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End of an era as Grantham skatepark removed




Volunteers help take away the last remnants of the skate park in Wyndham Park.
Volunteers help take away the last remnants of the skate park in Wyndham Park.

The last remaining pieces of the skatepark in Wyndham Park have been taken away.

Soldiers from the Prince William of Gloucester Barracks arrived on Wednesday to help remove the wooden ramps. The metal fencing surrounding the skatepark will also be removed, leaving the hardstanding concrete the only reminder of where skaters used to gather.

Park ranger Colin Chapman was also on hand to help. He said the G-zone skate park had to be removed because it was no longer fit for purpose.

He added: “It has been a great success with girls and boys of all ages over the years. It was without doubt the most used piece of equipment in the whole of Wyndham Park during my time as park ranger.

“The demand for a new skateboard park is well justified in a multi-use role. As before, BMX bikes, skateboards and scooters will all be welcome.”

Mr Chapman thanked the Army, the Rotary Club, fund-raisers, Keith Row and Glendale Services for their help in supporting the park and help in removing it. He also thanked the late Jenny Sutherland and her daughter, who now runs the Old Pavilion Tea Rooms, for their support.

Jordan Miller and his committee now aim to raise funds for a new permanent concrete skatepark.

Jordan, 20, said: “The skatepark was not repaired to the standard it should have been, but people know that in future there could well be a better skatepark in place.”

Warrant officer Wayne Charley, a member of Londonthorpe and Harrowby Without Parish Council, was among the soldiers helping to remove the skatepark. He said: “We are all volunteers from a range of units at the barracks and it’s good to be involved and do something for the local community.”



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