The Preston Trust was established in 1990. It is a registered Charity and has as its main objectives:
- To enhance and preserve Preston for the benefit of all the villagers and visitors.
- To secure the preservation and protection of features of historic or public interest, including the village’s history.
- To promote high standards of planning and architecture.
- To support financially and promote any purpose for the benefit of villagers and in particular, its children and senior citizens.
Since its formation, the Trust has provided financial support for many village projects and organises a number of initiatives and popular annual events such as the Preston Village Day, the Christmas Tree lighting and carols at the Red Lion, and a bi-annual village litter pick. The Trust is committed to working in close co-operation with the Parish Council and St Martin’s Church though it is mindful of retaining its independence and the need to avoid duplication of effort.
The Trust also runs the Preston News Service which enables a fast email distribution of events and notices concerning the village and its people. This reflects The Trust’s general mission to build a community together. If you live, work or spend time in the village, and aren’t already members, please do consider joining. For more information get in touch using our Contact Us form and we will send you an information pack with membership / donation form.
The affairs of the Trust are managed by an elected Committee who meet regularly throughout the year and currently are:
Jo Coombes – Treasurer
Tim Justham – Vice Chairman
Wally Steele – Chairman