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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.

Woman targeted 81-year-old widow with dementia for her own financial gain

A woman who preyed on a vulnerable man with dementia has handed a three year Criminal Behaviour Order to protect the public. Claire Neville, 48, of no fixed address, persistently […]

23 hours ago
The Foxton Centre gives lockdown makeover to Smiths Rec in Frenchwood

The new Smiths rec Foxton Centre mural. Preston locals and The Foxton Centre have painted a new mural at Frenchwood green space Smiths Rec. The Foxton Centre has been working alongside young people and community members to […]

3 days ago
Photography exhibition celebrates Preston’s vanishing places and spaces

John Robertson with his work on display at The Larder Pic: Lisa Brown A new exhibition of artwork with Preston as its focus has gone on display in the windows of The Larder Café in the city centre. ‘Marginal Images’ is the culmination […]

2 weeks ago
The Foxton Centre receives grant to help Preston’s rough sleepers

Jeff Marsh, CEO at The Foxton Centre The Foxton Centre in Avenham has received a grant to purchase essential items for rough sleepers. The charity appealed to the Morrisons Foundation in the immediate aftermath of the Covid-19 […]

1 month ago
Advertisement Advertisement Longridge and South Ribble are not included in the Preston local lockdown

A woman having a coronavirus test After the announcement today of a government enforced local lockdown from midnight, many people in and around Preston are concerned about whether the lockdown will affect their household. The local […]

2 months ago
Cyclists fight back, blaming dog walkers for safety issues on the Guild Wheel

Dog and cyclist on the Guild Wheel Pic Tony Worrall Cyclists are taking to social media to defend themselves and lay the blame for Guild Wheel safety issues on dog walkers. In an article published by Blog Preston last week, […]

2 months ago
Preston-based charity receives £144k emergency coronavirus funding

Age Concern Central Lancashire volunteer Age Concern Central Lancashire has been awarded £144,000 to help secure its future post-Covid-19. The special grant came thanks to emergency Government funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund. The […]

2 months ago
Growing safety concerns over ‘speeding cyclists’ on Frenchwood and Avenham paths

A cyclist in Avenham Park Prestonians are concerned that a serious accident could be caused by speeding cyclists on the Guild Wheel. Locals walking the riverside paths in Frenchwood and Avenham and Miller Parks say […]

2 months ago
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