Zac Goldsmith MP visits Powerstation Youth Centre in Mortlake

On Friday, 2nd of November, Zac Goldsmith visited the Powerstation Youth Centre at 121a Mortlake High Street, SW14 8SN. 

He was joined by Cllr Aphra Brandreth, Conservative Councillor for Barnes Ward, Mr Christopher Dufeal, Cluster Support Youth Worker (North East) for Achieving for Children and Powerstation Youth Centre Manager, and Mr Ben Skelton, Cluster Lead Youth Worker (North East) of Achieving for Children, to see the youth provision available locally in Richmond Borough.

Zac was hugely impressed by the provisions available at the Powerstation and by the enthusiasm of the staff working there.  The Powerstation hosts music recording facilities, musical instruments, and computers for those interested in music production and learning an instrument.  There are also a number of computers available for young people to use for recreational purposes or to do homework.  The Powerstation is a free, safe environment for young people to meet with friends.  The club also provides a large sports hall, an indoor gym, boxing lessons, and art lessons.

Zac said of the trip:  “it is so important for children and young adults to have a safe place where they can socialise and develop, and many young people are unable to do so in a family home or at school.  The work Chris is doing at the Powerstation is fantastic and I would strongly encourage people to go and visit.”

Cllr Aphra Brandreth, said: “It was a privilege to see the Powerstation Youth Centre in action. This is an amazing facility for young people in our borough with sports & fitness equipment, music, activities and so much more, all combined with a great team providing support, advice and fun. I would encourage our local kids, teenagers and families to pop by and find out more.”

To find out more about the Powerstation, please contact Mr Christopher Dufeal on: 0208 288 0876, or email at: christopher.dufeal@achievingforchildren.org.uk alternatively, please visit: Powerstation Youth Centre, 121a Mortlake High Street, London, SW14 8SN.