Pride event and tidy up

We hope that many of you were able to enjoy Pride Weekend, despite the loss of access to Preston Park before and after the event. We wanted to make sure you know that Pride and CityParks management always work closely together with local Councillors and ourselves, to keep disruption to a minimum and to ensure that Preston Park is restored fully afterwards. The Pride clean-up was mostly very successful, but they have asked us to explain to you some problems which they are still dealing with.

This year, it has been difficult to carry out what is termed ‘the micro clean’ which includes things like cigarette butts, cable ties, shards of plastic and confetti, as the ground is so hard and dusty. The machines to do this final clean were just picking up too much dust and getting clogged up. Pride management therefore consulted the Pub in the Park organisers and agreed to do this final micro clean after this event which takes place between 16th and 18th September (more details below). By then, the ground should not be so dusty and the machines will work. This will also ensure that this second event has a micro-clean as well. Pride also asked us to inform you that the confetti that you may have seen around the Park is fully biodegradable, but needs some rain before the biodegrading process can start.