Parks

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In pictures: Nine photos of Preston’s award-winning parks

We’re celebrating the best that Preston’s parks have to offer with a selection of our favourite photos from the Preston Flickr group. Five of the city’s parks have been awarded the Green Flag for their upkeep and maintenance. So sit back with a coffee and enjoy these snaps of the parks… This dreamy shot by Tony Worrall is of Haslam Park, titled Preston is my […]

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Haslam Park funding to help save threatened plants

One of Preston’s award-winning parks will be getting a funding boost. Haslam Park will see £49,082 pumped into it to recover and conserve threatened plants. The Lancashire Wildlife Trust secured the funding for the Ashton-on-Ribble park via the Veolia Environmental Trust. Benjamin Hargreaves, of the Wildlife Trust, said: “The grant from The Veolia Environmental Trust means we can push the project forward and really enhance […]

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Moor Park is now a conservation area and a grade II listed park

Two Victorian villas facing Moor Park to be converted into apartments

Two Victorian villas on Moor Park are set to become homes again. Numbers five and nine on Moor Park Avenue are currently offices but a planning application has been submitted to convert them into 18 apartments. The application has been referred to the planning committee as it falls within the Moor Park conservation area. Moor Park Financial Services wish to demolish the two storey and […]

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Five Preston parks win a Green Flag award

Five Preston parks have been granted the Green Flag awards for being some of the best in the country. Avenham and Miller Parks, Fishwick Nature Reserve, Ashton Park, Haslam Park and Grange Park were all marked out as being outstanding. The award means the green space is maintained to the highest standards and has excellent facilities. Councillor Robert Boswell, cabinet member for environment, said: “We […]

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Preston in the Picture – Desktop Wallpaper August

After last year’s Preston Guild events I think it’s fair to say that Avenham/Miller Park took a bit of a pounding and I for one was a bit worried about the damage done. The wet months of Winter and Spring did nothing to improve the look of the Park either and it’s only now that Summer has arrived that the grassed areas are starting to […]

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Tree and shrub planting to start in Avenham Park after funding sign-off

A funding boost to plant more trees in the restoration of Avenham and Miller Park has been confirmed. The city council is attempting to restore the Victorian Parks, which were the centrepiece of the Preston Guild celebrations in 2012, to their glory. Preston council has chosen to award the planting contract, worth £125,856, to Essex-based Ground Control Ltd. The planting specialists have helped put on […]

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