A new £1.5m. centre offering young people activities and opportunities to socialise in a safe environment has opened in Burnley.
Burnley Youth Zone, run by Lancashire County Council, is based in the former Meadowbank Day Centre, in Whittam Street.
It will be open for a minimum of five nights a week and will provide a safe and fun environment for youngsters to meet.
The ribbon was cut by Lancashire County Council chairman Coun. Michael Devaney following speeches from Coun. Matthew Tomlinson, the county council’s Cabinet member for children, young people and schools .
The Youth Zone includes a multi-purpose hall, internet cafe, kitchen, space for group work and private sessions, studio and performance workshop areas for arts, music and drama and an outdoor multi-use games area.
The building will also incorporate other young people’s services, such as children’s social work and the youth offending team, and will be a base for services providing early support to vulnerable young people.