Lancashire news in brief - 05/11/14

News in brief
News in brief
Share this article
Have your say

Guild Hall in bid for late licence

PRESTON Guild Hall is applying for a licence until 2am.

The application to Preston Council includes a licence for the supply of alcohol, late night refreshments, and also licensable activities such as plays, indoor sporting events and live music.

Workshop plan

A WORKSHOP and office could be built in Preston if plans are approved by Preston Council.

An application has been lodged for the building, and also access and landscaping works, on land off Barnfield Way in Ribbleton.

Cabinet to meet

A MEETING of South Ribble Council’s cabinet is due to take place this evening.

Cabinet members are set to meet at 5pm in the Shield Room at the Civic Centre, Leyland.

Live music night for charity funds

THE Friends of Mulanje Orphans (FOMO) group is holding a live music night to raise funds.

The event, with music from Reelin ‘n’ Rockin, includes a hotpot supper and takes place at Longton Social Club on November 21. Tickets cost £10 from 01772 743047.

Drive supported

WEST Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper is backing a Union of Shop, Distribution and Allied Workers’ campaign which is calling for more legal protection from assault for its members.

Rural advice

AN information evening about the EU’s Rural Development Programme will be held at Myerscough College, near Preston on December 9.

Bible for Mayor

WEST Lancashire Mayor Coun Doreen Stephenson will be presented with a Gideon Bible by the organisation at the Town Hall tomorrow.

Bring on the clown vicar

A LEYLAND church is to hold a workshop on how to be a clown.

Parishioners expect it will be smiles all round when St Ambrose, in Moss Lane, plays host to a clergyman from South Africa who is well-known back home for his “clown ministry.”

Rev Michael Fourie and his wife Dr Elaine Fourie will be visiting from St Ambrose’s link parish in Harrismith, near Durban.

Rev Fourie will hold his clown workshop in the church hall on Sunday from 2pm to 6pm.

Baby toys at charity’s sale

CHORLEY and Leyland NCT will hold a nearly new sale on Saturday.

On offer will be baby and children’s clothes, toys and equipment.

The sale will be held at St Michael’s CE Academy, on Astley Road, Chorley, and will be open from noon to 1.30pm.

NCT members can enter from 11.30am.

Admission is £1.

Volunteers and sellers are still needed for the event. To get involved, email

Worden plan debate tonight

South Ribble Council leaders will tonight decide on whether to approve the Vision Plan for Worden Park in Leyland. The plan sets out aspirations for the park over a 20-year period, including increasing visitor numbers, maintaining and restoring historical features, and enhancing its ecological features.