Council tax bills for Preston homeowners look set to rise from April. Preston City Council is raising its share of the council tax bill by 2.99 per cent. This will […]5 months ago Mini-supermarket plans for former Perry’s site due for refusal
The former Perry’s site in Blackpool Road Owners of one retail park have objected to a smaller retail park being created near Deepdale retail park. Proposals for the former Perry’s […]2 years ago Opinion: Austerity all over bar the uncertainty?
Is there a brighter financial sky over the Town Hall now? Pic: Tony Worrall On the 8th of June at 10pm when the polls closed and the exit poll predicted […]2 years ago Opinion: Some New Year’s resolutions for Prestonians
I’m making 5 new year resolutions for Preston. The future is finely balanced with much to be excited about and much to be feared – but you could help tip […]3 years ago Advertisement Advertisement Why storm clouds remain over Preston City Council’s financial position
Imagine a constantly stormy sea, where you are tossed around a lifeboat like a rag doll, at the whim of forces beyond your control and then, just briefly, the storm […]3 years ago What can Preston’s teenage councillor bring to politics?
In the early hours of May 6th an 18-year-old was elected to Preston Council. It was reported by many news outlets including the national BBC news website. Alongside the congratulations […]3 years ago Opinion: Explaining the financial situation at Preston City Council
You’ve probably heard this one before, Preston Council’s grants from central government from 2019 onwards will be nil, zero, zilch, but I’m afraid it’s no joke. The grants, reduced from […]3 years ago Preston Council budget: Grim warning sounded as referendum may be called on council tax rise
“By 2020 there could be nothing left” This is the stark warning from Preston City Council’s finance chief. Councillor Martyn Rawlinson says ‘all options’ are on the table to find […]4 years ago Most Discussed