Opinion: Reflecting on the legacy of councillor Tom Burns

Councillor Tom Burns I can’t believe it’s almost two years since the death of my good friend and fellow Councillor Tom Burns. I was sat in a Neighbourhood Planning meeting in the YMCA […]

5 years ago
Opinion: Why council tax HAS to rise in Preston…

This week, I will be proposing that Preston Council raise its share of the council tax bill by just under 2 per cent. My own monthly payment of £107 will […]

5 years ago
Opinion: Martyn Rawlinson explains the council budget for the year ahead

Martyn Rawlinson This is not budgeting anymore…it’s survival. In 2009/10 Preston Council had an income of just under £30million – by 2015 it’s income will me just under £23million; most of that […]

6 years ago
Opinion: The season of goodwill is approaching, but Town Hall finances don’t offer much cheer

Preston Bus Station is now a listed building, but the Town Hall coffers have to support it While most people start to think about Christmas, Preston City Council’s cabinet have already begun to formulate their budget for the new year and beyond. By the time the festive […]

7 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Opinion: Martyn Rawlinson on how the City Deal challenge is to ensure that bigger is better

preston ringway Preston seemed to be the centre of the universe on Thursday, albeit briefly, when the government awarded Central Lancashire a flagship ‘City Deal.’ To put this in context, City Deals […]

7 years ago
Opinion: Tragic tale of Preston Bus Station is unlikely to result in resurection

bus station view When the BBC re-created the crucifixion on Preston Bus Station last Easter, few people realised that the venue was about to become the altar for its own sacrifice a few […]

7 years ago
Opinion: This is a Preston council budget aimed at promoting fairness in our city

You don’t need me to tell you again just how much government grant Preston City Council has lost since the coalition took control in Westminster – almost half – from […]

8 years ago
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