Money secured for skate park extension

Gill Ball, Charlie Ball, Donna Ball, Shannon Leigh-Adams (Hastings Youth Council) Cllr Emily Westley and Zane Strong

Gill Ball, Charlie Ball, Donna Ball, Shannon Leigh-Adams (Hastings Youth Council) Cllr Emily Westley and Zane Strong

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A TEENAGER has secured a £900 grant to help with the expansion of the Boyley Skate Park.

Zane Strong, 13, bid for the money by applying to Hastings Youth Council.

The aim of the Hastings Youth Cash Grant programme, backed by Hastings Borough Council (HBC), is to provide grants of up to £1,000 to benefit young people aged between 13 and 21 who are resident in Hastings or St Leonards. Zane submitted the application to help with the costs of the second phase of works at the park.

Cllr Emily Westley, the council’s lead member for leisure and amenities, said: “This is great news for the skate park and congratulations must go to Zane for having the initiative and determination to apply to the Youth Council for the grant.”

“The second phase of works at Boyley Skate Park is due to start during the summer break when the grant that Zane has secured will be put to good use. Users will be able to continue using the current skate park while the extension is being built.”

Zane said: “I am really proud that this grant has been given to us for the benefit of the skate park. There is currently only a small street area and hopefully this will be made bigger.”