Town's new skate park opens

By David LennardTHE skateboard park in Halesworth has been officially opened with an exciting display by some of the youngsters who enjoy the sport.The new facility is proving extremely popular and is the latest addition to a range of improvements at the Town Park.

By David Lennard

THE skateboard park in Halesworth has been officially opened with an exciting display by some of the youngsters who enjoy the sport.

The new facility is proving extremely popular and is the latest addition to a range of improvements at the Town Park.

Ezra Leverett, chairman of the Halesworth and Blyth Valley Partnership, said the skateboard park, which was officially opened yesterday, followed major improvements to the junior play area and the senior play space.


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“It was great to see the Town Park over the Easter break so well used by people of all age ranges,” he added.

“Too often we hear criticism of young people, but here we have a glowing example of youth involvement in a community project.

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“I would particularly like to thank the tolerance of local residents while the park was under construction and now when it's in use.

“My message to the users is enjoy the sport, work with the skate committee to keep this equipment skateable and respect the park and all others who also enjoy the facilities - and I hope that you all have many hours of skilled skating.”

Halesworth resident Bob Niblett cut the tape to officially declare the skateboard park open in what was one of his last duties as Waveney District Council chairman.

The new skateboard park has been supported by a number of organisations including Suffolk Market Towns Regeneration Scheme, East of England Development Agency, Suffolk County Council, Waveney District Council, Halesworth Town Council, Halesworth Connections and the European Union.

david.lennard@eadt.co.uk

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