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Oldham Youth Zone official opening

Today I had the pleasure of travelling to Oldham with Stephen Mason Chief Executive of Carlisle Youth Zone to attend the official launch of “Mahdlo”, Oldham’s brand new Youth Zone.

The charity OnSide have been successfully building a network of 21st century Youth Centres across the North West that will give young people top quality, safe and affordable places to go in their leisure time, these include our own Carlisle Youth Zone, more recently Manchester, Blackburn and now Oldham.

After the official opening we were treated to a guided tour and just like the Carlisle Youth Zone, it proved to be another state of the art facility. This new building stands in the heart of the town centre close to local bus links and offers fantastic facilities like the climbing wall, gym, café, all for an amazing 50p entrance fee.

Congratulations to Will Lees-Jones and his team at Oldham and to the Onside team for all their hard work in getting another Youth Zone into action, this can only further enhance the opportunities available to youngsters in the North West.

David Allen

Posted: March 19th, 2012

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