Youth project back in action after makeover

Elected Mayor for North Tyneside Linda Arkley and Young Mayor Jade Hope join users and volunteers from the Phoenix Detached Youth Project at its official re-opening.
Elected Mayor for North Tyneside Linda Arkley and Young Mayor Jade Hope join users and volunteers from the Phoenix Detached Youth Project at its official re-opening.

THE Phoenix Detached Youth Project in North Shields is back in action after being given a revamp worth almost £10,000.

The centre, in Front Street in Chirton, offers support to young people aged 13 to 25 from Meadowell, Percy Main, East Howdon, Royal Quays and Chirton, helping them with lifestyle and education choices, as well as providing positive activities.

Young people involved in the project were given £9,500 by North Tyneside Council’s youth action fund to pay for the refurbishment.

The official reopening of the revamped centre was carried out by the borough’s young mayor, Jade Hope, accompanied by senior mayor Linda Arkley. Jade said: “The renovation work carried out is fantastic.

“This project is very important to young people in the area, so it’s great that the project will continue to thrive.”

Mrs Arkley added: “The Phoenix Detached Youth Project is a fantastic example of successful youth work in action and deserves recognition for the exceptional services it provides in the very heart of the community.

“The young people and youth workers involved in this project should be extremely proud of themselves for all that they have achieved.”

“I am thrilled that the council has been able to support the project.”