Council leader in hot seat on youth zone

Young people quizzed the leader of Chorley Council about the proposed youth zone.

Tuesday, 29th March 2016, 10:22 am
Updated Saturday, 2nd April 2016, 5:39 am
Coun Alistair Bradley, leader of Chorley Council, with members of the young peoples development group for Chorley's youth zone

Coun Alistair Bradley met members of Chorley’s young people’s development group to answer their questions.

A planning application was submitted earlier this month for the facility, named Inspire, to be built on Railway Street, where the Arts Partnership and Leigh Arms stand.

It is a partnership with Chorley Council, the Arts Partnership, Lancashire County Council and OnSide.

Questions for Coun Bradley included why Chorley needs a youth zone, the importance of partnership work and why young people are important in the process.

He said: “It was an absolute pleasure to speak to the young people about the proposed new youth zone, their enthusiasm for this project fills me with huge confidence for its success.

“People have been telling us that our young people need somewhere to go where they can enjoy their spare time and to help them fulfil their potential, this youth zone would deliver something exciting for all young people across Chorley.”

Victoria Clarkson, from the young people’s development group, said: “Inspire will be a facility for all young people so it’s important young people are involved in the whole process. Interviewing the council leader was a great experience for us all. To hear his thoughts on why the council is supporting young people across Chorley made us feel very proud and we are really thankful for Chorley Council’s support.”