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Plans for Grimsby Youth Zone submitted

Plans for Grimsby Youth Zone submitted
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Plans for Grimsby Youth Zone submitted

Plans for an exciting state-of-the-art £8.5million OnSide Youth Zone in Grimsby have now been submitted to North East Lincolnshire Council.

Expected to open in 2022, the Youth Zone will be located in the former West Haven Maltings and Migar House buildings.

Plans for Grimsby Youth Zone submitted Plans for Grimsby Youth Zone submitted

Grimsby Youth Zone will be a purpose-built facility for the community’s young people, aged 8 – 19.

There will also be facilities for people with additional needs aged up to 25.

The centre will be open seven days a week, and will offer up to 20 activities each night.

These will range from football, martial arts and indoor climbing to creative arts, dance, music, drama and employability training.

Each visit will cost just 50p!

As part of the Grimsby Town Deal, £3.75 million was awarded by Government.

This has supported the Youth Zone’s £8.5million capital costs, kickstarting major regeneration plans for the town centre.

The Youth Zone’s annual running costs will be supported by North East Lincolnshire Council, local businesses and philanthropists, trusts and grants as well as young people’s membership and entry fees.

Grimsby Youth Zone Chairman, Tom Shutes said:

“Young people are at the very heart of the New Town Deal which is why we have all worked tirelessly to bring OnSide to Grimsby.

“It’s an exciting day for us because the plans have been submitted to the Council and for the first time everyone will get to see what an extraordinary facility we are planning to deliver for the community.

“Should planning consent be granted, Grimsby Youth Zone will be a spectacular addition to Grimsby’s current youth provision.

“We are especially grateful to Council Leader Philip Jackson, and previously Ray Oxby, for their tireless support of the project. Co-Chairman Jason Stockwood and I would like to pay tribute to Rob Walsh and his entire leadership team at the Council for their creativity in helping to bring the project forward.

“I genuinely hope that the planning application will be successful and that we can get on with work to deliver an OnSide Youth Zone as soon as possible.”

Grimsby Youth Zone is being developed in partnership with national charity OnSide Youth Zones, North East Lincolnshire Council and the business community, and is keen to work in partnership with existing local providers.

OnSide Youth Zones is a national charity which creates state-of-the-art youth centres across the country.

The network of fourteen open Youth Zones currently provides over 50,000 young people with support.

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