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Exciting plans for The Harris

The Harris will temporarily close from 5pm on Saturday 2 October.

New resident of Preston

Welcome to Preston, the heart of Lancashire...

Just moved into the area? If so, you will find the following information useful as a new resident of the city:

Please note: for information on local advice and support around COVID-19 and current local restrictions see Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Council Tax

Find out more about Council Tax.

Housing Benefit 

For wider help and advice services in Preston visit Help in Preston.

Bins and recycling

Find out more about bins and recycling.

Register to vote

Find out more about elections and voting.

Local councillors

Find out more about councillors and meetings.

Local community involvement

Find out more about local neighbourhoods and communities.

Help in Preston

Help in Preston is a website for the whole community. Connecting you to the help you need at the time you most need it.

The website brings together information from a wide range of Preston based advice and support services from benefits and money advice, through to housing, health and wellbeing, plus much more.

Jobs and volunteering

For all the latest council job vacancies and volunteering opportunities see jobs and volunteering.

Parks and open spaces

For information on Preston's public parks and open spaces, such as nature reserves, country parks and cycle routes, see Visit Preston - outdoor and adventure.

Leisure, culture and events

For information on things to do and see in Preston, plus upcoming events, quality of life, places to study and the city's investment scene take a look at Visit Preston.

Local services near me

Our find my nearest service provides you with details of the following local services near you:

  • Polling station
  • GP practices
  • Hospitals
  • Opticians
  • Pharmacists
  • Dentists

You can also find personal information about your property, which ward you live in, bin collections dates, local councillors and property planning applications.

Find local services near me

Doing work on your new home?

Useful Lancashire County Council services

The following services are managed by Lancashire County Council. You may find them helpful as a new resident of Preston:

Redirect your post

Ask Royal Mail to send your mail to your new address.

Map address for Preston City Council Town Hall

Preston Town Hall
Lancaster Road





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