Monthly Archives: February 2014

Saving the newts!

You may remember we told you about the cleaning of the pond by the Rotunda. Well, after the cleaning and before the plants were installed a leak was discovered. The council is required to get 3 quotes for the work … Continue reading

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If January has got you down …

Some beautiful winter-flowering aconites under one of the ‘twins’ to lift the spirits during a really dismal month.

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A profile of Mick Ransom

What’s your role in Preston Park? My job title is Preston and Patcham Team Leader. I head up the staff in the park and, in the Preston and Patcham area, I’m responsible for verges, green spaces in housing sites and … Continue reading

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Parking money spend latest

The project team which is responsible for the implementation of park-users’ decision about the spending of parking-fee money has told us that: ‘Following the consultation in which the Velodrome area was chosen for improvement we have met with the groups … Continue reading

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Windy victims

This nice old flowering cherry fell victim to the windy weather over the Christmas period. It used to be in the picnic area. More happily, a beautiful strawberry tree, which was also floored by the wind, has been trimmed and … Continue reading

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Getting radical in the Rookery

  There’s been more radical activity in the Rookery (or Rock Garden) that you may have noticed. It was decided to take out some old, overgrown shrubbery and replant the area as a winter garden. Andy Jeavons, who’s in charge of … Continue reading

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Volunteering in the Rose Garden

The Rose Garden is looking a lot better, the roses are pruned and most of the beds are less weed-choked than before. We’re told that the new roses are now due in mid-February to be planted later on that month. … Continue reading

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