PICKERING Town Council has given the go-ahead to weekly junior park run on the community park.

Concerns had been raised by members about safety issues surrounding dogs and cycles, and that the council could not grant exclusive use of the park, off Whitby Road.

Comments were also made that additional parking might need to be considered, and that noise may be an issue. However, it was acknowledged that an adult park run took place in Dalby Forest every week and this seemed to work well without exclusive use of the forest being granted.

The council resolved to grant permission for the park to be used for a weekly junior park run, subject to further information from the organisers. The council also resolved to research the provision of a defibrillator.