A SCHEME is being launched to help combat anti-social behaviour at the revamped Cardigan Skateboard Park.

Technology is going to be used to help alert police to any signs of trouble at the park, which has been resurfaced and upgraded thanks to a £56k cash injection from the European Union, Ceredigion County Council, the National Lottery and Cardigan Town Council.

But the site has been plagued by anti-social behaviour in the past, with smashed bottles, litter and vandalism but the idea is now to install a pilot project with a wireless detection system.

Police patrols have been stepped up in the area, while hedges are being cut back to make the park more open.

Cllr Clive Davies said: “We are working with the support of the local police, Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llewelyn, Friends of Cardigan Skateboard Park and the software developers on the ground-breaking project.

“The skatepark is a fantastic facility for the town and attracts skaters not only from Cardigan but further afield too.”

To mark the refurbishment of the park, which has been carried out by specialist contractors over the summer, a skate jam is being held on Saturday (September 7) from noon-6pm.

There will be live music and prizes on offer for the best riders. All skaters, BMX riders and scooters welcome.