Skateboard park could be developed near Vale of Neath Leisure Centre in Glynneath
YOUNGSTERS in Glynneath could soon have a skateboard park after more than a decade of waiting.
The idea has been talked about since the late 1990s but so far has come to nothing.
At one point the former playground in Nant Hir was proposed as a location but that was dropped because of the strength of opposition from nearby residents.
However, earlier this year, Glynneath Town Council was told there had been discussions with leisure officials.
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Now, deputy mayor Joan Bodman has updated colleagues after a meeting to discuss the idea took place.
Mrs Bodman said an area of land near the Vale of Neath Leisure Centre had been earmarked.
"It all seems very amenable," she said. "They were going to go away and make inquiries.
"We haven't heard anything negative about it, and it looks as if we might be successful in obtaining the land. It's really good news."
Mrs Bodman said the site in question was much safer for the children than those previously considered.
"It's ideal," she said. "I feel more positive about it than I have for the last three years."
Town councillor Del Morgan, who is also a Neath Port Talbot member for Glynneath, added: "The recommendation was to proceed with it.
"But there are certain things that have to be done in the background."