Innovative plans to lease the former Partington Youth Centre to Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Manchester have been approved by Trafford’s leading Labour administration.
The youth charity has pledged to invest £500k to update the Moss Lane building in a bid to provide a swathe of services for young people.
The organisation have agreed to rent the venue long-term therefore securing its future and Labour’s commitment to invest in the borough’s children and young people.
In 2015, the former Conservative administration closed a number of council owned youth centres across Trafford leaving young people ruthlessly denied access to services.
Cllr James Wright, Executive Member for Housing and Regeneration, praised the initiative during the meeting of Executive on Monday.
“Our children and young people need youth services now more than ever,” said Cllr Wright.
“They support personal development and give them a meaningful role in society and provide positive ways for young people to spend their time.
“I’m in no doubt that a scheme of this nature will thrive in Partington and be a true asset the entire community.”
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Manchester work with a variety of youth groups and projects throughout the most disadvantaged communities and provide a diverse range of opportunities for young people and volunteers.
Its mission to provide a safe place while offering positive learning experiences.
The clubs are open to all youngsters and offer a range of sports, environmental arts and creative activities.
Further information about the services Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Manchester offer can be accessed here: Home (bgcgm.org.uk)