A Centre for All
In 2008 the Trust and Harrow Council jointly applied to the Department for Education’s MyPlace Fund and successfully secured £4.2 million to regenerate the old Cedars Youth Centre into a world class youth and community facility. The creation of Cedars Youth and Community Centre is testament to the hard work undertaken by young people, local residents and staff from both the Trust and Harrow Council to realise a joint vision of providing a safe, secure and positive environment for all members of the community. The centre was opened in May 2012 by Graham Taylor OBE, Tim Loughton MP and the Mayor of Harrow Cllr Nazim Ismail.
The centre has state of the art facilities including an outdoor 4G Astroturf pitch, an indoor sports hall, a social space, a community gym and much more. The centre is extremely environmentally friendly with a solar wall, green roofs and rainwater harvesting; in addition to these features the centre operates a green travel plan.
Cedars Youth & Community Centre is not just environmentally and visually impressive; it also offers a multitude of opportunities ranging across the ages - from Tots to Over 50s with its Over 50's Club provision. For teenagers, the Centre offers a youth club on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays with a range of things to do including music, table football, pool and Xbox. Theres even a birthday party facility for children up to 12 yrs, then the Centre offers a basic option and a range of optional extras from which you can design your own package.
Cedars facilities also include meeting rooms, free Wi-Fi and a cutting edge ICT suite, all available for hire. As well as a fully equipped gym with a yearly fee of only £30 and then a further £1 per visit.
Focused on engagement with the community the interest in the Centre is growing day by day - providing so much to so many! For more information, visit Cedars' website (link to the right of this section).