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Wheels 4 Farnsfield will create a concrete skatepark in Farnsfield

A community action group has been set up to deliver a skatepark for a village.

Wheels 4 Farnsfield has the goal of creating a high-quality, well-designed and environmentally-sympathetic concrete skatepark to provide a safe, fun, family-orientated and all inclusive free-to-use facility in Farnsfield.

Members of the community met at the site to show their support.

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The impromptu skate/scooter session featured riders aged five to over 40.

One youngster said: ‘‘I want a skatepark because it would be a good opportunity for kids wanting to start to learn on scooters, bikes, skateboards or skates. ­They could go there and be in a safe, family-friendly environment.”

Another said: “It would be really fun and I would be able to learn things a lot quicker and I wouldn’t have to travel ages to get somewhere.

“It would be fun and add more things to do in Farnsfield.”

The parish council committed in 2017 to build a skatepark at Hadleigh Park, off Parfitt Drive, near the existing play area.

The project has a budget of around £120,000, made up of funding from the parish council and a grant from Nottingham County Council’s Local Improvement Scheme.

To build the best facility possible, Wheels 4 Farnsfield is consulting with local users, and Skate Nottingham, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to developing local opportunities for skateboarding.

Anyone who can help should email wheels4farn@gmail.com


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