Skatepark plan not just a half-pipe dream after all?

PLANS to build a skatepark for young people in the Cookstown area are one step closer to becoming a reality.

Letters, drawn up by Cookstown Primary pupil Stewart McMullan are being circulated to all schools in the Cookstown, Dungannon and Magherafelt areas in the hope that pupils will register their interest in having a facility on their doorstep.

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INMU0314-Stewart McMullan

DUP MLA Ian McCrea confirmed he will arrange a visit to the skatepark in Carrickfergus within the next few weeks.

* Stewart, who is widely skilled in urban sports, is seen here performing a few moves on his scooter.