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Passionate about Preston? This campaign wants your views about life in the city

Posted on - 16th February, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Campaigns, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, UCLan, What's On in Preston
Harris lit in winter sunshine Pic: Tony Worrall
The Harris will host the pop up event until Friday 21 February Pic: Tony Worrall

The people of Preston are being asked to share their thoughts on life in the city at a pop up event at the Harris.

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The week-long event – titled #whatsyourpreston – is asking Prestonians to share what they like best about the city, their favourite memories and how they’d like to see it grow in the future.

The results will be used to help attract investment and promote the city’s cultural offer and events.

The project has been launched by Preston Partnership and The University of Central Lancashire alongside Preston-based designers Wash Studio and Groundswell Innovation.

Jane Dalton, Creative Catalyst at Groundswell Innovation, said: “So often people decide what a place should stand for behind closed doors; from the outset we have all been keen to take a different approach.

“There is a clear desire here to reflect authentic views expressed by people who are passionate about Preston and what we have found so far makes a compelling narrative.”

As well as the pop up stand, the organisations have launched a social media campaign with the hashtag #whatsyourpreston to gather the views of Prestonians online.

After its stint at the Harris, the stand will move on to other sites throughout the city to engage with as many people as possible.

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The Mayor of Preston, Councillor David Borrow, said: “I have the fortune of speaking with people in Preston every day and residents are very proud of their city.

“With unprecedented levels of growth and development going on it’s an exciting time for the city. This consultation will help everyone’s views to be heard – not just people who’ve grown up here, but the people who’ve chosen to call Preston their home.”

The #whatsyourpreston stand will be in the library of the Harris during opening hours until Friday 21 February.

Read more: Free healthy eating event coming to Preston

Will you be contributing your views to #whatsyourpreston? Let us know in the comments.

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