A WOLVERHAM woman is hoping to secure funding for a skateboarding and bike arena in Whitby Park.
Carol Finn, from Newnham Drive, is issuing a plea to businesses and individuals to help raise at least £7,000 for the project.
Carol said: 'We are hoping to raise enough money to build a couple of half-pipes and ramps, but we desperately need financial help.
`We have the perfect site in mind which is opposite the Londis store on Stanney Lane. The area has become derelict, but it's ideal because the kids wouldn't disturb the neighbours.'
Carol is adamant the project can be a success and points to her 13-year-old son Steve who would love to see a wheels park in the town.
Carol said: 'Steve and all his mates think it would be a great idea. Unfortunately, he travels all the way to a park in Helsby to skate which is a bit inconvenient.
'The park would cost a bit more than usual because we would have to use resin due to the park being outdoors. We would also need special flooring material to make it safe.'
Carol also says groups of youngsters use the rear of Stanney High Leisure Centre because there are no facilities elsewhere.
She said: I feel sorry for them because they are trying to skate safely in an unsafe environment.
Carol will now be speaking to the borough council about the idea and is keen to work with anyone who can provide not just financial help but possibly donate building materials. People tallk about The Hub, but not everyone wants to go there.
The borough council's leisure officer Philip Hearfield said: 'We have secured funding for a wheels park in Neston and, for some time have been searching for funding for a similar facility in Ellesmere Port.
'We are happy to work with any local groups in seeking the required funding for this project.' If you can help Carol in her quest, phone her on 0151 357 3368.