Community Gateway is 15


On 28th November 2005, Preston City Council tenants were asked to vote in one of the most important ballots they would ever take part in and Community Gateway was born!

This week marks 15 years since our journey began and we are proud to have delivered on our transfer promises and the many successes along the way. It’s always the voice of our tenants that drives the direction of CGA – indeed our current Chair of the Board is a tenant in one of our sheltered schemes. It’s by listening to our customers that we ensure we deliver the services you want in the way that you want. 

Gill Lawson, founding board member of Community Gateway, who sadly passed away last year, was passionate in fighting for the tenants’ voice to be heard. She said:

“We would like every neighbourhood in Preston to be a place to be proud of, a place where people choose to live, where they are happy to bring up their children and to retire….the new housing association will be run under the Gateway principles and will bring in £80m to spend in a massive investment on bringing homes up to decent standard.”

You can hear more from Gill and others by watching the stock transfer video below. 


We will be celebrating with our colleagues and customers throughout this week leading up to our Birthday on Saturday, so keep an eye on the website and social media for the latest news. #CGAIs15

Our story so far

Have a look through the timeline below, highlighting some of the milestones over the last 15 years!

CGA 15 Year Timeline