Work starts on new skatepark

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A LONG Eaton BMX biker who appeared on Britain’s Got Talent has been involved with designing a new skatepark for the town.

Work is now underway on the new facility for skateboarders and bikers at West Park.

The £150,000 project is due to be complete by the start of next spring.

Cllr Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s lead member for culture and leisure, said: “This will be an exciting new addition to the borough’s impressive range of sport and play facilities and is a great example of how this council is always looking to further improve our parks and expand the attractions to ensure they remain popular and attractive to people of all ages.

“This will be a valuable recreational facility for young people and will give them somewhere to meet and show off their tricks and skating skills.”