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Youth zone in town will ‘help change young lives’

Chorley MP Lindsay Hoyle

Chorley MP Lindsay Hoyle

A new youth zone planned for Chorley would “revolutionise” the lives of young people in the town, according to a politician.

It is understood the youth zone is to be located on the site of the Railway Street Community Centre, next to the bus station and railway station.

It would provide up to 20 different activities per night for young people in the Chorley area and is intended to offer them somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to

It will be modelled on similar facilities in Wigan and Bolton.

Chorley’s MP Lindsay Hoyle met with Bill Holroyd from young people’s charity Onside, who are currently working with Chorley Council and Lancashire County Council to develop the new facility

He said:“If people have seen or visited the youth zone in Wigan or Bolton they will realise just how excellent they are and they are extremely well used by young people.

“There is no reason why this cannot be replicated here in Chorley and this will truly revolutionise the services and facilities on offer to young people in Chorley.

“I am excited about the possibilities involved with the youth zone. The mixture of public and private investment means that we can raise much more revenue to support the running of the youth zone.

“I look forward to progress being made to make this vision a reality.”

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