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Bury St Edmunds: Event to officially open improved skatepark

12:46 10 May 2014

The revamped Bury Skatepark in Olding Road, Bury St Edmunds, will officially open on Sunday.

The revamped Bury Skatepark in Olding Road, Bury St Edmunds, will officially open on Sunday.

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More than 2,000 skateboarders and BMX riders are expected to take part in the Skate Jam to mark the official opening of the new Bury St Edmunds skate park tomorrow.

The concrete skate park has cost about £250,000 – with St Edmundsbury Borough Council contributing £150,000 and the skateboarding community raising the rest of the cash as well as choosing the designs.

Councillor Robert Everitt, cabinet member for communities at the borough council, said it had been a “marvellous collaboration”.

He said: “I am full of admiration for the young people who were involved in the design and delivery of this fantastic scheme. The old skatepark was well used but had reached the end of its useful life. The new skatepark is not only designed to be more fun for its users, but is also built to last for at least 30 years.”

The Skate Jam is taking place tomorrow from 12pm until 6pm.

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  • I literally pass the entrance ( on Olding Rd) to this park 10 times a week, I work nearby. I remember seeing the hard working workmen there each morning, clearing away all the bottles and rubbish that the young uns had thrown in the night before. I saw them repeatedly repairing the turf that they laid, due to the kids stripping it off the night before, check it out you can still see the damage. Ithe workmen moved the shelter a few feet and within a couple of days it was smashed up! A very ungrateful attitude.

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