A few days ago I wrote a piece entitled Preston Lesson in Wasting Money where I suggested some attention could be directed at clearing up the detritus in New Hall Lane instead of erecting signs saying that the council was improving the local area.
Well, Preston Council may be deaf, but Friends of Fishwick and St Matthews have announced they will make funds available for local businesses to smarten their shopfronts. See this report in the local paper.
Grotty Shops in New Hall Lane
I don't suppose I was the only person to entertain this idea but this is not the first such coincidence.