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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.

New Hall Lane re-opens after fire at takeaway

The blaze at a takeaway on New Hall Lane in January New Hall Lane was re-opened in the early hours of this morning after a fire at a takeaway and flat. Lancashire Fire and Rescue service were called at 9.41pm on […]

7 years ago
Councillor Tom Burns death: Fishwick has lost a genuine supporter with a genuine desire to support local people

Councillor Tom Burns A community group who worked closely with a Preston councillor who died on Wednesday have paid tribute. Fishwick councillor Tom Burns passed away this week leaving a hole in Preston’s […]

7 years ago
Residents in St Matthews offered financial advice

For several weeks the Community Engagement Team has been undertaking a campaign in St Matthew’s ward, with partners to raise awareness of support services relating to benefits, debt, housing issues, loan […]

7 years ago
Notable people of Preston: Sydney Knowles BEM, a Preston born hero

Part one: Sydney’s early life in Preston Sydney Knowles was one of a handful of men to occupy a unique place in naval history for his daring deeds, during and […]

7 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Cinema Around The Corner begins in Fishwick and St Matthews

Entrance to St Matthew's Mission during the project The Fishwick & St Matthews community film project has begun. For five days across the area all sorts of film showings will take place at the St Matthew’s Mission. It’s […]

7 years ago
St Matthews saying no to anti-social behaviour

st matthews mission Over recent months, local residents have raised concerns about levels of antisocial behaviour in hotspot areas across the neighbourhood. Local policing teams had been responding and working with those involved […]

7 years ago
Community film showings coming to Fishwick in December

Ghostbusters could be one of the cult classics shown at the screenings Films are set to be screened in an area of Preston which has been without a cinema for decades. Fishwick, which used to have three film theatres, will have movie […]

7 years ago
Praise for Fishwick and St Matthews local area plan

Volunteers at the Friends group A neighbourhood plan for Fishwick and St Matthews has been praised by the government. Local residents in the area are working with the city council on shaping how developments will […]

7 years ago
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