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Skate Park To Be Finished By Easter Holidays

Tuesday March 11 2014




THE town's new skate park will be finished in time for the Easter holidays, the council has confirmed.

Work on the Hoyle Mill park started in February and is due to be finished for the two-week holidays from early April.

Funded by £100,000 Section 106 housing development money, this will be Barnsley's largest and first in-situ concrete park, and will cater for all skill levels.

Coun Margaret Bruff, a former youth worker, has been at the forefront project. She said: "It's nice to see our efforts coming to fruition.

"Not only will young people have a skate park at last but one in which they've had a say in creating."

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Reply Posted by dedatodd on Tuesday March 11 2014 at 11:44
I look forward to seeing the skaters and bikers using this. However could I ask that we get appropriate facilities for the extra litter that could be generated. Also any chance we can have it monitored? For the last few days my lad has gone to use the one in Lundwood to find it strewn with broken glass and rubbish, a few spoiling it for the many?

Reply Posted by ... on Wednesday March 12 2014 at 15:38
Il give it 4weeks bfor sumthing gets done to it sumone will draw on it or sumthing . All the older teens put glass in sand pit n put sand on top of it n little babys n kids was goin in with nowt on there feet just think money cud av done on summat better tbh

Reply Posted by ... on Wednesday March 12 2014 at 15:39
That was up at lock park last year

Reply Posted by Red Optimist on Wednesday March 12 2014 at 16:25
Only Barnsley Council could have built it in such an inappropriate location. I despair.