Deepdale Articles

Video: Catching up with Preston’s martial arts world champion Ferrari Faqiri Deepdale

Hailing from the streets of Deepdale is one of the world’s best martial artists, Ferrari Faqiri. He was back in the area to support his father’s martial arts club at the Catherine Becketts Centre, Deepdale. Ferrari Faqiri from PrestonFM on Vimeo. This content is produced in partnership with SpeakUpPreston, training community journalists to tell the [...]

What matters to residents of Deepdale? Deepdale


On Saturday 20th August, SpeakUpDeepdale were at the Catherine Beckett Centre to ask people their opinions on the area they live in. We used the ever popular “opinion trellis” to find out what residents’ likes, dislikes and solutions to local issues were. Here is a taste of what we found out.

The effect of cuts on community groups Deepdale


With the cuts affecting many of the local grass roots organisations. SpeakUp Deepdale’s Omar Khan spoke to project manager of Lancashire BME pact, Sally Sutton.

Martial Arts Champion supports young people in Deepdale Deepdale

Ferrari Faqiri

Deepdale resident, Ferrari Faqiri, is taking time out from being World Martial Arts Champion to concentrate on his education and support his fathers martial arts club at the Catherine Becketts Centre in Deepdale. Ferrari will be back in training very soon, but took a few moments out to speak to SpeakUp Deepdale’s Che Seymour.   [...]

CRAB, making a difference in Deepdale Deepdale

Community Champions for Deepdale

Communities, residents and businesses (CRAB) have been working in partnership tackling Anti-Social Behaviour, and making Deepdale a better place to live for almost 10 years. From installing CCTV to providing police with bicycles, the action group led by Robin Maudsley have worked hard to reduce crime in the area they live. Speak Up Preston spoke [...]

Spots v Stripes on Moor Park Deepdale

Moor Park, Preston

  Preston FM’s Che Seymour was on Moor Park with the pupils, staff and friends of Moor Park Business & Enterprise School to take in the sights and sounds of the recent sport and music fun day.