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Wildlife and Conservation

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

Petition calls for Beacon Fell Visitor Centre to be saved

Beacon Fell is visited by tens of thousands of people each year Pic: Dan Talbot A country park on the outskirts of Preston could have its visitor centre shut down. Lancashire County Council is proposing to discontinue its countrywide service by 2018 as it struggles […]

6 years ago
PCC planning committee to consider removal of trees in Winckley Square Gardens

  A meeting will be held on 3 December 2015 to report to the planning committee of Preston City Council who will decide on the matter of tree removal in […]

6 years ago
Grimsargh Wetlands new homes due for approval despite neighbour objections

How the Grimsargh Wetlands may look once the nature reserve is created Twelve homes built on the edge of abandoned reservoirs in a village near Preston have triggered objections from neighbours. Grimsargh Wetlands is to be turned into a nature reserve and […]

6 years ago
Large retailers to charge 5p per plastic bag

Large retailers will soon have to charge 5p for every plastic bag provided for shoppers. 7 billion plastic carrier bags are thrown away each year and The Single Use Carrier Bags Charges […]

6 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Ashton Park community garden to be dug into former bowling green

Ashton Park may see new flowers blooming Pic: Tony Worrall A new community garden is set to be created in Ashton Park on the site of an old bowling green. Preston City Council cutbacks meant two bowling greens were mothballed […]

6 years ago
Heritage Open Days in Preston, Friday September 11

Heritage Open Days is a nationally recognised event which tours the country, bringing to life a city’s hidden treasures. Preston has so much to offer that we’ve put together this […]

6 years ago
Grimsargh Wetlands new homes plan tabled to fund nature reserve

How the Grimsargh Wetlands may look once the nature reserve is created Plans for 12 homes on the edge of reservoirs in a village on the outskirts of Preston have been described as “an acceptable compromise.” United Utilities has tabled plans for […]

6 years ago
In pictures: Nature in close-up alongside Preston’s canals

It’s the height of summer and although it may not always feel like it, the warm temperatures are bringing the hedgerows to life along Preston’s canal towpaths. The photographs below […]

6 years ago
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