GALLERY: Doddington’s new skate park proves to be a massive hit

Opening of Doddington's Skate Park Abbey Recreation Field,

Opening of Doddington's Skate Park Abbey Recreation Field, - Credit: Archant

YOUNG people turned out in force to test out a new £75,000 skate park opened in Doddington.

Opening of Doddington's Skate Park Abbey Recreation Field,

Opening of Doddington's Skate Park Abbey Recreation Field, - Credit: Archant

Around 200 youngsters took to two wheels to give the park at Abbey Recreation Field a trial run.

Opening of Doddington's Skate Park Abbey Recreation Field,

Opening of Doddington's Skate Park Abbey Recreation Field, - Credit: Archant

Ruth Hufton, of the skate park management committee, said it had proved a massive hit and hoped it would continue to be a popular meeting spot for young people in the village.

“It’s a great hub for young people to get together. We’re really pleased with the result.”

The skate park request came from a group of young people in the village a year ago and was funded thanks to a £35,000 donation from Fenland District Council, £20,000 from the Woodford Community and Environment Fund and £20,000 from the AmeyCespca Community Fund.


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A special committee has been set up comprising parish and district councillors, residents and young people to ensure the park runs smoothly in the future.

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