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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.

St Joseph’s Orphanage redevelopment scheme for flats and townhouses set for approval

Aerial shot shows the current condition of the St Joseph's Orphanage Pic: Stephen Melling Major proposals to redevelop the St Joseph’s Orphanage site look set for approval. Czero Developments who took on the site have applied to convert the chapel and tower buildings to […]

4 months ago
Apartments plan for former tax office in Winckley Square

The former HMRC building in Winckley Square is set to become a complex of 70 apartments. Empire Property Concepts Ltd has submitted plans to Preston City Council to convert Charles […]

4 months ago
Man dies after falling from Avenham car park

A man has died after falling from Avenham car park. Police and paramedics were called to Syke Street at 1:55pm today (Wednesday April 15) to reports a person had fallen […]

4 months ago
Avenham Park left empty as Preston Easter Egg rolling goes online

A tradition dating back more than 150 years in Preston was taken online this year. Easter Egg Rolling usually attracts more than 10,000 visitors to Avenham and Miller Park but […]

4 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston snuggled up for the Big PNE Sleep In for The Foxton Centre

Estelle Noblett got the kids, and dog, involved in the Big PNE Sleep In Dozens of kind-hearted Prestonians snuggled down on their living room floors to show solidarity with the city’s homeless. The Big PNE Sleep In invited the city to set up tents, […]

4 months ago
Volunteers deliver food parcels across Avenham and Frenchwood

Donated food piles up ready to be sorted by Preston's Promise Pic: Preston's Promise A community group helped feed some of Preston’s most in-need households this week. Preston’s Promise, a group of volunteers, are operating a Kind Meals Service. Juice drinks, rice, crackers and […]

4 months ago
Annual Easter Avenham ‘Egg Rolling’ cancelled due to Coronavirus

The traditional and much-loved Egg Rolling annual event is cancelled for 2020 due to the coronavirus. The annual event has been a big Easter tradition for Prestonians for over 150 […]

5 months ago
Preston’s annual Egg Rolling back for Easter Monday 2020

A sea of people in Avenham Park Pic: Jim Beattie Preston’s annual Easter Egg Rolling event is back for 2020 with a fun-packed line-up. The Easter Monday extravaganza will include the traditional activities of egg rolling – on the hour […]

5 months ago
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