Grant-maker urges council to rethink youth centre closure plan


A grant-maker that supports young people is urging Ealing Council to rethink plans to demolish one of only three youth centres in the borough.


The John Lyon’s Charity said it had reached out to the local authority and asked it to consider the devastating effect on the community if the Young Adult Centre in Southall were lost for good.


The charity said the YAC had been a safe space and community to many young people in Ealing since the 1980s, but was at risk of permanent closure because the council planned to redevelop the site for housing.


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