Preston Council

Mayor of Preston for 2013-14 Veronica Afrin

Mayor Afrin to host charity ball to raise cash for good causes

Tickets for a swanky night to raise money for the outgoing Mayor’s charities are on sale. Prestonians are invited the celebrate Councillor Veronica Afrin’s time in office during a black tie event at Deepdale. The Mayor’s Gala Dinner will be held on Friday 21 March at The Villa at Preston North End in the Invincibles Lounge. It starts with a drinks reception at 7pm, followed […]

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Martyn Rawlinson

Opinion: Martyn Rawlinson explains the council budget for the year ahead

This is not budgeting anymore…it’s survival. In 2009/10 Preston Council had an income of just under £30million – by 2015 it’s income will me just under £23million; most of that reduction is government grants. When you take into account inflation and increases in fees and charges in that period, then the loss of income overall is even greater. If people think that this government are […]

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Civic Funeral of Sir Tom Finney: A Preston legend

People gathered by the thousands today to pay homage to their hero, a Preston legend known to all as Sir Tom. Although the forecast promised downpours, as if by a miracle the weather remained bright and sunny throughout the whole service. As the funeral cortège entered Church Street from Lancaster Road the crowds applauded with unashamed pride for the man that they all loved and admired. […]

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Preston budget: Councillors to meet to discuss Preston council tax increase and cutbacks

Preston’s councillors will meet on Thursday to discuss a proposed rise in council tax. The Labour administration, led by councillor Peter Rankin, are proposing a 1.99 per cent rise in council tax for the year ahead. In late January the scale of cutbacks proposed by the city council were revealed. They outlined how due to reductions in central government funding the city council would need […]

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Preston City Council budget: Have your say

Preston City Council revealed its budget will fall by £3.6 million and council tax will increase by 2 per cent. The council presented their proposed budget for the next 3 years, the full details of which are outlined in ‘Cabinet Budget Proposals 2014/15 – 2018/19’ which can on the council website. The proposed budget is still out for consultation and the council is asking the […]

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The test mast off Wallend Road

Wind farm test mast finally makes it up near the Docks

A council scheme to potentially make millions out of wind energy got off the ground late last week. Preston City Council’s civic energy scheme has put up a test mast near the Docks to test whether the city has enough wind power. Engineers had previously abandoned an attempt to put up the mast near Wallend Road, Riversway, due to high winds on Wednesday which lashed […]

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