Youth Zone and new home for Warrington Youth Club to be created

October 7, 2014 | Nick Taylor

The local press report Warrington’s iconic building, formerly known as ‘Mr Smith’s nightclub’ looks set to be developed into a Youth Zone and provide a new home for Warrington Youth Club.  The two articles can be read here and the Peace Centre’s position

Source: Warrington Guardian

Published 6th October 2014 12:15

Source: Warrington Worldwide

Published 6th October 2014 07:00

What this means at the Peace Centre:

The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Centre in Great Sankey is co-owned by two charities, the NSPCC and the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace.  Since the Centre opened in 2000, the charity Warrington Youth Club have been based in the building as a partner.  The ambition to create a Youth Zone also envisages the Warrington Youth Club moving to a new home.

Nick Taylor, Chief Executive of the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace said: “the creation of one of the region’s best Youth Zones and the plans for Warrington Youth Club to establish a dedicated home is great news for Warrington and will bring in new development, jobs and create an amazing facility for young people.

“It also means that the Foundation’s national and international work for peace can continue to grow at the Peace Centre.

“Our partners at the Warrington Youth Club provide a range of services across the entire town and borough and they are doing more and more for the young people in the area.

“The project to create the Youth Zone is in its early stages and will allow even more activity to be delivered.  At present, there is absolutely no change to the Youth Club evening provision at the Peace Centre, Monday to Thursday with opening times of 18:00.

“The holiday clubs continue, but across the car park at the excellent facilities provided by St Gregory’s Catholic High School.  Click here for more details 

“The National Citizen Service (NCS) programme will run from the University of Chester Campus in Padgate, Warrington.

“The project team will be consulting widely on its plans and we don’t anticipate any change to existing services in 2015 but will work closely with the Warrington Youth Club to ensure that we develop these exciting plans for the benefit of the town and its young people.”


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