Stanwell gets a new skate park

Spelthorne Council is delighted to announce the opening of a new skate park in Long Lane Recreation Ground in Stanwell.

The skate park includes a variety of ramps and slopes which are designed for BMXs, skateboards and scooters and suitable for a range of ages and abilities.

The new park was installed after young people requested a skate facility and worked with the local Police and youth officers from Spelthorne Borough Council and Surrey County Council to raise funding.

Funding totalling £50K was received from Surrey County Council's Community Improvement Fund, the Heathrow Community Fund and County Councillor Robert Evans. Spelthorne Borough Council also provided funding and managed the project.

Cllr Jean Pinkerton OBE, Cabinet Member for Leisure at Spelthorne Council said: "We recognise that it is really important for young people to have good leisure and recreation facilities close to their homes so we are delighted to have supported the introduction of another skate park. We are very grateful to everyone who helped fund the facility and hope that the young people have lots of fun using it."

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