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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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Windrush 76 Festival - A Two-Day Celebration of Culture in Preston

14 June 2024: The Windrush Festival returns to Avenham Park in Preston on Sunday, 23 June 2024

Sting and Pet Shop Boys to headline Radio 2 in the Park

3 June 2024: As announced by Zoe Ball on The Radio 2 Breakfast Show, Sting will front his new power rock trio to headline the BBC's festivities in Preston on Saturday night and Pet Shop Boys will headline Sunday night.

Encounter Festival Unveils New Brand Identity

28 May 2024: Encounter Festival, the annual arts and cultural event in Preston, is proud to unveil its new brand identity for the upcoming 2024 festival.

Preston residents provide recommendations on how the City can tackle climate change

24 May 2024: At the University of Central Lancashire's Media Factory, 20 residents of Preston, all members of the People's Climate Jury, unveiled their recommendations for addressing climate change to a group of invited guests.

All you need to know about International Trade

23 May 2024: If you've been considering trading outside of the UK but don't know where to start, then training and support via UK Shared Prosperity Funding, delivered by North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, could help you get started.

Artist Announced for Prestigious Commission at The Harris

23 May 2024: The Harris is thrilled to announce the selected artist for its highly anticipated commission in partnership with the IWM 14-18 NOW Legacy Fund.

Preston welcomes new Mayor

21 May 2024: The city of Preston has formally welcomed Councillor Philip Crowe as its 696th Mayor for 2024/2025, a position that dates back to 1327.

Final words from outgoing Mayor, Cllr Yakub Patel

20 May 2024: Last week concludes the tenure of our 695th Mayor of Preston City. During the 12-month period, the outgoing Mayor, attended 527 events across the city, and welcomed 253 people from across the world, to his Parlour.

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.

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