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Preston Model probably better known outside of the area it aims to benefit

Preston's skyline along the River Ribble Pic: Tony Worrall The “Preston Model” of public sector working is probably better known beyond the borders of the city that lent its name to the concept. That was the assessment of a […]

2 months ago
Lancashire devolution: Your guide to what it all means and how to have your say

County Hall, Preston Pic: Preston Digital Archive Lancashire residents have just a month left to have their say on the county’s long-awaited devolution deal. A public consultation is well under way on the provisional agreement, which was […]

2 months ago
Ambition, not promise, that council tax for low-income Preston residents could be scrapped

Preston Council Town Hall Pic: Tony Worrall Low-income residents in Preston could see their council tax bills cut to zero in coming years – if local authority finances allow it. Preston City Council’s deputy leader, Martyn Rawlinson, […]

2 months ago
Battle for the soul of Ashton Park: Legal challenge expected after residents ‘totally ignored’ in favour of ambitious plans

The proposed sports hub at Ashton Park The councillor leading contested plans for a football-driven revamp of a Preston park says he hopes that those locals currently opposed to the idea will have second thoughts once the […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Four Preston groups share £22,000 of reclaimed criminal cash

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Andrew Snowden £22,752 criminal’s cash to fight crime has been awarded to projects across Preston. Andrew Snowden, Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, has awarded another £77k to projects taking the fight to […]

2 months ago
Preston and South Ribble Christmas and New Year bin collection dates confirmed

A bin out for collection in Preston Pic: Christopher Lucas The Christmas bin collection dates have been revealed for Preston and South Ribble. You may have been thinking when you need to put your bins out over the festive period […]

2 months ago
Penwortham Town Council respond over ‘ownership query’ of The Fleece Inn car park

The Fleece Inn in Liverpool Road is now charging for use of its car park - unless you're a customer at the pub Pic: Google Penwortham Town Council has released a statement after queries over whether it had ownership rights over a pub car park. Residents in Penwortham had been expressing their anger after The […]

2 months ago
Garden waste fee from Preston City Council to increase for first time in years

Preston Council Town Hall Pic: Tony Worrall The fee households have to pay to have their garden waste collected in Preston is set to rise for the first time in six years. Preston City Council will increase […]

2 months ago
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