Determined youngsters who want to bring a skate park to Carnforth have moved closer to seeing their dream finally realised.
Lancaster City Council has agreed to look in detail at a strip of land at Dunkirk Avenue in the town, which could be suitable for the facility.
It comes after a group of youths aged 14-plus, working entirely independently, approached Carnforth Town Council themselves and asked for help.
Coun Robert Roe, Mayor of Carnforth, said: “They did an excellent presentation and explained what they wanted and how they would do it. They had it all worked out.
“They want some form of facility in Carnforth because there’s nothing in the town at the moment; they have to go to Halton or further afield.
“They want a place they can do this type of thing, instead of playing on the streets or going away from the area,
“It’s something that has been tried for about ten years and it’s something I’d like to see for young people. There was a skate facility in the town but it was heavily vandalised and had to be taken away.”
Mr Roe said the town and city councils had agreed to work together and help with grants towards the project.
Detailed plans for the park, which could potentially accommodate both bike and skate board activities, are in their early stages.
It is understood that the youngsters involved will have a say in the design.
Mark Davies, chief officer for the environment at Lancaster City Council, said: “A skate park is still at an early consultation stage. If a skate park is developed, under permitted development on recreation land, planning permission will not be required.”