Blackburn Youth Zone Chief Executive, Hannah Allen joins the BID Executive Board

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Hannah Allen, Chief Executive of Blackburn Youth Zone joins Blackburn BID Executive Board. Blackburn Business Improvement District (BID) launched in 2014 and is an ideal mechanism to develop a dynamic business environment in Blackburn town centre. Hannah Allen, who is also a member of the Hive Steering Group will implement the BIDs four key themes which are to; market and promote Blackburn as a … [Read more...]

Blackburn Youth Zone are recognised as part of Children’s University

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Blackburn Youth Zone are delighted to be recognised by Children's University, a national initiative that encourages children and young people who take part in learning activities outside of school hours. Blackburn Youth Zone members aged 8 - 11 who attend Junior Club on Wednesday, 3:30pm - 7pm, Friday 3:30pm - 8:30pm and Saturday 2:30pm - 5:30pm to participate in extracurricular activities … [Read more...]

Christmas Jumper Appeal Success!

The Christmas Jumper Appeal was a great success for raising both funds and awareness for Blackburn Youth Zone and our weekly ‘Eat Together’ programme. We raised a grand total of £4,362 and engaged over 20 businesses, Coal Clough Academy and Blackburn College. The Cardboard Box company got involved in producing the collection boxes and Workhouse Marketing kindly designed and provided all artwork. … [Read more...]

Westholme School raises £1157.48 for Blackburn Youth Zone


Westholme School continues to support Blackburn Youth Zone On Tuesday 7th December, Westholme School showed their support to Blackburn Youth Zone by donating £1157.48 that was raised through a collection at a carol service by parents and guardians. The donation will go towards keeping Blackburn Youth Zone open 365 days a year for the young people of the borough. Hannah Allen, Chief … [Read more...]

Supporters Event: Making a difference together

Supporters of Blackburn Youth Zone day to thanks them for their continuing support. Founder Andrew Graham speaks to the supporters. Picture by Paul Heyes, Thursday December 07 2017.

On 7th December 2017 Blackburn Youth Zone invited guests from across the organisations Patron and Community Network to celebrate the generous support that has kept Blackburn Youth Zone open 365 days for the past 5 years for all young people across the borough. Guests were welcomed to the Supporters’ Event by Blackburn Youth Zone Chairman, Rt Hon Jack Straw, who highlighted the importance of … [Read more...]

Blackburn Youth Zone’s ‘Holiday Club’

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Blackburn Youth Zone’s ‘Holiday Club’   If you're looking to keep the children busy for the first week in the new year once christmas is over, then sign them up for Blackburn Youth Zone’s fun and affordable Holiday Club. Open daily from the Tuesday 2nd January till the Friday 5th January, Holiday Club is an action-packed programme of activities including climbing, gym, dance, art, … [Read more...]

Blackburn Youth Zone holds Christmas Family Fun Day

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Blackburn Youth Zone hosts a Free Christmas Family Fun Day on 25th November for the whole family, from 12pm - 4pm with FREE entry. Join Blackburn Youth Zone’s Christmas Family Fun day for FREE Saturday 25th November from 12pm until 4pm. Young people who attend Blackburn Youth Zone’s and have completed the National Citizen Service have developed a fun Christmas Family Fun day for the … [Read more...]

Christmas Jumper Day: By wearing a sweater you can make things better and support your local charity


Blackburn Youth Zone wants to bring the town together this Christmas to support local young people and their families.  Schools and Corporates get the chance to don their cheesiest Christmas Jumper on 20th December to raise money for Blackburn Youth Zone’s weekly ‘Eat Together’. ‘Eat Together' runs at the Youth Zone every Saturday from 4:30pm - 5:30pm and provides hot meals for local … [Read more...]

Join Our Club: Young People With Disabilities Need Services That Support Inclusion

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  I'm a 23-year-old young person who enjoys an active and event-packed lifestyle. I've auditioned for X Factor, Britain's Got Talent and The Voice and it's not unheard of to see me zip wiring through the air or abseiling. What may surprise you is that I need to use a wheelchair due to Cerebral Palsy. Born prematurely at 26 weeks and weighing a tiny 2lbs 8oz, the condition developed … [Read more...]

‘Parallel Communities, What’s the Problem?’


On Wednesday 20th September, Blackburn Youth Zone invited guests from across the community to attend a very special event, hosted by Rt Hon Jack Straw and Professor Ted Cantle. The event was a huge success which saw Professor Ted Cantle and the Rt Hon Jack Straw debate in depth about the importance of inclusion and cohesion within the Blackburn with Darwen community, and what if anything, we … [Read more...]