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Key Organisations
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Preston Parish Council – Representing us and protecting our interests in the domain of local government. Neighbourhood Plan – The Neighbourhood Plan for our parish is being developed by the Steering Group (an advisory group to the Patish Council) and … Read More

Parish Councillors
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  Matt Burleigh Matt Burleigh grew up in Hitchin where he attended Wilshere Dacre Primary School and The Priory School (or Bowes Lyon High School as it was known until 1988). After studying for his undergraduate degree and PhD at … Read More

Village and Parish
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  The Red Lion – The pub is the heart of Preston’s community and stands proudly as the first example of a community-owned public house anywhere in the UK, having been bought from Whitbreads in the early 1980’s. Preston Cricket … Read More

Preston Village
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Preston is a small village in Hertfordshire, nestling in beautiful countryside 30 miles north of London and 3 miles south of the historic market town of Hitchin. The population of the village is just over 300 people who have the … Read More

October 2017
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At the end of August, Holiday Club was held at Whitwell Pavilion as usual. This year the main story on which we based our activities, craft, songs and games was Jonah and the Whale. We made whales, painted whales and discovered amazing facts about whales and we made some links between Jonah’s story in the Old Testament and Jesus’ life in the New Testament. … Read More

September 2017
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Dates to Remember Neighbourhood Plan Update The Steering Group have arranged two drop-in sessions to update local residents on the progress of the Neighbourhood Plan. These are being held on Thursday 5 October from 5.00 to 8.00pm and on Saturday … Read More

September 2017
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Since the July/August Newsletter we have enjoyed another successful Village Day. I was sorry to miss the event this time but I’m sure we are all very grateful to those who planned the day and those who organised events on the day itself.

During the past week we have had an almost autumnal day of non-stop rain – … Read More

July / August 2017
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June seems to be a very long month this year. As I write, the general election is only a week away and the story dominating the front pages is the tragic loss of lives and homes and hopes of the many people who used to live in Grenfell Tower, the high-rise block of flats in west London, devastated by fire. This catastrophic event has touched the hearts of many and I pray that help and support for all those affected comes quickly.… Read More

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