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In case you missed it: Five stories from Preston this week March 6 to 12

Posted on - 13th March, 2021 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - In Case You Missed It, Preston News
The Harris and looking towards the Town Hall in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall
The Harris and looking towards the Town Hall in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall

We’ve had plenty of news to bring you from Preston over the past week.

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A collapsed chimney led to a road closure, over 600,000 people have been vaccinated so far in Lancashire and South Cumbriaand the JJ Effect are raising money for a cancer patient.

Here are five of the stories you may have missed.

Preston City Council response after Wainhomes win appeal to build in Barton

A planning inspector has ruled 151 new homes at Cardwell’s Farm in Barton, off the A6, can be built.

A third of the development is due to be allocated for social housing.

Posted on the Preston City Council twitter feed the statement describes the council as being ‘extremely disappointed’ at the decision made by the Planning Inspector allowing developers to build on land at Cardwell’s farm.

Read more here.

Covid marshal facing investigation over Moor Park skaters verbal altercation

The Covid Marshal has been reported over a comment made to one of the skaters Pic: Blog Preston
The Covid Marshal has been reported over a comment made to one of the skaters Pic: Blog Preston

A Preston skater claims he was verbally abused in Moor Park by a Covid marshal.

Joshua Auhsoj has lodged a complaint with Preston City Council and is awaiting a full response.

In a video clip, passed by Joshua to Blog Preston and LancsLive, the Covid marshal is seen asking all the skaters to move off the skate park – located at the Deepdale Stadium end of Moor Park.

Read more here.

Preston Town Hall flag to be lowered in memory of Sarah Everard and 200 women murdered each year in the UK

Preston City Council are marking their respect for Sarah Everard

Preston City Council have lowered the flag to half mast today as a mark of respect for #SarahEverard and the 200 female murders each year in the UK.

The flag was lowered at 4pm and will remain half mast for 24 hours.

Read more here.

Crafty Vintage Village returning to Hoghton Tower in August

Lancashire crafty vintage event Picture: Kyle

The organisers of one of Lancashire’s most popular events have announced that they will be returning to Hoghton Tower over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.

Taking place over the entire weekend at the historic venue, the family-friendly festival will feature over 100 local makers and creators as well as a seated arena brimming with live entertainment. 

Read more here.

Swing Bridge at Preston Docks closed from Monday for a week

Swing Bridge Pic: Preston City Council

There will be a bridge closure in place at Navigation Way starting from Monday 15 March.

The bridge will be closed for maintenance until Sunday 21 March.

Diversions will be in place along Mariners Way and Portway for the duration of the closure.

Read more here.

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