WEST Youth Zone is now officially open after a spectacular celebration on Sunday 21 April.

Over 1,100 members of the community joined us to celebrate this incredible occasion with our amazing Young People’s Development Group cutting the ribbon to mark the Youth Zone now being open seven days a week.

The day took a special festival theme – WESTival – with young people and their families invited to sample all of the Youth Zone’s incredible facilities and activities as well as meeting members of our wonderful team.

We also welcomed our friends from QPR with first team players Jimmy Dunne and Lucas Anderson also stopping by, while Hammersmith and Fulham Council Leader Cllr Steven Cowan spoke of his pride at seeing WEST open.

With over 700 members already signed up, young people can now access WEST every day of the week. Annual membership costs just £5 and young people then pay 50p each time they visit, which will give them access to everything on offer that session.

WEST CEO Elanor Gunn said: “It was an amazing day and we were delighted to welcome over 1,100 members of the local community to celebrate with us.

“I’d like to say a huge thank you to our staff, volunteers and incredible supporters, in particular Ark and the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, for enabling us to now be open seven days a week for young people.”

Click here to sign up as a member and here to see our session times.