A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire
Make your own decorations
Using natural materials, join up with the Friends of Walton Park to create your own Christmas wreath and other decorations on December 12. Meet at Walton Park, The Vale, Walton-le-Dale at 10am until noon. £1 per person and booking is essential.
Penwortham Town Council is hosting its annual festive market on December 11. See what’s on offer in shops and stalls along Liverpool Road and Priory Lane, Penwortham between 6pm and 9pm.
A workshop to make Origami for Christmas will take place with Stephen Watson on December 14 at South Ribble Museum and Exhibition Centre, 10.30am to 12.30pm.
Buy home-made, home-grown and hand-crafted goods at, St Andrew’s Church Hall, Longton this Friday, between 10am to 2pm.
Speeding cars on city streets
Residents in Ashton, Preston, raised concerns about speeding on Hesketh Street, Poulton Street and St Andrew’s Avenue during a PACT meeting for the area. Police said speed enforcement operations have been carried out, with more in the pipeline.
Litter lout worry
Youths are loitering in the area around the Duke of York pub in Whittle-le-Woods, near Chorley, and dropping litter, according to worried residents at a recent meeting for the neighbourhood.
Parking wardens have been unable to issue tickets on Brieryfield Road, Preston city centre, due to parking signage being defaced when replaced.
Drug deal plea
Wintesses to drug dealing in Meadow Street, Deepdale, Preston, are being encouraged to contact police on 101 after neighbours raised concerns.
Chocolate shop facelift
ONe of Preston’s best-known city centre shops is to get a new look. Plans to change the frontage of Thorntons confectioners in Fishergate have been submitted to the council. The redesign will include subtle lighting and a change of colour scheme.
Longton Parish Council is investigating the possibility of installing five boundary signs welcoming people into the village, with a request to drive carefully. The estimated cost is £2,500.
Plans have been launched to construct of 14 additional parking spaces in Sheffield Drive, Preston, and a further nine in Nelson Crescent.
Dog day centre
Plans have been launched to change the use of Unit 19 The Old Mill, School Lane, Bamber Bridge, from a storage unit to a dog day care centre.
Christmas sale at switch on
A chance to buy some fresh local produce and home-grown bargains is on offer at the Lostock Hall Christmas Market, Hope Terrace, Lostock Hall, tomorrow from 2pm. Visit Father Christmas from 5pm and join in festive carols and the Christmas tree lights switch-on from 6pm.
Join the Friends of Hurst Grange Park for Christmas crafts and wreath making at the Coach House, Hurst Grange Park, this weekend. Visit the park on December 8, between 10am and 3pm.
The Mayor of South Ribble will host the annual charity banquet at Leyland’s Civic Centre, West Paddock, Leyland, this Friday.
North End talk
The making of Preston North End, an illustrated talk from David Hunt, takes place at South Ribble Museum and Exhibition Centre on December 12.