Skate park project split

AFTER an emergency meeting, organisers behind a new skate park for a Somerset village have decided to split the project in three. Cheddar Local Action Team (LAT) will divide the planned skate park at Sharpham Road Playing Fields, into three sections, so

AFTER an emergency meeting, organisers behind a new skate park for a Somerset village have decided to split the project in three. Cheddar Local Action Team (LAT) will divide the planned skate park at Sharpham Road Playing Fields, into three sections, so building of the first part can take place as soon as possible. The project, which is supported by the Somerset Mercury, was expected to cost £160,000 in total.The three smaller sections will cost £50,000 each and organisers hope to have the first phase of the project up and running quickly.When all three parts of the skate park are complete, the youngsters will have a modern facility, capable of hosting national events. LAT secretary Steph Parrott said: "When we were approaching businesses for funds a lot of them commented on the large sum we were trying to raise. At least now, a £50,000 target will be easier to aim for and means the children will have somewhere to skate quicker than if we waited for all the money to come in."The team is also eager to apply for planning permission as soon as possible and is busy drawing up a final proposal. Members are also hoping to achieve charity status that applications for grants are more likely to be successful. If you would like to make a contribution to the skate park project email jill@tanglewood1.freeserve.co.uk


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