Boost for thriving youth centre

The fencing being repaired
The fencing being repaired

Lowton Youth and Community centre has been awarded nearly £5,000 from the Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT).

The Bridging the Gap-North West award was provided to repair fencing around the basketball area, to purchase some multimedia equipment and to help pay for broadband access.

In addition to the award they have also received £1,000 from Wigan Council Brighter Borough fund to finance security repairs and equipment.

Before the repairs, the court had been used for parking by people visiting the nearby school.

After constant driving upon the surface, the court was damaged and unsafe for play.

Director, Sandy Frazen said: “In future, the gate will be locked so that only pedestrian access is allowed.”

The Centre has entered a partnership with IAS Services who provide care for disabled people, after a six week trial of one day of open activities.