The way forward

THE future of Driffield and District Skate and BMX PArk has reached a watershed following the resignation of two founding trustees.

So the club committee contacted the town council to ask if it would be able to “assist to ensure their future.”

The plea was discussed by the town council last week and members agreed to form a working party to look into the Driffield Skate and BMX Park and how, if at all, the Town Council may assist them in the future.

The working party will consist of retired accountant Coun Phil Stocker, local businessman Coun Mark Blakeston and newcomers Coun Matthew Garrard and Coun Kevin Stack.

They will meet with members of the Skate Committee and look through relevant documentation such as accounts.

Town council clerk Mrs Claire Binnington said: “Their remit will be to assess a way to move forward, ways which may or may not involve the Town Council.

“A final report will be presented to the town council at some time in the near future and it will be entirely up to council members as a whole if further action is taken.”

Since its inception, the Skate Park has been autonomous, approaching the council only for moral support when apply for grant bids and donations.

The committe would now like to enlist more help from the council but understand that such a commitment would require considerable research, investigation and discussion so the committee have asked at this stage only for the council to simply look at the operation of the skate park.

l The Skate Park will holding its AGM on Thursday October 11 at 7.30pm at Cass Hall, King Street, Driffield. The committee is looking for new volunteers who can help out at our various fundraising events and generally help with the running of the park. Everyone welcome.