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Open Gardens Day – The 27th Year !
Sunday 26th. May 2019

Many of our lovely gardens will be open to visitors this year again. There will be Teas in the Village Hall and BBQ and Plants and Honey on the Green as well as a spectacular Flower Festival in the Church.

For more information about this year's Open Gardens please see our
Preston Gardens Open Day web page.
You can find more photographs from last year in the
Preston Gardens Open 2018 gallery and Flower Festival 2018 gallery.

Please bear the Plant Stall in mind when you divide or propagate your plants this Spring!

If you have never opened your garden before but would like to do so this year or if you will be free to give a hand on the day, we would be delighted to hear from you!

Liz 433859,  Pam 422315 or  Meta 456567.

Village Day – Saturday 6th July

The Scarecrows are coming…

After being on an extended holiday the Preston Scarecrows will be arriving back home in time for this year’s Village Day on Saturday 6th of July. Please join them.

Whether you’ve made a scarecrow in the past or this will be your first time, it would be great if you could make one (or more) to join this special, happy band of parishioners.

Please Save the Date,  more details will follow soon...

A Big Thank You to all the Litter Pickers
The 2019 Spring Litter Pick held on Saturday 16th. March

On behalf of the Preston Trust committee, very many thanks to the 30 volunteers who very kindly came out to join in our Spring cleaning task, last Saturday morning. It was really heartening to have such a large, cheerful and enthusiastic team, especially in such inclement weather!

With so many pairs of hands available, we managed to clear all the lanes and the footpaths. The litter was the usual muddle of plastic, glass, rubber, metal and cardboard; NHDC have now collected all of this for us. Special thanks to the quartet who raked and collected up all the fallen branches, twigs and twiglets on The Green, and barrowed them over to Wal with his shredder, in front of the Red Lion. It was a very good effort by us all.

Our thanks also to those walkers and dog-walkers who regularly, throughout the year, collect up any litter which they see on their usual walks - this is just 'good-housekeeping' for the parish, and is much appreciated. Please continue to report any 'fly-tipping' which you see, in the usual way. Our sincere thanks again.

Liz Hunter, Preston Trust committee member

Preston Parish Neighbourhood Plan

On the advice of NHDC, the Preston Parish Neighbourhood Plan was put on hold last year because of delays to the NHDC Local Plan 2011-2031. As a result of further discussions with NHDC and the publication of the main modifications to the Local Plan, it is now possible to proceed with the Neighbourhood Plan.

The Formal Public Consultation (Regulation 16) is now open

Further information, the consultation portal and copies of the plan, with associated documents, can be found on the North Herts District Council website by following this link

The Neighbourhood Plan and associated documents are also available on the Preston Parish Neighbourhood Plan website:

Parish Council Elections
Preston Parish Neighbourhood Plan Second Submission: Regulation 16 Consultation
Open Gardens And Tea: St Pauls Waldenbury: Sunday 7 April 2.00 -5.00 pm
The Red Lion - CAMRA North Herts Pub of the Year for the 3rd year running
Lent Course – Who is the Christ? / Lent Lunches
Preston Village Society
A Big Thank You To All The Litter Pickers
What Can You Do To Help Save Our Planet?
Open Gardens Day – Sunday 26 May – The 27th Year!

Dates To Remember
A Letter From A Member Of The Congregation At St Martin’s
A Letter From the Reader of our Parish
St Martin’s Church 120 Club
Neighbourhood Watch
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