BRAINTREE Council has issued a warning after yobs ‘broke into’ a Halstead skatepark undergoing a huge refurbishment causing damages to the site.

The town’s Ramsey Road skatepark is currently undergoing a large refurbishment project.

Work began at the site last month the new skatepark is due to be completed by the end of June.

However, the council has said the site was ‘broken into’, with some damages being done to the new ramps.

On social media, a council statement said: “We had reports of some people breaking into the site last weekend and using the skatepark before it was finished.

“Unfortunately, parts of the concrete surface which were still not fully set have been damaged and will now need to be repaired.

On Tuesday, more concrete was laid and will need plenty of time to harden completely.

“With the current weather being so warm, even though the top surface may look dry, the layers underneath may not be fully set.

“If the skatepark is used before it's re-opened, the concrete will have to be taken up and the work will need to start all over again.

“Consequently, this would delay the opening of the skatepark itself and put back the works that are due to start at Weavers Park as well.

“We’ll let you know as soon as it’s ready for use, but in the meantime please don’t enter the skatepark for both your own safety and to ensure timely completion of the project.

“If you spot anything you wish to report, please call freephone Blue Light Services on 0800 689 1405.”

The forthcoming renovation of Ramsey Road skatepark will introduce a revamped layout catering to a diverse range of users, regardless of their skill levels or preferred wheel types. 

The redesigned park will feature ramps of varying heights, accommodating both novice and seasoned riders alike.

Furthermore, the surrounding park area will undergo enhancements to provide new and accessible amenities for young children, alongside the inclusion of hammocks for older youths.

Additionally, a selection of outdoor gym equipment will be installed to further enrich the recreational experience.

It is the first of three projects, with further ones coming to Weavers Park skatepark in Braintree and Spa Road skatepark in Witham.