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Council news 2024


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

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Encounter Festival Secures £96,000 of Arts Council England Funding for 2024

7 May 2024: Encounter Festival, Preston's premier cultural festival, is thrilled to announce the successful awarding of funding from Arts Council England for its 2024 edition.

Preston's £45m+ Animate leisure complex on tenterhooks

1 May 2024: A local artist's homage to the history and culture of Preston has been completed at the city's £45m-plus Animate leisure complex.

Planning permission approved for new grassroots sports facilities

25 April 2024: Plans for a new sports and community facility at Preston's Ashton Park have been approved.

BBC Radio 2 in the Park 2024

24 April 2024: Radio 2's flagship annual live music event, Radio 2 in the Park, will take place this year in Moor Park at Preston, on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September.

Burial and Cremation fees held to ease cost of living squeeze

15 March 2024: In recognition of the continuing cost-of-living squeeze, Members decided not to apply an inflationary rise to fees for burial and cremation services from April 2024, as would normally be the case.

Preston student wins recycling vehicle artwork competition

15 March 2024: The winners of an exciting bin wagon design competition for secondary school pupils in Preston have been announced.

Preston explores friendship arrangement with town in Palestine

13 March 2024: Preston City Council is exploring the possibility of extending the hand of friendship to a town in Palestine as a symbol of our sympathy with the people of Palestine, the wider Middle East and those of all faiths and communities who are suffering through conflict across the globe.

The Harris unveils new space celebrating diversity and identity

14 March 2024: The Harris, Preston's cultural hub, is thrilled to unveil the newly imagined First Floor Balcony. This revitalised space is designed with a clear purpose: to immerse visitors in a blend of library services, art and museum collections.

Preston introduces recycling-on-the-go city centre bins

13 March 2024: Look out for four new specific litter bins in Preston's city centre to encourage 'Recycling on-the-go' while you're out and about.

Preston City Council backs Renters (Reform) Bill change to reduce homelessness

12 March 2024: The Leader of Preston City Council has joined a cross-party group of more than a hundred council leaders in England, in backing an amendment to the Renters (Reform) Bill to increase notice periods for private tenants being evicted.

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