Haddenham skate park will be a flagship venue for the area and will also cater for disabled users

Haddenham to get a flagship skate park

Haddenham to get a flagship skate park - Credit: Archant

Skateboarders, BMX and scooter riders are set to get a new skatepark thanks to a grant of up to £50,000 from a community funding pot.

Haddenham skate park - howthe new park could look when work is finished - due for completion by Nove

Haddenham skate park - howthe new park could look when work is finished - due for completion by November 2017. - Credit: Archant

The money awarded by WREN’s FCC Community Action Fund, will be used to build a new state of the art

skatepark at the recreation field in Hop Row, Haddenham.

It is hoped the park will be ready by November 2017

Councillor David Lyon, chairman of Haddenham Parish Council, said the facility will make a huge difference and contribute to the variety of physical activities on offer at the site.

He said: “It will attract and encourage users of all ages and skills within the parish and from the surrounding area.

“This project will provide a real boost to the facilities we provide for the residents of Haddenham.

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“It is fantastic that WREN has awarded us this money and we’re really looking forward to our skatepark taking shape over the coming months.”

WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, biodiversity and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund.

Cheryl Raynor, WREN’s grant manager for Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, said: “We are pleased that our funding will provide such a fantastic facility for young people across the local area.

“WREN is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that make a difference to local communities and we’re looking forward to seeing this one take shape soon.”

The project has evolved after the old skatepark was removed in 2016. It was built 14 years ago and was causing health and safety concerns. After public consultation and input from users of the old facility a plan for a new concrete skatepark was designed. It will be a flagship facility in the district, built to highest standards and cater for all ages and skills, including those who are disabled.

For more information contact cheryl.raynor@wren.org.uk or www.wren.org.uk.