A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire
Discussion on redevelopment of historic site
Ideas are being sought for the redevelopment of an historic city site. Lancaster Council will hold a consultation on the redevelopment of the public space around the historic castle and priory, Vicarage Fields and Quay Meadows. The Beyond the Castle event will take on Saturday on the Priory Green, before moving to The Storey on Meeting House Lane. The event has been supported by Lancaster University and for more information on the event log on to www.imagination.lancaster.ac.uk/beyondthecastle.
Author to visit city bookshop
The author of Preston Then and Now will visit Waterstone’s in Preston at the weekend. Teacher John Garlington will be in store on Saturday signing copies of his new book, which looks at what has changed and remained in Preston over the years. Mr Garlington will be at the store, on Fishergate, from 11am. For any further information call the shop on 01722 555766.
Police to meet with residents
The next meeting of the Bamber Bridge PACT will take place on Tuesday, October 2. The meeting is a chance for residents to share any concerns or issues with police officers. The session will be held at Cuerden Methodist Church Community Centre, Station Road, Bamber Bridge and will start at 7pm.
Postcard fair to take place
A Guild postcard fair will take place on Saturday, September 29. The fair will be held at Barton Village Hall, Garstang Road between 9.30am and 3.30pm. The fair has been arranged by the Red Rose Postcard Society and there will be around 25 dealers involved.
Date planned for market
The next Cuerden Farmers’ Market will be held on Sunday. Taking place in and around the Barn, on Berkeley Drive, Bamber Bridge between 10am and 2pm stalls will include homemade pies, preserves and jewellery. Parking is free and entry is by donation.
Castle to host honours event
Lancaster Castle will host a prestigious honours ceremony this Friday. Lord Shuttleworth, Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, will make presentations announced in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List. The ceremony takes place in the Shire Hall at 4pm and will include recipients from Heysham, Wrea Green and Much Hoole, near Preston.
Deliberate fire inside kitchen
Firefighters were called to a deliberate blaze in a kitchen. A crew was called to a home in Slaidburn Road, Moor Nook, Preston, at around 10.30am yesterday. Steve Thompson, crew manager, said: “We’re investigating the circumstances. “There was smoke damage to the majority of rooms and heat damage to the kitchen.”
Inquest into death of mum
An inquest is scheduled to be held tomorrow into the death of a 36-year-old mum-of-one. The inquest into the death of Rebecca Reid, who died suddenly on June 16 this year, will be held at Preston Coroner’s Court. The inquest is set to start at 2pm at the coroner’s court in Faraday Court, Fulwood, Preston.
Ambulance HQ open to public
North West Ambulance Service is hosting its annual general meeting and open day on Thursday. The day, at the NHS trust’s headquarters at Ladybridge Hall in Chorley New Road, Bolton, will begin at 1pm with the AGM, which is open to the public. A free open event from 2pm to 4.15pm will follow.
Concerns over HGV damage
Police are continuing to monitor concerns over heavy goods vehicles causing damage to homes in part of Preston. Fears have been raised by residents in Egerton Road, Ashton. Neighbours are concerned that heavy vehicles travelling on the road are causing vibration and damage to the road and nearby properties. Police are monitoring.
Excess fat is behind pan fire
Excess fat in a grill pan sparked a blaze in a kitchen. The incident happened at a home in Balcarres Road, Ashton, Preston, at around 5pm on Sunday. A spokesman for Preston fire said no one was injured on the incident and it was quickly brought under control. The pan and its contents were destroyed.
Theatre to serve up charity coffee drive
Lancaster’s Dukes Theatre is to serve up coffee for charity as it joins a nationwide fundraising drive. The Moor Lane theatre is taking part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning later this month by hosting its own coffee morning event on Friday, September 28. The event runs from 10am until noon with coffee supplied by Atkinsons of Lancaster and a delicious selection of home made cakes on offer. All proceeds will go to the national Macmillan Cancer Support appeal. Visitors are welcome to bring their own cakes along for the fundraising morning too. Donated cakes can be dropped off at the theatre from 9am on the day of the event or simply bring them along with you to the coffee morning itself.