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Preston saw fifth highest jump in hospitality footfall in the UK after 17 May rules change

Social Sundays at Market Street Social and PLAU. New research has revealed that footfall and visits in the UK’s hospitality and restaurant sector went up by around a third (32%) in the week immediately following the re-opening of […]

6 months ago
Preston restaurants and bars excited to welcome people back on 17 May

Venues across Preston are about to join retail colleagues in re-opening their doors for indoor custom. Over 50 venues across the city centre will reopen from Monday, 17 May, welcoming […]

7 months ago
Euros Fan Zone planned for Preston Flag Market

A view across the Flag Market Pic: Tony Worrall Preston’s historic Flag Market will be transformed in to a Euros 2020 (now being played in 2021) Fan Zone to live-broadcast England’s group games. Preston BID, in association with Walker&Williams […]

7 months ago
‘Strong and safe return’ to Preston high streets predicted by Preston BID

View along Fishergate in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall As the shops prepare to reopen in the next stage of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to reopen the country, Preston high streets are no different as shops anticipate a […]

8 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Free face masks, power washing and extra cleaning planned for Preston city centre from 12 April

Looking down Fishergate in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall Preston’s city centre retailers are ready to safely reopen their doors from 12 April, in line with the government’s publicised road map. Shops and personal care businesses are preparing to […]

9 months ago
Watch back Preston’s virtual Christmas lights switch on for 2020

Marcus and Justine, Pride of Preston winners, hit the big red button on Fishergate's lights Preston’s Christmas lights switch on was a very different affair for 2020. Usually thousands of people are packed onto the Flag Market, scoffing parched peas and trying to keep warm […]

1 year ago
Preston high street recovering post-lockdown

Queues outside the Fishergate Shopping Centre and Primark Pic: Paul Melling Preston’s high street is performing better than Manchester and Liverpool during post-lockdown recovery, according to a new report. The Centre for Cities ‘High Street Recovery Tracker’, compiled using anonymised mobile […]

1 year ago
Preston set to receive £125k to help with safe reopening of high streets

Preston BID Preston cleaning crew disinfecting street furniture Pic: Donna Clifford Councillors are set to approve funding to help Preston’s high streets and commercial areas safely open back up. As part of the Reopening High Streets Safely scheme provided by the […]

1 year ago
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