Save Greentops & Finchley Youth Theatre

Barnet Council are currently considering whether to generate revenue through renting space at Greentops Youth Activity Centre and Finchley Youth Theatre to other organisations.

If this is not possible, they will "explore use of other buildings to host youth activities."

This would mean re-location of and possibly closure of the historic and much loved Finchley Youth Theatre, and the Greentops Activity Centre

We the undersigned call upon Barnet Council to drop any proposal or consideration to re-locate or close these facilities which are a vital part of our communities and well loved community assets.

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  • signed 2018-02-19 11:37:41 +0000
    Julia Draper
  • signed 2018-02-18 23:17:34 +0000
    A much needed venue for young people with learning disabilities to learn, meet up with other young people and to feel part of a community
  • signed via 2018-02-18 20:27:15 +0000
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  • signed 2018-02-16 16:40:57 +0000
    Christine Marchesi
  • signed 2018-02-16 13:25:35 +0000
  • signed 2018-02-16 12:58:45 +0000
    FYT is an invaluable community asset. An all too rare place where young people can get together in an inclusive, safe, creative environment. It’s a treasure which I personally credit for giving me crucial skills and confidence that have stayed with me and helped my career.
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  • signed 2018-02-13 16:15:00 +0000
    Carolyn Butler
  • signed 2018-02-13 15:49:51 +0000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2018-02-13 14:18:03 +0000
    Sign the petition: Save Greentops & Finchley Youth Theatre
  • signed 2018-02-13 14:17:28 +0000
  • signed 2018-02-13 13:35:55 +0000
    A historical building which has been central to the personal development of young people within the community for over 50 years. For a long time it has battled against cuts from local government but has continued to offer a range of classes and other creative outlets to a diverse range of young people – including to those who might not have otherwise had access to such extra-curricular activities.


    Having been a member I can confirm that FYT nurtured life skills which continue to benefit me even in life beyond the arts and that these facilities were not otherwise available in the local community.
  • signed via 2018-02-13 10:40:06 +0000
  • signed 2018-02-13 07:22:23 +0000
    SIMON JAMES COLLIER
  • signed 2018-02-13 01:01:02 +0000
    Alix Hattenstone
  • signed 2018-02-13 00:14:49 +0000
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  • signed 2018-02-12 21:19:19 +0000
  • signed 2018-02-12 20:39:49 +0000
    The youth theatre is a crucial hub in the community. I’ve seen young people learn first hand about leadership and inclusiveness, even before we begin on Arts education. When does the war on young people end? The past decade has seen decimation of provision for children and young people. I would argue it is false economy; what extra is spent on the (sic) youth justice system and the effect of anti social behaviour? What potential and opportunity lost to our communities?
  • signed 2018-02-12 20:38:35 +0000

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