In Case You Missed It: Five stories from Preston this week January 8 to 14

Posted on - 15th January, 2022 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - In Case You Missed It, Preston News
A bitterly cold morning in Preston on Thursday 11 February Pic: Tony Worrall
A bitterly cold morning in Preston. Pic: Tony Worrall

This week was the first full week at work after the festive period for many people.


With the return to work and normal day to day activities, we’ve tried to keep a positive outlook this week.

Here are five stories you may have missed from Preston this week.

Inskip Christmas tractor run raises £2,500 for hospital’s children’s charity

Bryan organised the tractor run

The successful tractor run which was held as a Christmas event in Preston, raised £2,500 for Lancashire Teaching Hospital Charity’s Children’s Appeal.

45 tractors were decorated and played carols while driving along a 15-mile route beginning in Inskip and going through Catforth, Treales, Roseacre, Elswick and Great Eccleston.

Money was raised via the tractor drivers and buckets which collected spare change from families along the route.

Read the full story here.

Food market in Ashton-on-Ribble launches weekday opening to help more families

Councillor Javid Iqbal Mayor of Preston at Ashton-on-Ribble food market.
Councillor Javid Iqbal Mayor of Preston at Ashton-on-Ribble food market.

St Michaels and All Angels Church are adding more dates to their community food market to help families struggling with food bills.

The market has helped many families since launching in the summer holidays and is currently open three times a month.

Members of the church in Ashton-on-Ribble collect surplus food from local supermarkets through Fareshare and host the markets to offer the food to local families on a ‘take what you need, pay what you can’, basis.

Read the full story here.

Royal Preston Hospital plea to families to help get their relatives home from hospital

Royal Preston Hospital Pic: Paul Melling
Royal Preston Hospital Pic: Paul Melling

Families are being asked to help get their loved ones home from hospital quicker by the NHS in Lancashire.

With more patients arriving with Covid-19 and hospital admissions increasing, families across Preston and Lancashire are being asked to help get their relatives home when they no longer need hospital care.

As pressure rises on the NHS, staff are keen to ensure patients are at home for their own benefit, as well as the wider hospitals.

Read the full story here.

New private hire venue opens in former Heathcotes Brasserie at Winckley Square

23 Winckley Square bar area
The bar area at 23 Winckley is one of three rooms available for one, all exclusive use

A new private hire venue has opened in Winckley Square.

23 Winckley Square launched in October in the building that has been home to restaurants run by award-winning and double Michelin-starred chef, Paul Heathcote, Heathcotes Brasserie and The Olive Press.

Paul, who lives in the Preston area, still owns the building and has converted the two restaurant spaces into one large venue for private hire, including weddings, celebrations, business functions, film and TV, and PR launches.

Read the full story here.

At home vaccination service opened for those shielding and vulnerable in Preston and Lancashire

A vaccination being given Pic: Pixabay
A vaccination being given Pic: Pixabay

The NHS in Preston and Lancashire have opened up home vaccination to people who are shielding or don’t feel comfortable using the existing vaccination service. 

The initiative has been launched today (Tuesday, 11 January) and adds to the wide range of options available with the aim of offering a Covid-19 vaccine to as many residents as possible, from the comfort of their own homes.

On completion of a quick questionnaire, someone from the vaccine programme outreach team will be in touch to arrange a convenient time to visit and administer the jab.

Read the full story here.

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