Rid­ing high

De­light as £158,000 bike and skate park opens

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Sis an ex­cel­lent ex­am­ple of or­gan­i­sa­tions work­ing to­gether and we are very pleased to be able to work with the Chad­der­ton dis­trict team, Viri­dor Cred­its and the young peo­ple to help make this skate park a re­al­ity.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on events go­ing on in Chad­der­ton visit face­book.com/lovechad­der­ton or con­tact the dis­trict team on 0161 770 1536.

De­tails on events across the bor­ough can be found at goold­ham.com. and have fun.” Full­cir­cle suc­cess­fully won a grant of more than £100,000 from Viri­dor Cred­its En­vi­ron­men­tal Com­pany’s land­fill com­mu­ni­ties fund.

The coun­cil con­trib­uted a fur­ther £51,500 with lo­cal young­sters se­cur­ing £1,500 more from the Ker­rch­ing youth op­por­tu­nity fund.

Full­cir­cle direc­tor Dawn Fox said: “As a com­mu­nity in­ter­est com­pany all our work has a so­cial pur­pose which benefits our wider com­mu­nity. This project der­ton Dis­trict Youth Fo­rum also had their say on the fi­nal de­signs.

Luke Bir­ketts, 18, one of the teenagers in­stru­men­tal in the de­sign of the new fa­cil­ity, said: “I would like to thank ev­ery­one who has helped in mak­ing this skate park a re­al­ity for the young peo­ple.

“It is greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.”

Coun Gra­ham Shut­tle­worth, chair­man of the Chad­der­ton dis­trict ex­ec­u­tive, added: “I’m thrilled that the skate park will be avail­able to the public.

“This project has been an out­stand­ing ex­am­ple of co-op­er­a­tive work­ing – the com­mu­nity tak­ing the lead with sup­port from the dis­trict staff.

“This new fa­cil­ity will be a real draw for young peo­ple and skaters from across Old­ham – and most likely Greater Manch­ester.

“Lo­cal young­sters have been in­volved through­out the whole process and I hope it will be a great place for them to ex­er­cise KATER boys and girls have been in­vited to head down to the town’s new­est skate park.

The fa­cil­ity at Coal­shaw Green Park, in Chad­der­ton, has been of­fi­cially opened.

Skaters and rid­ers from across the bor­ough tested out the new £158,000 park with a spe­cial fun day cel­e­bra­tion at the week­end.

The new park was cre­ated by the coun­cil and com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tion Full­cir­cle NW.

Mem­bers of the Chad-

Bik­ers and skaters test out the new skate park

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