Smooth start for skate park works

Work has begun to deliver a long-awaited skatepark in Fairfield, Buxton.

Fairfield Skatepark Group has worked closely with High Peak Borough Council on plans to deliver a new modern concrete skate facility for all ages and abilities within the existing Bench Road recreation ground.

Now, thanks to funding from the SITA Trust and LaFarge-Tarmac (via the Landfill Communities Fund), construction has begun and Councillor Caitlin Bisknell, the Leader of the Council, and members of the Group visited the site recently to review progress.

Councillor Bisknell said: “It’s great to see work now well underway on this project which I know will be a really valued addition to the range of leisure facilities in Fairfield.

“Building a skatepark has been a long-held ambition both for the Group and the Council so to be able to visit the site together and see real progress being made is very pleasing.”

Gareth Sumner, Chair of Fairfield Skatepark Group, said: “Over the past two years, the Group has put a lot of time and effort into making this dream a reality. To finally see it taking shape is a marvellous feeling and an exciting time for us.”

The £94,450 project is being constructed by Bendcrete Skateparks and is due to be completed before the end of the year.

Jools Granville of the SITA Trust added: “We are delighted to have been able to support this project with £45,000 through the Landfill Communities Fund. We are particularly impressed with the dedication of the volunteers and staff involved in making this dream a reality.”

Viv Russell, Lime & Powders Director at Lafarge Tarmac added: “Supporting community projects like this is vitally important. We’re so pleased to be able to help the team create such a wonderful amenity for the local community.”

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SMOOTH OPERATION: (L-R) Fairfield Skatepark Group members Brenda Brown, Hayley and Gareth Sumner join Councillor Caitlin Bisknell and Billy Cole from Bendcrete Stakeparks to review progress on site.

Notes to Editors

SITA Trust provides grants through the Landfill Communities Fund. This important source of funding has been available since 1997 and has provided projects with more than £1.3 billion.

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HPBC Media Release Contact: Carolyn Sanders – Media Relations Manager

Press Office: 0345 129 7777 ext 4691 or 07595 270937

Email: carolyn.sanders@highpeak.gov.uk

Web:  www.highpeak.gov.uk

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