New skate park opens; further sports funding available

Thaxted, Essex: Group at opening of new skatepark

Cllr Martin Foley, front row with hands in the air, with members of Thaxted Youth Club at the opening of the new skatepark - Credit: Richard Legge

A new half pipe skate ramp has opened in Thaxted, the latest large project to benefit from sports funding.

The funding has come from Uttlesford District Council, Thaxted Parish Council and Essex County Council.

Ray Williams who has been involved with Thaxted Youth Club for many years cut the ribbon to “Ray’s Ramp" and a Skate Jam was also held.

Thaxted, Essex: Ray Williams cuts the ribbon on “Ray’s Ramp", a new skate park facility

Ray Williams who has been involved with Thaxed Youth Club for many years cuts the ribbon on “Ray’s Ramp" - Credit: Richard Legge

Thaxted, Essex: A wide angle shot of the new skate park in Thaxted in use

A Skate Jam was held at the new Thaxted skate park to mark its official opening - Credit: Richard Legge

Councillor Martin Foley, a local district councillor, said: “We’re delighted at Thaxted’s superb new skate-park, as are the local boarders and BMXers.

"Fellow ward councillor Mike Tayler and I championed the £35,000 grant from UDC that funded this important community asset for residents.

"It has been a pleasure to welcome it open, as well as show our commitment to the wonderful team at Thaxted Youth Club.”

Further larger-scale sports projects are being encouraged to step forward for a Sports Provision Grant from Uttlesford District Council.

In 2020/21, UDC awarded £150,000 to Saffron Walden Community Football Club towards its new 3G artificial grass pitch at Saffron Walden County High School.

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The budget for 2022/23 is £250,000. The closing date for applications is June 30.

See www.uttlesford.gov.uk/sports-provision-grant


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