A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire
Anti-crime advice day on the docks
A Crime Prevention Activity Day has been arranged for residents and traders on Preston Docks. Neighbourhood police officers will lead the event, which runs from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, October 26 on Homebase car park, Riversway.
A five-mile ramble sets off from the Nabs Head Pub in Nabs Head Lane, Samblesbury, at 10am on September 10. The walk is classified difficult. Contact Paul Crighton on 01772 625581.
Plans are in place to build three detached houses at Catforth Joinery, Catforth Road, Catforth, following the demolition of workshops.
The North West Air Ambulance has been named as one of the organisations set to benefit from proceeds raised from a annual marathon in Chester.
Preston Town Hall open day
As part of Heritage Open Weekend, Preston Town Hall will be opening its doors and vaults for the first time to show off the city’s precious regalia, Mayor’s chains and historic rooms. The event will be held on Saturday September 14 between 10am and 3pm.
People can go along to Fishwick local nature reserve in Preston to help the park rangers in the traditional task of hay making on Sunday September 15 from 1pm to 3pm. Call 01772 906471.
Blood donor sessions will be held at Lea Social Club on Tuesday September 17. Sessions are from 1.45pm to 3.45pm. Call 0300 123 23 23.
Spooks party at witches castle
Lancaster Castle will be the venue for a special party to celebrate the launch of celebrate the publication of The Ghost Prison, the new book by Spooks Apprentice author Joseph Delaney. It is based on Lancaster Castle where the Pendle witches were imprisoned.
Chorley MP Lindsay Hoyle has thrown his weight behind a campaign to try to make a new lifesaving meningitis vaccine available to all children on the NHS.
Clitheroe Library organised a drop in session to help bring the area’s pensioners up to speed with the World Wide Web.
Historic Hoghton Tower will be the setting for an annual Classic Car and Motorcycle Show on Sunday, when the house and gardens will open.