Arbroath’s skatepark project looks to be approaching its final hurdle as planning approval was granted last week and money continues to pour in.
Last Tuesday the Arbroath group’s application for a skatepark at the West Links was approved by the development standards committee, subject to conditions.
And the team behind the successful application told the Herald that their plans were all coming together in providing the town and its youth with a facility for skating and BMXing.
Jillian Low, chair of the Arbroath Skatepark Project Club, said: “ASP Club is delighted that the planning application has been approved by Angus Council. It is an important milestone reached in the journey towards the successful completion of our project.”
The most recent donations were presented on Sunday, with Lindsey Watson of Arbroath and Area Partnership handing over a cheque for £1,000 and Brian Findlay of Arbroath District Scouts Support Group donating the proceeds of the Scout Christmas card deliveries, to the tune of £200.
Jillian added: “These recent donations are just a couple of examples of the many generous contributions the local community has made. The latest of which is a further £1,000 pledge from Arbroath Round Table.”
She continued: “This is a very exciting time for our group, as we are inching closer every day to securing the total cost of the build.
“At present, thanks to the many donations from local businesses, groups, trusts and individuals, we now only have to find about £8,000.”