A chance to find out more about youth zone proposal

An image of how Chorleys youth zone on Railway Street could look
An image of how Chorleys youth zone on Railway Street could look

The benefits a youth zone could bring to Chorley were highlighted during a meeting at the proposed site.

More than 50 people heard about the plans to build on the site of the Arts Partnership and Leigh Arms on Railway Street.

Councillors, MPs, emergency service teams and community representatives were told about the impact the centre could have and the importance of working together.

A planning application has been submitted for the youth zone, which is being created by Chorley Council, the Arts Partnership, Lancashire County Council and OnSide.

Council leader Coun Alistair Bradley spoke about the vision for the borough and how the youth zone provides opportunities to work in partnership.

People could look at internal and external plans for the youth zone and ask questions.

Youth zone chairman Andrew Turner said: “It’s crucial local organisations in Chorley understand what a youth zone will mean for their area. The event gave them that opportunity as well as the chance to find out what a fantastic benefit the youth zone will be for the borough.

“We are excited about working in partnership to bring a youth zone to Chorley, which will give young people somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to.”

Coun Bradley said: “Working in partnership is crucial in this project and the opportunity to present why Chorley Youth Zone will benefit the town to local stakeholders was really important in the development of this significant project.

“This is an exciting time for Chorley as a town and the more organisations we can work with to improve the borough, the brighter the future will be for all young people in Chorley.”