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Christmas Tree Lights Switch-On
Sunday 1st December, 6:00 pm at The Red Lion

The Preston Trust committee warmly invites you to the Christmas Tree Lights switch-on.

There will be free mulled wine to keep you warm, along with mince pies and some other treats. Following the switching on of the lights there will be some carols outside, then we will move inside for the Village Voices to kick-start the festive season.

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.

Village Day – Thank you all

The Preston Trust Committee would like to thank you all for taking part in Village Day.

Whether, by making a scarecrow (or cow...), dancing at the Maypole, bringing your dog or car for the shows, helping, running a stall for one of the parish organisations / yourself, donating, coming to ‘play’ or a mixture of them all, your participation made it a happy, successful Fun Raising Day for the community. (Fun - with no "d" intentional!)

So many of you kindly gave cakes that there were some left over. It was agreed to donate them (and the surplus burger buns) to the Sanctuary in Hitchin, so they have gone to a good home.

There were of course a few competitions. All of the winners have been informed so we’re sorry but if you haven’t heard from us, it wasn’t you.

The name for the new cow was voted to be Daisy, although to some she will always be Buttercup...

The OSCARecrowS Awards and competition results, will be published shortly …

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 Preston Parish Neighbourhood Plan Second Submission has been sent to NHDC and a Formal Public Consultation has been conducted.

The Formal Public Consultation (Regulation 16) is now closed

Further information 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:

Christmas Tree Lights Switch On
Friends Of St Martins Quiz And Chips: Saturday 16 November
Preston Village Society
Looking and Longing, An Advent study course
Police Surgery – Village Hall – Saturday 2 November
Preston Parish Council: Mobile Phone Providers

Dates To Remember
St Martin’s Church And All Saints’ Church Services
A Letter From Dawn Jenkins, Reader Of The Parish
St Martin’s Church 120 Club
Hitchin Foodbank
Neighbourhood Watch… Read More


Preston News Service

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