Wildlife and Conservation

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

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 […]

4 years ago
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 […]

4 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 […]

4 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 […]

4 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

5 years ago
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 […]

5 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 […]

5 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 […]

5 years ago
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