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Monday, March 09, 2009

Fishwick Bottoms - new Friends Group Launch Wednesday 11th March

Preston City Council's Parks Department are looking for people who share a common interest in improving Fishwick Bottoms Local Nature Reserve and associated recreation ground.

If you might be interested in getting involved with a Friends of Fishwick group, with an aim to work with Preston City Council Parks Department, and their partners, why not come along to a meeting to find out more.

As a resident living close to the site, or someone with an interest in it, Preston Parks Department would like to invite you to a meeting at the YMCA centre on Samuel Street at 6pm on Wednesday 11th March.


6pm Tea / Coffee
6.15 Introductions
6.20 The story so far..and future plans. Michelle Holroyd, Lancashire County Council
6.40 Management of the site Matt Kelly Preston City Council.
7pm What are Friends for? Haslam Park Friends Group
7.15 Who needs Friends? Terry Blackburn, PCC Park Ranger
7.30 Any Questions?
7.50 Summary and date of next meeting.

Samuel Street is off Fishwick Parade (near New Hall Lane). There are signs for the YMCA Fishwick Parade. Postcode; PR1 4YE, Grid Ref; SD557297

If you are unable to attend this meeting but would like to be kept advised of the next meeting please contact the Parks Office 01772 609471 or email


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