23 November 2023

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Priory pupil Taejuan admits he is ‘very proud’ after he helped the Foxton Youth and Community Centre win a £2.2m funding bid. 

The Year 9 pupil has been attending the youth centre since he was young but last year developed a more influential part, being on ‘The Youth Forum.’ 

This involved talks about updating the building and developing the centre and Taejuan helped to apply for funding, playing a big part in making a presentation which helped to secure the £2.2m which will change the face of the centre. 

“The Youth Centre is important, it provides activities for young people such as residentials and days out,” said volunteer Taejuan. 

“The successful bid means we can now build a new centre with the funding which will be finished by 2025. It will have two floors, office rooms, a big sports hall and it will make a huge difference to what we can provide there. 

“The facilities will be so much better and hopefully means more people will use them and there will be less hanging around on the streets. It’s a big thing. 

“My parents are really proud of me.” 

The existing building will be demolished later this year, but temporary facilities will be used during the redevelopment to ensure the Foxton’s services don’t close.

Cllr Jennifer Mein, Preston City Council, added: “We welcome the news that the centre has been able to secure the funding they need from the Youth Investment Fund and it can now move forward with their plans for a new youth centre in Avenham. The new facility will provide additional support, safety and resources for those young people that need it the most.”

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Artists impression of the new Foxton Centre.

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