COUNCILLORS have added more details about recent damage at a popular skatepark.

Last month, the Mayor of Hexham, Coun. Bob Hull, raised concerns about vandalism at the facility on the town's Sele.

At the latest meeting of Hexham Town Council, which took place electronically on Monday, Coun. Hull said the damage had been caused specifically to signage at the site.

Councillors have recently allocated funding to repair the damage at the skatepark, and also for non-urgent maintenance both at the skatepark, and at the Sele play area.

The skatepark has been a talking point in the town throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

The town council closed the facility and temporarily fenced it off back in May, amid concerns relating to social distancing. But it reopened two weeks later in line with other amenities.

Last month, an adult user of the skatepark made a case for youngsters who make use of the amenity.

Phil Irwin, a trainee geography teacher who is studying a PGCE at Sunderland University, said that from his experience, regular skaters behaved responsibility.

Mr Irwin suggested that any unlawful activity took place late at night, when regular users had gone home. He encouraged a positive working relationship between councillors and skaters.