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Winckley Square cutting down of trees completed

Posted on - 26th March, 2016 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston City Centre, Wildlife and Conservation, Winckley Square
Felling of trees in Winckley Square Pic: Tony Worrall

Felling of trees in Winckley Square Pic: Tony Worrall

A number of trees have come down in Winckley Square as the renovation of the grade-II Georgian area of Preston continues.

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Arboricultural experts have been sawing down the trees, which are all decaying and unhealthy, ahead of the £1.2million revamp.

Ben Williams project manager at Groundwork Cheshire, Lancashire and Merseyside said: “We’d like to thank all the Square’s occupants for bearing with us during this period.

“Moving and collecting all the timber from the Gardens has caused some disturbance to the surrounding grassed areas. Over the coming days these areas will all be levelled out and re-seeded so that in a few weeks these areas will be back to normal.”

Around 19 trees have been removed from Winckley Square.

Related: Could Fishergate centre and new look Winckley Square be linked?

Funding for the revamp is coming the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund.

Winckley Square gardens - Model View

Winckley Square gardens – Model View

Work on the Square is due to begin in May and be completed by the end of the year.

What do you think of the Winckley Square works? Have you seen the trees coming down? Let us know in the comments below

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