Croston

Croston

Benefits of flood defences outweigh costs says study

Building dams to protect against climate change-fuelled floods saves cash, according to new research.
News
Chris Sims, who works for Trust in Blue in Wigan and Chorley

Trust In Blue handymen will get your odd jobs done in Chorley

There is now a new way of having the boys in blue round the house, as they swap their truncheons for drills to provide a handyman service across Lancashire.

News
Croston salutes Bastille Day

Croston salutes Bastille Day

Croston welcomed a French choir as part of its celebrations to mark Bastille Day.

News
Photo Neil Cross
Emma Howard Boyd cuts the ribbon at the official opening of �7 million Croston Flood Risk Management Scheme

New £7m anti-flood scheme unveiled

A £7m scheme aimed at reducing the risk of flooding for more than 400 properties in Lancashire was officially opened yesterday.

Croston
Photo by Ian Robinson

Funds will be invested back into Croston’s community initiatives

A new charity in Croston will pour funds into village initiatives which bring the community together.

News
Croston’s Kath Almond is invited to tea with the Queen at Buckingham Palace

Croston’s Kath Almond is invited to tea with the Queen at Buckingham Palace

A key member of the Croston community was invited to a garden party with the Queen to acknowledge her devotion to the village.

News
The Frequency playing at last year's G-Festival, are returning this year

Things to do this weekend (May 27 to May 29)

It's another Bank Holiday weekend, so why not get out and try one or two of these events?
Whats on
Georgina meeting her idol Ariana Grande at a gig two years ago

School prays for bomb victim Georgina

Pupils and staff at bomb victim Georgina Callander’s old school were holding a special assembly today to remember the popular student.

Education
Mark Sheffield with his 1979 steel framed racer that was his Dad's main form of transport for many years

Polish up those bicycles and pedal along at parade in Croston

Keen cyclists are scrubbing up their vintage and unusual bikes for a parade through the picturesque village of Croston.

News
Jaimie Almond

First place for Croston’s Jaimie Almond in body building comp

A tree surgeon from Croston has claimed a top bodybuilding title in a national competition.

Sport
Croston showcases gardens at open day

Croston showcases gardens at open day

Villagers in Croston will be swinging open their garden gates for a day on Sunday, July 9.

News
New flood barrier for Croston nursing home

New flood barrier for Croston nursing home

A nursing home which flooded in the 2015 Boxing Day floods in Croston is taking steps to prevent a repeat occurrence.

News
Last year's Rainbow Ramble

Join the Rainbow House Ramble

Volunteers are invited to join youngsters with disabilities as they take on the annual Rainbow House Ramble.
News
Members of Croston Scout Group

Croston Scouts sleep out for Shelter

Members of Croston Scouts camped out in cardboard boxes to raise money for a homeless charity.

News
One of the dog poo bag dispensers in Croston village

Creative DIY dog poo bag dispenser

A village which is a contender for RHS Britain in Bloom has come up with a creative idea to encourage walkers to pick up their dog mess.

News
Chairwoman of the Croston bloom group Anne Peet with volunteers.
Croston in Bloom are finalists in the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals.

Bloomers come back bigger and better

Defiant villagers have rolled up their sleeves and pulled on their gardening gloves ready to flood Croston in colour for this year’s Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals.

Croston
Happy: Billy Howards house was flooded last year but hes delighted to be back home

Victims of Lancashire’s Boxing Day floods tell of their year of struggle

The land was already saturated from Storm Desmond, but then another storm began to batter the county – Eva. By nightfall on Boxing Day, thousands of people had been forced to flee their homes, leaving behind all their possessions and treasured items. MEGAN TITLEY and MARK WHITE examine how the worst flooding in living memory affected those caught up in it.

Croston
Croston Fair

Top 10 things to do in Lancashire at the weekend

Here is a list of upcoming events this weekend.
News
Adam Platt receives a Young Citizen Award from assistant chief constable Mark Bates and Amanda Parker, High Sheriff of Lancashire at the time

Unsung community hero: Adam Platt

We are celebrating the region’s unsung community heroes. In the first in our series, Natalie Walker speaks to Adam Platt, who, despite his own health problems, always puts the lives of others before himself.
News
Croston Velo is one of the many cycling clubs that regularly visits Twin Lakes Velo Cafe

Bikes, dogs and even horses are welcome at Twin Lakes Cafe Velo

Croston is a popular cycling spot, with its rural roads.

News
Load more