Hackney was recently awarded £5m from the Labour government to invest in youth centres. Overall this will mean five new youth centres in Hackney, which will all be linked to a central youth centre on Forest Road, E8.
One of the new centres will be in Stoke Newington on Milton Gardens - the first to be developed as part of the project.
Two consultation events have happened already with young people to help decide what activities and services they want to see in the new centre. The aim is for each centre to offer exciting activities seven days a week, as well as more targetted services and advice.
Alongside the new centres, there will still be local youth clubs and mobile youth work across the borough. There are more details about the Myplace project on the Young Hackney website here.
Over a quarter of Hackney's population is under 19 years old and it's important that we continue to develop places to go and things to do for young people locally.
Also - running all this month is Discover Young Hackney with free arts events and workshops. You can download the full brochure here.