Inner East Preston is a Big Local area in Preston covering Fishwick and St Matthew’s wards.
Our area profile sets out our Big Local priorities for Fishwick and St Matthew’s. From here we can put together an achievable and sustainable Big Local plan, complement the current Neighbourhood Plan and begin to tackle some of the major problems in the area - for the long term. It's great to know that this entire process has been managed and lead by local residents with support from our community development worker and a whole host of partner organisations - all dedicated to improving day to day life in Fishwick and St Matthew’s.
As you will see, improving children’s play facilities, safety on our streets, health and wellbeing and better access to jobs and training are all highlighted as priorities by residents and business owners. We have also identified that it is not always easy to get support when you need it and that there is a clear need to improve how we communicate what is going on in the area.
We must now work together even more closely to achieve our goals and realise our vision - to improve the image and reputation of Fishwick and St Matthew’s and make Inner East Preston a better, safer, cleaner and healthier place for everyone to live and work in.