Preston Wish List

Posted on - 20th February, 2010 - 7:58pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Fashion, Observations, Opinion, Redevelopment

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Random yet fun post! Thought I’d play town planner for the day & list what I’d like to see in Preston’s city centre…Here’s my personal Top 10…

1. A whacking great big kid’s play area, on the scale of Withy Grove Park Play area in Bamber Bridge, with a skate park, BMX ramps, fountains, picnic tables & cafe for families.

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2. An independent cinema.

3. Cultural quarter with subsidised artist’s workshops, offices, an exhibition space and shop.

4. Tramlines, cycle routes & zero traffic.


5. A shopping arcade dedicated to independent retailers.

6. More artwork from spray can murals to mosaics to temporary, quirky sculptures.

7. Roller skating rink.

8. Mango, Zara & Mac.

9. A soup kitchen(cheap, nutricious, healthy food for all!).

10. A yoga, tai chi & meditation centre accessible to all.

Oh yes…and an Olympic sized swimming pool & a city farm too!

What would you like to see in the city centre?

Leave your comments here & let everyone know!

Image credit: Tony Worrall

Mural: Star Youth Club, Ashton, Preston. Mural was painted by the young people from the club with the help of the team at Zap Grafitti Arts.

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