A NEW mobile skatepark will soon be touring the district, bringing facilities to inline skaters and skateboarders in rural areas.

The £9,000 set of ramps and rails has been bought by Malvern's Community Safety Partnership, based at Malvern Hills District Council.

The money has come from the Community Safety Partnership, although the responsibility for their maintenance lies with MHDC.

Tribe Enterprises Ltd, of High Wycombe, has supplied the package, which is aimed at younger or more inexperienced skaters. The firm will be providing a demonstration of them at The Chase on February 11, when a forum about a new indoor skatepark for Malvern is being held.

Community safety officer Jenny Lawrence said the ramps, which come complete with a trailer, would be taken around the district and appealed for volunteers to help supervise them.

"Because we're predominantly rural there are very few opportunities for this type of activity for youngsters who live in rural areas. We've got the equipment to move it quickly and easily into a rural area," she said.

"We're looking for people like parish councils or communities to help support supervising the kids."

The forum, on February 11, is part of an effort to provide an indoor skatepark and youth cafe. It has been set up by a community group called TG's, named after teenage skateboarder Tim Greenwood, who died of leukaemia last year. The forum is at 6pm.