18 07 '18

Young people from Barnet have unveiled their vision for Unitas Youth Zone with specially-designed hoardings around the Montrose Playing Fields site.   Work is well underway on the £6.5million facility, which is being developed by the national charity OnSide in partnership with Barnet Council, and to give people a flavour of what’s to come, the Youth Zone’s…

08 06 '18

Funders and supporters of Barnet’s £6.5million OnSide Youth Zone have been treated to a first look at the building’s development. Work has been ongoing at the site on Montrose Playing Fields in Colindale for several weeks now and as the steel frame nears its completion, those in attendance were invited inside the site complex and…

27 07 '17

Barnet’s young people will soon see the development of a state-of-the-art Youth Zone in their borough after a planning application for the project was given approval. The £6million facility, which is being developed by charity OnSide alongside Barnet Council, will offer a wide range of activities for young people aged between eight and 19 and…

13 07 '17

A member of the Unitas Youth Zone Development Group enjoyed a somewhat prestigious work placement – at the House of Lords! Paniz Nobahari, pictured on the far right of the photo above during a recent visit to the House, spent time shadowing Lord Jon Mendelsohn, who is also a Unitas board member. While there she helped…

23 06 '17

OnSide’s Ambassadors for London (AFL) were able to produce their own special TV news bulletin, focussing on the three Youth Zones opening in the capital next year. The young people visited Sky Studios for a tour and a workshop where they learnt about the different roles and responsibilities involved in producing a news bulletin. This…

28 03 '17

Exciting plans for a state-of-the-art £6million OnSide Youth Zone have been submitted to Barnet Council.   Expected to open in 2018 on Montrose Playing Fields, the submission of a planning application marks a huge milestone for the facility which was named ‘Unitas’ by the young people of Barnet. The Youth Zone is being developed by…

07 03 '17

Local community groups, councillors and organisations came together to hear more about the new Barnet Youth Zone at a briefing event at Hendon town hall. Hosted by Youth Zone chairman Keith Black on 2nd March, it gave those present an update on progress being made. Guests heard speeches from Cllr Reuben Thompstone, who is Chair…

20 02 '17

Members of the Barnet Young People’s Development Group spoke passionately about what Barnet Youth Zone will mean to them when it opens next year, during a dinner at the House of Lords. Hannah McKeating and Zuzana Fernandes told a group of business leaders from the borough about the work the group has done over the…

10 02 '17

Housing developer Fairview New Homes has thrown its support behind Barnet’s new Youth Zone, Unitas, by signing up to become its second Founder Patron. Fairview has had a long association with Barnet and, with the company’s latest development just a stone’s throw away from where Unitas will be based on Montrose Playing Fields in Burnt…

21 12 '16

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…

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