Saturday, April 21, 2012

Friends of Preston Park

The Friends of Preston Park grew out of the protest movement against the proposal to build Egglescliffe School in the park.  Having stopped that suggestion from the Ingleby Barwick Independents and the Labour MP people rightly wanted to make sure that the park was safe for the future.  Over the last 18 months a small committee has worked to ensure that a constitution was drawn up, that the group became Friends of Preston Park last year, that the Park management consult with and listen to the group and that the Park is treated with the care it needs and deserves.
Over the past year members of that original committee have had to step back for various reasons including needing to spend time on other things in their lives.  This year's AGM needs new people to step forward and take over for the next 12 months.  So this is an appeal to everyone who cares about Preston Park and lives within reach of it.

Come and hear about exciting times ahead for Preston Hall Museum & Park and tell the Friends of Preston Park your ideas, hopes and dreams for the future and how the Friends can help the local community with this jewel in our crown!
As the rejected idea of a school in the Park becomes history, we can look forward with excitement to the reopening this year of the Museum, restored and improved.  The Park has gained a new jetty, a new play area and a newly drained front field and work is under way in restoring the Kitchen Garden.  There’s so much potential!
Please come to Preston-on-Tees Parish Church (All Saints’), 22 Dunottar Avenue, Eaglescliffe, at 7 p.m. on Monday, 23rd April, 2012.  Our visiting speaker will be Nick Smith, Stockton Borough Council’s Development Manager, Museums & Heritage.  The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Preston Park will also be held.

See you there?

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