Indoor skate park ‘will be good for kids of Grantham’

Scene Setter of the Indoor skate park on Dysart road. 796B

Scene Setter of the Indoor skate park on Dysart road. 796B

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MOTHER-of-three turned entrepreneur Dee Morgan is set to open an indoor skate park in Grantham.

Joyz Of Grind - the initials of which stand for sons Joseph, Ollie and George - will open in the former cricket centre in Dysart Way on October 15.

Competition: Ideal Home Show, London.

Competition: Ideal Home Show, London.

It is a specially designed skate park designed to appeal to Grantham’s youngsters who currently have to travel to towns like Corby and Skegness for a similar facility.

Dee, from Croxton Kerrial, said: “I was carting my boys about all over the place to ride their scooters. There’s nothing around here. So I decided to set one up - it’s something for me to give back to the kids.

“There’s nothing for kids to do in Grantham. This is something for the community.”

This is Dee’s first business venture and she is keen to make it a massive success. She has enlisted the services of a specialist builder who has worked on skate parks across the UK and America.

Features include a 6ft-deep square bowl, ramps, a foam pit and more.

Best friend Anouska Alton, 31, of Great Gonerby, will manage the skate park.

Dee said: “It’s brilliant for us to start something together.”

Skaters, boarders, BMXers and scooter riders will pay £5 for two hours, £8 for four hours or £12 for eight hours.

Dee said: “If you compare it to bowling or swimming, it’s in line with these things.”

Skate park builder Dave Childs said: “This park is unique. It’s going to be good for the kids of Grantham.

“Parks are usually run-of-the-mill - this is particularly special.”

The skate park will launch with special events, such as BMXers only on October 15, and scooters only on October 22, with special guests Madd Gear. For more information, visit: www.joyzofgrind.co.uk

l Is this skate park just what Grantham needs? Will this help keep kids out of trouble? E-mail: comment@granthamjournal.co.uk