A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire
Get fresh at the weekend
Ashton on Ribble Farmers’ Market runs from 9am to 1pm on Saturday, February 16 at St Michael’s Church, Tulketh Road. As well as fresh local produce and plants, there will also be a surgery for Ashton Coun Elizabeth Atkins. For more information, phone 01772 827835.
Bus stop worry
Residents of Goosnargh and Inglewhite have raised concerns about the state of the area’s bus stops. At a recent Police and Community Together (PACT) meeting, officers were told that areas regularly smell of urine. Tackling the problem has now been made a top priority for the month.
Love is in the air at gallery
Love is in the air at Ormskirk’s Chapel Gallery until February 16. Special Valentine’s Day gifts will be on sale including a new range of jewellery by Linda Lovett and a special It’s Good to Share promotion and a range of tasty treats in the Hunky Dorrie café. Call 01695 571328.
Steve hosts charity night
Clairvoyant Steve Holbrook will be hosting a special evening in aid of children’s charity PACT at the Norman Jepson Inn, Fuwlood, at 7.30pm on February 22. Tickets are £16.
Blood donation event at hall
Sessions will be held blood donors at St Mary’s Village Hall, Cop Lane, Penwortham, on Friday February 15. The events will be between 2pm and 4pm and 5pm and 7.30pm.
A tree planting event at Ashton Park will take place between 1pm and 3pm on Saturday. It comes after the Friends of Ashton Park were allocated 300 trees by the Trust for Conservation Volunteers and the Forestry Commission. Coun Robert Boswell said: “It’s great that this free community event will allow people to get their hands dirty.”
Try out new library activity
People are being encouraged to take up an activity at their local library. Tracing family history, eBooks and online music are some of the subjects people can explore at free sessions. People can also get help with practical skills such as writing a CV. Sessions will run until March 10. For more information visit www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries.
Market to host Fairtrade fair
A Fairtrade fair will be held at Preston Flag Market. To mark Fairtrade Fortnight a variety of covered stalls will sell a range of crafts and food. There will also be dance performances. It will take place on March 2.
Sing up to join thriving choir
Bowland Community Choir is looking for new members. Led by More Music and part funded by Wyre Council, the choir offers people the chance to take part in simple songs and harmonies. It is open to all ages, with practice taking place at Garstang Library on Wednesdays from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Each session costs £4 to participate. For more information, call 01524 831997.
Book boost for St Catherine’s
A book on the history of Winckley Square has been republished, with all proceeds going to St Catherine’s Hospice. Andrew Mather, from Penwortham, got permission to re-print the 1988 version by author Marian Roberts, before she died in 2007. It is available at all St Catherine’s Hospice shops.
Trees for chop
An application has been made to fell six trees in Preston’s historic Winckley Square. Affected are four whitebeams, a Norway maple and an ash tree. There are also plans to replace two alder and two London plane trees with eight sessile oaks in the area around Cheapside.
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