Youngsters thrilled by new £8,000 shelter

Fulney skate park, Spalding'New shelter from lottery cash'Names: front - Megan Walpole, Julia Richardson and Derek Walpole, back - Josh Sharp, Max Davies, Regan Deans, Beth Greenacre and Paul Stearn

Fulney skate park, Spalding'New shelter from lottery cash'Names: front - Megan Walpole, Julia Richardson and Derek Walpole, back - Josh Sharp, Max Davies, Regan Deans, Beth Greenacre and Paul Stearn

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DELIGHTED youngsters have celebrated the installation of a high-tech shelter at their skate park.

Campaigners managed to secure £8,000 funding from the Awards for All Big Lottery fund for a Bluetooth shelter – a state-of-the-art installation that allows youngsters to wirelessly connect their music devices to it and play songs while they meet up with their friends.

The money was snapped up by the Fulney Field Supporters with the help of Phil Perry, Richard Knock, Richard Scorthorne and Avril Berry and marks another development for the £100,000 skate park.

The park, which also borders Holbeach Road, was built after the Fulney Field Supporters teamed up with youngsters, known as Extreme Spalding, to secure the funding.

The site has suffered from problems with litter and vandalism – with three bins destroyed in a recent arson attack.

Julia said the supporters are keen to highlight the positives that are also going on at the park.

She said: “We realise that the three bins weren’t appropriate and we are going to replace those as soon as possible with suitable ones.

“The park is being used by no end of different ages – it is really successful. It is a bit soul destroying when you see the negative side because this is a real positive for Spalding.”

The group hopes to have a celebration event at the park at Easter.