Progress on skate park

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THE dream of a skate park in Pinchbeck is gathering pace as bids go in for funding.

A dedicated committee behind the scheme hopes a £10,000 facility could be up and running for the benefit of children of all ages within the next 18 months.

Two lots of plans have already been drawn up by specialist companies, including ramps suitable for skateboarding and BMXing, to enable Pinchbeck Youth Association an idea of costs involved.

The overhaul of Rotten Row playing field could also bring new and improved play equipment such as swings and slides.

Association chairman Rheiba Dawson said: “We have been given a guideline of between £8-10,000, so now we just need to get the funding in place and I have been applying for every single grant I can find, big and small.”

And Mrs Dawson is pleased with the feedback the project is receiving, from the organisations she is approaching for funding, to the youngsters who will use the park.

A Facebook page has been set up to keep people informed of progress, which can be found by searching for Pinchbeck Youth Association.

Anyone interested in helping can contact Mrs Dawson on 01775 712289.