A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire
Healthy and happy produce
Fresh local produce and fair trade goods will be available at the Fulwood Farmers Market. Held at Fulwood Methodist Church, Crossroad Centre, Watling Street Road, Preston on Saturday, September 22, the event will support small producers of both local and global produce. The market will run between 10am and 4pm. Call 07813 870641 for details.
Crafty goings on in the park
Get crafty and help wildlife at Avenham Park Pavillion this Saturday. Help encourage beneficial insects like lacewings and ladybirds into your garden by making a bug hotel. The workshop will run between 1pm and 3pm at Avenham Park, Preston and costs just £2.50 to get involved. Booking is essential for the event. Please call 01772 906471 for further details.
Last call for running events
Time is running out to sign up for the annual Run Preston event happening on September 30. Catering for all abilities the 2k fun run, 5k run and 10k takes place from 10am and will take runners on a lap of the city centre. Applicants can apply to take part online on the Preston Guild website www.prestonguild2012.com.
Lovers of all things sweet will be in heaven this Sunday, September 23, at Cuerden Valley Park’s Farmer’s Market. Alongside the baked goods will be a range of stalls providing locally reared meats, vegetables, cheeses and preserves. The Farmers’ Market is open 10am until 2pm at the Bamber Bridge site.
Date is set for annual race
The annual Preston 10 is set to take place on Sunday November 18. It is the 32nd race and it takes place at Hutton Grammar School. Places are beginning to fill up with runners who want to complete the ‘Guild Series’. Organisers are looking for people to marshall the race, alongside the 10k on September 10 and the marathon on October 28. To help call 01772 493098.
Fitness event is organised
A fitness event is set to take place at Fulwood Leisure Centre on October 7 in aid of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation. The event is now in its fourth year and is organised by Preston Council in association with MWR Solicitors. The fundraiser will see more than 100 participants complete three different activities as part of a bid to raise more than £3,000 for the cancer charity.
Rescheduled event is back
The rescheduled Leyland Festival will take place - come rain or shine - this weekend. Starting at 12pm on Saturday, the event kicks off with a parade of floats and vintage vehicles before a host of entertainment contiunes over the weekend. Tickets bought in July will be accepted on Sept 22-23.
Wedding fair at Fishergate
Bride and grooms-to-be seeking inspiration for their big day are invited to the Fishergate Centre, Preston, for a wedding weekend. Between September 22 and 23, Debenhams and H Samuel will host special in-store wedding events and local wedding suppliers will also be on hand to help.
Swoop in to meet the owls
As part of the Lancashire Wildlife Trust 50th Anniversary Talk Series, Richard Cookson will bring a selection of owls from around the Bristish Isles to Brockholes Nature Reserve this evening. The talk takes place from 7.30pm until 9.30pm.
Nature reserve closed for day
Brockholes Nature Reserve will be closed to the public on Thursday due to a power cut. However the morning conference and evening owl talk will go ahead as planned.
Have your say on benefits
South Ribble residents are being invited to have their say on a change in council tax benefits. Visit www.southribble.gov.uk to take part in the consultation before November 2.
WI conference heads to town
More than 2,500 people will take part in a show held by Women’s Institute groups next week. The two-day Lancashire Federation of Women’s Institute county show will feature art, photography, craft and cookery at the Garstang House Hotel and Golf Club starting next Wednesday, September 26 at 10am.
Car repair firm on the move
A car repair firm wants to build temporary offices as it prepares to move out. Oakwell Auto Electrical has asked to South Ribble Council for permission to put up temporary offices at Hastings Road, Leyland, to occupy over the next give years.
Cat fair set to take place
The Cats Protection Cat Extravaganza event is set to take place on Saturday. It will run between 2pm and 4pm at St Leonard’s Church Hall, Marshall’s Brow, Penwortham. The annual raffle draw will be held and there will also be photo competition judging, a gift stall, tombola, refreshments and more.
Try your hand at bell ringing
Wannabe bell ringers are invited to try their hand at pulling the ropes this weekend. The event takes place St Michael’s Church, Cockerham, at 10.30am on Saturday.
Online training session date
Free computer training for beginners will be held at Acregate Lane Labour Club tomorrow between 12.30pm and 2.30pm. Booking is essential call 01772 903417.
Danger dogs in city’s streets
Worries have been raised about dangerous dogs in a city suburb. Residents in Tanterton raised concerns about anti-social behaviour and dangerous dogs in Kidsgrove, Preston.
Cyclists are on the pavement
Cyclists have been reported riding on pavements in a Lancashire town. The Kirkham PACT meeting has been told it has been a problem throughout the town.
AGM for NHS trust
NHS Central Lancashire, the primary care trust for the area, will be holding its annual general meeting tomorrow. Anyone with an interest in health and local services is invited to attend. It will be held from 9am to 10.30am at NHS Central Lancashire’s headquarters at Jubilee House, Centurion Way, Leyland.
Full council set to meet today
South Ribble Council will hold a full council meeting tonight. The meeting, which is open to members of the public, will be held from 6pm in the Shield Room, at the Civic Centre in West Paddock, Leyland. The agenda for the meeting can be seen at www.southribble.gov.uk.