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News and information for the Avenham area of Preston City Centre which includes Winckley Square, Avenham and Miller Parks and the surrounding streets. Winckley Square is a designated conservation area.

Japanese rock garden in Avenham Park temporarily closed due to dead trees

Avenham Park rock garden closed. Pic: Preston Parks Part of Avenham Park is temporarily closed off. The closure is as a result of three dead trees being removed from the rock garden. Whilst the work is ongoing the […]

1 day ago
Four new apartment blocks in £50m PR1 scheme granted permission to be built in Preston city centre

Plans for PR1 major apartment development. Pic: Pillars The Property developer Pillars, has been granted full planning permission for 294 luxurious residential apartments with underground parking. The new development called PR1 is located in Preston City Centre on […]

7 days ago
Newman College tutor leads UK musicians in creating foodbank fundraiser album

Ryan Hamilton A tutor from Cardinal Newman College is creating an album of donated songs to raise money for a foodbank charity. Ryan Hamilton, who teaches business studies at the Avenham college, […]

2 weeks ago
Police see more than 150 weapons surrendered in knife bins in Penwortham and Avenham

Preston police officers are working hard to make knife crime a thing of the past. As a result, the police force have created a weapons amnesty, running this week (w/c […]

2 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Major apartment development in Preston city centre to be reviewed by councillors on Thursday

The new development planned off Avenham Street A planning application to build four apartment blocks over Avenham street open air car park is to be reviewed Thursday (4 November) at Preston City Council’s planning committee. There are […]

3 weeks ago
Environment Agency upgrade flood warnings for stretch of River Ribble at Preston

The areas in red show where flood warnings are in force from the Environment Agency Pic: Environment Agency North West Three flood warnings are in force for three sections of the River Ribble at Preston and South Ribble. Heavy rain overnight as Storm Aiden blew through has triggered the warnings […]

3 weeks ago
Six beautiful Preston parks retain their Green Flag Awards

Miller Park thank you key workers 2020 has been a record-breaking year as more than 2,000 green spaces across the country get the international quality mark. And Preston has come up smelling of roses, with six […]

1 month ago
Six people rescued from large flat fire in Avenham

Duke Street Pic: Google Fire crews were called out to a large fire in Avenham in the early hours of this morning (Friday 2 October.) The team received reports of a large fire on […]

2 months ago
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