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A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire

More PACT people needed

Police officers in Fishwick and Callon want more residents to come to Police and Community Together (PACT) meetings. They have made promoting the session, which meets next on November 9 at the YMCA in Samuel Street, a priority.

Football kids causing issues

Residents in part of Preston have raised concerns over youths playing football in the street. Neighbours in Avenham have told local officers that the problem is occurring in Selborne Street and Bence Road. It has been made a top priority for police officers in the area.

Sign debate to go ahead

Plans to erect a new sign on a Preston building are to be determined by planning chiefs at Preston. Plans have been tabled for a non-illuminated sign at a premises in Meadow Street, Preston. Normally, the decision would be delegated to planning officers, but St George’s ward Coun James Hull has asked for it to be “called in” and debated. The meeting takes place on Monday at the Town Hall from 10am.

Plea to stop the flooding on path

Lancashire County Council’s highways chiefs are being asked to carry out repairs to help stop repeated flooding in an area of Penwortham. Local Liberal Democrat representatives on the town council said they received complaints from residents about the pathway between Stanley Grove and Liverpool Road. The pathway, across from Clovelly Drive, floods during heavy rain, making it difficult to walk along, is especially bad at the Liverpool Road end. The matter has been raised with county.

Interfaith week presents lecture

As part of The Guild Interfaith Week, Global Village, in partnership with Preston Faith Forum & Salvation Army, will present a lecture on Islamophobia. On Thursday November 22, Chris Allen from Birmingham University will be speaking on ‘Islamophobia, - myth or reality? Understanding the problem to find a solution.’ The event will take place at the Salvation Army, Harrington St, Preston. Doors open at 9.45am for registration with the talk beginning at 10am. For details contact 07872835318.

Charity’s will request

Galloway’s Society for the Blind in Preston is on the look-out for ‘willing partners’ who would like to leave a bequest in their will. Galloway’s Peter Taylor said: “Legacies are essential to our ongoing operation and we hope the campaign will just remind people that even a small gift to a charity like Galloway’s can make a big difference.” Throughout the years Galloway’s has received bequests which have been put to specific projects. A recent bequest from a lady in Preston has just enabled us to transfer our talking newspaper service from tape to memory stick and CD.” For details ring Peter Taylor on 01772 744148.