Give your opinion on arts plans

Coun Tom Burns
Coun Tom Burns
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Councillors are calling for the public’s opinions on their new framework for the arts in Preston.

Following last year’s Guild success, councillors say the range of benefits arts and culture can give is clear – and they want to ensure it continues.

So, after local consultations, they have drafted a 
Cultural Framework for the next five years and now they want your views.

Coun Tom Burns said: “In a remarkable year of celebrations, culminating in the Guild itself in September, Preston showed just how creative it can be.

“But the Guild was not only good for local people – just over half of the visitors to Guild events were from outside Preston and over 14% were from beyond Lancashire.

“The economic benefits for the city were considerable.

“We want to create a legacy of that remarkable year.”

The Cultural Framework, which is on the council’s website, will form the basis for planning and investment for the next five years.

Any members of the public should send their ideas to Alex Walker at by Friday August 16.