News and information for the area of Preston, Lancashire known as Fishwick. An area to the South-East of the city it is what you’ll see as you come up the hill from Walton-le-Dale and includes the area known as St Matthews.

Plans to demolish Avenham tower blocks lodged for Onward Homes development

Tower blocks in Queen Street Plans to demolish three tower blocks in Queen Street in Avenham are in. Onward Homes are planning to build 380 new affordable homes on the former Horrocks Mill site. Carlisle House, Richmond […]

3 weeks ago
Local housing plan deadline must be hit to avoid building free-for-all

New homes on Hoyles Lane The race is on for Preston, South Ribble and Chorley councils to complete years of work that will determine where and how many new houses are built in each area […]

1 month ago
River Ribble flood warnings issued covering Ribchester, Samlesbury and Walton-le-Dale

River Ribble running high at Penwortham Pic: Rob Randell The flood warning - the second-highest alert level - covers three sections of the River Ribble close to and at Preston as the Environment Agency monitor river levels very closely and expect flooding.

2 months ago
Preston City Council considers future of dozens of alley gates across the city

One of the alley gates in the city Pic: Preston City Council The bulk of the alley gates are concentrated in Deepdale, St Matthews, Fishwick, Avenham, Frenchwood, Plungington and Ashton-on-Ribble and were last reviewed in 2020.

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Looking at air quality in Preston as Council confirms no plans to introduce ULEZ

Air quality station at Meadow Street and Ringway Pic: Google Preston City Council says there are no plans to introduce an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in the city. ULEZ aims to help improve air quality by reducing the number of […]

3 months ago
Police find missing 12-year-old girl Deborah

Deborah was last seen very early on Tuesday morning Pic: Preston Police Police are searching for a missing teenager who has not been seen since early this morning in the St Matthews area of the city. Update: Police said Deborah was found […]

3 months ago
Stop and search powers in force in Ribbleton after weapons report

Some of the area covered by the Section 60 order Pic: Google Patrols have been stepped up by police after reports of weapons being carried in Ribbleton. Preston Police said the stop and search powers – a Section 60 – had been […]

3 months ago
Deafway granted Brockholes Brow revamp permission

The building at Deafway due to be converted Pic: M10 Architects New specialist accommodation in Preston for profoundly deaf people will reduce their risk of isolation and ensure they are cared for by people who understand their needs. That was the […]

3 months ago
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