Scores of skaters turn out for park opening

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Skaters, skateboarders and BMXers were in Daventry on Saturday for the opening of the town’s new skate park.

Officially known as the Diamond Jubilee Skate Park, the new facility has been built on the New Street Rec by Tesco and offers a mix of features to tempt and challenge people with all types of ability.

There were scores of people riding and doing tricks, plus even more people enjoying watching the display.

Following the official ribbon cutting by Cllr Alan Hills, there were demonstrations from various skaters and boarders, plus competitions, all accompanied by a sound system.

Finn Pickard, one of the youngsters behind the park, said: “It’s been a lot of work, but I’m so proud to see it finally opened.

“We’ve already got a broom that we’ll be using to keep it all clean and people are starting to look after it.”

Cllr Hills said: “It’s a great facility for the young people of Daventry and the district.”

The park cost £135,000 with donations from various organisations.