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Residents want more parking, late-night shopping and more leisure choices in Preston city centre survey

The results of a consultation into what residents would like to see in the city centre have been published. It shows the survey was filled out by l...

Reflection and relief at Preston City Council election results

It was the climax of a long and tiring campaign for all the candidates at Preston City Council’s election count on Thursday. For some it was ...

Election 2012: Where to vote – All of Preston’s polling stations mapped

Today sees the local elections in Preston, with all wards up for election apart from College, Moor Park and University. You can take a look at your...

Funding on offer for green-fingered residents and groups

Community groups who help improve the environment could be in with a chance of winning some funding. Preston council is calling on green-fingered o...

Public asked for views on new housing plan for Central Lancashire

A plan to build swathes of new homes in and around Preston goes on public display this week. The strategy proposed by Preston, South Ribble and Cho...

Opinion: Bus station debate shows how Preston has fallen behind

This is a guest post by Steve Ratcliffe. You can find him on Twitter here, and he also blogs here.  To be clear I am neither Pro-Tithebarn nor Pro...

Winckley Square group ask public for opinions on the future of the square

The Winckley Square Community Interest Company (WSCIC) is asking the public for their opinions on the future of the square. The group has been set ...

New permits launched to stop flyering in the city centre

People who hand out flyers in the centre of Preston will now need a permit from the council. From Saturday anyone distributing leaflets will need t...

Licence review for ‘cage fighting’ Greenlands Labour Club

A Preston social club which has caused nationwide outrage for hosting a ‘cage fight’ featuring children as young as 8 will be investiga...

Friends group set up for Fishwick and St Matthew’s

Preston Council’s Unity FM Neighbourhood Management Office on New Hall Lane closed its doors in April this year, following central government spe...

Lancashire MPs: How often is yours absent from Parliament?

The Guardian have written an interesting post on their data blog entitled “MPs and Lords attendance and voting: who’s most active?” “Po...

Re-paving of Preston Flag Market begins ahead of Guild year

The historic market square in the centre of Preston will have the builders in from tomorrow, as the go ahead was given for improvement works. Secti...

Council’s ‘Social Media Toolkit’ debated on BBC Lancashire

If you’d read the post on Preston Council’s ‘Social Media Toolkit’ yesterday, you may have heard me popping up on BBC Lanca...

Council sells just 3 copies of ‘Social Media Toolkit’ in a month

Back in June, we reported the news that Preston City Council had launched a ‘Social Media Toolkit’, priced at £199. The 168-page document is a...

A Harley Davidson-riding vicar, young carers, and Preston in the 80s (Video)

Just browsed some YouTube footage over the last day and found some interesting and amusing clips that have been posted about Preston. The first is ...

Council’s Sports Development team awarded record rating

Preston Council’s Sports Development Team has been awarded the highest rating in the country in a UK wide Quality Assurance Assessment (QUEST). T...

Councillor calls for tougher packaging policy

Preston City Councillor John Potter has submitted a notice of motion that would force new retail shops over a certain size to have an excess packag...

Poynter Street residents express disgust over bin policy

  Next week Preston City Council are introducing a scheme to confiscate bins that are left out on the street after feedback from a public cons...

The best of Blog Preston in May

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Council scrap area forums, pursue new engagement strategy

Preston City Council have changed the format of their neighbourhood working arrangements. The Area Forums have come to an end (as of March 31st) an...

Candidate Focus – A reflection on local politics in Preston

If you’re a regular reader of Blog Preston, you may have seen a few articles related to candidates standing in the forthcoming local election...

Candidate Focus: Sam Gardiner, Labour – Larches

This is another candidate featuring in our Candidate Focus series, designed to tell you a bit more…

Candidate Focus: John Swindells, Labour – University

This is the another candidate featuring in our Candidate Focus series, designed to tell you a bit…

Candidate Focus: Mark Cotterill, England First – Ribbleton

This is the another candidate featuring in our Candidate Focus series, designed to tell you a bit…

Candidate Focus: Neil Cartwright, Conservative – Rural East

This is the another candidate to featuring in our Candidate Focus series, designed to tell you a…

Candidate Focus: Michael Yates, Liberal Democrats – Garrison

This is the third candidate to feature in our Candidate Focus series, designed to tell you a…

Candidate Focus: Ian McCormick, Green Party – Garrison

This is the second candidate to feature in our Candidate Focus series, designed to tell you a…

Candidate Focus: Peter Pringle, Liberal Democrats – Ingol

This is the first candidate to feature in our Candidate Focus series, designed to tell you a…

Western Area Forum Report

The first of a series of Area Forums focusing on the Guild took place last night at…

Preston in February – A roundup

Feburary saw an upturn in content on Blog Preston due to an influx of new writers as…

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