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Food & garden waste collection RESUMES !

Food and garden waste collections to resume on 11 May

Weekly collections of food waste and fortnightly collections of garden waste (for paid subscribers) will resume on Monday 11 May, following their suspension on 30 March.

The services were suspended as a result of staffing shortages due to the coronavirus pandemic and the need to prioritise collection of recycling and refuse collections.

From 11 May, you should place your food caddy out for collection on the usual collection day. Brown garden waste bins will be collected on the same week as recycling collections as previously.

Unfortunately extra garden waste will not be collected if placed next to brown bins – it must all be contained within the brown bin.

NHDC will contact garden waste subscribers once a decision has been made on any measures such as extending the current subscription period, in light of the suspension to the service.

There's more information about the resumption of these services on the NHDC website:

Food and garden FAQs

The 2020 Great Easter Egg Hunt Games


Dear Children, Parents and Guardians
(Grandparents, Uncles, Aunties, Cousins – Friends, Prestonians, Countrymen …)

As you know The Great Easter Egg Hunt 2020 has been postponed. To keep you going in the meantime, we have created a few games and puzzles for you to try.

Click here for the games and puzzles...

Farmer Clarkie is on the way…

Our next adventure to relieve the boredom… learning WordPress and bringing Farmer Clarkie to the Preston website... is on the way.

You can also find Farmer Clarkie on facebook

Note from Wal - sorry I have to finish some techie bits for Farmer Clarkie. Normal service will be started as soon as possible.

Preston Gardens Open Day – Cancelled

Open Gardens PosterOur Open Gardens Day, Sunday May 24th 2020: cancellation

Our Open Gardens Day,  Sunday May 24th 2020:  cancellation

It is with huge regret that we have decided to cancel this year's Open Gardens Day. This seems sensible to us, whilst we all concentrate on other serious matters in the coming months.

Thank you all very much once again for such enthusiastic and generous support over many years, as flower arrangers, gardeners, ticket sellers and car park attendants, sandwich makers and cake bakers, and not forgetting Chris and Michelle with the beehive and many pots of honey on The Green. The income generated by this event each year has made a very significant and most welcome contribution to St. Martin's church.

The event has always been such a splendid annual achievement for our small community, since it was bravely initiated by Margaret Cashin and Sue Kellard 29 years ago. With such amazing talent and skill on display in all its aspects, this Day has become a highlight of the 'horticultural calendar' in this neighbourhood, with very many visitors returning each year to enjoy it all.

With love and good wishes to you all, Meta, Pam and Liz

Follow this link for Pictures from 2019 and 2018.

We Voted YES – Neighbourhood Plan Referendum
Preston Parish Neighbourhood Plan
Our Parish - Our Say - Our Future


Dear Resident

We would like to thank everyone who voted in the Referendum and everyone who contributed to the Neighbourhood Plan during its production. We’re pleased to tell you that the outcome was positive with 128 (91%) voting for the Neighbourhood Plan and 13 (9%) voting against it.

This means that the Neighbourhood Plan will be formally made by NHDC in a few weeks’ time and will be used by planning officers when determining every planning application for the parish until 2031.

Kind regards - Di, Fay, Jane, Liz, Margaret, Rae and Wal
The Steering Group

The Scarecrows… May be a bit late getting here

Saturday 27 June

Last month we told you that the Scarecrows are coming. It seems unlikely that we will have our Community Fun Day and Scarecrow Festival as planned on Saturday 27th June.

We will keep you updated on revised plans.

It is our hope that The Preston Trust and PHC will still be able to organise a joint community fun day to celebrate Village Day and the 200th anniversary of the founding of Princess Helena College.


Tatmore Hills Loop Preston – Circular Walk

Starting from the Red Lion Pub,
a walk of approximately 4.8km / 3m and 1 hour long.

This is a circular walk starting an d finishing at the Red Lion Pub. Details and map are available as an A4 leaflet from the Red Lion Pub and on the Village Green next to the Notice Board.

Follow this link - Tatmore Hills Loop Preston - to open, print or download a copy (PDF, 573 kB).

Produced by Preston Parish Council as part of the Parish Paths Partnership,funded by Hertfordshire County Council.

Supported by the Parish Paths Partnership.

COVID 19: Preston Help Line
COVID-19 and the Newsletter
St Martin’s Church - Services And Readings For May
St Martin’s Church 120 Club Draw 2020/2021
The Vicar Writes
New Pictures On The Preston Website
Preston Neighbourhood Plan Hard Back Copies
Preston Parish Council AGM: Wednesday 6 May
Dog Fouling
Permissive Path In Wain Wood
The 2020 Great Easter Egg Hunt Games
Neighbourhood Watch
The Preston Trust AGM
Hitchin Foodbank
The Red Lion… Read More

Preston News Service (PNS)
Streaming Of Church Services For April
The Red Lion
Kings Walden Stores
Help Is Available
Neighbourhood Watch
Register With The Owl System
Preston Village Hall is Closed
Preston Parish Council: Wednesday 22 April… Read More


Preston News Service

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