Friday, 5 October 2012

Skatepark officially opened

The new skatepark at Summercourt was officially opened this week. Printed below is the report from the Cornish Guardian.

An impressive new skatepark at the Thomas Playing Field in Summercourt has got the approval of youngsters.

Pupils from Summercourt Primary School, including members of the school council and head boy and head girl officially opened it on Monday.

The school's pupils wrote to St Enoder Parish Council about a year ago requesting skate facilities.

The project was taken forward by the council and spearheaded by Councillor Dick Cole, who was able to secure more than £30,000 for the project from grant funding toward the overall £35,000 cost of the project, with £5,000 being invested by the parish council. The remaining funds came from the Clay Country Local Action Group (£15,000) and SITA Cornwall Trust (£15,000).

The children of Summercourt School were involved throughout and some helped to design the layout for the skate area.

Parish council chairman Andrew Waters paid tribute to the initiative of the children and also thanked the Clay Country Local Action Group and the SITA Cornwall Trust for financial support.

The ribbon was officially cut by Jake, 5, and Tegan, 5, while the head boy Adam, 10, and head girl Jade, 10, said: "We would like to thank the parish council who helped build our new skatepark and especially Mr Cole who put in the grant for the money as well as the pupils who worked on a wonderful design.

"All the pupils at Summercourt School in the village are already using the skatepark and it looks like they are enjoying it already."

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