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02 07 '18

Barking and Dagenham’s historic Future Youth Zone has taken another big step towards completion as the internal features are now being fitted ahead of the official unveiling. The iconic development in Parsloes Park is starting to catch the eye of a number of residents and excitement is now growing as the building starts to take…

30 04 '18

Construction on Barking and Dagenham’s OnSide Youth Zone moved a giant step forward with the completion of the building’s steel frame this week. Work began on the facility, named Future by local young people, in January this year and despite wintery conditions carrying on through Spring, the building is developing at a rapid pace with…

08 03 '18

Barking and Dagenham youngsters have unveiled their vision for the OnSide Future Youth Zone with specially-designed hoardings at the centre’s Parsloes Park site.   It has only been two months since the spade went into the ground at a special ground-breaking celebration to officially start work on the £6.5million centre and a steel frame will…

06 02 '18

Work on Future Youth Zone is well underway on Parsloes Park. The hoardings are up and the diggers are on site following our ground-breaking ceremony last month. Future Youth Zone Chief Executive Gavin Evans cast his eye over the progress and gave this update:  

15 01 '18

History has been made after a spade went into the ground to officially start work on London’s first ever OnSide Youth Zone in Barking and Dagenham. The Youth Zone’s Chair Charles Mindenhall was joined by Barking and Dagenham Council Leader Darren Rodwell, the facility’s funders and other dignitaries, including West Ham captain Mark Noble, at…

31 10 '17

Demolition Contractors Squibb Group have shown their generous support and for Barking and Dagenham’s Young People by becoming Founder Patrons of Future Youth Zone. The company, headed by Managing Director Les Squibb, moved to Barking in 1999 and following a period of expansion has recently opened new offices in Stanford-Le-Hope. The deep roots Squibb Group…

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…

31 05 '17
Double boost for Future Youth Zone

Barking and Dagenham Youth Zone has received a double boost to kick off the summer with the confirmation of two new Founder Patrons. In a special combination, the facility has seen support come from both city and local sources with the Drapers Company and Fresh Wharf Estates giving vital financial support, which will help enhance…

02 02 '17

Local community groups, councillors and businesses came together to hear more about Future Youth Zone at Barking Learning Centre on Monday evening.   Youth Zone chairman Charles Mindenhall hosted a Senior Briefing event, which saw panellists including Barking and Dagenham Council Leader Cllr Darren Rodwell, OnSide Youth Zones Project Director Dr Mark Ward and Steve…

06 01 '17

London’s first OnSide Youth Zone has taken one step closer to becoming a reality after a planning application was submitted to Barking and Dagenham Council. The Youth Zone is being developed by OnSide, which has eight open facilities across its ever-growing network in the North West and the Midlands. The charity is working with Barking…

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