A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire
Police to meet with community
Residents in Lostock Hall and Tardygate will be able to meet with police next week and raise any issues. The area’s next PACT meeting will be held on Tuesday morning at 11am. The meeting will take place at Tuson House in Kingsfold Drive, Penwortham.
Mayor at AGM
The Mayor of South Ribble, Coun Dorothy Gardner, will attend a charity’s annual general meeting next week. Home-Start Chorley South Ribble’s AGM will be held at Chorley Town Hall on Wednesday morning.
An autumn walk and apple pressing event will take place at Grange Park in Ribbleton on Saturday October 5. It starts at 10am and runs until 1pm. For info call 01772 906471.
Coffee morning for bone cancer
A Brighter Days coffee morning will take place today to raise funds for children’s bone cancer. The event will take place at David Lloyd Leisure Club near Chorley. Children can wear bright clothes and fancy dress. Make a £2 donation to the charity.
Help the hedgehogs in your garden prepare for winter by building a room for them to sleep in at Brockholes Nature Reserve near Preston. It will take place tomorrow from 2pm to 4pm and is £15.
Ladies day fun
A ladies’ charity day in aid of women’s cancer will take place at Oak Royal Country Golf Club at Withnell, near Chorley on October 5.
A fostering information event will take place at MacDonald Tickled Trout Hotel, Preston on October 10. Call 0845 434 5764.
Learn about old coins
There will be a chance to view coins and take part in a short walk as part of ‘The Worden Hoard’ on Saturday October 12. The walk will be led by David Hunt. To take part meet at South Ribble Museum and Exhibition Centre for a 10.30am start.
The blood donation service will be at the Civic Centre in Leyland on October 4. The sessions will run from 1.45pm until 3.45pm and 5pm until 7.30pm. Call 0300 123 23 23.
A free computer session will be held at Lakeside Superbowl 10-pin Bowling club car park in Greenbank Street, Preston, on Tuesday. Call 01772 903417.
Dog show date
A dog show will take place at Cuerden Valley Park on Sunday from 10am. There will be various classes and judging from 11am.
First aid course for child safety
The National Childbirth Trust and the British Red Cross are holding a baby and young children first aid course at Whittle-le-Woods Village Hall on Union Street, near Chorley on Thursday October 17. For details or to book, visit: www.nct.org.uk/courses/baby-first-aid
Walk to get fit
Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Fit Squad is inviting people in Preston to take part in their weekly walks. Walks are on Thursdays on Margaret Road playground, Penwortham at 10am.
A ‘painting by nipples’ mother and daughter night will take place tonight at Fired 4 U in Preston in aid of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation.
Blood donor sessions will take place at Our Lady and St Edwards Church on Marlborough Drive, Preston, on Thursday October 3.
Tobacco on agenda
The Evening Post will talk to MPs and delegates about its campaign to raise awareness of Lancashire’s illicit tobacco trade at a fringe event at the Tory Party conference on Monday. The event will be held at the Palace Hotel on Oxford Road, Manchester.
Pan caught fire
An elderly woman was given first aid after a pan fire. Firefighters were called to Ronald Way in Preston at 12.40pm on Wednesday. They said the woman had inhaled smoke during the fire.
Much Hoole Methodist Church is holding a harvest festival on Sunday, October 6. Services will take place at 10.45am and 2.30pm.
Sniff out clues
Children can sniff out clues to unravel the story behind a scent bottle collection in a free event at Preston’s Harris Museum tomorrow at 1.30pm.