Delight as £158,000 bike and skate park opens
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