“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 […]6 years ago Opinion: Preston Council’s financial position is facing an ill wind but is there a silver lining?
It’s an ill wind that blows no good; and austerity is an ill wind, especially for local government. While the pace and depth of the cuts has always been an […]6 years ago Prestonians invited to bid for up to £22,000 in Preston City Council community funding
Up to £22,000 could be pumped into community projects across Preston. A Community Innovation Fund has been set up by Preston City Council to support local groups who want to […]6 years ago Opinion: Why council tax HAS to rise in Preston…
This week, I will be proposing that Preston Council raise its share of the council tax bill by just under 2 per cent. My own monthly payment of £107 will […]7 years ago Advertisement Advertisement Preston Community Network given emergency £12,000 of council funding
A community group who provide a vital link between many different groups in Preston is receiving emergency funding from Preston City Council. Preston Community Network are there to give a […]7 years ago High profile court cases boost Preston city council financial position
Preston city council are offered a slight financial respite with their latest accounts update. Officers have sent a report to the council’s cabinet detailing how the Town Hall is currently £728,000 […]7 years ago Opinion: Martyn Rawlinson explains the council budget for the year ahead
This is not budgeting anymore…it’s survival. In 2009/10 Preston Council had an income of just under £30million – by 2015 it’s income will me just under £23million; most of that […]8 years ago Preston budget: Councillors to meet to discuss Preston council tax increase and cutbacks
Preston’s councillors will meet on Thursday to discuss a proposed rise in council tax. The Labour administration, led by councillor Peter Rankin, are proposing a 1.99 per cent rise in […]8 years ago Most Discussed