Keep up to date with all the latest news and updates from Preston City Council.
The city of Preston has formally welcomed Councillor Neil Darby as its 694th Mayor and one of the youngest to hold the role, as far as our personal records show, at just 34 years old.
New Preston Markets Manager, Mark Beck, has taken up his new role, and just in time too. With the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations and the national Love Your Local Market campaign hot on his heels.
Preston's pop-up Mobile Events Tent (The MET) launches with a full programme of events for the summer (12 May 2022)
Last night saw the launch event of Preston's brand-new interactive Mobile Event Tent (The MET), as part of Preston's 'Pop-Up' projects, financed from £1 million of initial funding the city secured from the government's Towns Fund for a series of regeneration projects in the Harris Quarter.
The Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay is confirmed to visit Preston during its final journey through England this summer, as the full route is revealed.
The Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library is among 66 cultural organisations across the country to benefit from a share of over £22.7 million from Arts Council England's Capital Investment Programme.
Opening May 14 2022, an interactive Mobile Event Tent (The MET) will be installed, as part of Preston's 'Pop-Up' projects, invigorating the City Centre and helping to encourage people back into central Preston and supporting businesses hit hard by the pandemic.
Planning Application for Preston's Animate, Cinema and Leisure Complex given green light. (31 March 2022)
The planning application for Preston's city-owned £40 million cinema and leisure complex, Animate, has been given the green light by the Council's planning committee.