The 30 Second De-Stress

Following Julie Lightfoot’s recent blogs to help you stay sane during lock-down, we have received the following from Dean Fraser who is the Preston based ‘Quantum Poet’ and coach.  It is a 30 Second De-Stress exercise for our readers to try.   Why not give it a go?   Dean says: ‘’I want to give you…

Community Response to Covid-19 Lockdown: Community Connectors Group Makes Connections Between Neighbours

Dr Julie Ridley, member of the Community Connectors Group and UCLan researcher has written the following story for Podio Preston about the community response to Covid-19 in the Broadgate and Hartington / Christchurch Community. The Community Connectors Response to Covid-19 ‘’At the start of lockdown, individual residents in the south of the City organised support…

Preston’s Twinning Partnership Success

Alan Marley Vice Chairman of the Preston Twinning Partnership has sent Podio Preston the following information telling the story of Preston’s successful twinning partnership with four European cities.   ‘’At a time when the world is experiencing rapid change, where traditional relationships can become strained or broken and where crisis never seems to be far…

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Podio Preston: Community Heroes

We previously asked for nominations of people who our readers felt are doing exceptional things to help others during this particularly difficult time. Nominees could be doing something as simple as being a ‘phone buddy’, conducting online classes to share skills or they could be working on the front line with key workers who are…