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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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Next chapter in the delivery of the tram bridge

16 May 2024: The next chapter unfolds for the much-loved Tram Bridge, with some preparatory work starting on site and Preston City Council and Lancashire County Council marking this occasion with the opening of a new public exhibition about the bridge.

Preston to Mark D-Day 80th Anniversary with Commemorative Event

14 May 2024: Preston is gearing up for a significant event on Saturday, June 8 as the city prepares to honour the 80th anniversary of the historic D-Day landings.

Preston Caribbean Carnival 2024: Celebrating 50 Years of Colourful Culture

13 May 2024: As the 50th Preston Caribbean Carnival approaches, organisers are gearing up for a spectacular celebration of Caribbean culture like never before.

Crane Operation Marks Major Milestone in The Harris Your Place Project

9 May 2024: The Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library in Preston is currently reaching a significant phase in its ongoing restoration project. A crane operation is underway to install Air Handling Units and roof gantries onto The Harris roof from Lancaster Road.

Preston Outdoor Market Reintroduces Friday Trading

8 May 2024: After a hiatus of several years, Preston City Council have announced the reintroduction of Friday trading at Preston's Outdoor Market.

Encounter Festival Secures £96,000 of Arts Council England Funding for 2024

7 May 2024: Encounter Festival, Preston's premier cultural festival, is thrilled to announce the successful awarding of funding from Arts Council England for its 2024 edition.

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

1 May 2024: A local artist's homage to the history and culture of Preston has been completed at the city's £45m-plus Animate leisure complex.

Planning permission approved for new grassroots sports facilities

25 April 2024: Plans for a new sports and community facility at Preston's Ashton Park have been approved.

BBC Radio 2 in the Park 2024

24 April 2024: Radio 2's flagship annual live music event, Radio 2 in the Park, will take place this year in Moor Park at Preston, on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September.

Burial and Cremation fees held to ease cost of living squeeze

15 March 2024: In recognition of the continuing cost-of-living squeeze, Members decided not to apply an inflationary rise to fees for burial and cremation services from April 2024, as would normally be the case.

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