Preston Road News celebrated its 50th edition of reporting on regeneration news and developments for residents in August.
Teenagers were presented with the Best Commercial Premises award for their hanging baskets outside Preston Road Police Station by the Mayor, Cllr Bryan Bradley. The teams were Flower Power One and Two comprising James
McKinney, Damon Travis, Nathan Bryant, Nathan Mba, Lewis Travis and Dane Cunning ham.
The Preston Road Carnival moved to a new venue, John Hadland Park. The event attracted regional television coverage from BBC Look North for the first time. September: The Princess Royal made her second visit to the estate,
greeted by flag-waving schoolchildren, and toured the newly- built Freedom Centre, meeting residents, staff and the development team. She also saw the adult education facility and the Child Dynamix building, and viewed plans
by estate teenagers for their own youth centre.