SpeakUp at Park It19/8/2011 by Darren Jenkinson
On Friday 12th August, SpeakUp St Matthews spent the evening on Ribbleton Park taking part in Park It.
Park it, is a scheme set up by the police, Preston City Council, Lancashire County Council and partners of the Children’s Trust, and will offer young people a wide range of activities hosted at a different park each week for five weeks.
The night included music, circus skills, face painting, football, Inflatable games and much more.
We went along to speak to young people about what they would like to see improved in St Matthews and the surrounding areas. Rather than just tell us, we asked the young people to draw their ideas and we recieved some extremely creative ideas from outdoor hot tubs to more ice-cream vans.
Many young people put forward the idea of better sports facilities, greenery and park equiptment. Have a look through our slideshow to see some of the other ideas generated.