Skatepark plans agreed

Melton Mowbray Skatepark Project supporters and charity collectors on the stall

Melton Mowbray Skatepark Project supporters and charity collectors on the stall

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Plans for a new £300,000 skatepark were agreed this week after Melton Council agreed the deisgn with contractors Maverick.

Young people who have spearheaded fundraising efforts towards the new Melton Skatepark have thanked local companies who have given their support.

Rob Baker, Melton’s Milk Skateshop owner and project team member, said: “I’d like to say a massive thank-you to

Mars who kindly donated some confectionary for the stall on Saturday, Premier Inn who helped raise an additional £50 on the day and the volunteers at Venture House who baked homemade cakes.

“I’d also like to give a special mention to Helayna O’Brien, Daniel Ingham and Samantha Kesterton who helped run the stall as well as councillor Pam Posnett and Donna Bradbury of the council who helped organise the stall.”

It’s envisaged the new skatepark will be available to skaters later this year, with building expected to start in the summer, taking about 18 weeks to complete.

Melton Council’s lead member for young people Councillor Pam Posnett said: “We’re very excited this project is progressing to the delivery stage after a considerable amount of consultation with the town’s regular skatepark users - who have done a fantastic job in raising money. We’re looking forward to its construction and creation of what will be one of the UK’s leading skateparks”.

To donate to the Melton Skate Project visit the Milk Skateshop in Leicester Street. For more details visit www.facebook.com/meltonmowbrayskatepark