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Keep up to date with all the latest news and updates from Preston City Council.


New partnership launches in Preston to tackle underage drinking (24 June 2022)

A Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) has launched in Preston to highlight the risks of underage drinking and improve the health and wellbeing of local young people.

The Harris redefines its Community Empowerment Guidelines (23 June 2022)

New Community Empowerment Guidelines have recently been developed to ensure the local community remains at the heart of the Harris' work.

Extra funding as part of Household Support Fund - Round 2 (21 June 2022)

A further amount of much needed cash has been made available to local authorities under the Household Support Fund scheme from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).

Thursday Second Hand Market Returns (20 June 2022)

After two years away, the Second Hand Market is set to return to an additional Thursday slot at Preston Markets.

Ongoing work on the former Evoque nightclub and Odeon cinema (20 June 2022)

Following last month's fire at the former Evoque nightclub and Odeon cinema on Church Street, contractors are continuing to clear the site of the emergency demolition works.

Time for an MOT this Men's Health Week (13 June 2022)

Men's Health Week raises awareness of health issues that affect men and focusses on health problems they may have, or could develop, and to gain the courage to do something about it.

Preston City Council appoint new Deputy Chief Executive (8 June 2022)

Preston City Council has announced the appointment of a new Deputy Chief Executive, following the retirement of Neil Fairhurst. Following an extensive recruitment process, Sarah Threlfall has been appointed to the role.

June's award-winning comedy performances at Preston's The MET (1 June 2022)

Preston's new mobile pop-up events tent - The MET - will see major talent comedians perform in the city centre venue as part of the summer programme of events. Located in the Harris Quarter, adjacent to Preston's Markets, The MET has already hosted several workshops, performances and events for all the family.

Preston's Making Homes from Houses Project Wins National Awards (25 May 2022)

Preston City Council's Empty Homes Team have been recognised by the national Empty Homes Network, winning two awards and receiving a highly commended in a third category.

The Arc Cinema signs deal with Animate - Preston's upcoming cinema and leisure complex (24 May 2022)

The Arc Cinema has signed a 25-year lease at Preston's city-owned cinema and leisure complex Animate, and will occupy a 29,500 square foot space in the new development. Animate is expected to generate more than £7m in economic revenue for Preston, and around 140 jobs.

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