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Council news 2023


Keep up to date with all the latest news and updates from Preston City Council.

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Street Support Officers welcome students to Preston

21 September 2023: Preston City Council's Street Safety Officers (SSOs) are looking forward to welcoming and supporting the influx of new students and visitors to the city over the next few months in the run up to Christmas.

International Market returns to Preston

21 September 2023: Following a successful visit earlier in the year, the popular International Market will be returning to Preston Flag Market for three days of delicious food, drinks and crafts from across the world.

Encounter Festival 2023 declared a resounding success

20 September 2023: The curtains have closed on another spectacular edition of Encounter Festival, and the resounding verdict is in - the festival has once again exceeded all expectations, leaving attendees with great memories and a deep appreciation for the power of art and community.

Encounter Festival's Torchlight Procession to illuminate the streets of Preston

12 September 2023: Encounter Festival is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated Torchlight Procession on Saturday 16 September, a magnificent spectacle that will illuminate the streets of Preston with music, dance, and vibrant energy.

Scottish Ministerial delegation visits Preston

12 September 2023: Preston City Council played host to the Scottish Minister for Community Wealth and Public Finance Tom Arthur recently, during a visit to find out more about Preston's approach to Community Wealth Building.

Guild Hall closed pending surveys amid national roofing fears

11 September 2023: It is believed that RAAC (reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete) is present in the roof panels of the Grand Hall and Charter Theatre within the Guild Hall. Following national guidance and pending a thorough investigation by specialist structural engineers, both venues will remain closed and secured.

Heritage Skills experience day in Preston celebrates success

8 September 2023: The Heritage Skills Experience Day at Preston's Flag Market, held on August 31, 2023, exceeded all expectations as it provided a unique platform for the public to immerse themselves in the world of traditional craftsmanship.

World Suicide Prevention awareness event in Preston

5 September 2023: To raise awareness of world suicide prevention, come along to a special event at Preston's Bus Station between 10am and 3.30pm on Saturday 9 September, hosted by Preston Wellfest.

Encounter Festival showcases a diverse and captivating lineup

1 September 2023: Encounter Festival is pleased to unveil the exceptional lineup of performances that will take over Preston with creativity and performance during the weekend of Friday 15 until Sunday 17 September.

Encounter Festival - Community and Traditions stage

31 August 2023: Encounter Festival is proud to announce the Community and Traditions Stage, a vibrant platform that will celebrate local talent and cultural traditions during the festival.

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