Skatepark’s big improvements

NDTP - Skate park manager, Kay Wardle with the soon to be demolished portakabin

NDTP - Skate park manager, Kay Wardle with the soon to be demolished portakabin

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Driffield Skatepark has managed to secure 11 grants over the course of one year and is now undergoing some exciting changes.

Manager Kay Wardle has now been in the post for a year and has spoken of the development of the park - the biggest so far, being the arrival of a refurbished cabin, with lounge area, toilets and shop.

Kay said: “S & S Site Services based in Driffield, have been fabulous, its great that the wider community realise that the skate park is more than just a sports facility, we provide a supervised safe space - for local youth to engage in positive sporting activities. The new cabin will also be somewhere warm that parents can sit with a drink when accompanying younger children..

“The support the park has had this year is amazing, several local charitable trusts have awarded grants towards this project including JS & EC Rymer, Sir James Reckitt and the Horace Taylor Trust.”

Chris from SS Site services said: “We are proud to have helped a local charity on this project, and I hope the cabin will serve them well for the foreseeable future.”

The Mayor Coun Heather Venter added: “The Town Council are very supportive of the skate park and the work that they do and we are delighted that funds have been procured for this new cabin. It is a great tribute to Kay and all the volunteers that have worked hard over the last few months that their endeavours have proved successful.”

The Skateopia have secured external funding from City Health Care Partnership to deliver regular coaching sessions, all equipment can be provided.

If you would like further information visit: phone the park on 07732487237 or ring Kay directly on 07513735544.

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