The ramp was installed near the park’s larger pond sometime in the mid-00’s, but in recent years has suffered from damage and a build-up of silt and debris from flooding.
Now the old ramp will be removed and a new one installed closer to the park’s play area and car park later this year, maintaining provision of skating facilities in this part of the borough.
And it will be funded through Section 106 money, secured from housing developments on Reginald Road by Countryside and New Street by Barratt Homes for the provision, improvement and maintenance of off-site public open space within St Helens Borough.
Labour Councillor Andy Bowden, St Helens Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, said:
“This is welcome news for those into active sports and skating in this part of the borough, as Sherdley Park’s facilities have been a part of the park’s attraction for many years.
“And the replacement demonstrates our ability to leverage wider benefits from local housing developments using Section 106 funding.”