Skate park is saved – for six months

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BRIGG Wheelers Skate Park, based at Ancholme Leisure Centre, has been saved – for six months at least.

Fears were that the Wheelers committee could not pay the six-monthly insurance premium, meaning the park would be closed.

North Lincolnshire Council had, prior to the May elections, declined to pay the premium.

Coun Ben Nobbs, however, told the monthly town council meeting that he had attended the latest meeting of Brigg Wheelers and was pleased to report the new administration at Pitwood House had reversed that decision and North Lincolnshire would now pay the insurance for six months.

“The insurance has now been taken care of,” he said.

“The meeting started with talk of Brigg Wheelers being disbanded.

“Coun Carl Sherwood, Coun Nigel Sherwood and Coun Rob Waltham all attended the meeting and reported on the good news.”

The AGM of Brigg Wheelers will take place at Brigg Youth Club on Monday, July 11.

“We are hoping for a good turn-out on that night and plan to form a new committee and go from there,” said Coun Nobbs.

“We will need to look at ways of fundraising and of the park continuing.”

Town mayor John Kitwood said that it was important that neighbouring town and parish councils, including Broughton, Hibaldstow and Scawby, were on board as they have contributed funds and youngsters use the skate park.

Coun Waltham confirmed that invitations are being sent to them.

All are welcome to get on board with the project to save the park for the longer term by attending the meeting.