The Preston & Elmstone Village Society
The Preston & Elmstone Village Society aims to stimulate public interest in the care for the beauty, history and character of our village and its surroundings. Taking an active interest in matters affecting the
well-being of the community and supporting many social, fundraising and community events.
We’ve been around since 2008 and arose from a committee that originally worked to produce the Village’s Parish Plan and Village Design Statement. Once this was completed, the committee went on to form The Preston & Elmstone Village Society.
Anyone living in the parish is automatically a member of the Society and we are always looking for volunteers to help with projects to maintain and improve village life for everyone who lives here. We are an informal and friendly social group and welcome input, suggestions and new members to join in.
We meet in our local pub, the Half Moon & Seven Stars at 8pm on the second Wednesday of the month.
You are welcome to drop by and see
what we're up to.
The Preston Parish Newsletter reports on local news, events and matters of local interest, is published every three months and is hand delivered to every household in the Parish
The Newsletter is entirely produced by volunteers and runs not-for-profit with costs covered by advertisements from local businesses.
In 2017 our newsletter was entered into the Nation Parish Magazine awards and was placed in the top 7% from across the whole of the country, so even though we are a small parish we take great pride in our publication.
If you would like to make a contribution to the newsletter or wish to support us by advertising your own businesses, please get in touch by emailing:
You can also read the newsletter online - perhaps you know people who live outside the village who would like to know what's happening here.
THE 100 CLUB
The Society runs a monthly draw which is open to all residents to participate in and which helps us raise funds for
There are 100 numbers available. For an annual contribution of just £12 per number you have the chance to win a first prize of £25 or second prize of £10 every month. At Christmas the prizes are £100, £50 and £35. The winning numbers are posted in Preston Parish Newsletter.
Thank you to everyone who supports the draw. Last year the 100 Club proceeds funded the purchase of 5000 spring bulbs for the Bulb Bomb.
New numbers for the 2018 draw were released at the Easter Treasure Hunt event with the first draw for 2018 in August. There were still a few numbers
left so please contact us via email
on this website to get your number.