Archived News - Skatepark
Saturday 24th April 2010
Official opening ceremony at 11am. The ribbon will be cut by Chris North, the local BMX rider that sent in the original letter to the Parish Council asking for a skatepark.
Competitions will start at 12:30pm. There will be BMX and Skateboard categories split into age groups. You can register for the competition here or before 12 noon at the Parish Council stall on the day. Entry to the competition is £1, to help towards the cost of a music license. Go to the Parish Council stall to sign in for the competition and pay.
There will be a small number of stalls offering various different things.
Eaton Bray Parish Council will have a stall with a display about how the Skatepark project progressed from start to finish. The councillors will be happy to offer advice to anyone who is looking to get a skatepark built.
The police will have a mobile facility and will be doing security making for bikes. Wheelscape, the company that built the skatepark will be present with more info about skateparks, they will also bring pro skaters who will do demonstrations throughout the day.
Janes, a local cycle shop, will be selling a range of equipment. Iron Saints, a local skate clothing brand will also have a stall selling T-Shirts.
A local scout group will be running a BBQ, selling burgers, bacon buttys etc.
There will also be a DJ providing music for the competition.
There is very limited parking at the Rec, so it would be advisable to leave the car and walk/cycle to the skatepark. There is no parking in School Lane, but weather permitting, there will be extra parking on the Rec itself.
Update: Video from the event:
The proposed Skate & Ride Area section of the Parish Council website has been updated to include answers to various questions posed by parishioners, along with details of the location of the proposed skatepark.
If you have any comments regarding the proposals,
then please contact the Parish Council Clerk.
You can also have your say on the Parish Council Forum.