In Case You Missed It: Five stories from Preston this week April 18 to 22

Posted on - 23rd April, 2022 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - In Case You Missed It, Preston News
Spring flowers in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall
Spring flowers in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall

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

Preston City Council gave an update on the Energy Council Tax rebate and a drugs raid saw three people arrested in the city centre.

Here are five of the stories you may have missed.

Avenham Park Easter egg rolling has successful return

Credit: Michael Porter Photography

The annual egg rolling event at Avenham and Miller Parks in Preston took place on Easter Monday (18th April).

The event, which has been on a two-year break because of the pandemic, included the traditional Easter bonnet making workshop and Easter bonnet competition as well as Plucky – the very curious chicken – Bollywood dancers, and unique theatre performances.

There were also markets and other workshops for all the family.

Read more here.

Most Preston primary school pupils get place at first-choice school

Queen's Drive Primary School. Pic: Blog Preston
Queen’s Drive Primary School. Pic: Blog Preston

Most pupils starting primary school this September in Lancashire will be attending their first-choice school.

New figures published today (Monday 19th April) show that 92.5 per cent of pupils in Lancashire will attend their first preference primary school for 2022/23.

The figures also show that 4.94 per cent of pupils received a place at their second preference school.

Read more here.

Walton-le-Dale tulip weekend raises £525 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation

Rosemere Cancer Foundation has received a donation of £525 from a spring-themed fundraising event.

Matthew Smith who owns Walton-le-Dale based Brighter Blooms, raised the money for the charity through his fourth annual Tulip Open Weekend.

With the help of his wife, Grete, Matthew welcomed hundreds of gardening enthusiasts to the event.

Read more here.

Reports ‘man threatened with knife’ saw Bamber Bridge street closed by police

Police were called to Station Road. Pic: Shane King

Police were called to Station Road at 11.20am on Monday (18 April) after a report a man had threatened another man with a knife.

A 42-year-old man from Bamber Bridge was arrested on suspicion of affray.

He was then released with no further action.

Read more here.

Preston children in hospital get surprise Easter egg delivery

Children who spent their Easter in hospital in Preston were excited to have Easter Eggs on Easter morning.

Children in Royal Preston Hospital, Chorley and South Ribble Hospital and Leyland’s Broadoaks Child Development Centre were given Easter eggs by members of UCLAN’s Rugby Union Club, led by captain Thomas Kenyon and members of the Two Wheels and Trikes Club and the Dirty Dogs (Huncoat).

Read more here.

79-year-old man to participate in Walk in the Dark for Rosemere

Retired lecturer Walter James, of Leyland, is planning on picking up the pace when he turns out for Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s 11-mile Walk in the Dark along the A6 on Saturday night (23 April).

Having walked the route from Chorley and South Ribble Hospital to Rosemere Cancer Centre at the Royal Preston Hospital a number of times, Walter, who turns 79-years-old on 7 June is intending to run it, sponsored by family and friends.

Walter began supporting Rosemere Cancer Foundation after undergoing surgery and radiotherapy at Rosemere Cancer Centre following a diagnosis of skin cancer five years ago.

Read more here.

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