News and information for the area of Penwortham. Although not politically in Preston it is perhaps spiritually. Penwortham is just across the River Ribble from Preston but many Penworthiams class themselves as Prestonians, although they are part of South Ribble Borough Council.

New plans for A582 could see double roundabouts scrapped for traffic lights

CGI of the Croston Road proposals - July 2024 Plans have been unveiled to overhaul a series of junctions on one of the busiest routes between South Ribble and Preston after a previous vision to create a new dual […]

12 hours ago
Neighbours raise concerns over Penwortham Girls’ High School rebuild

Neighbours are raising objections against plans to rebuild Penwortham Girls School, accusing those behind the plans of secrecy amid fears a ‘catalogue of problems’ will be unleashed. The ageing school […]

23 hours ago
South Ribble has a new MP but it means a change of council leader

Paul Foster is the new South Ribble MP Pic: Neil Cross/National World The newly-elected MP for South Ribble says he never aspired to end up in Parliament when he first entered the political fray as a borough councillor 17 years ago. Paul […]

2 weeks ago
South Ribble and Chorley schools closed for day for general election

A polling station in Lancashire. Credit: Blog Preston Four schools across South Ribble and Chorley are closed today for the general election. The school buildings are being used as polling stations as the public heads to the polls […]

2 weeks ago
Battle between South Ribble candidates over plans to widen A582

Penwortham Way (A582) Two of the politicians vying to be South Ribble’s next MP have clashed over long-stalled plans to widen one of the borough’s busiest roads. Labour candidate Paul Foster said it […]

2 weeks ago
Brexit, the housing ladder, NHS and roads – inside our South Ribble MP hustings

The audience at the South Ribble hustings More than a hundred people turned out to quiz the politicians wanting to be South Ribble’s next MP at a packed hustings event in the constituency – exactly a week […]

2 weeks ago
MP candidates clash over potential Lancashire-version of Andy Burnham

South Ribble hustings panel Two of the Lancashire candidates vying for votes in the general election have clashed over whether the county should have an elected mayor. The Labour and Conservative hopefuls contesting the […]

2 weeks ago
Bikeability sessions to run for next four years across South Ribble – when and where they are

South Ribble Borough Council has announced a series of free sessions to support people with their cycling thanks to CyclingUK and their Big Bike Revival Programme. The council has secured […]

3 weeks ago
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