Preston City Council

Election results for 2019

    Elected in 2019
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    30
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    Elected in 2019
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    Elected in 2019
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    9
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Most Recent

Market traders granted rent relief by council

Traders who work at Preston Markets have been granted a three-month rent relief period by Preston City Council to allow them to continue trading throughout the lockdown.

The entrance to Preston Markets
Preston City Council

The council hopes it will allow traders who sell fresh produce to continue.

The council also wants to ensure other traders who are not providing essential services will be able to return to the markets after the lockdown is lifted.

Council leader Matthew Brown said:

I would like to say a big thank you to the traders who are able to continue to operate at this difficult time, offering essential fresh produce to the people of Preston. This is greatly appreciated by both myself and all your customers.

I would encourage everyone to continue to shop locally and support our independent businesses who are anchored in our community during this unparalleled time.

A spokesman for the council said they are "considering" providing assistance to other businsses that are occupying Council premises outside of the markets.

Council cancels all planning committes due to Covid-19

Preston City Council has cancelled all planning committee meetings while the Covid-19 lockdown continues.

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Chief executive of the council, Adrian Phillips, has been granted emergency powers, meaning he will make decisions that are normally done by the committees.

The council said Mr Phillips would consult a small team of councillors, including the chairman, vice-chairman and representatives of other parties, before making any decision.

Election results: Counting under way in Lancashire

Counting is taking place this across Lancashire in this year's local elections.

Chorley was the only council in the county to declare overnight where Labour retained control.

Lancaster City Council and Preston City Council have been tweeting pictures as their counts get under way - results are expected later.

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