In case you missed it: Five stories from Preston this week, August 1 to 7

Posted on - 8th August, 2020 - 10:00am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Food & Drink, Health, In Case You Missed It, Lancashire Police, Preston Council, Preston News, Restaurants in Preston, What's On in Preston
Julia Gruszka with her winning design for an ARCO competition
Competition winner Julia Gruszka chose the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to receive a £5,000 donation

A lot has happened in Preston over the last seven days.


The home library service has resumed across the city, a £5,000 donation has been made to the NHS, and DW Fitness First Preston has sadly closed permanently.

Below is a round up of the stories you might have missed in the last week.

The Harris has reopened its museum and galleries

The Harris Museum and Art Gallery in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall
The Harris Museum and Art Gallery in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall

The Harris has reopened its museum and galleries as the second part of its phased reopening.

There is a pre-booked ticketing system for two different time slots – 11am to 1.30pm, and 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

You can read the list of FAQs on the Harris website to answer any questions you may have before visiting. If you are unable to book your ticket or access the information digitally you can contact the Harris on 01772 905 414 or email

Read the full story here.

Number of deaths from Covid-19 in Preston, South Ribble and Chorley revealed

Pixabay: Coronavirus

The number of deaths from Covid-19 in each ward in Preston and South Ribble in June have been revealed.

Longsands had the highest number of recorded deaths from the virus, with four people dying in the ward. The area has the highest total number of Covid-19 deaths in the Preston and South Ribble areas, with the total now standing at 22.

Farington has the lowest number of fatalities with just one recorded coronavirus death since figures were recorded in March. Just one person has died from Covid-19 in the ward, with no recorded deaths in June.

Read the full story here.

Where you can ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ in August

We Don't Give A Fork's lamb burger
We Don’t Give A Fork’s lamb burger

The government’s ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme started on Monday 3 August, and Prestonians can take full advantage of the 50 per cent off deal.

On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in August, registered establishments will be able to offer 50 per cent off food and non-alcoholic drinks, up to a value of £10 per person. There is no minimum spend and you can eat out as many times as you like.

Read the full story here.

Find out where you can ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ below

Preston residents asked for views on policing priorities

Police van in a Preston street

Preston residents are being asked to share their views on policing priorities, and the work of Lancashire Police in the face of the current pandemic.

The ‘Let’s Talk Policing’ survey has been launched by Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw.

The online survey will be live until 6 September 2020, and is available here.

A telephone survey will run alongside the online survey to give more residents the opportunity to have their say.

Read the full story here.

Preston’s bid for up to £25m from the Towns Fund – and the projects that could benefit

A view of how the cinema development may look
A view of how the cinema development may look

Preston City Council has submitted a bid for up to £25 million worth of funding to improve the economy, develop the city, and attract jobs and long-term investment.

Preston is one of just 100 places eligible to bid for funding from the Towns Fund, a £3.6 billion scheme established by the government to help develop towns and cities.

Many projects could receive the funding including the re-imagining of the Harris, the Markets cinema scheme, and a Preston Youth Zone.

Read the full story here.

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