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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

Floral Arrangement Workshop
Preston Village Hall on 29 March (7-9.00pm)

Join Caroline Clark from independent and local florist Phlox, for a relaxed and friendly evening workshop in Preston Village Hall on 29 March (7-9.00pm) to create a beautiful seasonal floral arrangement busting with colour for yourself or to give as a gift for a loved one.

All materials are provided along with refreshments and cake! Cost £50pp.

For more information or to book please call Caroline  07935921301 or email

Hitchin Defibrillator Awareness Day
30th March 2019, 9am to 4pm - Market Square, Hitchin

Join Essex & Herts Air Ambulance's Critical Care Team, Hitchin AED Scheme and Hitchin CFR Team in Hitchin Market Square to learn how to use a Public Access Defibrillator. We will be in Hitchin Market Square with one of our Critical Care Paramedics.

Please come along and familiarise yourself with this life-saving piece of equipment.

This is event is FREE.

Hitchin Defibrillator Awareness Day

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.

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:

Preston Parish Neighbourhood Plan
Open Gardens Day – Sunday 26th. May – The 28th Year !
Preston Village Society
Church Cleaning
St Martin’s Church Committee AGM
The Church Electoral Roll
Lent Lunches
Lent Course – Who is the Christ?
St Martin’s Church Hymns
The 2019 Spring Litter Pick – Saturday 16th. March 10.00am – 12 Noon.

Dates To Remember
St Martin’s Church And All Saints’ Church Services
A Letter From the Reader of our Parish
St Martin’s Church 120 Club
Neighbourhood Watch … … Read More

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