Speak Up Preston began as an innovative collaboration combining the strengths of Preston FM,  the Bespoke Project, CSV’s VolTV operation in Preston and hyper-local news site Blog Preston. Together they recruited, trained and worked with citizen journalists in the Preston (Lancashire) wards of Deepdale, Ribbleton and St Matthew’s.

Preston FM community journalists are continuing to contribute to Speak Up Preston – in words and with sound, video and photography.

If you are interested in joining in, then get in touch with us at (01772) 880 791 or drop us an e-mail to speakup@preston.fm – we’re eager to hear all your ideas.

The project was part of NESTA’s Neighbourhood Challenge. You can trace what’s went on behind the scenes by visiting the project blog, where you’ll also find links to other neighbourhood projects that took place across the country.