Unity Hub opens doors to new opportunities

By Jim Dunton - Wed 15 May 2013, 12:43 pm

A new £3.5 million youth centre officially opened this month, offering young people in Edmonton the chance to take part in leisure activities from learning computer graphics skills to music and dance.

The Unity Hub at Craig Park won financing from the previous government’s My Place fund in 2009, and was designed by local young people.

Councillor Bambos Charalambous, Enfield’s cabinet member for culture, leisure and youth, said he was proud of the efforts young people had put in on the centre, which is specifically targeted at 13 to 19 year-olds.

“They have planned not only a world-class youth facility, but also a place for the local community,” he said.

“Here they can learn new computer graphics skills in the media suite, plan singing and dance performances in the studio, and take part in cooking, sport, art and drama with friends.”

The centre also offers specialist courses to help people become youth leaders.