Wildlife and Conservation

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

‘Hedgehog highways’ call for all new South Ribble developments

A hedgehog All new housing estates should come complete with “hedgehog highways” to reduce the number of the creatures being killed on the road. That is the call from a South Ribble […]

2 months ago
Croston told by Environment Agency ‘dam can’t operate faster’

The Environment Agency (EA) has told residents of a flood-prone Chorley village that the dam installed to protect their homes cannot operate any quicker – because it would actually put […]

4 months ago
Preston parks including Winckley Square and Avenham Park retain Green Flag status

Six Preston parks have received the Green Flag Awards for being high quality green spaces. Preston City Council retained the award for Avenham and Miller Parks, Ashton Park, Fishwick local […]

4 months ago
Preston City Council makes pledge to reduce controversial weedkiller

Ingol and Cottam councillor John Rutter has been pressuring for the city council to reduce the use of glyphosate Pic: BBC LDRS Preston City Council has pledged to reduce its reliance on a controversial weedkiller which is currently used to treat parks, pavements and roads in its patch. The herbicide glyphosate was […]

5 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Climate Action Preston running trip to Leyland waste facility

Extinction Rebellion protest on a road with signs and people gathered Do you manage to sort out your items and not chuck the gungy ready-meal tray or greasy pizza box in the recycling bins? This would risk contaminating a whole load […]

5 months ago
Cow becomes stuck in Savick Brook taking a cooling dip

Firefighters dealt with an unusual callout during Tuesday’s hot weather. Penwortham Fire Station sent a crew to Savick Brook after a cow was spotted being stuck in the water. Animal […]

6 months ago
Nicky Nook footpath steps close for repairs

Steps at the ever popular Nicky Nook are being repaired by Lancashire County Council. The footpath at the Higher Lane access on the eastern side of Nicky Nook hill at […]

6 months ago
Barton Grange Garden Centre launches half-term workshops for budding gardeners

Barton Grange Wild Workshop To celebrate National Children’s Gardening Week, Barton Grange Garden Centre is hosting two special workshops to encourage kids to explore the natural world. On Thursday 1 June, there is a Make […]

6 months ago
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