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Action at the Egg Rolling

In pictures: Easter Egg Rolling at Avenham Park

Preston was blessed with soaring temperatures as the sun shone down on the Easter Egg Rolling. Avenham Park was thronged with thousands of visitors who took in the annual spectacle. Families climbed to the top of the Victorian parks slopes and let their hard boiled eggs roll down the slopes – many decorated with eye-catching designs. We’ve had live updates throughout Easter Monday from the […]

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Rats have been spotted swimming on the Serpentine lake in Moor Park

Concern about rats in Moor Park being fed by visitors

Council environmental health officers have issued a warning to those feeding birds in Moor Park. Reports from residents nearby say the historic park is being overrun by rats. One report says: “Walking through this part of the park at anytime and you will see dozens of rats. These are being fed on a daily basis by an old lady who puts food down for the […]

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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 […]

8 months ago by
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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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