Drainage works in Avenham Park should reduce flooding

Drainage works costing more than £130k planned for Avenham Park

A major series of drainage works is to take place in Avenham Park to stop it turning into a mud bath. The city council has appointed County Landscapes to add new and additional drains under the park. It follows the problems at the Preston Guild when the location of the main stage was left waterlogged. Preston’s wet climate and the ampitheatre effect of the Victorian […]

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Damage caused to Avenham Park pavilion following rubbish bin fire

Fire crews were called to a fire in a grade-II Preston listed park. At 1.16am on Monday the crew from Preston Fire Station put out a fire in a rubbish bin in Avenham Park which had spread to the pavilion. The fire caused heat damage to two doors on the pavilion and light smoke damage to a room in the building. The rubbish bin was […]

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Get on your bike with Preston on Wheels

Are you looking for social cycling groups, learn to cycle or just want to refresh your skills? Did you know Preston on Wheels provides a range of bikes and cycling sessions to enable you to enjoy cycling whatever your age, ability or needs. The fantastic Preston on Wheels is a Target Wellbeing Project funded by the Lottery and supported by Preston Council. It aims to […]

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Preview: Preston Easter Egg rolling at Avenham Park for Easter 2014

One of Preston’s great traditions returns to Avenham Park on Easter Monday. Taking place for more than 100 years the Easter Egg rolling is an annual event which sees Easter eggs hurled down the steep slopes of the Victorian park. This year’s egg rolling event takes place on Monday 21 April and runs from 11am to 4pm. Follow our live updates from Avenham Park. Last […]

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Is Time Travel Possible? A Preston film maker has decided it is

What started as a few snapshots of scenery in and around Preston at different times of the year began to grow into an idea for a short film by amateur film maker and musician John Hickey. The film called, TIME MACHINE takes the viewer on a journey through time. “Over the last few years I’ve become interested in the possibilities offered by mobile phone cameras, […]

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Paint the night with light: Outdoor photography course by Gareth Brooks

An outdoor Light Painting Photography Workshop hosted by Gareth Brooks Learn about this fascinating technique,  bring your camera (or just yourself). The event is taking place at Cuerden Valley Park. Gareth is a photographer specialising in Light Painting and Low Light Photography. His pictures have featured in Photography for beginners, Photography Monthly, Lancashire and Chorley Guardian and many more publications. He also shoots weddings! He […]

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