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This category relates to all things to do with recreation in Preston.

Japanese rock garden in Avenham Park temporarily closed due to dead trees

Avenham Park rock garden closed. Pic: Preston Parks Part of Avenham Park is temporarily closed off. The closure is as a result of three dead trees being removed from the rock garden. Whilst the work is ongoing the […]

1 week ago
The Preston dog walking service supporting people who have learning disabilities

Two friends reunited through walking dogs for Barks and Recreation A Preston and South Ribble dog walking service with a difference is providing opportunities to people with disabilities. Barks and Recreation supports adults who have a learning disability to make […]

1 month ago
Rediscovering the Guild Wheel the quiet jewel in Preston’s exercise crown

A Guild Wheel distance sign on the route Pic: Blog Preston Cycling and walking have apparently ‘exploded’ during lockdown, with people rediscovering what’s on their doorsteps. I thought I’d take a moment to look at one of Preston’s greatest assets – […]

2 months ago
Petition calls for closure of West View Leisure Centre to be reversed

West View Leisure Centre Pic: Google More than 1,500 people have signed a petition calling for the operators of West View Leisure Centre to re-open the centre. Luke Parkinson, who says he is running as an […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement The Foxton Centre gives lockdown makeover to Smiths Rec in Frenchwood

The new Smiths rec Foxton Centre mural. Preston locals and The Foxton Centre have painted a new mural at Frenchwood green space Smiths Rec. The Foxton Centre has been working alongside young people and community members to […]

2 months ago
Curfews, travel warnings and no mixing of households – new rules brought in across Preston, South Ribble and neighbouring boroughs amid rising Covid rates

Skyline in the city Pic: Tony Worrall New measures are to be introduced in Lancashire as part of a combined effort across the county to help fight Covid-19. After six weeks of ‘local lockdown’ in Preston, neighbouring […]

3 months ago
Preston residents to have their say over city’s dog control orders

Residents in Preston are being encouraged to share their views relating to dog control issues in public places as part of a consultation on current legislation. Preston City Council have […]

5 months ago
Volunteer litter picking can be encouraged in Preston under lockdown

Janet Stocks has been a familiar face in Fulwood with her volunteer litter picking Pic: Janet Stocks/Blog Preston Litter picking has classed as a valid form of exercise or reason for being outside. Preston City Council’s green volunteers team say volunteer litter pickers can operate. They’ve issued guidance […]

7 months ago
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