Big Local Area Profile


The Big Local Area profile for Fishwick and St Matthew’s is a comprehensive document detailing the “good the bad and the ugly”.

It showcases what is really good about the area as well as highlighting areas for improvement and development.

The Area Profile is based on information already collated and features the views of local residents, business owners and local service providers.The Area Profile provides all of the information that we need to identify and tackle the main priorities in the area.

Big Local Area Profile for Fishwick and St Matthews

John Rochford, Chairperson, Friends of Fishwick and St Matthew’s:

As Chairperson of the Friends of Fishwick and St Matthew’s I am delighted to present the Big Local Area Profile which signals the start of our Big Local journey and the very exciting prospect of investing £1m of Lottery cash directly into the Inner East Preston Area.

The Area Profile sets out our Big Local priorities for Fishwick and St Matthew’s. From here we can put together an achievable and sustainable Big Local Plan, complement the current Neighbourhood Plan and begin to tackle some of the major problems in the area – for the long term…

It is great to know that this entire process has been managed and lead by local residents with support from our community development worker and a whole host of partner organisations – all dedicated to improving day to day life in Fishwick and St Matthew’s.

As you will see, improving Children’s Play facilities, Safety on our Streets, Health & Wellbeing and better access to Jobs and Training are all highlighted as priorities by residents and business owners. We have also identified that it is not always easy to get support when you need it and that there is a clear need to improve how we communicate what is going on in the area.