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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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Focus on Health and Wellbeing event at Preston Flag Market

03 October 2023: Come along to a special wellbeing event at Preston's Flag Market between 10am and 4.30pm on Saturday 7 October, hosted by Preston Wellfest.

Preston parks tennis courts officially reopened following renovation

02 October 2023: Park tennis courts in Preston have officially reopened following a £243,000 renovation, managed by the LTA, and funded by the UK Government and LTA Tennis Foundation and Preston City Council.

More affordable warmth funding for Preston residents

27 September 2023: Funding has been made available to Preston City Council to deliver high impact affordable warmth interventions to individuals who are the most vulnerable to harm from cold or damp homes. Lancashire County Council has provided an Affordable Warmth Grant to districts including Preston.

Consultation: Public Spaces Protection Orders for alley gating

26 September 2023: Local people are being asked to take part in a statutory consultation over whether all alley gates across Preston should continue to be subject to Public Spaces Protection Orders.

Business premises available at Riversway Managed Workshops

22 September 2023: If you have a small business and are looking for premises, the council owns Managed Workshops at Preston Docks, which could be just what you're looking for.

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.

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