News and Events
Knowsley Older People’s Fun Olympics – Every Thursday 1:30pm – 3:30pm at Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park
Prescot Town Council Period For The Exercise Of Public Rights Accounts For The Year Ended 31st March 2017
Election of a Town Councillor for Prescot Town – Prescot East Ward – Uncontested
Shortlist for the Design of Market Place Announced
Prescot Hockey Club – Sponsorship
Winners of the Community Recognition Awards 2017/18
This year the Town Council introduced the Prescot Community Recognition Awards. These awards have been designed to recognise the positive impact that certain individual residents and community groups have on the Town through their hard work and dedication. There are two awards, one for Citizen of the Year and another for community group of the year.
With so many worthy winners the inaugural competition was extremely tight, the panel were however able to agree the winners of this year and both awards were presented by the incoming Mayor Cllr Jennifer Chadwick at the annual Mayor Making event held on 27th May 2017.
Mrs Betty Brown – picked up the Citizen of the year Award, Betty’s continual hard work over a great many years within Prescot really impressed the panel and ultimately won through in the individual category.
The Prescot Festival – picked up the Community Group of the Year award. The Prescot Festival has been running for 13 years and over that time has engaged with thousands, both from Prescot and the wider area, thus helping to raise the profile of the Town. The panel recognized the level of commitment it has taken to put on not one but thirteen individual events over the nine-day duration of the festival, on thirteen occasions!
Another great day for Prescot Carnival
Prescot Festival Preparing for Grand Finale
Almost 500 people came through the oak doors of Prescot’s Jacobean parish church for the opening weekend of the town’s annual festival.
Lancashire’s number-one ranking brass band, Leyland Band, initiated the proceedings on Friday night, receiving a standing ovation after their encore of Strauss’s Radetzky March.
On Saturday, a magnificent performance by the Prescot Festival Chorus was followed by the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Girl Choristers, in a stunning festival debut.
The internationally renowned organist Professor Dr Ian Tracey rounded off the weekend’s concerts on Sunday afternoon. Now Organist to the City of Liverpool, Organist Titulaire of Liverpool Cathedral, and Chorusmaster to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Ian began his musical career at St Mary’s Prescot over four decades ago.
Elsewhere in the town, crowds flocked to the Prescot Carnival to enjoy funfair rides and live entertainment in blazing sunshine and soaring temperatures.
The programme continues throughout the week with jazz, acoustic music and film before a finale weekend featuring songs from the shows with Phoenix Concert Orchestra, traditional choral evensong with Prescot Parish Church Choir, and a Proms-style closing concert with the Band of the Yorkshire Regiment.
“Once again we’ve been overwhelmed by the sheer quality of musical skill and talent,” said Artistic Director Dr Robert Howard, “and it only heightens our eager anticipation of the closing weekend.”
The 13th Annual Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts runs till Sunday 25 June in the historic Lancashire town of Prescot, Merseyside. Tickets are on sale online at www.prescotfestival.co.uk or in person at Poco Coffee, 30 Eccleston Street, Prescot, L34 5QJ.
Councillor Vacancy for Prescot East Ward
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