By this time, the list of projects had topped 16, according to the first issue of Preston Road News, with a further 16 to come. Schools were becoming very involved, with breakfast clubs in Foredyke and St Richard’s, Going for Gold which gave support to parents, and Literacy and Learning – extending the work of Sure Start’s staff. June: The Preston Road Motorbike Club was ‘kick-started’ in conjunction with the Police to discourage youngsters from joyriding. It was based at the Two Wheel Centre in Chapman Street, Hull.

The Solution Centre, a one-stop shop, opened its doors on the Boot Triangle site on Preston Road. The temporary building housed advice services and an information shop, bringing services such as Citizens Advice much closer to the community. The official opening was by two of the longest-serving residents on the Estate, Vera Snell and her elder sister Marion Batty, along with John Prescott. Speaking at the time, Mrs Batty said: “It’s magnificent. I hope people will take advantage of what is on offer to them.”

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