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In Case You Missed It: Five stories from Preston this week July 3 to 9

Posted on - 11th July, 2021 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Avenham, Business, Charities, Lostock Hall, Preston Locations, Preston News, South Ribble Locations
The Preston Market canopies illuminated in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall
The Preston Market canopies illuminated 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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Preston McDonald’s volunteers fundraised £11,000 during a district litter pick and the Euros Fan Zone sold out in just two minutes for England’s semi-final. It’s safe to say it has been an eventful week.

Here are five stories you may have missed.

Lancashire County Council unveils plans for Penwortham to Preston Cycle Superhighway 

The works would link the cycle track with the section across Penwortham Bridge. Pic: Ribble Cycles TV

Lancashire County Council has developed its plans for the new Penwortham to Preston Cycle Superhighway.

The council said the scheme aims to improve facilities for those travelling the mile between the Cop Lane junction and Preston Railway Station, building on the success of the new bypass at John Horrocks Way.

The bypass, funded by the Department for Transport’s Active Travel Fund, provides a convenient alternative for traffic, and there is now significantly reduced congestion in Penwortham along Liverpool Road.

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Lostock Hall Carnival and City of Preston running events to go ahead with reduced numbers

Lostock Hall Carnival 5k runners

The popular Lostock Hall Carnival and City of Preston running events went ahead with reduced entry numbers.

The 5k race, which usually has a field of 300 runners, took place on Saturday 3 July, with numbers halved to a maximum of 150 participants.

Any runners disappointed at the lack of places were able to join the fields by signing up to run for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

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Age UK Lancashire hosts Covid-secure ‘Break Out’ fundraising event in Broughton

Ben Timberlake, Richard Taylor, Stuart Lee, Sharon Watson, Lisa Edge, Sushma Solanki, and Anne Oliver

Age UK Lancashire has hosted its first Covid-secure fundraising event in Broughton.

The charity event, Break Out, was supported by local business owners and leaders. It saw five participants locked up in a room at a secret location, with each one needing to raise £1,000 in bail money to be released.

Each participant had their desk and used their network of business contacts, friends and family to ask for donations to reach their bail target. Using email, phone calls and social media, they drummed up support throughout the day. The event also acted as a networking opportunity for the participants.

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Micro-festival to take place at The Belvedere in Avenham Park

The Belvedere Pic: Tony Worrall
The Belvedere Pic: Tony Worrall

The Let’s Move micro-festival in Preston is set to take place on Sunday 25 July.

Based at the Belvedere in Avenham Park, the Preston Moves event is split into four sessions, and those interested can book for any single session or all of them.

The micro-festival will feature a medley of entertainment including dance, live music and a circus, which can be enjoyed with your bubble.

Up to 30 people will be allowed at each session, and individuals can book up to six tickets (their bubble).

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Preston Here For Humanity in desperate need of volunteers who can drive

Preston Here For Humanity need your help

Preston Here For Humanity is in desperate need of volunteer drivers for their food hub.

They were especially keen to hear from people who could help out this week (week beginning Monday, July 5) but need people to help regularly.

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