Skate park on a roll

WORK has begun on a new skate park in South Normanton thanks to a major funding boost from The Veolia Environmental Trust.

The skate park, which is being built to replace an old facility on South Street Recreational Ground, will include new ramps, runs and features to match those used in urban environment, including kerbs and handrails.

The £36,679 grant, awarded through the Landfill Communities Fund, will be used to help create the skate park and South Normanton Parish Council will also donate funds with the whole project costing around £45,900.

Some of the park’s features have been designed by young skaters, BMX bikers and inline skaters as part of the scheme which is aimed at getting teenagers off the streets of South Normanton.

Youth workers will also provide workshops that will teach teenagers about safe BMX biking and bike maintenance.

SNaP Youth Work project manager Mandy Mangold said: “The skate park will be ideal for young people to practise their skills and have fun.”

Work on the skate park is expected to be finished in the next few weeks.