Please note: The above image is an indicative image of Barnet Youth Zone and may change.
Barnet Youth Zone, named by young people as ‘Unitas’, will be a purpose-built facility for the borough’s young people aged 8 – 19, and up to 25 for those with disabilities.
It will also be London’s second OnSide Youth Zone and will be located on Montrose Playing Fields in Burnt Oak, near to Grahame Park and Colindale, as part of the redevelopment and regeneration of the playing fields and is expected to be completed in 2018.
This infrastructure of facilities is based upon OnSide Youth Zones 21st Century Youth Facility Model and young people from across Barnet will have access to all these fantastic facilities for a cost of £5 for an annual membership and 50p per visit. The Youth Zone will provide a safe environment where young people can come and enjoy themselves and will enable young people to raise their aspirations and confidence to create a happier and healthier generation.
- Colindale and Burnt Oak are within the bottom 20% of ‘most deprived’ wards in England (IMD 2015)
- Child poverty in the borough is highest in Burnt Oak (36%) and Colindale (37.5%) –against a national average of 29%
- It has extremely high levels of child obesity in Colindale (13.1%) and Burnt Oak (12.1%)
- There are 57,000 young people – estimated growth suggests 114,000 by 2031