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.

Stop and search in place after trouble in Deepdale involving youths and weapons

Section 60 map Pic: Preston Police A Section 60 order is in place covering Grange, Fishwick, Deepdale and St Matthews. It follows various incidents of disorder in the Deepdale area earlier today (Saturday 12 June), which […]

1 month ago
Covid-19 cases on the rise in majority of areas in Preston and South Ribble

Map showing Preston and South Ribble Covid-19 cases in the seven days to 26 May 2021 Covid-19 cases are on the rise again in many areas of Preston and South Ribble. Out of the 32 localities covered in Blog Preston‘s weekly update, 21 saw increases. In […]

2 months ago
Sam Johnstone sticks to Preston roots and trains at city gym ahead of Euros

Professional footballer Sam Johnstone paid Smart Fit Preston, on Campbell Street, a visit after it was announced the Preston-born-and-bred athlete has made the provisional England squad. Sam is preparing at […]

2 months ago
Work to bring next generation broadband to Preston has started

Work to bring full fibre connectivity within reach of almost every home and business across Preston has now started. Construction of the ¬£30m city-wide full fibre network has begun in […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Jump Maniax trampoline park opens near Preston city centre

Yesterday (Monday 17 May) the Mayor of Preston opened a new permanent indoor inflatable park – the biggest attraction of its kind in the North West. Jump Maniax is a […]

2 months ago
‘Temporary’ Preston city centre car park will stay for another three years

A ‘temporary’ car park located in the St Matthew’s area of Preston will remain in place after a planning application requesting the extended use of land was approved by the […]

2 months ago
Man left with broken leg after hammer attack in New Hall Lane area

The junction of Caroline Street and New Hall Lane Pic: Google Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked by a group and left with a broken leg. At around 11.15pm yesterday (Friday 7 May), police were called to […]

3 months ago
Coronavirus outbreak at HMP Preston is causing rise in St Matthew’s infection rate

HMP Preston in Ribbleton Street Pic: Betty Longbottom A coronavirus outbreak in HM Prison Preston has caused a rise in infection rates in St Matthew’s of the city. St Matthew’s recorded 35 Covid cases in the week running […]

3 months ago
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