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With building work at Chorley Youth Zone progressing well, the Inspire team continue their great work in the community.

The team at Chorley Youth Zone will be supporting Chorley Council and Lancashire Police to deliver the weekly ‘Junior Citizens’ scheme throughout the summer starting on Wednesday 26th July 2017.

Junior Citizens will see 30 young people from across Chorley engage in a varied programme of activities including arts, sports and crafts, with a special trip to Botany Bay where the young people will learn basic CPR training and more.

Michelle Graham, Youth and Community Engagement Worker at ‘Inspire’ Youth Zone said:

“We are thrilled to be working in partnership with Chorley Council and Lancashire Police to deliver the Junior Citizens Scheme. Until the Youth Zone is built, it can be challenging to meet local young people and engage with them on a regular basis, by supporting projects such as Junior Citizens it gives us a real opportunity to connect with young people and let them know more about what Chorley Youth Zone will offer”.

Cllr Bev Murray, Executive Member for Early Intervention at Chorley Council said:

“Chorley Council have been working in partnership with Lancashire Police to deliver Junior Citizen’s’ for a number of years. It is excellent that we are able to work with ‘Inspire’ and other local organisations to provide fun, exciting and educational day’s for these young people throughout the summer break.

With the Youth Zone coming to Chorley next year, it is great that these young people are able to see what is in store for them through their visit to Wigan”

Louise Lucas, Cadet Co-ordinator, Early Action Team at Chorley Police Station said:

“The Police Community Support Officers, working in partnership with Chorley Borough Council and Chorley Youth Zone, are looking forward to working with 30 young people during the six week programme of Junior Citizens. This is an excellent opportunity for Officers to work with young people from Chorley and surrounding areas, building bridges and relationships. We have found that working with young people in an informal manner has excellent outcomes.”

If you are a young person from Chorley or the surrounding areas and would like to be involved in Young People’s Development Group for Chorley Youth Zone please contact Michelle Graham by emailing: inspireyp@onsideyouthzones.org