Re-launch party planned for Space Youth Bus project that helps thousands of young people in Burnley and Padiham

A re-launch party is on the cards to get the Burnley and Padiham Space Youth Bus project back on the road.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 3:45 pm

The project is aimed at young people from the age of seven to 20 and, since its launch 14 years ago, has supported thousands.

Run by Participation Works NW with a team of youth workers the project had to go on hold due to the pandemic but the team have been out doing detached youth work and online workshops to support young people.

The re-launch party is due to take place in Burnley town centre in June.

The Space Youth Bus is ready to go back on the road in Burnley and Padiham in June
The Space Youth Bus is ready to go back on the road in Burnley and Padiham in June

Operating from a specially converted double decker bus, the space bus was made possible thanks to funding and support from BBC Children in Need, Big Lottery Fund, Calico Homes and Transdev.

It is a free place for young people to ‘hop on’ and access the facilities four nights a week.

Offering a place to 'chill' or take part in a range of activities, young people are even encouraged to take their homework or any school projects they are working on along to the space bus.

Youth workers will offer support where they can and the bus is also kitted out with computers and WiFi and access to digital media.