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Bridgnorth Skate Park Jam – 22 August 2015

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Young skaters and riders are being invited to hone their skills as part of a special Bridgnorth Skate Park Jam on Saturday 22 August 2015.

The event is being organised by Shropshire Council, Bridgnorth Town Council and Canvas, the company that built the skate park. It is being held at Crown Meadow on Innage Lane and is open to skaters and riders of all abilities.

Sessions taking place on the day include:

  • 11am to 12pm – beginner’s session with an experienced instructor. Those wishing to take part should bring their BMX, skateboard, scooter or rollerblades.
  • 12pm to 2pm – scoter demo with a professional. Those wishing to take part should bring their scooter to join in the session.
  • 2.30pm – skateboard jam. Those wishing to take part can sign in on the day. There will also be a chance to win some prizes.

Councillor Ann Hartley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member responsible for youth activities, said:

“This is a wonderful facility which has been very much welcomed by many in the area. I would encourage people to go along and see what is on offer.”

Anne Wilson, Town Clerk, said:

 “The skateboard park is a great addition to Crown Meadow and already very well used. Young people have been asking for such a facility in the town for many years and we are pleased that at long last their request has come to fruition with the help of developer and Town Council funding.

“It’s great news and it just shows what can be achieved when partners work together.”

Les Winwood, Shropshire Councillor for Bridgnorth West and Tasley, said:

“I am delighted that at long last we have the much-needed skateboard and BMX park at Crown Meadow.”

John Hurst-Knight, Shropshire Councillor for Bridgnorth West and Tasley, said:

“It has taken many years and a lot of working hours to achieve this skate park which I am sure the skaters will enjoy.”

Christian Lea, Shropshire Councillor for Bridgnorth East and Astley Abbotts, said:

“Young people have made great use of the skateboard park since it opened last December. The Skate Park Jam event will be a great opportunity for skaters and riders to acquire new skills and should prove to be a fun day for all that attend.”

The skate park was officially opened last December. The idea for the skate park had long been discussed in the town, and this was highlighted as a priority in the Bridgnorth Town Plan in 2011. Funding for recreational use was later secured by Shropshire Council and Bridgnorth Town Council, and a long and in-depth consultation process followed, which informed the councils of the location and type of skate facility users wanted to see.