Long Preston Village News

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The Parish council meeting due to be held on 3 September was not quorate and was therefore cancelled.  Unfortunately, the consequence of the cancellation is that all Councillors have ceased to be a Councillor and, therefore, Craven DC will have to step in and form an interim council, but they will only 'tick things over'.

There will be an opportunity for all registered electors in Long Preston to apply as Parish Councillor as soon as CDC has decided when elections can take place. A full Long Preston Parish Council has seven members and this will be publicised on the Council's website and on the notice board.


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It is with great regret the May Day committee have made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s celebrations. At the time of writing, the Government is aiming to reduce the spread of Covid-19 infection, with possible isolation of older adults, uncertainty over public gatherings, events, and school closures. Local elections have already been postponed for a year and there is speculation that peak infection in the UK may be in May/June. It is unclear when it may be rescheduled, but we will make sure all information is posted in the Parish Magazine, via school, village notice boards, and on the Village Website (https://longpreston.info/).


Due to the corona virus situation we are suspending our 200 Club draws until at least September. As the renewal time is April, we will not be accepting any renewals until we restart, hopefully in September 2020 running to April 2021, for the same amount of £1 per month therefore £8. We hope that everyone is agreeable. If anyone wants to discuss this with us please contact us.

For the kind subscribers who have already paid their subscriptions, we will be contacting you regarding return.

Thank you, subscribers for your support in the past and your understanding in these unprecedented times.


The Long Preston Badminton Club plays on Tuesday evenings during term time from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the Long Preston Primary School's hall (up School Lane).

The Club is always on the lookout for new, experienced players to join its ranks.

It costs just £3 per night  (plus an annual fee of £30)for people who want to play regularly, or £5 per night for people who just want to play every once in a while.

Please contact Stewart Robertshaw, Club Chair, on 01729 840554 if you are interested.

The club is currently suspended until the Covid rules and the school’s safety position allow.  As soon as this happens we will advertise it.

The Light Music Society (LMS)

The LMS is a  not-for-profit Society and  has recently taken over Magna House to house its library. The LMS exists to promote and champion light music throughout the world. It is also the backing organisation for the massive Library of Light Orchestral Music. The collection holds over 40,000 sets of orchestral music, much of which is unique to the library.

Further details of this Society can be found on the Village Business tab.

The Village Hall now has wifi available to its users. This facility has been provided by Long Preston Parish Council.  The router will have the name VillageWiFi  and the current password is freeforall .