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And the first prize goes to Andrew Murphy

Andrew Murphy is the winner of the 2021 Photo Competition. Here is his winning picture … Andrew took the picture on his Galaxy smartphone.

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Update on the Wildlife Pond

Some of you may not know that there is a wildlife pond in St Peter’s churchyard, just to the north of the Coronation Garden. The pond had a big leak due to mindless vandalism some time ago and has become … Continue reading

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We have reached our target for the Cheery Blossom Walk

We’re pleased to announce that we have raised £9000 to create a fabulous new cherry blossom walk in Preston Park. We were amazed to hit our target in less than two weeks, and we were told by JustGiving that we … Continue reading

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Lighting up the rockery

A new LED lighting system has been installed in the rockery. Andy Jeavons took these wonderful pictures:

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A £100K upgrade to the Preston Park play area

The Council has started a fantastic £100,000 refurbishment of Preston Park play area. The work will include the installation of a new fun-filled fully-connected adventure climbing trail that leads to two long slides down a hilly embankment. There will also … Continue reading

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The 2022 Preston Park calendar is now available

Our 2022 calendar, featuring the winning entries from this year’s photo competition is now available to purchase from the Chalet and Rotunda cafes, priced at £5. Hurry to get your copy as we are down to the last 20 copies! … Continue reading

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It’s time for daffodil planting

Stocks of daffodil bulbs have arrived … And our gardening volunteers have been out in force planting them in the borders along the A23. Some 18500 were planted on Tuesday alone … Two varieties have been planted to give two … Continue reading

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Announcing the winners for this year’s photo competition

Voting is complete for this year’s competition. More than 500 people voted and they have chosen their favourites. Pictures from the following photographers have been selected for the calendar: Sue BlightEdward FarragherSuzan FlanaganJilly WelchPeter LevenspielJane Lythell ClarkeSkylar McGillivrayAndrew MurphyLawrence SussAnne … Continue reading

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Help preserve and celebrate one of the Preston Twins

The Preston Twins are among the oldest and largest elms in the world. Unfortunately, one had to be felled due to Elm Disease and has been moved temporarily to the Secret Garden in Kemptown. Please help us to preserve and … Continue reading

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Walled garden

Many people have also been concerned with the state of the walled garden and the grounds of Preston Manor generally. As we reported previously, Preston Manor and grounds are now the responsibility of the Royal Pavilion and Museums Trust, not City … Continue reading

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