Steve Hitchen was born, educated & has lived all his 51 years in Chorley.

Steve is the founder & Managing Director of Chorley based One Stop Hire Ltd which is now the largest independent supplier of hired equipment to the construction industry in the North West of England with 14 outlets. Steve has previously worked with Wigan Youth Zone as a mentor & ambassador for their Enterprise & Employability department.

  • Anne Marie Gaskell
    "I cannot wait for the Youth Zone to open, especially to see my own and other young people’s creativity come to life. This is a great chance for all our ideas to be heard." Anne Marie Gaskell
  • Councillor Bradley
    “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. By working together we could create a top class facility, giving our young people somewhere they could be proud of.” Chorley Council Leader, Alistair Bradley
  • Andrew Turner
    "The young people of Chorley deserve an OnSide Youth Zone which will give them a safe and inspiring place to spend their leisure time, and we are on the road to making that dream a reality.” Chairman of Chorley Youth Zone, Andrew Turner