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Winckley Square

Winckley Square is a Georgian Square in the heart of Preston city centre, in recent years it has seen a major regeneration and upkeep scheme

Winckley Square lit up by new lampposts

Removal of old lamppost. Pic: Pat Harrison Contractors have replaced temporary lampposts in Winckley Square this week. Modern temporary lamps were placed there after old heritage lampposts were removed after failing safety checks in September 2019. This […]

1 month ago
Tide turning on Garden Street development as water agencies raise flood concerns

How the proposed apartment block in Garden Street could look Controversial plans to build an apartment block off Winckley Square have been dealt a blow by the Local Lead Flood Authority (LLFA) and United Utilities. Both organisations have raised concerns […]

2 months ago
Friends of Winckley Square to present an alternative Christmas concert for 2020

The Winckley Square Christmas tree Pic: Stephen Riley This year’s Friends of Winckley Square Christmas Concert is set to spread festive cheer virtually when it goes out on YouTube. Since being established in 2016, the Friends of Winckley […]

3 months ago
Preston artist Fiona Candy on staying positive and creative in difficult times

Fiona Candy Preston-based artist Fiona Candy talks about how she has been progressing her creative practice and staying positive during this difficult time. Fiona has been a designer in the textile and fashion industry, […]

4 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Six beautiful Preston parks retain their Green Flag Awards

Miller Park thank you key workers 2020 has been a record-breaking year as more than 2,000 green spaces across the country get the international quality mark. And Preston has come up smelling of roses, with six […]

5 months ago
Award-winning artist’s exhibition by appointment at Winckley Square venue

Norman Long at The Artistry House An exhibition of an award-winning artist’s work is running by appointment at a Winckley Square venue. Preston-born artist and painting teacher Norman Long has 63 oil paintings on display at […]

5 months ago
Residents’ flood risk concerns at site of planned Winckley Square flats

Floodwater on Mount Street, with the sports hall in the background Concerned residents say newly discovered information shines a light on the flood risk at the site of planned apartments near Winckley Square. Since Blog Preston told how a row had […]

5 months ago
In case you missed it: Five stories from Preston this week, September 7 to September 11

A583 Riversway and Watery Lane/Strand Road junction. Pic: Google maps A lot has happened in Preston over the last seven days. A school in Longridge saw a partial closure after a staff member tested positive for Covid-19, and a row […]

6 months ago
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