Members of the public were able to have their say on proposals for Barnet’s new OnSide Youth Zone.

Local residents were invited to a consultation at Burnt Oak Library to ask any questions they may have about the facility.

Charity OnSide is working alongside the London Borough of Barnet to develop a brand new £6 million Youth Zone in Montrose Park, Burnt Oak which will open in 2018. The Youth Zone will be named Unitas after a borough-wide vote in which 2,000 young people took part.

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Over the next few weeks, prior to the submission of a planning application to the London Borough of Barnet, OnSide will be consulting on its plans with interested groups and the local community.

As well as members of staff from OnSide, local young people who form part of the Youth Zone’s development group, were on hand to discuss their role in the decisions being made as well as answer questions.

Group member Hannah McKeating, 15, said: “Today was an event I’m proud of. I spoke to members of the public about what they wanted to know and I enjoyed every minute of it. I’m looking forward to seeing it up and running.”

Zuzana Fernandes, also 15, added: “It’s been a successful event where we’ve been able to explain to people about Unitas.”

Click on the links below to download the display boards which were on show during the consultation

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