How We’re Making It Happen

 


The process of opening a Youth Zone is a very important one and it sets the foundations for the success which it will bring.

Below is a timeline showing dates and stories of events that have taken place and also key milestones for those which are to come…

 

 

 

 

Croydon Youth Zone announced

15th August 2015

Croydon Youth Zone announced

Proposals for the development of another Youth Zone were given the go-ahead by Croydon Council – our third London project to be announced within a matter of months. Councillors voted in favour of the exciting plans, which will see a purpose-built Youth Zone open seven-days-a-week with more than 20 activities on…

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Branding process begins

18th August 2016

Branding process begins

A number of young people from Croydon began work on the brand identity development for their new Youth Zone. The session, led by SEA – a London based design agency, involved a range of activities to get the group thinking creatively about what they want their Youth Zone to represent in their…

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A Legacy is launched

25th October 2016

A Legacy is launched

The young people of Croydon have spoken and their OnSide Youth Zone will officially be known as ‘Legacy’. The announcement was made at a special presentation oat Bernard Weatherill House after a record number of young people had their say in the borough. Just short of 3,000 votes were cast…

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Stone Family Foundation Support Legacy

23rd January 2017

Stone Family Foundation Support Legacy

Croydon’s Legacy Youth Zone received the backing of the Stone Family Foundation, with a generous £500,000 contribution towards its capital costs.   Upon hearing of OnSide’s intention to develop Youth Zones in London, and in particular in Croydon, the Stone Family Foundation was only too happy to offer its support….

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Planning application submitted for Croydon Youth Zone

1st April 2017

Planning application submitted for Croydon Youth Zone

The dream of building a state-of-the-art OnSide Youth Zone in Croydon has moved one step closer to becoming a reality with the submission of a planning application. Croydon Youth Zone – which was named Legacy by the young people of Croydon after a borough-wide vote – will be a world…

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Plans approved for Croydon Youth Zone

5th September 2017

Plans approved for Croydon Youth Zone

Croydon’s new state-of-the-art £6million OnSide Youth Zone came a step closer this week when the planning application was approved by the Council. Once completed the Youth Zone will mean the young people of the borough will be able to access 20 exciting activities at a brand new centre which will…

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NICK SLEEP APPOINTED CROYDON YOUTH ZONE CHAIR

7th November 2017

NICK SLEEP APPOINTED CROYDON YOUTH ZONE CHAIR

Croydon Youth Zone is delighted to announce that Nick Sleep has been appointed as its Chair. A supporter of OnSide, the charity developing the facility in Thornton Heath, Nick says he is excited to take on the role and extend the charity’s network of Youth Zones to Croydon. Read More

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8th January 2018

Croydon’s Legacy Youth Zone has been boosted by the support of housing developer Redrow. The company has come onboard as a Founder Patron which means the company will be contributing £25,000 per year for three years towards the Youth Zone’s annual £1million revenue costs. Read More

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BARNABAS SHELBOURNE APPOINTED CHIEF EXECUTIVE

1st March 2018

BARNABAS SHELBOURNE APPOINTED CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Croydon’s Legacy Youth Zone is delighted to welcome Barnabas Shelbourne onboard as Chief Executive. Barnabas brings with him a wealth of experience in youth work across various roles, from starting his career within the sector as a volunteer, moving into full-time roles and working in universal settings, delivering targeted projects…

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LEGACY YOUTH ZONE BREAKS GROUND

8th May 2018

LEGACY YOUTH ZONE BREAKS GROUND

Croydon’s young people have moved one step closer to walking through the doors of their state-of-the-art £6.5million OnSide Youth Zone, after building work began this week. A special ground-breaking ceremony at the Youth Zone site in Selhurst welcomed many of the project’s funders to witness the first sod being cut…

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