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Preston council tax bills to rise and the latest on council financial position

Inside the council chamber at Preston Town Hall 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 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 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

The sun rising over Preston Pic: Tony Worrall 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

Stormy skies remain over Preston in terms of its financial position Pic: Tony Worrall 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?

Jade with step dad Martyn 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

The sky is anything but blue at the Town Hall right now... Pic: Jason Connolly 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

Back entrance to the Town Hall in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall “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
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