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Chatteris skate park opening

Yesterday a group of Chatteris young people saw their ideas to renew an ageing wooden skate park come to fruition. In an event that marked a successful summer programme of open space activities the Mayor of Chatteris, Councillor Murphy cut a blue ribbon to mark the opening of the new skate park.

Locality youth workers Steph Webb and Viki Wright worked with a group of young people to arrange the opening of the park which was a joint Fenlnad District Council and Chatteris Town Council project. A group of interested young people had been formed to get the project moving and the result of their hard work was on show for everyone to see at the grand opening event which included a freestyle competition involving bikes, rollerblades and scooters. Chatteris Dance group Funky Feet treated people to a stunning street dance display and there were a variety of other activities including T-shirt painting and Basketball from Fenland District Council, grafitti painting and a boxing display by Paul Gill from Chatteris Boxing Club.

The organisers thanked the many people that had helped with the project and the open day in particular everyone who had put on activities on the day, Petro Brothers for providing free drinks for the event, The Bodywise Cycle Shop for carrying out free repairs, Richard from Gravity, The Mayor of Chatteris, Bob Ollier and Emma Stannard from Fenland District Council.

Councillor Sue Elam said "the whole project has been Awesome! it's been a real partnership between young people, youth workers, local councils and the community. I'm so proud of what the young people have achieved".

Check out more photos and the video by clicking on the media player at the top of this article.

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