How We’re Making It Happen


Part of the OnSide Network

1 January 2014

Part of the OnSide Network

Chorley Youth Zone came about simply because of the success of Bolton Lads and Girls Club. The club had prospered since 1980’s and had gained a reputation for delivering great new ways of working with young people, particularly those facing some kind of disadvantage… READ MORE

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Green light given for Chorley Youth Zone

2 December 2014

Green light given for Chorley Youth Zone

December 2014 saw councillors give the go-ahead for a Youth Zone to be delivered in Chorley. Councillors gave the green light to deliver the state-of-the-art facilities last week which would mean a proposed site on Railway Street, where The Arts Partnership and Leigh Arms currently stand… READ MORE

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Partnership approach key for Chorley

10 February 2015

Partnership approach key for Chorley

The leaders of both Chorley Council and Lancashire County Council joined representatives from OnSide and The Arts Partnership to express their excitement and commitment to Chorley’s new Youth Zone… READ MORE

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Successful businessman to chair Chorley Youth Zone

30 October 2015

Successful businessman to chair Chorley Youth Zone

Andrew Turner, Chairman of the Chorley Group, one of the largest volume Nissan dealers in Europe, was appointed Chair of the soon to be developed Chorley Youth Zone.

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Chorley’s young people determine ‘Inspire’ brand

4 November 2015

Chorley’s young people determine ‘Inspire’ brand

Local young people officially launched their brand ‘Inspire – Do your thing’ which will go down in history for years to come, as the name for Chorley’s new Youth Zone… READ MORE

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Planning application successful

27 July 2016

Planning application successful

Chorley’s young people are a step closer to having their new OnSide youth facility as the planning application to build ‘Inspire’ Chorley Youth Zone’ was approved by Chorley Council.

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Building work underway!

12 January 2017

Building work underway!

A GIANT spade helped mark the start of construction work on Chorley’s new Youth Zone – ‘Inspire’ as it takes a significant step closer to opening.

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  • 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