A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire
Speakers will be at seminar
Speakers Richard Caulfield and Professor John Diamond from Edge Hill University, will appear at A VCFS Conference: In the Same Direction, on November 12. Representatives from statutory and voluntary sectors will also be in attendance. Call 0303 333 1111 for info.
Dig into the quiz
Dig In, a local project providing down to earth support for our military veterans, are holding a quiz night at Grimsargh Village Hall on November 15 from 8pm. Tickets are £5 per person, including a hot supper.
Volunteers are needed to take part in a charity event at Cuerden Valley Park. If you think you are scary enough to be a zombie contact 01772 324436. Must be available November 1 and 2.
Microchipping date set
A free dog microchipping event is set to take place on Saturday October 26. The session, by Preston Council, will run from 10am until 2pm on the car park of Tanterton Community Centre in Kidsgrove, Ingol, Preston. All dogs must be 12 weeks old or over and accompanied by an adult. The session is free of charge and is only available for dogs.
Apple day fun
Ashton Park in Pedders Lane, Ashton, Preston, is set to be transformed for National Apple Day on Sunday. There will be lots of fun family activities including apple bobbin, morris dancing and the longest peel. It runs from 10am until 4pm. Call 01772 906471.
Artist Pam Potter will demonstrate “experimental landscapes” at South Ribble Museum and Exhibition Centre on Saturday. The demonstration starts at 10am. Call 01772 422041.
Wooden fencing and a gate post were severely damaged in a fire in Haighton, near Preston. Firefighters were called to Haighton Green Lane at 2am on Saturday, where nine metres of fencing was damaged.
Wetland fun for all the family
A host of half term activities will be running at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre near Burscough from Saturday, October 19 until Sunday, November 3. Sessions include pumpkin carving, pond dipping, bug hunting, a canoe safari as well as the chance to see a family of Asian short clawed otters.
Kids urged to protect birds
The RSPB is looking for young people in Lancashire to help raise awareness about the hen harrier, England’s most threatened bird of prey. The charity has launched the Hen Harrier Hero Awards, where youngsters are encouraged to carry out activities relating to hen harriers and their habitat.
Speeding cars crackdown
An investigation has begun in Bamber Bridge into speeding cars in residential areas. Neighbourhood police officers were told at a recent PACT meeting that drivers regularly exceed the recently-introduced 20mph limit, particularly in Duddle Lane, Withy Trees Avenue and Collins Road.
Police officers covering the central Leyland area are looking into reports of anti-social behaviour in the Tesco and Leyland Cross area, as well as youth nuisance and arson at the Arts Centre, formal gardens and childrens’ play area in Worden Park.
A short service of Remembrance will be held at the newly-refurbished Penwortham War Memorial on Penwortham Hill, Liverpool Road, starting at 11am on Monday, November 11.