Young people in Muswell Hill will benefit from longer Youth Centre opening hours following a successful campaign by local councillor and Children and Young People Spokesperson Gail Engert. The centre will now be open three nights a week from 17.00-20.00 hours – Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and due to rise to four nights a week.
Youth attendance at the Youth Centre had declined dramatically over the year and had been plagued by anti social behaviour. Lib Dems continually pushed for the Youth Centre to provide a regular service that interested local youths to help tackle these problems and have praised the current Youth Manager who has implemented many beneficial changes.
Cllr Gail Engert, Lib Dem Children and Young People Spokesperson comments:
“It is so important for an area to have facilities for young people. These need to be regular and interesting activities. Unfortunately the Labour Council does not place enough emphasis on the Youth Service – luckily through Lib Dem pressure and good management of the Centre it is now open for young people to enjoy.”
Lynne Featherstone, MP for Hornsey and Wood Green, adds:
“This is a real step forward for the whole community. Extending the opening hours will hopefully draw in more youths, giving them a safe and creative place to spend time in. It’s a win-win situation.”