A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire
Dogs are put in the picture
Dogs will be in the frame at a pet photography day at Leyland Garden Centre. The Dog Portrait Company will be visiting the nursery on Southport Road, Ulnes Walton, from 11am until 4pm on Sunday. The aim is to promote responsible pet care among owners.
Blood donation day at church
Blood donors are needed for two sessions at Our Lady and St Edward’s Church in Preston this month. People can give blood at the church in Marlborough Drive, Fulwood, from either 2pm to 4pm or 5pm to 7.30pm on Thursday, September 20. To book an appointment call NHS Blood and Transplant on 0300 123 23 23.
Play at the park
Why We Play, a Cultural Olympiad Event presenting a documentary on the connections between play and sport / culture, will be taking place at Miller Park, South Meadow Lane, Preston, tomorrow. Taking inspiration from the short film ‘The Apology Line’ a central device of the documentary, by Mike Todd is the WE PLAY hotline, where you can leave a little insight into your imagination on 0800 066 3620.(Calls are free. The event will be held until September 9 between 9am and 10pm.
Brewery bids to widen roads
A brewery giant is looking to widen roads at its base in Lancashire. Inbev, which brews drinks including Stella Artois, has asked South Ribble Council for permission to widen the internal roads at its site on Cuerdale Lane, Samlesbury. A decision is due to be made under delegated powers by council planning officers within three weeks.
Author speaks about novel
An author who has written a book inspired by previous Guilds is visiting schoolchildren to speak about the project. Alison Boyle will be at Walton-Le-Dale Primary School on Tuesday to discuss her book, From Pakistan to Preston, and to view a range of Guild flags made by the pupils.
Policing night switches date
A policing meeting has been rescheduled. The St George’s PACT meeting had been due to be held this week but was postponed because of Preston Guild week festivities. The meeting will now take place at 6.30pm on Wednesday September 12 at the Catherine Beckett Centre on Meadow Street.
Takeway plan upsets locals
Residents have objected to plans to open a hot food takeaway in Leyland. Applicant Sally Griffiths has asked South Ribble Council for change of use consent for an empty property on Turpin Green Lane. A planning application said she intends to lease the property to a takeaway that would create three full-time jobs. However, five neighbours have objected with concerns about litter, noise and parking. South Ribble officers have recommended the scheme be refused.
Recycling bins for more households
More households in Fylde are to receive new recycling bins. The third phase of a scheme to switch from green boxes and white or blue sacks to blue and brown bins will begin on September 17. Fylde Council said the first phase of the project had enabled them to recycle an extra tonne of waste a day. Coun Albert Pounder, cabinet member for customer and operational services, said: “It is a virtuous circle that saves everyone money and helps the environment. The new bins are a major help in that. “Most households now have the new bins and the rest will have them by the end of September although a small number of houses are unsuitable and will continue with the existing system.”
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