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Petition handed in as Preston Cemetery rules row continues

Patricia Varty handing in the petition at the Town Hall, flanked by Ribbleton councillor Jonathan Saksena and deputy leader councillor Jon Swindells Pressure on Preston Council to take a different approach to policing rules about graves in Preston is growing. A petition of more than 4,500 names has been presented at the […]

3 years ago
Folk trio to play concert among Preston’s war graves in cemetery

William Young, who received the Victoria Cross, is buried in Preston Cemetery where the folk band will play The Preston men who gave their lives in the First World War are to be remembered during Remembrance weekend. A free event at Preston Cemetery is to see a guided […]

3 years ago
Preston Cemetery targeted again by fly tippers

The rubbish left strewn in the Cemetery's bushes Pic: David Hudson More rubbish has been left littered around Preston’s Cemetery in Ribbleton. A number of black bin bags and a cardboard box full of clothes were dumped in the Cemetery. Volunteer […]

3 years ago
Disgraceful fly tipping at Preston Cemetery

Fly tipping in Preston Cemetery Pic: Jack Varey Bin bags, mattresses and household waste have been left strewn across Preston’s Cemetery. Sunday morning dog walkers found the fly tipping lining the paths at the Miller Road entrance in […]

3 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Cemetery families lobby Preston councillors about enforcement action

A review of Preston Cemetery’s rules is to take place following a petition by families who look after loved one’s graves. The petition follows a number of letters received by […]

3 years ago
Preston Cemetery memorials review halted by council

Pressure from parents who have been told they may face having to remove tributes from graves of their children may have triggered a council u-turn. Rules about the size and […]

3 years ago
Family of murdered Jon-Jo Highton told to remove tributes from his grave

The mother of a murdered teenager has been ordered to remove tributes from her son’s grave, in the week which marks the anniversary of his death. Jon-Jo Highton, 18, was […]

3 years ago
Heritage Open Days, Sunday September 13

Preston Cemetery has been targeted by vandals on a number of occasions Preston’s Heritage Open Days event draws to a close after a four day weekend of exploring hidden gems of the city through tours and open visits. The event has seen […]

4 years ago
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