HOME Secretary Theresa May was in Ellesmere Port this week, lending her support to a community youth project.
The MP was visiting the Base Motopark project on Shellway Road, which aims to give young people somewhere safe and controlled to ride off-road bikes and quads legally without causing disturbances within the community.
Mrs May met Graham Lee, the ex-professional motorcycle scrambler who runs the park, and 16-year-old Liam Lynch, one of the youngsters who does work experience at the site.
The track was created on wasteland owned by Cheshire West and Chester Council using thousands of tonnes of soil from the development of the new Marks & Spencer store at Cheshire Oaks.
The spoil was tipped on to the site then moulded into the track, on which youngsters are taught riding skills, first aid, mechanics and other life skills. They earn points by attending and doing tasks, which then allow them to ride the track.