Sidmouth Youth Council skate shelter boost

PUBLISHED: 11:49 15 May 2012

Sidmouth Youth  Council. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 2801-06-12AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Sidmouth Youth Council. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 2801-06-12AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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MEMBERS of Sidmouth Youth Council hope a funding pledge will help their bid for a new shelter at the town’s Manstone skate park.

Young people want to replace the current mushroom-shaped structure at the site with a new piece of kit that would cost around £11,000.

They say they hope to find a new home for the existing shelter if they can raise the funds for an all-purpose upgrade.

Councillor Stuart Hughes has pledged up to £6,000 towards the project from his county council Investing in Devon budget.

The youth council will need to raise the remainder.

“It’s investing in the youth of Sidmouth and I can’t think of anything finer,” said Councillor Hughes.

“Hopefully this will encourage other people to put money in.”

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