Café and skate park plans afoot in village

PUBLISHED: 21:00 04 September 2012

Plans for a skatepark have been on the cards for much of the year

Plans for a skatepark have been on the cards for much of the year

Archant

RESIDENTS in Locking are pushing ahead with two projects after the latest village ideas jam.

Following the latest Locking To The Future (LTTF) meeting on August 30, a village skate park and a new venue for the community café are top of the group’s agenda.

The community café, until recently held at St Augustine’s Church Hall, now needs a new venue to keep running and LTTF, Locking Parish Council and the church centre are now looking at alternative places to run the weekly events.

LTTF organisers have refuted rumours that the church centre ended the café sessions by throwing the group out, saying the church hall was only free throughout the summer months so a new venue would always have been needed in September.

The group is also looking to press ahead with plans to convert a plot of land, potentially the triangle located between Old Banwell Road and the A371, into a skate and BMX park.

With some funding available, the group and the parish council will now consider how to make the plan – first put forward by parish councillor Christine Newey earlier this year – a reality.

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