YOUNG people in Adlington will soon have an arena to finely-tune their skating skills with work on the new Jubilee Recreation Ground skate park set to start in the next few weeks.

Part of the rec will undergo a dramatic transformation starting with the creation of a skate park, which has been designed in consultation with young people in Adlington.

It is expected to take around 12 weeks to complete and will feature quarterpipes, ledges, a jumpbox and a 180 degree rollover.

It is the first phase of improvements for Jubilee Recreation Ground and has been funded by section 106 money pledged by Bellway Homes following its development of Grove Farm in Adlington. Funding for the second phase is being sought, which will see the installation of new play equipment on the site, resurfacing the existing ball court and improvements to the surrounding landscape.

Councillor Bev Murray said: “The park will be a major improvement to facilities for young people in the area and is something they said they wanted to see in Adlington.”

The skate park is set to be completed and open by the end of October.