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Community Gateway Association to be out and about in Fishwick and St Matthews on Saturday

Posted on - 28th April, 2021 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Politics, Preston News
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Preston’s largest social housing landlord, Community Gateaway Association (CGA) are set to hold an engagement event on Saturday, 1 May between 11am and 2pm.

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The event will take place on Samuel Street, Fishwick and St Matthew’s Preston, outside Preston Community hub, the old YMCA building.

CGA staff will be joined by the Neighbourhood Policing team, partner
agencies and voluntary groups, who are all keen to hear from local people about the issues that matter to them.

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Hannah McCusker, Tenancy Management Team Leader at CGA and one of the event organisers said: “As the first Gateway organisation set up in the UK, we put our tenants firmly at the heart, so we are always keen to hear from local people about how we can better support them and how they can help shape our services, so please do come and speak with our community engagement team on Saturday to find out more.

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“We also work closely with the Police, community leaders and local groups throughout the year to address anti-social behaviour and make our communities safer places to live.

“This event will enable us to understand what concerns people have, so we can work together to resolve them.”

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Inspector Emma Walker from Preston Police added: “We really want to engage with the local community, so if you have any issues please come and speak with us so we can address problems together.”

FAM Big Local’s Nick Beddows will share details of how people can get involved in their community activities, whilst voluntary group Sahara will be on hand to talk about the broad range of services they offer, tailored particularly for black and minority ethnic residents.

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Hosts, Community Gateway are keen to listen to the views of as many people as possible so urge people to pop along.

If people are unable to attend, but would like more information about how to get involved with Community Gateway or the organisations it works with, they are invited to email: get.involved@communitygateway.co.uk

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