Saffron Walden skaters meet the neighbours!

Grace Mooney, John Poulter and Matt Walrond

Grace Mooney, John Poulter and Matt Walrond - Credit: Archant

SKATERS from the Saffron Walden Skate Group got to experience another altogether more sedate hobby at Turpins’ Indoor Bowling Club.

The skate park and Turpins share an area behind the Lord Butler Leisure Centre, on Peaslands Road, and skaters felt it would be useful to get to know their neighbours better. Thanks to a successful bid for funding from the Uttlesford Youth Initiatives Working Group, it became possible to arrange a joint bowling session.

Matt Walrond, a regular at the park and a member of the skate park committee, said: “It was a fun evening. Bowling is much more difficult than it looks and the same can be said of skating and BMXing really.

“We would never have thought to give bowls a go unless Turpins were our neighbours and actually we enjoyed it”.

Jane Gray, skate park secretary, added: “It was also a good opportunity to discuss any issues with them about our events on the skate park and parking needs on busy days, heading off any problems in advance. Actually Turpins are very supportive .”

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