A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire
Parrox Hall artisan market
Lancashire’s top food producers will be selling goods at a new monthly artisan market to be hosted at Parrox Hall, in Preesall. The first market goes ahead this Saturday October 13 and the event will run on every second Saturday of the month from then on at the 15th century hall. Goods on sale will include honey, cheese, chutneys, locally produced meat and more.
City housing group shows its generous heart
A charity founded by a Preston couple who lost their teenage daughter to heart disease has received a £1.475 boost. Heartbeat was founded in 1978 by Keith and Rose Redman, who recognised the need to develop support and rehabilitation for people affected by heart disease. It now provides services for over 500 people every week. Staff from Community Gateway Association handed over a cheque after holding various fun events through the year including a fun fair in the housing group’s board room and asking staff to donate money through payroll. Nigel Mawdsley of CGA’s charity team thanked colleagues for “digging deep”.
MP’s guitar performance
David Morris played guest guitar with MP band MP4 for the World Society for the Protection of Animals. The Morecambe and Lunesdale MP, an ex-musician who appeared with pop star Rick Astley, played with MP Greg Knight’s group.
Council to tackle surplus bins
Wyre Council is to start removing surplus grey bins from homes during routine bin collections following an amnesty last month. From October 22, additional bins will be removed from households where the council does not have records of them needing extra capacity. Every home in Wyre is issued with one standard grey bin. However there has been an increase in the number of people putting out two or more on collection day. Filling more grey bins instead of recycling means that more waste is going to landfill. The council says that extra bins take more time to collect and mean additional trips to the tip, which cost it money.