Starting this month, a new, free youth provision is launching on the Hallfield Estate. This will be the first youth provision for the almost 700 flats on the estate since funding was cut under the previous Conservative administration.
Labour Lancaster Gate councillors Ryan Jude and Ellie Ormsby have been working in partnership with Westbourne Park Family Centre, Everyone Active and the Westminster City Council teams to launch the new youth club, with the first sessions starting later this month.
The initial sessions will be sports-based and run by trained coaches every Thursday during school terms. The early session will start from 4:00-5:30pm, and a later session from 5:30-7:00pm. Sessions will be open to children aged 8 and above, and located on the estate’s sports pitch.
During the election campaign, many residents complained about the lack of youth club options for young people in Lancaster Gate, and solving this became a priority for your new Labour councillors. In just four months, the Labour-led administration have fixed this on the estate.
“Restoring provision for children and young people in Westminster was one of our top priorities coming into office this year. The new youth provision on the Hallfield demonstrates our councillors’ commitment to delivering on our election promises and our dedication to delivering for all residents, of all ages, across Westminster” – Councillor Tim Roca, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Young People, Learning and Leisure
Local residents can register their interest here: https://tinyurl.com/HallfieldYouth. Future indoor sessions on a Tuesday are also planned for during the winter months.