The inclusion of security fencing as part of a proposal to build a skate park in Staines has helped to calm safety fears.

According to StainesNews, the proposal, which is still waiting for the go-ahead from Spelthorne Council, is to turn a 450 square metre site in the Sunbury Cross area of the town into a skate park for youngsters to use.

However, residents have expressed concerns that the plot is unsafe and that a congregation of young people will cause anti-social behaviour.

But youth workers, having worked closely with young people, are confident the park will be a success.

Sunbury Common councillor Ian Beardsmore told the newspaper: "Initially there were some serious doubts about putting it at the Cross.

"The site has had both environmental and safety studies done. These findings have been incorporated into the design with safety fencing included and the park being set into the trees to block some of the worst effects of air pollution."

The council will say yay or nay by the end of January next year.

Recently, security fencing was installed at a skate park in East Sussex. Users of the site, in Pevensey, have been waiting for nearly two years for the improvement, the Eastbourne Herald said.ADNFCR-3337-ID-800312341-ADNFCR