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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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The Harris unveils new space celebrating diversity and identity

14 March 2024: The Harris, Preston's cultural hub, is thrilled to unveil the newly imagined First Floor Balcony. This revitalised space is designed with a clear purpose: to immerse visitors in a blend of library services, art and museum collections.

Preston introduces recycling-on-the-go city centre bins

13 March 2024: Look out for four new specific litter bins in Preston's city centre to encourage 'Recycling on-the-go' while you're out and about.

Preston City Council backs Renters (Reform) Bill change to reduce homelessness

12 March 2024: The Leader of Preston City Council has joined a cross-party group of more than a hundred council leaders in England, in backing an amendment to the Renters (Reform) Bill to increase notice periods for private tenants being evicted.

Join us for Egg Rolling in Avenham Park on Easter Monday

8 March 2024: With a unique blend of workshops, street theatre, and live music, this event promises a memorable experience for attendees of all ages.

New design unveiled for a new Tram Bridge

7 March 2024: The final design has been unveiled for a new structure that will replace the former Old Tram Bridge over the River Ribble linking Preston city centre and South Ribble.

Making Homes from Houses scheme success for Empty Homes week

6 March 2024: Every March we celebrate Empty Homes Week, with the theme for 2024 being 'Powers in Action', demonstrating the powers local authorities have to bring empty properties back into use.

Preston's young people to choose Youth Zone brand name

5 March 2024: Young people living in Preston and beyond are being invited to choose the new name and brand for their Youth Zone.

Once in a generation deal to bring more affordable homes to Preston

1 March 2024: Preston City Council and Onward Homes have unveiled a new partnership that will boost the number of affordable homes in the city.

Preston unveils exciting city event programme for 2024

29 February 2024: Preston City Council is thrilled to announce its programme of events for 2024. Throughout the year, Preston will host a variety of events across the city. From music and art to celebrations of culture, there is something for everyone.

Preston College wins government-funded contract to deliver skills programmes

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

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