News and information about the village of Broughton which is just to the North of the city of Preston, Lancashire

Broughton family forced to live in hotel after homes damaged by flood water

Fire crews at Garstang Road to help residents. Homeowners in Garstang Road are having to live in a hotel after their homes were devastated by flood water during last week’s storms. Patrica Carter has contacted Lancashire County Council […]

1 month ago
Deaths from coronavirus in each Preston, South Ribble and Chorley neighbourhood revealed

A map showing how many people have died from coronavirus in each electoral ward has been updated. The total number of people to have died from coronavirus in Preston, South […]

2 months ago
Broughton crossroads retirement home plans set for approval despite mass objections

View of the care home from Garstang Road (North) Proposals for a new care home in Broughton look set to be approved. A Touch of Spice was demolished last year and developers have tabled amended proposals for a new […]

2 months ago
New homes plan for field off A6 at Barton due for approval

The field off the A6 at Barton due for development Pic: Google Proposals for a new housing development off the A6 at Barton are set for approval. Wainhomes and The Sovini Group have applied to build on land just before the Station […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Battle of the Boars Head pub at Barton resumes over plans for flats and homes

Fire damage can be seen to the Boars Head Pic: Nigel Trundle A former pub on the A6 at Barton is to go have its fate decided by councillors once more. The troubled Boars Head in Garstang Road has been the subject […]

2 months ago
Barge on the Lancaster Canal went up in flames during Bank Holiday Monday

The barge on fire on the Lancaster Canal Pic: Kev Gunn/Lancaster Canal Users Group Firefighters spent Bank Holiday Monday morning put out a fire on a barge on the Lancaster Canal. Crews from Lancaster and Garstang were called to the fire on Monday (May […]

2 months ago
Boy, 14, in hospital with injuries after being attacked by gang of 10 youths

The attack happened in Lydiate Lane Pic: Google A teenage boy was reportedly set upon by a gang of 10 youths on a rural lane between Garstang and Preston. The 14-year-old was riding his bike as he approached […]

2 months ago
Horns Dam caravan park applies to more than double in size

The Horns Dam caravan park has been gradually expanding the number of pitches Pic: Google A caravan park near Goosnargh is planning to expand. The Horns Dam site already has space for 16 touring caravans. The site includes three fishing lakes and the Horns Dam […]

3 months ago
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