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.

Avenham arson investigation begins after fire at a flat

Avenham Lane Pic: Google The occupant of a flat in Avenham had a lucky escape when arsonists targeted their flat. Preston Police and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service were called to Avenham Lane around […]

3 weeks ago
Arson investigation underway after fire in Avenham

Police have launched an investigation after a fire at a flat in Avenham last night. Fire crews were called to reports of a blaze in the doorway of a ground […]

4 weeks ago
Flood defences plan for Frenchwood and Fishwick to be shown

Flooded playing fields can be seen at Christ the King Pic: Chris Taylor Flood defence proposals for Frenchwood and Fishwick are to be displayed this week. The Environment Agency is holding a drop-in session to show how they want to protect the area […]

4 weeks ago
Preston bakes for the annual Easter Egg Rolling in Avenham Park

The good weather brought huge crowds out for the egg rolling tradition at Avenham Park Pic: Blog Preston Preston basked in temperatures reaching 26 degrees during the annual Easter Egg Rolling. Thousands of people flocked to Avenham and Miller Park for the free festival. The Preston tradition of […]

1 month ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston Easter Egg Rolling 2019 hour by hour weather forecast

Action at the Egg Rolling One of Preston’s biggest annual events returns to mark the tradition of rolling Easter Eggs down the grassy slopes of Avenham Park. Egg rolling is often blighted by gale-force winds […]

1 month ago
Air ambulance called to Queen Street Retail Park in Preston

Air ambulance landing at Queen Street Pic: Andy Speariett/Blog Preston An air ambulance has been called to Queen Street Retail Park near Preston city centre. Police sealed off part of the retail park near Aldi and Food Warehouse for the […]

1 month ago
Crash damages front of house in Avenham Lane

The car has been badly damaged in the crash Pic: justanumber A house within a Conservation Area in Preston has been damaged when a driver crashed into the front of it. The property in Avenham Lane has seen extensive damage to […]

2 months ago
Support for rebuilding Old Tram Bridge as a ‘rainbow bridge’

John Bridge's re-imagined Old Tram Bridge What began as an April Fool’s joke from a Preston architect has begun gathering momentum as an idea for restoring one of the city’s bridges. The Old Tram Bridge remains […]

2 months ago
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