News in brief - 28/08/14

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Police want to trace a man

POLICE are looking to trace a man after a takeaway was burgled.

Between the hours of 7.33am and 7.36am on May 31 an offender was caught on CCTV at Bodrums Takeaway in Morecambe.

He is described as white skinned, aged in his 30’s to early 40’s, of medium build, with short grey hair and wearing a purple/blue outer plain jacket.

Man exposed himself to girls

A MAN exposed himself to a group of young girls, leaving them “extremely upset,” according to Lancashire Police.

The white, 6ft male in his mid 30s, exposed himself to a group of at least three girls before running off at around 9.30pm on August 24 at a campsite near Clitheroe,

He had short dark hair and was wearing dark rimmed glasses.

Call 101 with information.

Man is wanted by police force

A MAN is wanted by Lancashire Police after he failed to notify authorities that he was leaving the country.

Keith David Richardson. 66, is wanted for notification offences in respect of the Sex Offences Act 2003 after he failed to notify a period of foreign travel In May 2009, as required by the SOA 2003.

Richardson is believed to be residing in Spain.

Call 01772 614444.

Church needs more helpers

ASHTON Methodist Church and Community Centre Wellington Road, Ashton, Preston is in need of volunteers to help at its weekly Luncheon Club.

The club caters for 25 to 30 elderly people every Tuesday.

For further information about helping out on a rota basis contact Emily Ditchfield on 01772 725264

Find out about dog volunteers

PRESTON Council dog wardens will meet and greet local canine volunteers in Fulwood tomorrow.

The group will undertake a join patrol of the area, talking to dog owners and discussing dog control issues.

To join the volunteers scheme meet at The Drive in Fulwood from 5.30pm.

Meeting date

PEOPLE living in the Cadley and Greyfriars areas of Preston can attend a PACT meeting to raise any issues with police next Thursday

The meeting will be held at Fulwood Academy in Black Bull Lane, Fuilwood, from 6.30pm.

Assault case man is jailed

DANIEL HARRISON, 24, of Broad Green Close, Leyland, was jailed for 16 weeks by Preston magistrates.

He pleaded guilty to assaulting Stephanie Payton by beating her. Harrison also admitted using or threatening unlawful violence towards the same woman.

Splash of colour

DULUX Decorator Centres across Lancashire are helping to support painters and decorators this autumn with a dedicated programme of activities throughout its stores including Preston, Morecambe and Southport.

Damage caused

PAUL Anthony Stewart, aged 34, of no fixed abode, was given a community order by Preston magistrates after admitting causing criminal damage worth £300 to a cooker door.

Share views at forum event

THE next neighbourhood forum meeting for the Western Parishes of South Ribble is set to take place on Monday evening.

The meeting will be held at Longton Methodist Church Hall in Marsh Lane, Longton, near Preston, from 7pm.

It will last for an hour.

Fun at theatre

AN outdoor production of The Jungle Book by Chapterhouse Productions will be held at Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, near Preston, on Sunday at 7pm. Call 01254 852986 for more information

Civic staff visit

THE Mayor of South Ribble, Coun Graham Walton, will meet with staff at the Moss Side depot in Leyland on Wednesday September 3.

Cabinet to meet

THE next meeting of South Ribble Council’s cabinet will take place on Wednesday September 10 at 5pm the Civic Centre in Leyland.

Bid for slice of £9,000 fund

CHORLEY Community Housing is inviting a second round of bids from residents for a share of £9,000 from their Neighbourhood Fund.

Individuals, residents, community groups, charities and social enterprises are urged to submit bids before the closing date of September 5. Call 0845 505 3355.

Battlefield cash for brass band

BANKS Brass Band has been given a £300 boost by County Councillor Terry Aldridge, who has approved a Local Member Grant.

The money will go towards transport and accommodation costs for the band, when they embark on a trip to First World War battlefields in France and Belgium next month.

Meeting date

THE next Penwortham Town Council meeting will be held at 7pm on Tuesday, September 2 at Penwortham Community Centre in Kingsfold Drive.

Items on the agenda include a breast cancer awareness event and policing matters.

Preston Pals brought to life

THE Harris Museum and Art Gallery is hosting a talk about the Preston Pals led by author of Preston and the First World War David Huggonson today.

The talk starts at 2pm and runs for an hour. Places are limited to book your place on this popular tour call 01772 905414.

Join in Brig war history walk

SOUTH Ribble Borough Council’s next local history walk is entitled: “McNamara VC: An introduction to Bamber Bridge in the Great War” starts at 2pm at St Mary’s Church, Brownedge Lane, Bamber Bridge on Sunday, August, 31. For details call 01772 422041

MP’s surgery

PRESTON’s Labour MP Mark Hendrick’s next surgery is at Savick Library, West Park Avenue, Savick, Preston on September, 6. The session runs from 11am until 1pm.

Vintage event at city museum

THE Harris Museum & Art Gallery celebrates all things vintage from the 1920s to the 1990s this Saturday, with its first ever Vintage Harris event from 12-4pm.

There will be stalls, a ‘beauty parlour’, vintage crafts to try, talks about some of the fabulous fashions in the Harris’ extensive collections and more.

Raffle prizes needed for ball

A CHARITY ball will take place at The Samlesbury Hotel in Preston on October 4, organised by Euxton Hall and Fulwood Hall hospitals. Funds raised will be slit between Hand on Heart, Friends of Chernobyl’s Children and Multiple Sclerosis Society.

To donate raffle prizes call 01772 707411.

Car found alight

FIREFIGHTERS in Preston were called to action on Wednesday afternoon after a vehicle caught fire.

They attended the incident on Pinfold Lane around 4pm.