£30,000 Wainfleet skatepark backed

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PLANS for a skatepark in Wainfleet All Saints have received the backing of the local town council.

The body has given the green light for the venture to go ahead on the Magdalen Green play area subject to the necessary finance - at least £30,000 - being raised.

Town mayor Coun Andy Pogson, a former bobby, said: “The skatepark will be a great step forward in our plans to improve the play area.

“It is a facility that has long been sought by young people, some of whom attended one of our monthly meetings to make the case. Ideally, they will be involved with the sub-committee which will be taking this forward.”

The town council hopes to raise as much money as possible from external sources to avoid pressure on the parish precept.

The mayor added: “Family budgets are already stretched to their limit and we do not want to add to this burden.”