A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire
Bootcamp will raise vital funds
A boot camp will be held this Saturday in a bid to raise funds for a local girls’ football team. Preston North End WJFC U16s have to raise £20,000 to get to the Dallas International Girls Cup in 2014. The boot camp will be held on Moor Park, from 3pm to 4pm, for £5 per person.
A special iTea and Biscuits Week, to encourage over 65s to get online, will take place this week by Age UK. As over half of Lancashire’s older generation are not online, sessions will be held to help. Contact 0800 169 20 81.
A clock workshop, led by Stewart Whillis, will look at master clockmaker, George Graham, on Saturday, September 21, at the South Ribble Museum and Exhibition Centre.
Free computer training session
Free internet and email training for beginners will be held every Thursday at Millenium Hall car park, Neapsands Close, Longsands, Fulwood. The courses run from 9.30am to 11.30am and from 12.30pm until 2pm. Booking is essential. For more information visit www.preston.gov.uk/events or call Preston Council on 01772 903417.
Coffee morning to take place
A coffee morning and autumn bazaar for Christian Aid will be held at 10.30am on Saturday. The event will take place at St Andrew’s Hall in Longton and will be opened by Rev John Fisher. There will be cakes, pies, books and DVDs as well as a raffle, tombola and children’s activities. Admission is £1.50. For information call Cath Greenlees on 01772 613500.
Date set for next meeting
Members of the community in Bamber Bridge, near Preston, will be able to meet with police officers at a meeting next month. The Bamber Bridge PACT (Police and Communities Together) will host a street surgery on October 5 at 2pm outside Morrisons supermarket in Withy Grove Road.
New chairman of water charity
A waterways charity is searching for a new volunteer to chair its North West Waterway Partnership. The Canal and River Trust is looking for a new volunteer when Steve Broomhead, the current chairman, steps down in October. Call Chantelle Seaborn, waterway manager, on 01942 405746.
The next blood donation session in Fulwood, Preston, will be at Our Lady and St Edwards Church, Marlborough Drive, on October 3 from 1.45pm.
Preston Council’s audit committee will meet tonight at 6pm at the Town Hall. The environmental scrutiny panel will meet tomorrow at 10am, also at the Town Hall.