New centre gets grand reopening 


Next week will see the reopening of the newly refurbished Heywood Park young people’s centre, with more space now available for Bolton’s youngsters.

Although Heywood has offered a place for Great Lever’s five to 13 year olds to play for more than 12 years, the new refurbishment and extension, costing £225,000, will mean that the centre will be able to benefit even more young people in the area.
To celebrate the grand reopening, an open day will take place next Monday (2/11), where Councillor Ebrahim Adia, Bolton Council’s Executive Member for Children’s Services, and local young people will officially open the centre at 4:30pm.

Also present for the opening will be Anne Weinstock, Director of the government’s Youth Task Force, and Bolton Youth MP, Christie Fisher.

Once the formalities are out the way, a range of events will be on offer to young people, including a climbing wall, a range of games, and a chance to look round building to see what is on offer for young people in Great Lever.

The council’s three mobile boxes will also be at the centre, offering young people arts and crafts, music, street soccer and a general meeting area.

Councillor Ebrahim Adia, Executive Member for Children’s Services, said: “Heywood Youth Centre provides a vital space for Great Lever’s young people to meet and take part in positive activities. I can’t wait to see the improvements at the grand opening on Monday.”

Now the refurbishment and extension has been completed, the council is now looking to work with the local community to design and upgrade some of the park area at the young people’s centre.

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