Preston Pulse Issue 30

FEBRUARY 2020 PULSE Preston Chorley & Leyland RECONDITIONED STAIRLIFTS from £450 NEW STAIRLIFTS from £1100 self assessment tax returns due 31 st Jan 2020 Contact your local accountant CAB Accounts (NW) Ltd 01257 429 979 For any occasion you can trust Coopers with your transport! COVERING CHORLEY, LEYLAND & BUCKSHAW VILLAGE Download to your mobile from our website WANT TO BOOK A TAXI & OUR PHONES ARE BUSY....? Then book your own taxi using our easy to use APP! Vehicles up to 16 seats available. Whatever your party size, contact Coopers... THIS new crossing over the Ribble is part of an ambitious green vision to improve transport links and get Preston on the move. The proposed bridge at Avenham Park would con- nect footpath, cycle and bridleway networks north and south of the river. Lancashire County Council has bid for up to £182million from the Transforming Cities Fund to support a range of schemes across the city and the wider area that would ease traffic congestion and cut air pollution. Other proposals include a parkway railway station at Cottam, changes to improve Ringway in the city centre and a cycle ‘super highway’ linking Preston’s suburbs to major employment areas. Preston has been short- listed as one of just 12 city regions nationwide with the prospect of receiving a share of £1.2bn in the government’s fund. A range of concept plans looking to upgrade rail, bus, cycling and walking opportunities across the city have been submitted for consideration. Peter Moss, Preston City Council deputy leader, said: “These plans outline essential ways to relieve pressure on roads and pro- mote alternative means of travel to the motor car.” A BRIDGE TO THE FUTURE £182m bid to improve transport links INSIDE THIS ISSUE SEE SPORT PAGE 3 PNE: Scott’s on amission Planting for the future PLUS PAGE 10 WHAT’S ON: YOUR GUIDE INSIDE THIS ISSUE Welcome to your great monthly digest of all the leading news stories, what’s on and a round-up of local sports. We’ve got our finger on the Pulse! PAGE 9 Saving lives in Africa FULL STORY PAGE 6