Moves to build a new skate park for youngsters in Glemsford are making progress.
The parish council is working towards securing funding for the skate park, which will replace the old equipment on the village playing field. It is thought the scheme will cost around £50,000.
“We have been getting quotes and are hoping to move things forward,” said Anne Mallalieu, vice-chairman of the council.
“It is an on-going process and these things take time. Ideally, we would like to have the park finished this year, but it will probably be next year.”
The new skate park has been in the pipeline since 13-year-old Oliver Web and his friends from the village approached the council to request improvements to the current park, which was built in 2006.
The teenager, along with a friend, recently completed a sponsored 12-hour, non-stop computer gaming challenge, raising £160. It takes the total raised by Oliver for the project to £327.60.
“The current skate park is looking very old and needs replacing,” added Mrs Mallalieu.