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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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Support the Torchlight Procession at the Encounter Festival 2023

3 July 2023: We invite you to become a vital part of an extraordinary evening of community celebration, music, and artistic expression by supporting the Torchlight Procession at the Encounter Festival on Saturday 16 September. This special event is seeking your support to ensure its success and continued growth.

New £207m motorway junction and link road to open in Preston

Monday 3 July 2023: A major new £207m road scheme linking parts of Preston and the Fylde Coast to the M55 motorway, will open to the public at 11am today (Monday 3 July).

A new approach to social value launched by Preston City Council

30 June 2023: Preston City Council has approved a Social Value Procurement Framework (SVPF) as a central part of its commitment to increasing the 'social value' or benefit received by local communities through its procurement activity.

Leighton Street Traveller Site receives essential government funding

15 June 2023: Preston's Leighton Street Traveller Site has been successfully awarded £337,220 for essential refurbishment and improvements to the site from the Department of Levelling Up Housing and Communities' (DLUHC) Traveller Site Fund.

Preston Wellfest event for Men's Health week (8 June 2023)

On Wednesday, 14 June, between 10am and 2pm, Preston Wellfest is holding an event in support of Men's Health Week at The Gentry Bar, Preston North End Deepdale Stadium, PR1 6RU.

Bidding Round Goes Live for Preston's UK Shared Prosperity Fund Projects

2 June 2023: Preston City Council has launched a competitive commissioning round to identify partners to deliver key elements of Preston's investment plan for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF).

Looking for business premises? We could have just what you need

31 May 2023: If you have a small business and are looking for premises, the council's property portfolio might have just what you're looking for.

Preston Supports Climate Change and Community Wealth Building Through New Funding

25 May 2023: Preston's programme for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund has been approved by the city council which will benefit the city's communities, businesses and residents by building pride in Preston and increasing life chances.

Preston Welcomes New Mayor

18 May 2023: The city of Preston has formally welcomed Councillor Yakub Patel as its 695th Mayor for 2023/24, a position that dates back to 1327.

South Korean visitors learn about ' The Preston Model'

15 May 2023: A special delegation from South Korea visited Preston recently to meet Cllr Matthew Brown, Leader of Preston City Council, to learn about 'The Preston Model' and the city's ground-breaking work on Community Wealth Building.

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