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Provisional dates for 2022

We have tentatively pencilled in the following events for 2022 subject to coronavirus restrictions. More details and additional dates will follow in due course. Easter Egg Hunt for children: Sunday 17th April Painting in the Park: Sunday 22nd May Halloween … Continue reading

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Planting fruit trees in the rain

Last Tuesday, the Tuesday volunteer gardeners, which included several of the committee and councillor Siriol Hugh-Jones, joined up with the Permaculture Trust to plant a number of new fruit trees, funded by our three local councillors and Friends of Preston … Continue reading

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Saving the second Preston Twin

Peter Small, Arboricultural Manager for CityParks, reports: We have conducted the planned works on the Preston Park Twin yesterday with regards to last summer’s elm disease infection. Our in-house team has removed part of the crown where the infection was … Continue reading

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Meet Tom, one of our volunteer gardeners

Hello, I am Tom. I’ve been a volunteer since February 2021, so almost a year, which is not that long as I know people who have been here for ten years. I volunteered because Preston Park is a lovely place … Continue reading

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Materials for wreath making

We have decided not to go ahead with the Christmas wreath-making event at St Peter’s Church this year, due to Covid concerns. However, like last year, Andy Jeavons, supported by our gardening volunteers, will be collecting suitable foliage and berries … Continue reading

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A dozen new fruit trees

We have much to look forward to in 2022, starting with the planting of a dozen fruit trees near the communal allotments behind the Rotunda Cafe on 4th January. These trees were funded by our three local councillors from their … Continue reading

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Volunteers celebrate a year of progress

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week, Friends of Preston Park hosted end-of-year celebrations for the three volunteer gardening teams. Some 70 volunteers and guests attended over the three days. The Chalet Cafe kindly provided coffee and cakes. Councillor … Continue reading

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Lawrence receives his prize

Congratulations to Lawrence Suss, who came second in this year’s Photo Competition with the picture shown below. Apparently, the picture was published in The Guardian as well as in our 2022 Calendar!

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The children’s play area re-opens and it’s fabulous!

Work has now been completed on the children’s play area in Preston Park. As you can see, it looks great and should provide fantastic opportunities for adventurous play for many years to come.

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Sussex Police warn of the dangers of knife crime

The police were in Preston Park this Wednesday to engage with younger park users about the dangers of knife crime. It was good to see Rob, our PCSO, helping to keep us all safe in the park.

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