A round up of news in brief from across Lancashire.
Works at club are approved
A club has been given permission to extend their clubhouse for an indoor archery range.
The Bowmen of Pendle and Salmesbury has been given permission by South Ribble Council to carry out the works.
It will include a single-storey extension and resiting two containers.
Market to sell local produce
A farmers market will host 30 stalls selling local produce.
Cuerden Valley Park Farmers’ Market and Crafts will be held on Sunday, March 24 from 10am to 2pm.
There will be stalls selling meats, fish, pies, bread and cakes, plus crafts.
Find out about improvements
Information about the Fishergate Central Project will be available at a pop in shop this week.
Between 10am and 4pm everyday people can find out about the work to improve the approaches to Preston.
The pop in shop will be at the former Supercuts shop in the Fishergate Centre.
Date set for spring stroll
A spring stroll around the grounds of Preston
Crematorium is set to take place on Sunday.
The walk will start at 2pm at the crematorium in Longridge Road, Preston and is expected to last until around 3.30pm.
For information call 01772 906471.
Prizes will be presented
The winners of a poster competition will receive their prizes tomorrow afternoon.
The Mayor of South Ribble, Coun Colin Clark will present the prizes to the winners of the Lions International Peace Poster Competition at the Civic Centre.
Cycling to a great success
More than £5,200 has been raised by six colleagues from Springfields Fuels Limited in Preston who are preparing to cycle the length of the country in 48 hours in aid of Derian House and Brian House Children’s Hospices.
They will also be collecting in Tesco, Leyland, on March 23 and in Morrison’s, Blackpool, on March 30.
Bungalows are planned at site
The Community Gateway Association has applied for permission to build six semi-detached bungalows on land at Overton Road, Preston.
Local residents have been involved from the initial concept stages through to the design of the houses themselves, with opinions sought and recorded.
Prison art, images, film and creative writing will be showcased during a special one-day event at Edge Hill University.
As part of the conference, The Prison and The Public on March 27, there will be a free public display in the foyer of the University’s Business and Law building.
It will feature the work of prisoners who are part of the Koestler Trust, a charity which helps inmates and detained psychiatric patients in the UK express themselves creatively.
Disagreement over bypass
Hutton Parish Council has joined Penwortham Town Council in arguing against Lancashire County Council’s adoption of a shorter Penwortham bypass route. It believes this will not solve traffic problems.
Local produce on sale in park
Cuerden Valley Park farmers’ market runs from 10am to 2pm on Sunday, March 24.
There will be more than 30 stalls in and around the Barn Visitor Centre in Berkeley Drive, Bamber Bridge. Free parking and tea shop.
More than £2million has now been spent on making adaptations for disabled people living in Chorley Community Housing (CCH) properties since the organisation was set up in 2007.
Work includes fitting new showers and doors.
Blaze at city centre store
Firefighters were called to an electrical fire at a computer shop in Preston.
Officers put out a smouldering electrical relay unit at Western Computers in the Fishergate Centre at around 3pm on Sunday.
Light fitting started fire
A light fitting caught fire at a home in Woodplumpton.
Firefighters said the incident in Woodplumpton Road at 7.25pm on Sunday caused smoke damage to a room and roof space.
M55 maintenance continues tonight
Maintenance to tackle wear and tear along the westbound M55 near Broughton continues tonight.
The overnight work involves carrying out repairs to areas of the carriageway surface, repainting road markings and replacing missing road studs.
The project will take place between 8pm and 6am around Lower Bartle between junctions 1 and 3.
A 50mph speed limit will be in place for the safety of road users and workers.
Fire damaged roof to be replaced
Bosses at Leyland Pet Cemetery and Crematorium in Wigan Road, have submitted plans to replace a fire damaged timber roof with a steel roof structure.
The change of material has been recommended on safety grounds, given the proximity to a high temperature flue, and the designer claims it will be in the form of the “simplest rectangle possible”.
South Ribble Council will consider plans.
Schools compete in SPAR Lancashire Winter School Games
Pupils from more than 60 schools across Lancashire are competing the SPAR Lancashire Winter School Games, 2013 today in a bid to be crowned county champions. The event is being held in Blackpool.
Comedienne Roison Conaty is the next comedy star lined up to play at Chorley Little Theatre.
Conaty, who won Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 2010 for her show Hero, Warrior, Fireman, Liar, brings her new tour, Lifehunter, to the Dole Lane theatre on Saturday March 23. Tickets are still available, on sale from Malcolm’s Musicland on 01257 264362.
Police temporarily closed Guild Way after a crash involving two cars.
Firefighters attended the scene at around 9.20pm on Sunday, after a green Jaguar X-Type was in collision with a silver Vauxhall Corsa. Minor injuries were reported.