A series of consultation cafe events will be held in Preston Seton Gosford in the coming weeks to give local residents the chance to inform the area’s future.

Four events will consider key issues from health and wellbeing to climate change to find out what the priorities for activities, services and funding should be. The information will be used to shape the Preston, Seton, Gosford Area Plan for 2024-2029. One of the consultation cafes will focus on what is needed to improve outcomes for children and young people in the ward.

All four events have been organised by the PSG Area Partnership and bring together a wide range of council services and local organisations. They will feature a short presentation before informal round table discussions over refreshments. The organisers are keen to have a wide variety of views represented.

Throughout October, information boards will be in community centre receptions while an online survey will be available to give residents a number of different ways to share their views.

Chair of the Preston Seton Gosford Area Partnership Ben Morse said: “Capturing the feedback from our communities in Preston Seton Gosford is essential to developing a new Area Plan which will help to focus the work of Area Partnership and available funding.  The review of our last five-year plan has shown how this helped help us work collaboratively to improve outcomes for our communities.

“We hope residents, organisations and community groups will be able to attend events and feedback in their local community centres and libraries.”

  • 9 October, 7pm, Pennypit Centre: Health and Wellbeing Consultation Cafe
  • 24 October 7pm, Prestonpans Community Centre: Climate Change Consultation Cafe
  • 30 October 7pm, Prestonpans Community Centre: Children and Young Person Consultation Cafe
  • 14 November 7pm, Prestonpans Town Hall: Heritage Consultation Cafe

Spaces can be booked by email connect-psg@eastlothian.gov.uk

Published: Friday, 29th September 2023