Volunteers get their skates on to help out at play park

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THE skate park in Boston’s Skirbeck Road has been given a makeover thanks to volunteers.

Staff from the Skirbeck Road Co-op Foodstore were out and about on Friday to paint wooden panels at the skate park.

Volunteering at the site on Friday were the Co-op’s volunteering co-ordinator Rachel Sampher, Alena Dukalskis from the Skirbeck Road shop and store manager Tina Horton.

The trio painted wooden panels with primer to prepare them for graffiti by a professional artist and young people who use the park.

Tina said: “It wasn’t the best weather to be out and about but we had a good time anyway. It’s nice to do something which helps the local community – our store is right by the skate park so we know that there’s young people in the area who really like to use it. We look forward to seeing the finished panels.”

A spokesman for Lincolnshire Co-op said: “We gave the project a £500 grant when Lincolnshire Co-operative’s Skirbeck Road Foodstore store opened last year.

“Each of our staff get two working days of volunteering a year when they can help he local community.”

As The Standard reported in April, plans to regenerate the skate park were boosted after The Boston Town Area Committee approved almost £20,000 in funding towards the project.

This included the installation of the graffiti boards, modern skate ramps and facilities, along with eco-lighting to enable early evening use.