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Norton town council bid to foot skate park bill
NORTON councillors have agreed to approach Ryedale District Council for a contribution towards repairs to the town’s skate park which arose just months after the authority took over responsibility for the facility.
Members of the town council were told that one of the half-pipes at the park was in need of urgent repairs which would amount to about £700.
Coun David Lloyd-Williams said he thought the equipment was checked to see if it was up to standard before the town council took over the running of the skate park six months ago.
“How can it deteriorate so badly when it has been there for some years,” he said.
“I think Ryedale District Council has some responsibility to share in the cost of the repairs as it is something the council has passed on to us.”
Town mayor Coun Ray King said questions needed to be asked over the inspection of the skate park before it was handed over to Norton Town Council.
“Did they advice us that this could happen?” he said.
“I am anxious that something else comes up. We did not expect things to start falling apart so quickly.”
Deputy mayor Coun Di Keal said the skate park had been well used over the summer.
“The youngsters also organised their own 24-hour skateathon to raise funds for new equipment and made a remarkable effort towards providing better facilities,” she said.
Coun Jonathan Gray said the users of the skate park were aiming to raise funds for another mini-ramp.
“I was really impressed by their dedication and the support of PC Nick Coning who has a great relationship with the youngsters,” he said.
“I was also talking to a mother who had brought her son from York as it was such a fantastic skate park and a great asset to the area.”
Councillors agreed to progress with the repairs and go back to Ryedale District Council for some financial assistance.
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