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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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Council call out for organisations to deliver bespoke employability and skills support

8 November 2023: Preston City Council is looking for quality partners to deliver nine skills development programmes to support local people, as part of its UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) programme. Interested organisations are invited to apply now via the Council's website.

Statement: Council stance against any form of hate crime

6 November 2023: Statement from Councillor Nweeda Khan, Cabinet Member for Communities and Social Justice, that sets out the Council's stance against any form of hate crime.

New Research study reveals high levels of digital exclusion in Preston

3 November 2023: The results of a study into Digital Inclusion in Preston have been published.

Celebration for Emmaus Charity Artist in Residence for Encounter Festival

27 October 2023: The 'p/reloved' initiative, led by the talented artist Joseph Doubtfire, has captured the essence of creativity and connected with local charities, charity shops, and the Preston community.

The Harris Celebrates 130 Years of Culture, Community, and Innovation

25 October 2023: The Harris, one of Preston's most iconic cultural institutions, is thrilled to announce its 130th anniversary on the 26 October 2023. This remarkable milestone is not only a celebration of history but also a testament to The Harris' commitment to progress and transformation.

Have Your Say: Preston People's Climate Jury to Launch in New Year

24 October 2023: Preston will launch a People's Climate Jury early in 2024 which will provide Preston residents with a chance to have their say on how we tackle climate change in our city.

Funding to help keep Preston swimming pools afloat

19 October 2023: Preston City Council has accepted funding from Sport England to support the increased running costs at the city's two leisure centres at West View and Fulwood.

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

5 October 2023: Preston's Animate leisure complex, one of six major projects planned under the Harris Quarter Towns Fund Investment Programme, is to pay homage to the City's history and culture of the Harris Quarter.

The Harris Announces New Reopening Date in Spring 2025

5 October 2023: The Harris, a cherished cultural institution in the heart of Preston, has announced a significant update regarding its reopening plans for the Harris Your Place project.

New service to help struggling jobseekers move forward

4 October 2023: We have commissioned two local organisations to offer a new service helping local people with complex needs find work, gain skills or take part in training.

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