Work begins on town’s ‘exciting’ new skate park
PUBLISHED: 11:59 06 August 2020 | UPDATED: 14:32 06 August 2020
Construction of a new skate park has started after years of planning between the skating community and councillors.
The new skate park at Cobholm in Great Yarmouth, will replace the wooden park in the same location, next to the multi-use games area off Mill Road.
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Made of reinforced concrete, the new upgraded facility will include ramps and grind rails set into a polished surface, with work expected to last six to eight weeks.
Funding, from Great Yarmouth Borough Council and housing developer contributions, was agreed following a request to councillors by young people from youth charity MAP and the local skating community.
Councillor Penny Carpenter, chairman of the council’s environmental committee, said: “This is a great example of where our local young people, supported by our excellent neighbourhoods and communities team and local councillors, have shared their views and essentially led on bringing forward this new and exciting facility for their community.”
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