13 February 2020
In the aftermath of Storm Ciara and in preparing for Storm Dennis, a decision has been made to cancel some events, particularly those within parks, for the weekend of 15 and 16 February 2020.
Councillor Robert Boswell, Cabinet member for environment and community safety, said,
"I'd firstly like to thank council staff, volunteers and the emergency services for all their efforts in dealing with Storm Ciara last weekend and into this week with the clear up operation.
"As you can imagine, the rain and flooding from the river has had a huge impact on our parks and some areas remain under water and play areas cordoned off for safety.
"Looking ahead to Storm Dennis, we have taken the decision to call off football matches on our pitches and cancel all events due to take place in parks for the rest of this week (Health walks, Run Preston etc).
"The Heartbeat installation at Preston Market remains open as advertised unless the weather causes any damage to it, in which case it will be closed for safety reasons.
"We hope everyone understands the reason behind these decisions and that safety is our number one priority."
The Pavilion Cafe at Avenham Park remains open this weekend, depending on the weather.