Saffron Walden skate park celebrates ten-year anniversary

PUBLISHED: 12:00 15 July 2017

Crowds of people gathered at the skate park to celebrate the anniversary. Picture: LUKE PETTY

Crowds of people gathered at the skate park to celebrate the anniversary. Picture: LUKE PETTY

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There was cause for celebration at a skate park in Saffron Walden earlier this month as it marked its tenth anniversary.

One Minet Skatepark, in Peaslands Road, opened its doors in 2007 thanks to fundraising efforts by The Saffron Walden Skate Group, which has only been running since 2003.

The celebration coincided with the town’s 8-Day Weekend, and saw visitors gather in the skate park to mark the special day.

It was organised by the group’s younger members, who had also designed flyers and arranged music for the event.

Jane Gray, the group’s secretary, said: “Everyone said it couldn’t be done, but we proved them wrong. A team from Dreamland Skatepark Builders came over from America to build the park.

“The Skate Group raised the £300,000 cost, which was an absolute bargain when you consider how many people have benefitted over the past decade.”

The park has three bowls and a street section for skaters, as well as rails and an area for beginners.

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