Security fencing has been erected around a skate park in Wiltshire to protect both its users and young children.

Skaters said they were concerned that toddlers were wandering through the park, in Cricklade, in order to get to a play area at a nearby leisure centre, the Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard reports.

Users of the park approached Cricklade Town Council about the problem and secured £6,000 in funding for new perimeter fencing.

They were also worried that litter was being left on equipment, making it dangerous to skate.

Terri Robertson, chair of the council's leisure committee, said the skaters were worried that they would bump into smaller children wandering through the park.

"It is incredibly popular with young people in Cricklade and hopefully the new fence is only the beginning of the improvements," she told the newspaper.

"The skaters treat the facility with a lot of respect and we hope the fence is a sign that others should do the same."

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