Plans to refurbish and upgrade a Cambrian town’s popular skate park have come in for a significant boost – with the local council backing the move.
A petition set up by a group of schoolchildren called for a facelift for the local Machynlleth skate park, including the installation of new concrete floor ramps. The petition, which has already been signed by many local people, has now been officially supported by the council.
Machynlleth Town Council was said to be impressed by the action. It has gone so far as to invite the youngsters to the Town Hall to discuss how the proposal can be funded.
A covering letter which pleaded the case for the redevelopment of the park at Y Plas also impressed the councillors. It described how many young skaters were forced to travel to Aberystwyth and Tywyn to use facilities there instead.
It continued to explain how Y Plas was too small, had damaged facilities which were falling into disrepair and failed to help the skaters develop their skills. It also called for the industrial concrete flooring in the park to be extended, to allow for more ramps.
The letter from the group said:
“We feel that the current park, to an extent, has benefited us to a certain point, but we feel that we have now outgrown it.
“[The journey to Aberystwyth and Tywyn] is obviously costing our parents money in travel.”
The letter closed saying that, with its position in central mid-Wales, a better facility would not only benefit the existing skaters, but also attract more youngsters, and benefit the town as a whole.
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