Wildlife and Conservation

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

Grimsargh Wetlands given go ahead as housing plan approved

How the Grimsargh Wetlands may look once the nature reserve is created Long-term safety for a new Preston nature reserve has been secured – by building on part of it. Grimsargh Wetlands is to be preserved as the land is transferred into […]

6 years ago
Will Brockholes be allowed to open later for weddings and events?

The floating Visitor Village at Brockholes Pic: Sonia Bashir A nature reserve on the outskirts of Preston is applying to extend its opening hours – for weddings, funerals and events. Brockholes at Samlesbury, just off the M6, says it […]

6 years ago
Grimsargh Wetlands plans lodged once again by United Utilities

A view of the reservoirs in Grimsargh A multi-million pound scheme to secure the future of three former reservoirs as a nature reserve has been resubmitted. United Utilities wants to build 12 homes in Preston Road, Grimsargh, […]

6 years ago
Curlew numbers rise at Grimsargh Wetlands as United Utilities to appeal council decision

Curlew in flight near Preston Pic: Joe Hayhurst Wetlands in Grimsargh have seen a record number of roosting curlew birds this Spring. The land, which is due to be given over by United Utilities to the village, includes […]

6 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Winckley Square cutting down of trees completed

Felling of trees in Winckley Square Pic: Tony Worrall A number of trees have come down in Winckley Square as the renovation of the grade-II Georgian area of Preston continues. Arboricultural experts have been sawing down the trees, which […]

6 years ago
Can you help tidy Preston up to be Clean for The Queen?

Launch of the Clean for the Queen event Tidying up is the order of the day ahead of the Queen’s 90th birthday. Clean for the Queen sees schools and communities across Preston getting their litter pickers at the […]

6 years ago
Winckley Square tree works to start in build up to £1.2million Gardens project

A project to remove decaying and unhealthy trees in Preston’s Winckley Square Gardens will begin this Thursday (February 25th 2016) ahead of a £1.2million restoration scheme. This initial project covers […]

6 years ago
Explore the Brockholes Nature Reserve in after-dark walk

Brockholes sign Pic: Pelham 123 The after-dark secrets of a Preston nature reserve are to be revealed. Brockholes Nature Reserve is opening its doors late on a Saturday night in January for a special nature […]

6 years ago
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