Flag Market events in Preston set for later finishes - if council gets its way

One of Preston’s premier events spaces is looking to extend its operating hours as it gears up for another summer of events.

Tuesday, 2nd April 2019, 11:43 am
Updated Tuesday, 2nd April 2019, 12:49 pm
2016: Preston BID Purple Party on the Flag Market. Craig Charles on the decks with his Funk and Soul Show

Preston Council Community and Business Services has lodged plans with its own licensing department to keep events at the Flag Market alive and kicking until midnight.

The notice states the council wishes to “vary the operating hours for plays, films, boxing or wrestling events, live music, recorded music, performance of dance and anything of a similar description” to 9am to midnight, Monday to Sunday.

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2018: Preston held its annual LGBT Pride Festival on the Flag Market. Special Constables Paul Taylor (left) and Conor Miller get some fencing tuition from Say Two Productions

The Flag Market is one of the city’s most popular venues due to its location in front of the Harris Museum.

The council has until Monday, April 22 to submit representations to the licensing department.

Preston Remembrance Sunday Service at the Flag Market last year