St Matthews

News and information about the area of St Matthews, which is closely linked with the area of Fishwick. It has a particularly active local residents group who are helping to shape the future of the area.

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
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
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
Advertisement Advertisement Former social club near HMP Preston to become cafe and car wash

A disused social club in Preston is to be turned into a café and car wash after getting the green light from planning officials. Part of the former Jubilee Club […]

4 months ago
New Hall Lane shops raided with illegal cigarettes, vapes and alcohol seized

Raids along New Hall Lane uncovered more than 20,000 counterfeit cigarettes. Two shops were raided and officers from Lancashire County Council’s trading standards team uncovered the stashes of illicit cigarettes […]

4 months ago
Padel court plans at West View Leisure Centre

Padel is a racket sport that combines elements of tennis, squash and badminton and is played by over 18 million people worldwide One of the UK’s fastest-growing sports looks set for a permanent home at a city leisure centre. Plans have been lodged to redevelop a former outdoor sports pitch at West […]

5 months ago
HMP Preston inspection finds continued poor living conditions for many men

Inside HMP Preston Pic: HM Inspectorate of Prisons An unannounced inspection of HMP Preston has found living conditions continue to be poor for many of the 680 men there. The inspection by HM Inspectorate of Prisons took place […]

5 months ago
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