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The Retrospective Blog -3. The 1 In 4 Film Festival And World Mental Health Day - 04/04/20

~Welcome to ‘The Retrospective Blog’. Each week I’ll be highlighting the fantastic events The CCG has had the pleasure of being a part of over the years. This week I’m reviewing the 1 in 4 Film Festival and World Mental Health Day. The CCG has always strived to help people...

Age Concern Central Lancashire Stepping Up At A Time Of Crisis

~For almost 40 years Age Concern Central Lancashire has been addressing the needs of the elderly and vulnerable in the local community. Since the news broke out from the government that those aged 70 and over with underlying health conditions should quarantine for a period of 12 weeks, Age Concer...

Established Book Shop Moves With The Times

~When something has been established for a considerable period of time, it may be difficult to move with the times, yet many workers have no option especially under the recent crisis we’re all under. Preston booksellers Halewood and Sons is a family run business that dates back over 150 yea...

Preston Dance School Engages With Public In An Interactive Way

~Who says you can’t have an audience from home? Thanks to modern technology Fever Dance Company are streaming online dance classes for everyone. The Corona virus has hit many thriving organisations very hard. It’s been a financial blow for the large percentage of the country. The Pres...

Spotlight On CCG Members - Jonathon Moss - April 2020

~~It’s true to say that you should never underestimate the abilities of a dyslexic person. For many it can serve as a strength, not a weakness. That’s exactly how Jonathon Moss, the focus for this month’s ‘Spotlight on CCG Members’ has positively engaged with it. Let us...

Key Features Of The CCG:-2. 'Members' - 31/03/20

~Welcome to ‘Key Features of The CCG’. Each week I’ll be reviewing various aspects of The CCG website as a reminder about the significance of the organization and how you can easily access such features. This week I’ll be looking at ‘Members’. The Members area ...

The Retrospective Blog - 2. 'Preston Soup' - 29/03/20

~Welcome to week two of ‘The Retrospective Blog’. Each week until we can return to normality I’ll be looking back at some of the events The CCG has had the pleasure to be involved. This week I’m focusing on ‘Preston Soup’. This was an American import  whic...

The Ferret Launches Funding Campaign To Escape Permanent Closure

~Music is an intrinsic part of life. As adults many of us go the local pub to experience live music from a new or already established musician. The Ferret on Flyde Road, Preston has been open since 2006. During it’s 14 year reign it’s opened it’s doors to some of the world&rsquo...

Warning To Beware Of Coronavirus-related Scams

~Unfortunately there are bad people out there. People who will use every crisis into a personal advantage for their own financial benefit. Trading Standards experts are warning people to beware of criminals and rogue traders who are trying to con people with corona virus-related scams. Phoney ...

Preston Joins The Nation In Clap For Our Carers

~The world is a very different place now. What you were doing a month ago has changed somewhat to what you are doing now. One thing is guaranteed however. There is a team of superheroes known as the NHS who are fighting your back and your loved ones. All we have to do is stay at home and wash our...

Key Features Of The CCG- 'Gallery' - 24/03/20

~~Welcome to ‘Key Features of the CCG’. Each week until the virus fades away  I’ll be highlighting the excellent features made readily available when you access the CCG website. These cover the following seven:- 1. GALLERY 2.  MEMBERS 3.  PATRONS 4.&...

The Retrospective Blog - 1. Stand Together Against Racism ( STAR) Event

~Welcome to ‘The Retrospective Blog’ each week until the virus has diminished I’ll be writing about the positive events The CCG has had the pleasure to host over the last several years. This week I’m going to be  looking at The Stand Together Against Racism Event ( ST...