A long-awaited skate park in Bury has rolled into use for families to enjoy.

The facility at Clarence Park was planned to be ready for use during the summer last year, but the original supplier went into liquidation causing a delay to the project and meaning the contract had to be re-tendered.

But now the £180,000 facility, paid for with £106,000 from the council and £74,000 from Veolia Environment Trust has now been completed.

The new wheeled park caters for skateboards, scooters, roller skates and BMX.

The facility was designed together with the community and the Friends of Clarence Park to provide an "amazing facility with an appeal to a wide age range and all abilities".

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The project is the latest to be finished as part of a £350,000 investment programme to "bolster the park and secure its ongoing success".

Cllr Alan Quinn, cabinet member for the environment, climate change and operations, said: “Our commitment to maintaining Clarence Park as a quality public facility has been verified time and time again with the park keeping its Green Flag award for quality for 18 years running.

“This fantastic new concrete constructed skate park adds yet another string to the park’s bow.

“I’m sure it will be greatly enjoyed, and I look forward to the official opening event as the weather improves.”

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The skate park's equipment includes a manual pad, a flat bar, a ledge, a bank to flatbar, jump boxes, a sub box, hips, quarterpipes and a flatbank.

The project was overseen on behalf of the Council by Proffitts – Investing in Communities and the site works were completed by CANVAS.

The council’s grounds maintenance team also contributed by cutting back vegetation to open up the sightlines at Miss Walker’s Field.