CHORLEY’S young people this week launched the design of their site hoardings that will sit around the perimeter of the Inspire, Chorley Youth Zone building while the build progresses.

The Young People’s Development Group, who have had their say from day one, including creating the brand name for their Youth Zone, have worked with local design agency, Fertile Frog, to create some eye-catching designs.

The hoardings describe three key factors, ‘Pride in Chorley’, ‘Branding and Values’ and the ‘Youth Zone offer’ and they are fixed on the outer site of the Youth Zone building site on Railway Street and Chapel Street.

Meggan Boon, a member of the Chorley Youth Zone Development Group said: “On behalf of the group, the boards that have been made are bright, colourful and have everything on them that we said we wanted.

"The images of us on the boards express how proud we are to be part of the zone.

"These boards will make people stop and pass-by people will be interested in what is going on in the building site."

Inspire Youth Zone’s chief executive, Janine Blythe, said: “"he group have played a key role in the design of these hoardings and they should be proud of their efforts.

"Some of the ideas the young people came up with were inspiring and I, like many, are confident these will showcase what a great facility we have planned for the town.”

Now that demolition of the Leigh Arms pub is complete, work is starting on the foundations followed by erection of the steel frame.

The Youth Zone is scheduled to open in spring 2018.

The Youth Zone is being backed by Chorley Council and Lancashire County Council, whilst The Queen’s Trust has recently donated £1m. Wigan Youth Zone’s Chairman Martin Ainscough has also donated £1m of capital funding support to the town’s young people.