One Nation Community Centre:
Community, Education & Gym
One Nation is providing fitness and boxing activities, six days a week, for men, women and young people since opening in 2011.
It was developed in response to the problem of escalating criminal activity in the area, highlighted by official crime statistics. Disengaged young people were gathering on street corners causing a nuisance with their Anti-Social Behavior (ASB).
More serious criminal behavior, eg drug dealing, gang violence and minor rioting on Bonfire night was also causing serious concern amongst residents/local businesses. A 53% reduction in anti-social behaviour in the Broadfield/Abbeydale area has been attributed to the provision of quality diversionary sporting activities for young people, by One Nation.