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LET'S GROW PRESTON GROUP & ORGANISATION MEMBERS

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As an individual you will be kept informed with what is going on in Preston and have the opportunity to get involved with any volunteer activities and take part in any training.

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As a community group you will also be able to utilize the Let's Grow Preston resources such as Public Liability Insurance, plants and bulk buying schemes, link in with our groups that are doing similar work as you and with whom you can share ideas and experience.

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As an organisation you will be able to link in with a vibrant community network whilst helping further the aims of Let's Grow Preston. 

Meet the members

Friends of Conway Park

Friends of Conway Park was formed with the primary aim of working for the benefit of Conway Park. Membership is open to all and there are regular meetings held. Chairperson Geoff Rand, Treasurer Richard Prescott, Secretary Caroline Bilsborough, and there are several other members.​

 

Please visit their web site www.friendsofconwaypark.co.uk/about-us/

 

St Barnabas Place

St Barnabas Place is a community food growing project off St Paul's Road in the St Georges Ward area. It was set up in 2015 by transforming a unused green space into what is now a fantastic community project. They operate as a 'collective' food growing project where the community work together to grow and share food food.​ The project is open to anyone in the community,  experience in food growing is not necessary.

 

Contact Robin Maudsley on robin_maudsley@hotmail.com

 

Friends of Fishwick and St Matthews (FOFS) Community Garden

The FOFS community garden is a community garden and food growing site on Waverly Park in the St Matthews ward. The site was established by the Friends and is run by local volunteers. The site is near the bowling greens on Waverley Park.

 

Contact Grete or Bob on fofspreston@gmail.com

 

The Friends of Highgate Wood

The Friends of Highgate Wood are based in Fulwood and are concerned with the presevation and improvement of Highgate Wood. Highgate Wood can be found on the A6 (Garstang Road) between Highgate Avenue and Foregate and running up to William Temple school fields. The group meet regularly to do clean ups, balsam bashes and various social events.

 

Contact Peter on peter@bullman.org.uk

 

Galloways Gardening Club

Galloways gardening club was formed in 2015. They have turned a overgrown area at the rear of Galloways Society for the Blind in Penwortham in to a fruit & vegetable garden with poly tunnel, greenhouse & cold frames. They have built raised beds, compost & manure bins and put in pathways to make them more user friendly.

 

Contact Jim at jamestowersey@hotmail.com

 

Avenham Community Gardens

Avenham Community Garden is a  community food growing project on Hudson Street in Avenham. It has been established on what was a badly neglected and fly tipped site in the centre of Avenham. Since its original development in 2011 it has grown into a vibrant and well used community project. The group meet every Thursday and Friday between 10am and 2pm.

 

Contact Peggy on 01772 828443, or go along to the garden on a Thursday or Friday morning.

 

Friends of Ribbleton Library

The Friends of Ribbleton Library Library are a well established community garden in the grounds of Ribbleton Library in Ribbleton. They have been working together for a few years to create a beautiful and peaceful community garden.

Contact letsgrowpreston@gmail.com

 

Dig In North West

The Dig In team is made up of people from the military community - both serving and veteran, and their families. Their aim is to support people from a military background through challenging times and good times.

 

Contact Claire or Bob at info@diginnorthwest.org

Moor Nook Community Allotment

Moor Nook Community Allotment can be found on the Moor Nook estate in the east of Preston and was the first large scale community allotment to be established in Preston. The site is run by local volunteers and has grown from strength to strength.

 

Contact Eddie at Edward.Bellingham@communitygateway.co.uk

 

Friends of Haslam Park

Haslam Park was created in 1910 and still has some of its original features. The Friends group was set up on 2002 and plays a major role in the organisation of community events, contributes to the management plan and raises funds for improvements and new facilities. They maintain the rose beds and the sensory garden. In addition to the extensive formal areas there is a Local Nature Reserve, designated in 2006. The varied habitat consists of wildflower meadows, woods and hedgerows, a wetland and a community orchard.   
 

For more information see www.haslampark.uk/history/friends-of-haslam-park

Intact Community Garden

Intact Community Garden is attached to the Intact Centre in Ingol. The garden is managed by local volunteers and also does great work with the local schools. They were the first group in Preston to build a plastic bottle greenhouse.

 

Contact Barry Mann on 01772 760760

The Friends of Moor Park

The Friends of Moor Park play a major role in the organisation of community events and contribute to management decisions, they also help raise funding for improvements and new facilities.

Friends of Grimsargh Green

The Friends of Grimsargh Green are based in the rural area of Preston and are involved in maintaining the village green in the centre of Grimsargh Village

 

Contact letsgrowpreston@gmail.com

Oaktree Court Community Garden

Oaktree Court Community Garden can be found at the back of Oaktree Court,  a community centre as part of a Community Gateway Housing Associtaion sheltered housing scheme. A wide range of vegetables and flowers are grown at this site.

 

Contact letsgrowpreston@gmail.com

Sharoe Green Community Association

Sharoe Green Community Association are based in the north of the city and spend time on environmental works to parks and green spaces in the local area.

 

Contact Paul Douthwaite on douthwaitep295@gmail.com

 

Take a look at all the group members of Let's Grow Preston, along with the organisation members.

 

If you are interested in joining us or any members within our network or you are a community environmental group we can help connect you please contact us with your details, and we will send you a membership form. 

 

Types of members

There are three ways in which you can be a member of Let's Grow Preston.

 

1  Individual

 

2 Community group

 

3 Organisation

 

 

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