SKATEBOARDERS have their chance to have their say on a £150,000 upgrade of a North Yorkshire skatepark this week.

Skatepark design contractors Bendcrete Leisure will discuss their initial designs at a meeting at Selby Leisure Centre on Wednesday.

Their plans for the town’s outdoor skatepark include a quarter pipe with pocket, an extended quarter pipe, ledgers and grind rails, removing the fencing around the skatepark and install picnic benches.

Skateboarding became an Olympic sport at the Tokyo Olympics. 

As well as users, the consultation event at 5.30pm on Wednesday February 15 will welcome anyone interested in the upgrade.

Selby District Council leader Cllr Mark Crane said: “Many years ago, I made a commitment that this facility would be improved and this event is a chance for the skatepark users to come along and find out more about our initial proposals.

“Importantly at this event we’ll be able to talk through in detail what we’ve got in our proposals but also get direct feedback from those at the event so we can make sure that the final designs for the skatepark deliver what the users need to be there.”

Anyone who is unable to attend the event can also email ahead of the event to share their views. Further details about the final plans will be released in before construction works begins later this year.