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

Posted on - 9th July, 2013 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, Parks
Avenham Park's pavilion is one the changes in the park

Avenham Park’s pavilion is one the changes in the park

A funding boost to plant more trees in the restoration of Avenham and Miller Park has been confirmed.

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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 Britain in Bloom displays and undertaken horticultural work for Chester’s Grosvenor Park.

Over the last five years the parks have seen £7m of investment pumped into them, including the pavilion and renovation to the drainage systems.

The work is now entering a second phase, which will see trees and shrubs planted plus the resurfacing of the footpath network.

The big crowds during the Guild month took their toll on the park which is having the main lawns resown and major events such as the Preston Mela have been taking place at other venues such as the Flag Market to help speed up the recovery.

View the full decision about the funding on the Preston council website.

Do you enjoy visiting Avenham and Miller Parks? What is your favourite park in Preston? Let us know in the comments below

Image credit to Tony Worrall

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