‘Help us revamp Three Lane Ends Park’

A group of people in Castleford have set up their own campaign group to get improvements at Three Lane End park, Castleford.
A group of people in Castleford have set up their own campaign group to get improvements at Three Lane End park, Castleford.

Youngsters in Castleford have set up a campaign group calling for better facilities at Three Lane Ends park.

A group of around 45 children who live near the site have formed the group to try to get skateboarding facilities.

They’ve also set up a Facebook group which had 500 ‘likes’ in just one week.

Dayna O’Brien, Castleford Coalfields Community Organiser, who is helping the youngsters with their campaign, said: “It’s a fantastic project for the children because it’s something they’re so passionate about.

“The support we’ve had has been unbelievable.”

The youngsters, aged 12 to 17, formed the group last month after they visited the new skate park at King George’s Field, Half Acres.

The facility, funded by money from Waste Recycling Environmental (WREN), Wakefield Council Streetscene, Public Health Wakefield, Wakefield and District Housing and a contribution from the friends’ group, will open on Monday.

Miss O’Brien added: “Ideally the children want something they can skate on.

“They know it’s probably not going to be a full skate park, as the one at Half Acres has just been built, but they’d be happy with a ramp or other equipment to do skateboarding tricks on.

“They’re really keen to improve the park at Three Lane Ends, which you’ve got to admire.”

The group holds regular meetings and is hoping to form its own constitution.

The youngsters then hope to submit bids for funding to get the facilities they want at the park, as well as holding their own events to raise money.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/change4.three.lane.ends.park or email Dayna O’Brien at dayna.obrien@corganisers.org.uk