Launch for skate park

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A fun-filled programme has been planned to mark the official opening of the new skatepark in the Canch, Worksop on Wednesday 1st June.

The opening will be conducted at 12pm by newly-appointed council chairman Coun Dave Challinor.

Portfolio holder for leisure Coun Julie Leigh said the new skatepark is the next step in making the Canch an “exciting place” to be.

“The Council team responsible for bringing the skatepark from consultation about the design to reality is to be congratulated,” she said.

“We are confident that both skaters and bikers will have enormous fun using it.”

She added: “We hope that this will be another way that young people will be able to involve themselves constructively and in healthy ways. We welcome any feedback from users and the community so we can continue improving the facilities available to young people.”

Professional BMX cyclists and skateboarders TrialGB will give demonstrations and there’ll be BMX and skateboard competitions and commentary on the new skatepark.

Local street dance acts will strut their stuff and local bands will provide live music.

Pogo the Clown will also be there performing circus-style acts and Punch and Judy shows, and there will be a bouncy castle and face-painting sessions as well as a Futsal five-a-side football taster session.

The event begins at 11am and runs until 4pm.