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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.

Woman targeted by racist abuse in New Hall Lane before being robbed and have her house searched

The New Hall Lane junction with Acregate Lane where the incident happened Pic: Google Maps Preston police are appealing for information after a woman shouted racist abuse before robbing another woman. The incident took place on Tuesday in New Hall Lane near to the junction […]

6 years ago
Preston local elections 2015: Thursday deadline for councillor nominations

Ballot Box The deadline for anyone wanting to stand to be a councillor in Preston is this Thursday. 19 wards across the city will see an election for a new councillor. Labour […]

6 years ago
Manchester Mill plans for retirement flats set for go ahead

Inside the care flats showing the courtyard area What was Manchester Mill is set to be turned into retirement flats. The £7 million scheme has been tabled by Mulbury Homes who want to build 70 extra care apartments […]

6 years ago
Paul’s Pad to be saved in Preston City Council land swap deal

A green space in Fishwick known locally as Paul’s Pad is to be saved. Community Gateway Association had won permission to build 18 new homes on Truro Place in May […]

6 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Is this how New Hall Lane could look after revamp?

Artists impression of the new look New Hall Lane This is how New Hall Lane could look if a £1 million revamp goes ahead. Trees are due to be planted and traffic-claming measures with new road crossings put in […]

6 years ago
New Hall Lane changes: Consultation to begin on £1 million plan for the area

New Hall Lane and its surrounding streets has not seen the same investment as other areas of the city Pic: Tony Worrall One of Preston’s key routes in and out of the city is due to have £1 million invested in cleaning it up. New Hall Lane could also see new speed […]

6 years ago
Could Acregate pub become a new Muslim school for the Blind?

The Acregate is to be classed as a community asset A Preston pub which has stood empty for five years could become a new school for blind Muslim children. The Acregate on New Hall Lane, St Matthews, has seen plans […]

6 years ago
Historic plan: Fishwick and St Matthews residents vote in local referendum

Residents went to the polls in Fishwick and St Matthews on Thursday 12 February Part of Preston has seen more than 1,000 of its residents vote for a new neighbourhood plan. Fishwick and St Matthews residents came out to vote for the adoption of […]

6 years ago
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