Wildlife and Conservation

This category relates to all things to do with wildlife and conservation in Preston.

Preston City Council issue warning over giant hogweed

The hogweed coming through the railings Pic: Twintoo0 Giant hogweed is an invasive species which can cause painful burns, make your skin sensitive to strong sunlight and cause blindness if in contact with eyes. Preston City Council has […]

1 week ago
Dobbies Preston launches compost bag recycling scheme

Garden retailer Dobbies has launched a new initiative that will allow Preston residents to recycle their compost bags. Compost packaging is difficult for people to recycle as few local authorities […]

2 weeks ago
South Ribble receives new electric vehicle charging points under council climate plans

Electric vehicle owners in South Ribble are to enjoy three new charging points thanks to grant funding secured by the council. The three new rapid charging points, located in Bamber […]

3 weeks ago
South Ribble residents invited to have their say on plans to improve Biodiversity

Residents of South Ribble are being given the opportunity to have their say on ambitious plans to conserve and enhance biodiversity in the Borough. South Ribble Borough Council has published […]

1 month ago
Advertisement Advertisement Frenchwood school celebrates being named in top 10 schools in Lancashire for active travel

Frenchwood Community Primary School pupils with Cllr Yakub Patel and Living Streets mascot Strider Frenchwood Community Primary School has been named one of the top 10 schools in Lancashire for active travel. Pupils and families have been participating in the Living Streets WOW challenge, […]

1 month ago
Investigation as controversial Eastway development sees more trees bulldozed

Before and after photos show trees have been replaced with a large dark block Pic: Mark McCormack Investigations are taking place into the removal of trees at the controversial Eastway Employment Park development. The planning application from HBS Group for ten commercial units at the D’Urton Lane […]

2 months ago
Ingol nature reserve offering rare chance to get a close look at the Great Crested Newt

Newts in tray at Dobcroft Nature Reserve The Intact Centre in Ingol is opening up its Dobcroft Nature Reserve to give locals a chance to get a closer look at one of its residents, the Great Crested […]

2 months ago
Greenpeace Preston encouraging locals to participate in The Big Plastic Count

On Easter Monday (Monday 18 April) volunteers from Greenpeace Preston spoke to Prestonians about ‘The Big Plastic Count’ at the Egg Rolling event in Avenham and Miller Park. Volunteers showed […]

2 months ago
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