Village skateboarders now have their very own super skate hut – thanks to the generosity of steam fair enthusiasts.
Members of Chipping Steam Fair Committee presented Chipping Skatepark with a brand new, purpose-built skate hut.
The facility was built and erected by Andrew Harrison of Bowland Forest Buildings, who was chairman of Chipping Steam Fair last year, and is already being well used by the skateboarders.
“It is a fantastic addition to the skatepark and gives somewhere for the young people and parents to keep dry and, dare I say it,chill out,” says Steve Brayshaw of the skate-park committee.
“The Chipping Steam Fair is a great supporter of the skatepark and agrees that it is a brilliant facility for the village.”
Chipping’s £35,000 skatepark was officially opened last July when American professional skateboarder Jud Heald paid a visit, enthralling the 40 plus young people who turned out for the event.
A core group of six young people aged from 11 to 16 have been involved with the skatepark project from the start, it having been funded from a variety of sources including the Lancashire Environmental Fund, local fundraising and donations.
The skatepark committee is currently looking for sponsorship and donations to raise £16,000 for new equipment to enhance the park and make full use of the space. Anyone interested in helping out is asked to email chipping firstname.lastname@example.org.
Skatepark members are planning a musical event at Chipping Village Hall on May 9.
This year’s Chipping Steam Fair is on May 24, 25 and 26.