National strike to affect Preston City Council services

Posted on - 7th July, 2014 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Politics, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News

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A national strike organised by a Local Government Unions: GMB, Unison and Unite will take place on Thursday 10 July 2014.

The strike will affect council services in Preston.

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Preston City Council recently announced that their Council’s Offices at Preston Town Hall and Lancastria House will be closed to the public

Anyone wanting to access Council services will have to use the Council’s website:

They say they will try and deal with all enquires but these will take longer than usual.


The Harris Museum and Art Gallery will be also closed to the public on the day of the strike.

West View and Fulwood Leisure Centres will be open but there may be disruption to some activities due to staff shortages.

Although no bookings for funerals or cremations will taken for 10 July at Preston Cemetery or Preston Crematorium, the Cemetery and the Crematorium’s Books of Remembrance will be open for people who wish to pay their respects.

Not all grey rubbish bins will be collected on the Thursday. If yours is missed the council ask that you leave it out as they will try to collect it on either Friday 11 July or Saturday 12 July.

The Guild Hall and theatre are not affected.

Lorraine Norris, Chief Executive, commenting on council plans during the strike and said: “This is a national strike and we expect a significant number of staff will support it. There is likely to be disruption to Council services.”

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