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Designs for new skate park wanted

Skateboarders, BMX bikers and in-line skaters are being asked to help design a new extreme sports park in Blackpool.

The new state-of-the-art park will replace the current run down skate park at the town's Stanley Park.

Blackpool Council and UK Extreme Sports Limited want local teenagers and parents to give them their ideas on what the facility should contain.

Anyone interested in getting involved is invited to a meeting at Stanley Park Visitor Centre at 1800 GMT on Tuesday.

The council said the agreed designs will be submitted as part of the funding application process.

A trust of partners will then be set up to oversee fundraising and the design and build.

The project is expected to take 12 months to complete.

Councillor Tony Williams, Cabinet Member for Culture and Communities, said: "A new skate park would bring a new dimension to Blackpool's Stanley Park.

"I hope that anyone interested in this idea will come to the meeting on Tuesday to give us their ideas and help us make the new park as great as it can be."

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