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Food bank use in Garstang soars as families ‘struggle to cope’

Front L-R Jane Sandiford (Sales Executive, McCarthy Stone), Deborah Bond (McCarthy Stone, Marketing Executive) and Kathryn Sperring, (Ordinand/ Food Hall manager) Back L-R Heather Blackwell (volunteer), Emma Dyer (volunteer), Diane Brown (volunteer) and Evie McGrann (student placement) On the run up to Christmas, foodbank use in the Garstang area has risen, with people turning to the St Thomas’s Church Food Club for help. The food packages that […]

3 years ago
Childrenā€™s care home planned for Sharoe Green

Location of the new Childrens care home on Sharoe Green A planning application has been submitted for a new children’s care home in Sharoe Green. The plans would change the residential address of 296 Sharoe Green Lane to support the […]

3 years ago
Plans for new Aldi at Preston Docks

Artists impression of Aldi at Preston Docks Pic: The Harris Partnership A planning application has been submitted for a new Aldi at Preston Docks. The store would be located at the site of The Trident Centre, a former headquarters of a […]

3 years ago
New eatery planned for Ribbleton

45 Blackpool Road Pic: Google A planning application has been submitted for a new eatery in Ribbleton. The building at 45 Blackpool Road would be converted from a retail space, which was previously occupied by […]

3 years ago
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Friendship bench added to Longridge school to help stop bullying

The Anti Bullying Bench donated by Barratt Homes to Barnacre Road Primary School A friendship bench has been donated to a Longridge school to encourage children to help one another and stop bullying. The friendship bench at Barnacre Road Primary School, donated by […]

3 years ago
Former councillors become Honorary Aldermen of Preston

. (Left-Right: Deputy Mayor, Cllr Neil Darby; Mrs Jennifer Greenhalgh; Hon Alderman Stuart Greenhalgh; Mayor of Preston, Cllr Javid Iqbal; Hon Alderman Carl Crompton; Mrs Linda Crompton; Chief Executive at Preston City Council, Adrian Phillips) The former Guild Mayor and Councillor Carl Crompton and former Councillor Stuart Greenhalgh have been made the newest Honorary Aldermen of the city. Both men are long-serving members of Preston […]

3 years ago
Friends of Harris Park urge Preston City Council to use Levelling Up Fund to buy site for community use

Harris Park, the former orphanage, stands off Garstang Road in Fulwood Pic: Tony Worrall The Friends of Harris Park have urged Preston City Council to consider using the government’s Levelling Up Fund to bring the site back into community use. In a letter to […]

3 years ago
Fulwood residents’ fears over ‘dangerous and selfish driving’ in Highgate Avenue

Highgate Avenue is part of a Conservation Area A group of Fulwood residents have raised concerns about the traffic at Highgate Avenue and Highgate Close, saying the situation has got to the point of being life-threatening. Spokesperson for […]

3 years ago
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