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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.

Play areas in Preston’s parks to reopen as lockdown restrictions ease

How part of the new Grange Park play area looks Play areas in many of Preston’s parks will start to reopen from today (Saturday 4 July) as the government continues to ease lockdown restrictions. Avenham Park, Moor Park, Ashton Park […]

1 month ago
Stoneygate ‘Urban Village’ plans to be discussed further by Council

Sketch showing a view from Church Street to Manchester Road roundabout Plans for development to the Stoneygate area will be revisited by councillors this week. Original plans to redevelop the area into an ‘urban village’ – released last July – show […]

2 months ago
Man taken to hospital with leg wounds after reports of stabbing in Avenham Park

Emergency services are in Avenham Park after a man was reportedly stabbed in the leg near the Japanese Gardens. Police and ambulance crews attended the park, shortly after 2pm following […]

2 months ago
Fire crews called in to rescue teenage boys who were stuck under Avenham Park bridge

Firefighters were called in to rescue three teenage boys who were stuck on a plinth under the old railway bridge on Avenham Park. Crews from Penwortham, Preston and Chorley went […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Dog control orders at some Preston nature reserves and parks being reviewed

Some areas of the city are already covered by the new Public Space Protection Orders - such as Ashton Park Pic: Tony Worrall The city is to be asked whether it wants seven dog control orders in parks and natures reserves in Preston to continue. Preston City Council is due to begin a […]

2 months ago
Preston gets two new pop-up cycle lanes

The cycle lane down Fylde Road Pop-up cycle lanes are appearing across Preston to encourage people to get on two wheels post-lockdown. Lancashire County Council says it wants to make it easier for people to cycle […]

2 months ago
Preston’s homeless receiving urgent medical care and support due to new scheme

The team co-ordinating the medical support pictured at The Foxton Centre Rough sleepers who are being housed in hotels and other properties throughout the coronavirus pandemic are receiving emergency medical care. A new triage service has been set up to help […]

3 months ago
Former temple in Avenham to be demolished with housing planned

Damage to the cars and the fire also spread to part of the building Pic: Kacper Krol An abandoned Hindu Temple in Avenham is set to be pulled down. Land next to the temple and the building itself have become a hotspot for anti-social behaviour, fly-tipping and […]

3 months ago
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