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Preston Seton Gosford Area Partnership sets priorities

Published Tuesday 17th October 17

Preston Seton Gosford

Residents in Preston Seton Gosford area help to set key priorities for Area Partnership

Preston Seton Gosford Area Partnership has agreed priorities for their 2017/2018 budget spend following their Annual Public Meeting.    Local residents from across the Prestonpans, Cockenzie & Port Seton and Longniddry came along and heard about the work of the Area Partnership, the projects achieved and the future priorities.  People had the opportunity to review the work of the Partnership which provoked a lively and positive discussion. 

Ferhan Ashiq, was voted in as Chair of the Partnership and praised the work of the Sub Groups who were taking much of the work forward and thanked everyone for their continued commitment.  He said

“The Partnership brings so many people together and there is always a very positive vibe with everyone having their say in making our community a great place to live, work, get around, visit, learn and play. Working together we have made significant progress which is making a real difference.

Projects to help reduce inequalities include new disabled parking bays at the Pennypit Centre,  Prestonpans, and funding for the ‘Lunch with the Bunch’ group which provides an opportunity for older people to meet new friends, reduce isolation and share a healthy lunch together. The group is run by the Pennypit Community Development Trust (Fundamental foods) at the Community Kitchen on North Grange Avenue.  Plans are progressing to bring the Beach Wheel Chairs to Seton Sands which will include a new accessible path to the beach and beach wheel chairs available from the site.  The Partnership has funded the ‘Support from the Start’ Family Worker who is helping children get the best start in life and the Holiday Lunch Club which is providing a healthy meal and play activities to children during the school holiday.

If you would like to find out more about Preston Seton Gosford Area Partnerships please contact us: psg-ap@eastlothian.gov.uk | Phone 01620 827871

Photo: Pictured is John Berwick, who attends the ‘Lunch with the Bunch’ group together with  Ferhan Ashiq, Chair of the Preston Seton Gosford Area Partnership.   John is delighted to see the newly positioned disabled parking bays placed on an even surface as these were previously on a slope which made access difficult.  

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