First Look: New coffee and ice cream bar on Winckley Street

  Cedarwood Coffee Co. opened its doors for the first time after a successful planning application on Winckley Street last Monday, and I went down to the new shop to see what makes it so special. I was treated to a tour of the former office block and dentist as it has been transformed to create a mini New York and Paris in different rooms […]

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Preston City Mayor opening club's new facilities

Mayor opens expansion project at Preston City Trampoline Club

  Preston City Trampoline Club has completed another stage of its expansion, and was opened by the city Mayor. Nick Pomfret visited the club, which will soon be renamed ‘Active Life Community Services’ and opened the new expansion. The new addition to the club includes a Rebound Room which was built with the help of volunteers at the Princes’ Trust, and student plasterers at Preston […]

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How the proposed nursery could look.

Nursery plans proposed for Fulwood site

A proposal which will see a new nursery and childcare facilities being built, could transform Lightfoot Lane in Fulwood. The plans which have been put forward by a leading independent school and have yet to be passed through Preston City Council, but they could see the current grazing land hosting a 44-place nursery. This plan will take the first of two development stages, with the […]

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geopace harlequins The former Fish Market is the smaller of the two Victorian Markets

Preston Market plans: Part of outdoor market to be closed for four months for major restoration work

One of Preston’s outdoor markets is due to close for four months if plans to refurbish its historic canopies go ahead. Preston’s former Fish Market, the smaller of the two outdoor markets, has grade II listed canopies which are in need of repair. Closing the market is anticipated to cost Preston City Council £20,000 as it will not be able to run part of its […]

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Potential premises for Ham and Jam

Modern coffee shop proposed for Lancaster Road

A new, independent coffee shop is looking to fill an empty building and “put a smile back on Lancaster Road.” Richard Lowthian, director of Ham and Jam Independent Coffee Shop has high hopes for his venture, which will fill the former drop-in centre, which has been empty for six years. Richard, who is waiting for confirmation on planning permission, is in the final stages of […]

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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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