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 are our latest members and we are pleased to welcome them. This is a brief extract from their web site:​ We are a new group that has been formed with the primary aim to work for the benefit of Conway Park. Membership is open to all and there will be regular meetings held. We have appointed 3 key people to steer the group: Chairperson Jeff Perkins, Treasurer John Thompson, Secretary Geoff Rand and initially there are several other members.

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

 

St Barnabas Place

St Barnabas Place is a relatively new 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.  

 

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 of Fishwick and St Matthews (FOFS) and is run by local volunteers. The site can be found near the bowling greens on Waverely 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 just over twelve months ago. in our first year we entered North West in Bloom "its your neighbourhood" and we were just five points short of an outstanding certificate.We have turned a overgrown area at the rear of Galloway"s Society for the Blind in Penwortham in to a fruit & vegetable garden with poly tunnel, greenhouse & cold frames.This year we have moved on to another area cleared it and built raised beds, compost & manure bins and put in pathways we are also going improve all the grounds around Galloway"s H Q by looking to make them more user friendly .

 

Contact jim.towersey@galloways.org.uk

 

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 center of Avenham. Since its original development in 2011 it has grown into a vibrant and well used community project. The Project even won an Outstanding Award for NW in Bloom, It's Your Neighbourhood competition 2014. They meet every Thursday and Friday between 10am and 2pm.

 

Contact Peggy on 01772 828443 or Paul Greenwood at Preston City Council on 01772 903413 p.greenwood@preston.gov.uk, or if you wish  go along to the site 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. All the work has been done by volunteers and they have been reward with some top level awards including the North West in Bloom best small neighborhood award in 2012

 

Contact letsgrowpreston@gmail.com

 

Dig In North West

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

 

Contact Donna on 07810 128019

Ashton Weed and Feed

Ashton Weed and Feed is  community garden in the Grounds of St Micheal's Church on Egerton Road, Ashton. The church is one of a very few 'Eco Congregations ' in Preston. The name of the group comes from that fact that not everyone who attends the regular volunteer sessions is capable or interested in garden and instead choose to make food for the volunteers, hence 'Weed and Feed'

 

Contact Annie on 07535836364

 

Our Food CO-OP

Our Food Co-op is a volunteer run group that distributes low cost, high quality fruit and vegetables to various centres across Preston.

 

To find out more about the group and how you can access the fruit and vegetables, email Our Food Co-op on ourfoodco-op@mail.com

 

The Friends of Euston Street Park

The Friends of Euston Street Park is a group of local people who got together to work with Preston City Council to improve the local park on Euston Street in Preston. The park is situated south of the city centre off Bow Lane with access from Euston Street, Good St, Ribble bank St and Gerrard St.

 

Contact Clare Cobb  chocolateyclare@btinternet.com

 

Beautiful Planet Cafe

Beautiful Planet Cafe is at 53a Friargate Preston. They are a 100% volunteer-run 'green' community centre with one person one vote as a workers' co-op to make the bigger decisions. They function as a community cafe during the day, selling hot and cold drinks and veggie food, also local crafts and fairtrade gifts. They have a computer room and meeting rooms upstairs and a little garden behind the shop. A good number of groups use the building in the evening, including Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace. They charge a pound a head for evening groups but nought for save-the-planet meetings.

 

Contact Brett on 07914221259

 

Moor Nook Community Allotment

Moor Nook Community Allotmnet can be found on the Moor Nook estate in the east of Preston and was the first large scale community allotment to be establiched in Preston. The site is run by local volunteers and has grown from strengh to strengh since its first inception

 

Contact letsgrowpreston@gmail.com

 

Friends of Halsam Park

Haslam Park was created in 1910 and still has some of its original features. The Friends group play a major role in the organisation of community events, contribute to the management plan and raise 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.  Working closely with Lancashire Wildlife Trust and volunteers FoHP manage the reserve to create and conserve habitat. They are supported by PCC.

 

The Friends welcome new members and anyone wishing to volunteer, find on Facebook.

The Green Ladder Project

The Green Ladder Project is a sustainability project led by UCLAN students that has been running for over 2 years. Students really care about the state of the climate and proactively work to reduce our collective carbon footprint. The students run 32 successful allotments and manage a forest garden all on campus. The volunteers also campaign on issues such as climate change and divestment.

 

Contact Green Ladder Emma on erbartlet@uclan.ac.uk

Intact Community Garden

Intact Community Garden is attached to the Intact Center 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

 

Friends of Longsands Millennium Green

We are still waiting for this group to provide us with some information but if you feel you like to get in touch with them please contact us letsgrowpreston@gmail.com.

Sharoe Green Community Association

Sharoe Green Community Association are based in the north of the city and have a number of sub-groups. One sub group is environment and they have done some environmental works to parks and green spaces in there local area.

 

Contact Sharoe Green Community Association sgsca@btinternet.com

 

CRAB (Community Residents and Businesses)

CRAB (Community Residents and Businesses) is a community group for the Meadow Street area of St Georges ward. They run a small community garden at the St Catherine Beckett Centre on the corner of Meadow Street and Deepdale Road. CRAB are also a lead partner in the St Barnabas Place Community Food Growing project

 

Contact CRAB contact Robin Maudsley on robin_maudsley@hotmail.com

Foundations

Foundations is a homeless centre run by New Progress and can be foiund on Oxford Street in Avenham. The centre has a great community garden at the rear of the property and residents of the project have an opportunity get involved and help maintain the garden

 

Contact letsgrowpreston@gmail.com

Waltons Parade Community Garden

Waltons Parade Community Garden is a community garden for the residents of a Progress Housing Supporting Living scheme.

At the rear of the property there is a community garden and communal space. The emphasis of the project is to support and promote food growing helping promote good health and wellbeing among the residents.

 

Contact Andrea Richardson on Tel: 01772 450896 arichardson@progressgroup.org.uk

Friends of Whittingham and Goosnargh Green

We are still waiting for some information from this group but if you feel you would like to contact.

Contact letsgrowpreston@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