Skate park project starts thanks to trust grant

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A project to create a skate park for young people in South Normanton has begun after a £336,679 grant from The Veolia Environmental Trust (VET).

Work began on Monday and is expected to be complete in August. The new skate park will replace the current one on South street Recreational Ground, as its ramps are now worn and unsafe.

It will comprise of specially constructed ramps, runs and features that replicate an urban environment, including kerbs and handrails.

The scheme will cost £45,900, with funds also coming from South Normanton Parish Council. Executive director of VET, Margaret Cobbold, said: “This is an important project for South Normanton young people and it is one of the many community and environmental schemes supported by the Trust throughout the UK. I look forward to seeing the completed skate park being used and enjoyed.”