Downham Market skate park waits for news on funding

A group could find next week if a grant application to help bring a new skate park to Downham Market has been successful.

It has been more than three years since the town's previous skate park at the Memorial Playing Field was torn down because of safety concerns. So far the town's skate park working party, which is chaired by Downham mayor Val Starling, has secured a pledge of �22,300 from West Norfolk Council towards the project.

But the group is waiting to be told if not-for-profit business WREN will match the borough council's pledge.

Mrs Starling said: 'We have been told the decision on our application will be made next Tuesday and they will then contact us.'

The skate park will be built on the field next to the Howdale Community Centre.

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