From Youth Service, London Borough of Hackney:
In September 2008 Hackney Council submitted a bid to the Myplace fund for a range of buildings from which to provide improved facilities for young people within the borough.
The proposals are being developed along the lines of a ‘hub and spoke’ model – with four neighbourhood facilities linked to a central ‘Hub’, an iconic new building at Forest Road, E8.
Milton Gardens has been nominated as the ‘Spoke' building for the Stoke Newington area.
The upgraded facilities will be designed to attract a broad range of young people, including those that currently do not access youth services.
To encourage this each of the buildings will be built to a high standard to ensure that it projects an exciting and appealing image.
Architects have now been commissioned to develop plans for the refurbishment of Milton Gardens in consultation with young people and local residents.
The aim is to refurbish the existing centre, creating an exciting and inspiring youth facility that young people in the area will be proud of, and from which a full programme of high quality, structured youth activities can be delivered.
The centre will also provide advice, information and guidance to young people on education, training and employment, health and relationship matters.
How to find out more
If you want to find out more about the plans for the Milton Gardens Spoke and have your questions answered, please come along to the consultation event on Wednesday 19th August from 6.15pm – 8.15pm at the Milton Gardens Centre, Shakespeare Walk, London, N16 8TS.
The architects and members of the Youth Service will also be on site from 5pm to answer any questions.
LBH Youth Service