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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.

‘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 […]

1 day 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 […]

1 week 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 […]

2 weeks ago
Preston mum says Waverley Park is ‘deprived’ despite recent £25k boost

Waverley Park A Preston mum has expressed disappointment at what she says is a lack of investment in Waverley Park. The mum, who wishes to remain anonymous, said she would like to […]

2 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Biggest inflatable playground in the North West to open in Preston

The biggest inflatable park in the North West is set to open in Preston next month. On 17 May, when restrictions are set to ease further, Jump Maniax, the North […]

4 weeks ago
Fishwick and St Matthews residents needed to become ‘Great Listeners’ in their community

FAM Big Local are recruiting a team of ten residents from Fishwick and St Matthews to be ‘Great Listeners.’ A Great Listener will ask the local community for their views on […]

1 month ago
Former working men’s club in Fishwick set to become apartments

A former social club off New Hall Lane in Fishwick looks set to be turned into apartments. Fishwick Ramblers Working Men’s Club in Mornington Road has been closed for some […]

1 month ago
Police appeal to trace man after motorbike and car crash in Deepdale Road

Car and motorbike crash on Deepdale Road. Pic: Shane New Police are appealing for information following a serious collision in Deepdale between a car and a motorbike. The incident occurred at around 7.40pm on Saturday 27th March when an Audi […]

2 months ago
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