Skate park taking shape

The Worksop Adsa funded crane arrived at the Online Centre, Kilton on Monday to begin the off loading and construction of the centre's new skateboard park
The Worksop Adsa funded crane arrived at the Online Centre, Kilton on Monday to begin the off loading and construction of the centre's new skateboard park

The grounds at a community centre in Kilton were transformed this week when a huge skate park was erected .

Worksop PCSO Ryan Bowskill hopes that the skate park will be opened in time for the school holidays in October.

The skate park is part of a project to turn a run-down church building, once occupied by the New Life Church, into a youth and community centre for local people in Plantation Hill, Kilton, in Worksop.

The renovation of the skate park at the Online Youth and Community Centre is almost complete and thanks to a donation from Asda in Memorial Avenue, Worksop, the workers were able to hire a crane to assist with moving seven four tonne skate ramps, which were delivered to the site on Monday and was supplied by Spectrum Frieght.

The skate park was donated by Bassetlaw Council, who removed the pieces during its renovation of the skate park in the Canch.

Ryan said: “It’s all coming together nicely.”

He also asked for donations of concrete which is still needed to complete the park.

The aim is to keep it open between the hours of 10am and 10pm for youngsters to use.

The centre’s youth club is already fully up and running and is available to all children under the age of 17 on a Monday night from 6.30pm.

Other activities that take place at the community centre include a table tennis club, and vegetable patches are being planted outside for younsters to look after.

A wall inside the community centre also boasts impressive graffiti art.

REAL Education, who offer young people alternative approaches to education in a bid to develop their skills and keep them on the right path, are using the centre on weekdays.

The aim of Online Group is to provide a realistic alternative to anti-social behaviour.

This is achieved through courses, activities, events and the provision of a secure environment for the community to engage safely with one another.

The Online Group also aims to promote a sense of ambition and create opportunities to fulfil potential by enhancing young people’s ability to further their careers and education.

For updates on the park’s progress follow the Online Youth and Community Centre on Twitter @Online_Centre, on its Facebook page or visit www.onlinecentres.co.uk.