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Festival for young people to be held at parks across Preston

Preston’s parks are to play host to a range of different activities during the summer holidays. Branded Park It the festivals include bubble football, inflatable penalty shoot-out and a silent disco. Four parks are holding the events during the course of the week. Mayor of Preston, councillor Nick Pomfret, said: “It is great to see yet again the partners of Preston working together to give […]

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Peter Pan production with Preston Youth Theatre at Avenham Park

Preston’s Avenham Park will be transformed into a magical world for a promenade production of Peter Pan, taking audiences on a journey into the depths of Neverland. Setting off from the Pavilion, follow the tale of the Darling children as they encounter the mischievous Lost Boys, the terrifying crew of the Jolly Roger led by the dastardly Captain James Hook – they may even catch […]

8 months ago by
Artist impression of the Moor Park skate park

Moor Park receives £1.7 million lottery cash for restoration project

A brand new skate park in a Preston park has moved a step closer as lottery funding has been secured. Moor Park is to have £1.7 million invested in creating a skate park along with other improvements in the park. The Big Lottery Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund cash is part of a wider restoration project at the grade-II listed park, which sees a total […]

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Preston Pals flower beds at Miller Park

A small part of Victorian Miller Park has been converted into a tribute to Prestonians who served their county in the First World War. The flower bed at the top of the flight of stairs features a new memorial to ‘D’ Company, the 7th (Service) Battalion of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Founded in 1914 after Earl Kitchener called for a volunteer army The Preston […]

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Two rats swimming in the pond at Moor Park

Moor Park rats: Cull them or leave them be?

Pictures and sightings of the rats which are infesting Moor Park have become a political hot topic. We reported in April how residents have expressed concerns about the rats being fed. And they weren’t the only ones, local councillor Terry Cartwright raised the issue and on Thursday night it was the topic of debate in the Preston City Council chamber. “Shoot them or not to shoot […]

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Quickest way out of Preston on a bike?

What is the quickest way on foot or wheels out of the city and into the countryside? A fast pedal along Lancaster Canal? Across the Ribble, south to Bamber Bridge and beyond? Go West, cycling away from Penwortham and over to Longton Brickcroft? The weekend before last my eight year old son wanted to escape the city’s bustle, so we drifted off to the park […]

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