IT has happened at last. Northallerton now has its own skatepark.

The Northallerton Wheelers - a group of keen boarders and bladers - were officially handed the keys of the new facility at the weekend.

The fully-equipped park at Stone Cross has been created at a cost of £128,000 and will be run by the Wheelers themselves.

Funding for the project was provided by Barratt of York, Northallerton Lionesses, Hambleton Community Safety Partnership, the Wheelers and Hambleton District Council.