by Terry Stacy on 3 March, 2010
A brand new £2.4 million centre has been opened at Three Corners Adventure Playground, offering something for the whole community. It gives the existing adventure playground a permanent building for the first time, replacing the portacabins that have housed the youth club since the original cabin burned down in a fire several years ago. The new building will host youth activities, and also houses an Adult Learning Centre.
The Three Corners Centre will provide youth activities in association with the Peel Centre, services for young people aged 12 to 20, and a new Adult Learning Centre with a crèche – the first of its kind in Finsbury. This will be used for training, careers coaching, and employment services. The building will also be available for use by voluntary and community groups.
Clerkenwell Lib Dem Councillor George Allan is a member of the Three Corners Centre Trust, which has been set up to help the new Centre meet its full potential in the community. He commented:
“This has been a true community initiative. Islington Council and EC1 New Deal worked with local people and listened to local needs and came up with this innovative approach to providing training, youth facilities and play space under one roof. It is a fabulous new space which will give a great boost to almost everyone in the area. Islington Council and EC1 New Deal have done a fantastic job in providing a facility that our community will really value.”
Councillor Jyoti Vaja added:
“The Three Corners adventure playground is cherished by people in Finsbury. It’s been here since 1983, so it’s a real local institution. It was a tragedy when the old cabins burned down – but the new centre is like a phoenix from the ashes, bigger and better than ever before.”Leave a comment