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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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Official re-opening launch event confirmed for the Guild Hall Preston

4 August 2023: The official re-opening launch and the first event open to the general public since its closure, has been confirmed for November.

Council Grant Funds Community Owned Energy in Preston

2 August 2023: Preston City Council has approved funding to support a community energy project which will increase the generation of solar energy in the city and address fuel poverty.

Preston Deputy Leader Clarifies Funding Position For Local Schools

1 August 2023: The Deputy Leader of Preston City Council has clarified the position on funding for local schools raised from developer contributions.

Preston parks awarded Green Flag status

25 July 2023: Preston City Council is celebrating following receiving Green Flag Award for Avenham and Miller Parks, Ashton Park, Fishwick local nature reserve, Haslam Park, Moor Park, and Winckley Square Gardens.

Preston families warmer this winter thanks to affordable warmth funding

13 July 2023: When money was allocated from Lancashire County Council Public Health's £1m affordable warmth fund to all the Lancashire districts, Preston City Council were able to help vulnerable residents and use some of the funding to roll out a range of affordable warmth improvements.

William Young's family mark opening of new road

12 July 2023: One of the three new roads to open in Preston this month, William Young Way, has been officially marked in remembrance of William Young, honoured with a Victoria Cross for his bravery in the First World War, by members of his family.

Preston tackles antisocial cycling at Riverside

12 July 2023: Preston City Council, Lancashire Police, and the Environment Agency are working together to promote responsible cycling along Riverside while the Flood Risk Management Scheme road closures are in place.

Encounter Festival 2023: The Creative Scrap Store Promotes Sustainable Creativity

10 July 2023: One of the festival's exciting initiatives is the Creative Scrap Store, a pop-up shop unit located in the Bus Station, running for four weeks from 16 August until the festival weekend taking place between 15 and 17 September.

Planning permission granted for Preston Youth Zone

7 July 2023: National youth charity, OnSide has received planning approval for a new Youth Zone in Preston. The state-of-the-art youth centre will provide young people with opportunities to engage in activities and access support from skilled youth workers, helping them to develop their skills and reach their full potential.

Embark on a Cultural Journey at Encounter Festival 2023

5 July 2023: The Encounter Festival is delighted to unveil the exciting plans for its highly anticipated 2023 edition, promising an unforgettable celebration of Preston heritage and an immersive showcase of artistic excellence.

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