A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire
Italian market to sample delights
An Italian market will be held from Wednesday October 16 to Saturday October 19 at Preston Flag Market from 9am to 6pm. The travelling compact travelling market will offer Lancashire folk the chance to sample olives, cheese, salami, Italian bread and biscuits.
Blood donor sessions will be held at Our Lady and St Edward’s Church on Marlborough Drive, Fulwood, Preston on Thursday October 31 from 1:45pm to 3.45pm and from 5pm to 7.30pm.
Full of beanz
A ‘Jumping Beanz’ childrens group will be held at Northbrook Primary School, Bannister Drive, Leyland on Saturday from 9.30am-11am.
Park life helpers
Volunteer to help keep the park and green spaces looking great with the Hurst Grange Park Friends, Penwortham on Sunday at 10am.
Group to host fracking talks
Environmental group Ribble Estuary Against Fracking are running a series of information events around West Lancashire this autumn starting with Banks village on Sunday between 12pm and 5pm at the St Stephens Institute & Club on Hoole Lane.
An art demonstration by artist Pam Potter is set to take place next Saturday. It runs from 10.30am until 12.30pm at the South Ribble Museum and Exhibition Centre. For info call 01772 422041.
The Friends of Hurst Grange Park is hosting a pumpkin lantern making event on Saturday October 27. It takes place at the Coach House from 1pm until 3.30pm. For info call 01772 750152.
Store to host charity day
A supermarket is hosting a charity day on Saturday. Sainsbury’s in Bamber Bridge is hosting a Star Wars day to raise money for the North West Air Ambulance and Dreamflight. The 99th Garrison will be in attendance at the Cuerden Way store throughout the day.
A exhibition to raise cash for Vine House starts next week. It will be held at Fulwood Gallery in Watling Street Road until October 26 and will feature work from retired doctor Arvind Limaye.
Nature trail date
An autumn nature trail is on at Longton Brickcroft Nature Reserve on Sunday. It runs from 1pm until 3pm and costs £1 per child.
A Craft and Christmas fair will be held at St Aidan’s Church Hall in Station Road, Bamber Bridge on November 2 between 10am and 2pm.
Show off your arts and crafts
Artists and craftspeople can show off their skills and sell their wares at a Christmas shopping event in Clitheroe. The Platform Gallery and Visitor Information Centre is inviting people to showcase their work for £19.50. Four artists will be chosen to take part in December.
A Spooky Halloween trail comes to Brockholes Nature Reserve in Preston on Saturday, October 26. The event, from 11am to 4pm, offers fun for all the family, with trail sheets £1.
A Hands on History stamps event will be held at the Harris Museum in Preston on October 29 from 1.30pm to 3.30pm for children aged five to 12.
The Consecration of Lancashire’s next bishop, Julian Henderson, will take place today during a ceremony at York Minster.
Documenting Dissent project
The Documenting Dissent project is inviting people to engage with Lancaster’s history of religious and political dissent at a series of workshops and talks this month. The first event is a workshop on October 17 at the Friends Meeting House at 10am.
Lancaster’s Dukes theatre has joined forces with the One Planet Festival to bring the outdoors inside during half term. There will be art displays and creative workshops.
The team at Lancaster and Morecambe Visitor Information Centres and Williamson Park were shortlisted for the Lancashire Tourism Awards.
The Environmental Scrutiny Panel of Preston Council will have a meeting on October 15 at 10am at the town hall.
Email sessions for beginners
Free email tuition sessions for beginners will be held today at Millennium Hall car park on Neapsands Close, Fulwood, Preston from 9:30am to 11.30am. Tea and coffee will be provided. Call Stephen or Kelly on 01772 903417 to book yourself on a session.
The Lancashire Sports Awards will be held tomorrow at De Vere Village Hotel Herons’ Reach, Blackpool, from 7pm. For more information or tickets, visit www.lancashiresport.org.uk
Help add a bit of colour to Preston’s Moor Park on Garstang Road by taking part in bulb planting on Saturday from 1pm to 3pm.
The fifth annual fitness event will take place at Fulwood Leisure Centre on Sunday from 9am to 1pm in aid of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation.
Arrest after road collision
A woman was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after an alleged incident on Wednesday evening. A road traffic collision involving two cars at Watery Lane was reported at about 7.15pm to police. A 28-year-old woman from Ashton was arrested.
Application for felling
Plans have been submitted to Preston Council to fell trees in Grimsargh. The application, relating to Whittingham Lane, seeks permission to fell and prune trees to clear a garage and to remove dead and fallen branches. Preston Council planners will decide.
Plans for home extension
Preston Council received an application for the erection of a single storey extension and conservatory to the rear of a Preston home. It follows the demolition of an existing utility room and conservatory. The full application relates to a property on Watling Street Road in Fulwood.
Preston Council has received an application relating to a property on Cumeragh Lane, Whittingham. It is for the erection of a first floor extension to the side, a canopy to the rear and alterations to the roof of an existing single storey extension.
Train operator in grant boost
First TransPennine Express is calling on different groups, such as charities, who allow open access to their land to send in their application, before Friday, to be in with a chance of being offered a grant up to £2,000 as part of a partnership with the Forestry Commission.
Royal National Institute of Blind People is looking to set up a volunteer fundraising group in Preston to support the vital work of the charity. If you are interested in joining, contact Helen Evans on firstname.lastname@example.org
The empolyment committee of Preston Council will meet on Tuesday October 15. The meeting will be held at Preston Town Hall. It is scheduled to start at 4.00pm.