Now it’s all systems go for skate-of-the-art park

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A new £100,000 skate park is on track for Adlington this year.

Councillors have given the go ahead for the authority to seek a specialist company to build the park on its Jubilee Recreation Ground in the village.

Extensive consultation was carried out with young people and residents from Adlington last Autumn.

Everyone agreed the recreation ground’s play area needed to be improved. And a skate park was the most popular option, along with improved surfacing. Next was dynamic play equipment and football, together with more seating.

The young people were consulted on the design of the skate park, which will be paid for from a contribution pledged by housebuilder Bellway Homes following it development of Grove Farm in Adlington.

A total of £103,000 has been allocated for the skate park, with the rest of the budget going to create a new £3,000 five-by-five grass football pitch.

The recreation ground, which is owned and maintained by Chorley Council, will also get £50,000 play equipment and safety surfacing in a second phase of work.

It is expected the tender for the park will go out at the end of this month.

Work should be completed by the end of summer.

Ward councillor Peter Wilson, deputy leader of Chorley Council, said; “The fact that we have now got the money from the developers for a new skate park at Jubilee Recreation Ground will be a major improvement for the young people in the area.

“The play area down there has lacked investment for a long time.

“This will be a huge change and provide young people with something they said they want to see in