Dunmow skate enthusiasts praised for effort

PUBLISHED: 13:18 20 December 2009 | UPDATED: 07:29 30 May 2010

Cllr Neil Tuttlebury (left) and Mayor Gwynn Davies (centre) present the awards to, from left, Robin Tyler-Fearnham, Liam Tyler, Oliver Burnham, Sam Mason-Claridge, Josh Early and Nick Boyt NT_101209_C

Cllr Neil Tuttlebury (left) and Mayor Gwynn Davies (centre) present the awards to, from left, Robin Tyler-Fearnham, Liam Tyler, Oliver Burnham, Sam Mason-Claridge, Josh Early and Nick Boyt NT_101209_C

TEENAGERS who took fundraising matters into their own hands to provide extra skating facilities at a park in Great Dunmow have been rewarded for their efforts. Six enthusiastic youngsters were awarded with certificates by the town s Mayor Gwynn Davies las

TEENAGERS who took fundraising matters into their own hands to provide extra skating facilities at a park in Great Dunmow have been rewarded for their efforts.

Six enthusiastic youngsters were awarded with certificates by the town's Mayor Gwynn Davies last Thursday following a successful bid to raise £3500 for an extra 'fill-in' ramp at the recreation ground.

With the support of the town council, and especially youth co-ordinator Neil Tuttlebury, the team managed to take the lead with a project and were successful in gaining grants from two applications for youth Capital funding, provided by the Essex Youth Bank.

Cllr Tuttlebury paid tribute to their efforts. He said: "The recipients and the town should be proud of their voluntary involvement in developing an existing community facility

"The Essex Youth Awards are in three parts - personal development, working with others and community involvement. They are all awarded by Essex County Council and are a great asset to their personal CV's.

He added: "The ramp has been a huge hit with skate-boarders, roller-bladers and bikers alike since it was installed earlier in the year."

The teenager's achievements have also been formally recognised with a special celebration evening at the Uttlesford District Council held on December 3.

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