News and information for the area of Cottam in Preston, Lancashire. Part of what’s known as Ingol the area of Cottam was famous once for Cottam Hall and its brickworks, today it’s an area sought after by developers to build new housing on.

Enormous crowd enjoys Tippings Christmas lights switch on at Cottam

The sea of people at the Cottam lights switch on as seen from the switch on stage Pic: Rosemere Cancer Foundation An enormous crowd turned out for the switching on of a Preston Christmas tradition. The Tippings family house in Cottam has become a mecca for festive fans over the last […]

17 hours ago
New jewellers opens in former George Banks in Preston city centre

G&M Goldsmiths exterior A new jewellers is open in what was George Banks in Preston city centre. G and M Goldsmiths is run by Gary and Michelle Shaw from Cottam. Gary was formerly […]

4 days ago
Housing estate near new dual carriageway fails at first hurdle

Proposed Sidgreaves Lane houses Embryonic plans to build a small housing estate in a rural part of Preston have fallen at the first hurdle – despite the wider area becoming rapidly more built up. […]

1 week ago
Tippings’ Christmas Lights switch on in Cottam planned for late November

The Tipping's family's Christmas lights have become a festive tradition in the city and they are being turned on during a special switch on ceremony this year.

3 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Blueprint for future of rural Preston village will ensure area ‘is not just mass of houses with no soul’

Woodplumpton A blueprint for the future of a rural part of Preston will help ensure that the area “is not just a mass of houses with no soul to it”. That […]

3 weeks ago
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
Cottam Post Office future secured after flooding and temporary home

Cottam Post Office The future of a suburban post office in Preston has been secured after permission was granted for it to stay in the temporary home where it has been based for […]

1 month ago
211 new homes to be built in Cottam development

211 new homes are set to be built in a Cottam development. Calder Rise is due to have a mix of three and four bedroom homes with prices starting from […]

1 month ago
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