A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire
Walking boots at the ready
South Ribble Council will be holding a rambling event this Friday, March 15. Meeting at Longton Brickcroft Nature Reserve for the six-mile ramble. Please note that fields can be very wet and muddy and a packed lunch should be taken along. There is no need to book, somply pay £1 on the day. Call 01772 611497.
Local produce at the market
Hoghton Tower at Hoghton near Preston will play host to a Farmers’ Market this weekend. On Sunday, March 17, local produce will be available to buy between 10am and 2pm. Admission is £1 per car. Please note that the house and gardens will be closed.
Nest box build at the park
Make a home for your feathered friends at Moor Park this weekend. Between 1pm and 3pm on Saturday, March 16 meet at the Rangers pavillion and make a bird boxs to encourage visitors to your garden. £2.50 per box.
Trust shares history online
North West Ambulance Service has invited people to explore its evolution by viewing a digital timeline from 1832 to the present day. The trust has launched a Milestone feature on its Facebook page, which documents the major developments in the history of the ambulance service. Sarah Smith, assistant director of corporate communications and PR, said: “It’s a real-time museum and everyone is welcome.” Visit www.facebook.com/nwasofficial to find out more.
Good Friday walk invitation
A Good Friday Walk of Witness takes place in Leyland on Friday, March 29, from 10am to 11am. Church Together in Leyland has organised the walk. It starts from St Mary’s in Broadfield Drive at 10am, via Lancastergate, Towngate, and ends at the United Reformed Church, on Hough Lane, for a short service.
Extension plan is launched
Plans have been launched to convert 245-247 Fylde Road, Preston, into two five-bedroomed houses for multiple occupation. The proposals include a first floor extension to rear, and an increase in the height of a first floor outrigger.
Electric fire blaze at house
Crews from Preston fire station were called to an electric fire at 11.30pm on Monday. Firefighters attended a house in Pinfold Street, Fishwick, Preston, but the fire had burned out by the time they arrived. It is believed the blaze was caused by a child putting something into the electric fire.
Comic Relief fun at barbers
Staff at The Shop barbers in Church Street, Preston, will be getting into the spirit of Comic Relief on Friday to help raise cash for the cause. The barbers at the shop will be dressing up as clowns as they cut customers’ hair. All takings on the day will be donated to the Comic Relief appeal.
Space event is to take place
A coffee morning in aid of Preston’s Space Centre will be held on March 23. It will be held at St Christopher’s Church Hall, in Blackpool Road, from 10am and noon. On the day, people can guess the number of Smarties inside a rocket cake to be in with a chance of winning it.
The Lancashire Evening Post would like to clarify a story that was published on Zbigniew Kadlubowski who is to appear in court accused of possession of indecent images of children. Mr Kadlubowski should have been referred to as a welfare assistant rather than a teaching assistant.
Choirs unite for show
Schools will team up with students for a fund-raising concert tonight. The University of Central Lancashire’s Chamber Choir will be joined by guest choirs from Runshaw College, Fulwood Academy and Harris Primary School for the show in the Darwin Lecture Theatre, Marsh Lane, from 7.30pm. The performance will raise money for the choir robes, as well as the Harris Bursary fund for disadvantaged students. Refreshments will be available on arrival and during the interval. There will also be a raffle. Tickets are £9 for adults and £6 concessions. Call 01772 894106.
MP welcomes new HGV law
Morecambe and Lunesdale’s MP has welcomed a new law which will place UK HGV drivers on equal footing with the rest of the EU. British drivers and owners have to pay to use European roads, but before the HGV Road User Bill, non-UK drivers and operators did not have to pay to use UK roads. David Morris said: “I am pleased that Parliament has listened to hauliers. It seemed unfair.”
Housing group plans homes
A Preston housing association wants to build 12 new homes. The Community Gateway Association has submitted an application to build on the site of Deepdale House, off Peel Hall Lane, Deepdale. The association wants to build eight two-bedroom homes, and four three-bedroom homes.