South Molton skate park reopens

SOUTH Molton’s skate park has re-opened following the completion of urgent repairs.

The park was forced to close last month pending the repairs and the instalment of a long-term management plan to ensure its future.

Since opening in 2006, the facility in the town’s Central Park, has been beset by funding problems and remained out of bounds to youngsters during the February half-term break.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) had previously reported that the site required remedial repairs.

The Community Company, which leases the land from the town council and are responsible for the park’s maintenance and repairs, said it had taken the reluctant decision to close the park until the necessary repairs had been made.

Deputy Town Clerk Andrew Coates said: “The park needed bringing up to speed, with fences needing to be straightened and protrusions needing to be grounded down. But the repairs have been completed, the park is open again and we’re all very happy.”

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