Support needed for BMX track in Honiton

PUBLISHED: 10:06 08 December 2008 | UPDATED: 22:44 15 June 2010

VOLUNTEERS are being sought to take forward proposals for a BMX track in Honiton at a meeting next Thursday (18 December).

VOLUNTEERS are being sought to take forward proposals for a BMX track in Honiton at a meeting next Thursday (18 December).Young people from the area interested in seeing a BMX track for the town are being asked to get involved in the project by Devon County Council's Youth Service, which is supporting the project.Executive Member for Children and Young People's Services, Cllr John Smith, said: "We have supported these proposals in principle but the project now needs some enthusiastic young people to get involved in taking it forward. "This project needs to be owned by the young people who will use it, so it's vital that they feel involved from the outset. Anyone interested can get involved by going along to the meeting or contacting the Honiton Youth Service."The proposals are being put forward by the Honiton Riders - a group of young people who want to convert the space behind the youth centre into a BMX track. This will be a nine-month project. The project is at the early stages, and will require planning the necessary planning consents. Some funding has already been provided by the youth Opportunity Fund but a lot more work is still needed in order for the building of the track to go ahead.Dan Barton, Area Youth Worker for Honiton said: "Building the BMX track will involve lots of hard work but if you are enthusiastic it will also be a lot of fun. If there are any young people who like the idea of getting involved with the project and don't mind working hard to get what they want then you are more than welcome to come along to our meeting and find out more."The road ahead will be tough, but it will be too impossible if we don't get a few more interested and committed people, so please get in touch if you can help."The meeting takes place at Honiton Young People's Centre on Thursday 18 December at 3pm.

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