a new neighbourhood plan. Fishwick and St Matthews residents came out to vote for the adoption of a document which states how they want to see the area develop. In a referendum 972 people voted for the Neighbourhood Plan for Inner East Preston with 75 opposing it. The plan states how Preston […]

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The new look Fishergate

On the mend? Preston city centre empty store rate falls

City centre recovery could be on its way as new figures show the number of empty properties in the centre of Preston has fallen. Now just over one in ten business properties stand empty compared to one in four in 2012. Preston Business Improvement District say 12 per cent of properties are now empty, and this is lower than the regional average of 18 per […]

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Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines with Mayor, Councillor Nick Pomfret holding the Freeddom Scroll

Granting of the Honorary Freedom of the City of Preston to Lady Grenfell-Baines

  On Thursday 5 February, Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines received the honorary Freedom of the City of Preston. The ceremony was held in the Council Chamber of the Town Hall, Preston. The Right Worshipful the Mayor Councillor Nick Pomfret introduced the proceedings, welcoming Lady Grenfell-Baines along with her family and attending civil dignitaries to the ceremony. Councillor John Browne proposed the motion to grant the Freedom […]

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Preston's Indoor Market

Revealed: Why multi-million pound cinema complex is being touted as Preston’s great regeneration hope

Preston needs a scintillating night-time offer to help revive the flagging city centre, according to an expert report. A new cinema, the linchpin of the Preston City Council redevelopment plan for the city, could cost upwards of £6.5 million to fit out. Cinema experts dcinex were commissioned by the city council to scope out whether a city centre cinema would be the answer to Preston’s prayers. The report reveals how four […]

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