Speak Up Preston began life as a Nesta-funded project working across three areas in Preston: St Matthew’s, Ribbleton and Deepdale. All three wards are based in East Preston and are home to a diverse variety of communities.

According to the most recent government figures, the three areas combined have a population of over 20,000 people and the aim of Speak Up Preston was to provide a platform for those individuals’ stories.

Over the duration of the project, our community journalists covered all three areas and published the material here. We’ve now expanded to cover the whole of Preston & South Ribble.

If you’d like to get involved, follow this link.