Skate spectacular keeps fund-raising on a roll

A SKATE park project has been gathering 'wheely' good pace in Yatton. Over 50 skaters, skateboarders, BMX riders and mini-scooter

A SKATE park project has been gathering 'wheely' good pace in Yatton.Over 50 skaters, skateboarders, BMX riders and mini-scooter riders wowed spectators at an event held to raise awareness of a project to provide an exciting new facility in the village.The skate park will cost around £80,000 to build and so far £13,500 has been raised.The proposed site for the 30 metre by 20 metre skate park is at the west end of Hangstones playing fields and Yatton councillors, police officers and youth groups have been busy raising the profile of the project.Community beat manager PC Andy Bibbings and police community support officer Lynn Groves supplied two van-loads of ramps, boxes, grind rails, quarter pipes and other portable skate park equipment which was set up in the corner of Cadbury House car park. The ages of those taking part ranged from children as young as eight up to adults in their 20s. Various competitions were held during the event, with one youngster winning a skateboard, donated by Yatton Junior School, for his efforts in a freestyle contest.Faith Moulin, chairman of Yatton Parish Council, said: "Even the weather was on our side and we had a great afternoon. The support we received shows how important it is that we get our own permanent site for young people in Yatton. "We are working hard to raise the money for this and do thank Cadbury House very much for their support for the event.

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