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New bikes from old – help get the wheels spinning

Published Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Edmonton’s Youth Hub at the Craig Park Centre is taking shape and with only a few more months before it is completed the call is going out for donations of unused, outgrown or even broken bicycles.

Recently appointed assistant centre manager, Ola Lawal, said, "This is an exciting time for young people living in Edmonton. Among our plans is our cycle training & bike recycling project."

"I will be helping the young people to establish and run this project and we are happy to accept all bike donations. People will be amazed at what we will be able to do".

"We will repair bicycles, clean them and use the parts from broken cycles. It is such a rewarding project reassembling old cycles and making them good as new. We will accept most bikes and are happy to arrange a free pick up."

Cllr Bambos Charalambous, cabinet member for leisure and youth said, "The cycling project promotes the benefits of regular cycling such as health, independent mobility, cheaper transport and a real tangible boost to confidence and self esteem. I am delighted that Craig Park is branching out into new areas of interest for young people with creative plans like this."

The Craig Park Centre is Enfield’s flagship youth centre funded through a successful government award of £3.4million and managed by Enfield Council.

It will not just be setting the standard for youth work provision nationally, but also Europe wide.  With young people at its heart all elements of this development are coming together.

To donate a bike call Ola on 020 8803 8292 / 07957 480 738 or email: olawa@enfield.gov.uk

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