January: John Prescott was on hand to launch Hull’s latest NHS Treatment Centre at the Freedom Centre. The facility is now open 9-5 weekdays to provide treatment for burns, cuts and stings.
February: Preston Road won funding for a UEFA football scheme, one of 19 NDC areas to share £4.5 million. The then England manager and former Hull City player Steve McClaren visited Foredyke Primary School to launch the
scheme which included coaching sessions for youngsters.
Former Apprentice winner Michelle Dewberry and a BBC film crew visited the Estate to film a documentary about regeneration in her home city. Michelle joined youth worker Mike King and a group of girls on a trip to the Two Wheel Centre. The programme was shown in the summer.