Chorley's new youth zone Inspire enjoys a grand opening in the sun
More than two thousand people turned out for the grand opening of Chorley's new youth zone.
Youngsters were able to explore Inspire and enjoy the carnival atmosphere on Saturday, May 5.
To kick off the day the youth zone’s chairman Andrew Turner cut the ribbon alongside young people.
When the day began about 1,250 youngsters had signed up as members and as the day drew to a close the number had grown to 1,700.
Special guests British super lightweight champion Jack Catterall, MP Sir Lindsay Hoyle and rugby star Josh Charnley were on hand to help celebrations go off with a bang.
A spokesman said: “Our official opening Day was absolutely buzzing with young people and their families enjoying our facilities - from indoor climbing, sports, dance, gym & much more.
“With over 1,700 young people now registered as members, we’re ready to inspire young people to lead healthier, happier, more aspirational lives while providing them with somewhere safe to go, something fun to do and someone to talk to seven days a week.”