Preston Docks

News and information about Preston Docks, which includes Preston Marina. Now a leisure, retail and housing complex it was previously the city’s docklands.

Santa Dash for St Catherine’s Hospice returning to Preston Docks

Preparing to race around the Docks for the Santa Dash Pic: St Catherine's Hospice Hundreds of Santa’s will make their way around Preston Docks for the annual city Santa Dash. Running to raise funds for St Catherine’s Hospice there’s almost 300 people already registered […]

7 days ago
Preston car dealership makes Sunday closing and six-day opening permanent

BMW Motorrad - the Bowker Motor Group at Preston Docks Pic Tony Worrall A pilot back in May saw the showroom close on a Sunday and that's now being made permanent and extended to further Bowker sites.

3 weeks ago
Wrong Preston road sign in place for years on Strand Road

The Strand Road sign that should read West Strand Pic: Blog Preston The road sign has been wrong for many years until a Blog Preston reader got in touch to point out the mistake.

1 month ago
Preston plans and schemes, more lost railways and the original M6 plans

The M6 Samlesbury junction rebuild, 1993 Pic: Preston Digital Archive Studying old plans can lead to interesting discoveries. One such discovery reveals another of Preston’s lost railways. Also, the origin of the UK’s motorways goes back further than you might […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement River Ribble flood alert issued covering Penwortham, Hutton, Preston Docks and Freckleton

Looking out at the Bullnose near Preston Docks Pic: Blog Preston Environment Agency North West has issued the warning around the high tide expected on the River Ribble around 1am on Sunday.

2 months ago
Preston Docks workshop units have space become available

The Riversway units currently have units to let Pic: Preston City Council Councillor Martyn Rawlinson said the workshops are an affordable business premises and it's rare they are available.

2 months ago
Preston couple grow ‘first crop of Docks tomatoes’

Ste Whiley with his tomato plant A Preston couple have grown what could be the first crop of tomatoes originating from the Docks. The story began in December 2022 when Victoria and Ste Whiley were out […]

2 months ago
‘Serious and widespread failures’ at Preston Docks children’s home planning expansion at Phoenix Park

PioneerTEC sign and entrance Pic: Google A children’s home at Preston Docks has been rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted. Pioneer Residential Care is home to up to six children who may experience social and emotional difficulties. Registered […]

3 months ago
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