A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire
Family fun for allotment day
An open day will be held at Moor Nook Community Allotments today. The event has been organised by Moor Nook’s Environment Action Group and will be held on the allotment sire in Waddington Road, Preston, behind the bungalows. It will run from 10am and 2pm, with fun family events.
Sports pitches will be opened
Staff and pupils from Preston’s Grange Primary School are planning to mark the official opening of their new sports pitches in style. The Grange, Avenue, Ribbleton, school managed to upgrade its sports facilities with lottery funding via Sport England and will hold a special ceremony on November 8.
The Elizabethan Singers will be giving a special pre-Christmas concert at St Mary’s CE Church, Penwortham, near Preston on Saturday December 14. at 7.30pm.
Man rescued by life boat
Life boat crews rescued a man who had been board surfing in Morecambe. A member of public reported to the coast guard that the man had become separated from the board at 4.45 on Sunday, about 150 yards off the end of the pier. The Morecambe in-shore life boat searched for the man and found him in the water, and took him safely to the shore.
Asda in Clayton Green is calling on customers to help choose charities to benefit from its Christmas appeal. For three weeks it will be supporting three different charities, around the themes of ‘kids’, ‘warmth’ and ‘food poverty’. Nominate in store.
Drink driver hit with road ban
A drink driver was banned from the road for a year. Matthew Mainon, 37, of Calder Drive, Catterall, near Preston, admitted having 58mg of alcohol in 100ml of his breath when driving a Toyota Celica in Bilsborrow on October 4 at Lancaster Magistrates’ Court. The legal limit is 35mg.
Blood donation sessions are being held at Our Lady and St Edward’s Church in Fulwood, Preston on Thursday. You can give blood at the church in Marlborough Drive from 1.45pm to 3.45pm or 5pm to 7.30pm.
Visitors to a park can make hedgehog masks, houses to help the animals hibernate and join a prickly trail this Sunday. The free event will be held at Richmond Park in Burscough, near Preston, at 2pm.
Pair admit attacking man
A man and woman have admitted assaulting a man in July. Nicola Colez, 33, and Rickie Caine Maher, 26, of Mornington Road, Preston, appeared before Preston Magistrates Court. They must pay their victim compensation of £100, a £60 surcharge and £50 costs.
Help our Winter wildlife
Bird lovers are being urged to help Lancashire’s winter wildlife by ensuring they have food and shelter. Julie Vale, of RSPB’s Ribble Discovery Centre, said holding off pruning hedges would ensure berries were available all winter for wildlife. People can also put up nest boxes.
Plea to find pensioner attacker
Detectives are continuing to appeal for information about the savage burglary of 83-year-old Bill Edmonds in his own home in Leyland three weeks ago. Bill, who was knifed in the hands, is being cared for by friends. Call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
Residents in Avenham and Frenchwood, Preston, raised concerns of youths causing a nuisance with fireworks on Smiths Recreational Zone during a PACT meeting. They also told officers about underage drinking at the site. Police have made it a priority to tackle.
Traffic calming measures are being considered on Hesketh Street and Poulton Street in Preston following concerns about speeding, it was revealed at a recent PACT meeting.