Lottery cash boost for skate park

A NEW skate park in Yatton has received a £10,00 grant from the National Lottery

AN EXCITING scheme to build a skate park in Yatton has received a £10,000 cash boost from the National Lottery.

The park, located at the west end of Hangstones playing fields, was estimated to cost a total of £80,000.

It will provide a place for young people to ride BMX bikes, scooters and skateboards.

The plans for the skate park came about after two teenagers from the town collected 145 signatures on a petition by knocking on residents' doors.

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They presented the petition results at a parish council meeting last year and subsequently a committee was set up to look into the idea.

Youngsters in the town have made their own fund-raising efforts in the past, including a garage sale and cake sale.

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The grant money will go towards a new path on the fields, which will eventually connect up to the skate park.

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