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Ongoing support and advice for businesses as lockdown restrictions are lifted.

Council news 2020

Preston City Council outlines support during COVID19 (20 March 2020)

Preston City Council will introduce a number of adjustments to its services to support people and businesses in the city impacted by the COVID19 virus.

Preston City Council pays out £9.3million of business support grants (17 April 2020)

Preston City Council has paid out over £9.3million of grants to 780 local businesses as part of a Government support scheme.

Mayor of Preston to Make History (20 April 2020)

The current Mayor of Preston, Councillor David Borrow, will be one of only three mayors in the past 100 years to serve the role in Preston for over a year.

Project team announced for Re-Imagining the Harris (29 April 2020)

Following last year's announcement of National Lottery development funding, we're now delighted to introduce the partner team for the ambitious Re-Imagining the Harris project.

Councillor steps down at Preston City Council

Councillor Ian Donnell has stood down as a Councillor for Preston Rural East to embark on a new career as a doctor after completion of his medical training at Royal Preston Hospital.

Thank You banner unveiled at The Harris (15 May 2020)

Preston City Council have commissioned a new banner on The Harris balcony, thanking all Key Workers, NHS and volunteers during COVID19.

New government grant to support small businesses (01 June 2020)

Small businesses in Preston who have lost revenue as a result of Covid-19 may be eligible for a new grant announced by the government.

Lancashire Encounter will be back in 2021 (1 June 2020)

Preston's weekend of arts, music and performances - Lancashire Encounter - is another casualty of the Coronavirus pandemic and will now return in September 2021.

The Harris and Preston Markets to light up purple to support the fight against racism. (1 June 2020)

The Harris and Preston Markets will be lit purple from late Monday 1 June until Wednesday 3 June in solidarity with those protesting racism and injustice worldwide.

Priest Town Brewing Expands at Preston Markets (02 June 2020)

Priest Town Brewing has expanded to a larger stall in the Box Market at Preston Markets.

Preston to host Wales for 2021 Rugby League World Cup (10 June 2020)

With 500 days to go until the opening fixture of the Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021), tournament organisers have announced that Preston will be the training base for Wales' men's team.

A virtual year for Preston Partnership (10 June 2020)

Preston Partnership is going virtual until at least April 2021 in order to continue its dialogue with businesses and organisations from the public, private and third sector about the future, strengths and opportunities of the city.

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