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Official Opening of Old Sarum Skatepark

Last night saw the official opening of the new skatepark at Old Sarum, which has been designed for use by disciplines including scooters, BMX and roller skating as well as skateboarding.

Published: September 9, 2021

Last night saw the official opening of the new skatepark at Old Sarum, which has
been designed for use by disciplines including scooters, BMX and roller skating as well as
skateboarding. This event was the culmination of years of work, from the initial idea of Lee
Jackson and the Old Sarum Skatepark group, to the construction and completion by
Gravity Skateparks at the end of August. Laverstock & Ford Parish Council would like to
thank the many people whose contribution has made this project possible, including
Wiltshire Council’s Southern Area Board, Persimmon Community Champions Fund and
the staff from Old Sarum Co-Op.
Lee Jackson of the Old Sarum Skatepark Group said “Thank you everyone for your
hard work on the skatepark, it wouldn’t be there without your help! It’s amazing to see it
and I’m so pleased to think it will bring enjoyment to many children for many years to
come. It was an honour to be asked to officially open the park.”
Councillor Tom Maskell, who led the Parish Council’s project group, expressed his
special thanks to Lee. “His enthusiasm and commitment to this project has enabled the
Parish Council to make the skatepark a reality. From what started as an idea four years
ago by a committed team of volunteers, to seeing the skatepark being used today by so
many young people is fantastic and that’s what this project was all about. I would like to
thank everyone involved in making this happen. Last night was the culmination of all these
Laverstock & Ford Parish Council
Incorporating Milford, Bishopdown Farm, Old Sarum & Longhedge
Laverstock & Ford Parish Council
efforts and it was great to see all those who have put time and effort into the project come
together.”
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