Parks

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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Avenham Park

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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Father Timothy Lipscomb, Chair of Avenham & Miller Parks friends group with Don Ingham, Preston City Council Avenham & Miller Parks Manager

Guild to be commemorated with benches in Avenham and Miller Park

A series of new benches will be appearing in Avenham and Miller Park as a celebration of the Guild. The Friends of Avenham and Miller Park groups have been given permission to position a bench with a commemorative plaque in the park. Father Timothy Lipscomb, chair of the group, said: “The parks were a fantastic backdrop to many Guild celebrations in 2012 and the friends […]

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Preston in the Picture – Desktop Wallpaper June

June’s wallpaper for the latest in the Preston in the Picture is a peek over the Japanese Garden in Avenham Park. It’s a perfect place to unwind and escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre.  

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