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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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Smiles better for residents facing language barriers

14 February 2024: In November, Preston City Council put a call out for quality partners to deliver a range of skills development programmes to support local people as part of its UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) programme.

Be a part of Preston Volunteers

07 February 2024: Preston City Council is getting behind new organisation Preston Volunteers with funding from the Government's UK Shared Prosperity Funding.

The Harris appoints industry-leading contractors for museum £16 million refit

5 February 2024: The refurbishment of The Harris has taken another step forward with the appointment of a fit-out team that will help cement the Museum's position as one of the region's leading visitor attractions and a contemporary cultural hub.

Preston's People Climate Jury appointed

30 January 2024: Local people who reflect the diverse make up of Preston have now been appointed to Preston People's Climate Jury.

Holocaust Memorial Day - Fragility of Freedom

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) takes place each year on 27 January in remembrance of those murdered during genocides around the world.

Update on RAAC at the Guild Hall Preston

25 January 2024: Specialist RAAC engineers have now carried out a triage inspection of the Guild Hall and it has been confirmed that RAAC (reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete) is present in the roof panels of the Grand Hall and Charter Theatre venues within the building.

Youth Zone Progresses with Appropriation of Rights

15 January 2024: The proposed Youth Zone project, in the heart of Preston's Harris Quarter, has progressed with the Appropriation of Rights for the land needed to allow for the development of the site.

Consultation on proposed Devolution Deal for Lancashire

12 January 2024: In November 2023, the Government announced it would be willing to enter into a devolution deal with Lancashire County Council, Blackburn with Darwen Council and Blackpool Council to create a new Combined County Authority. They are now urging people to have their say through a County-wide consultation.  

Deadline to register for the Preston People's Jury only days away

8 January 2024: More than 6,000 randomly selected households across the borough have received letters inviting them to be part of the Preston People's Climate jury and time is running out to register. The deadline to return applications is next Monday 15 January.

Knockout news: Lancashire School of Boxing opens new venue

8 January 2024: Lancashire School of Boxing will unveil its brand-new boxing ring and gym at Aqueduct Street Mill on Tuesday 9 January, thanks in part to financial support from Preston City Council. The club has been awarded £8,000 from the UK Government through the Council's UK Shared Prosperity Fund allocation, to enable it to install a top-notch rubber gym floor and essential infrastructure to support the boxing equipment.

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