Skate park opening

Official opening of Doddington Skate park at the Abbey field recreation ground. LtoR - Ryan Valle, Reece Feltell and Liam Twigg cut the ribbon.
Official opening of Doddington Skate park at the Abbey field recreation ground. LtoR - Ryan Valle, Reece Feltell and Liam Twigg cut the ribbon.

Sadly the sun did not shine on the opening of the new Doddington skate park on Saturday but that did not stop the youngsters of the villages from turning out in the rain.

The £75,000 Abbey Skate Park was the idea of Ryan 
Valle, Reece Feltell and Liam Twigg, who originally 
approached the parish council to ask for the park. And 
the three teenagers had 
the honour of cutting the ribbon to open the park on Saturday.

Official opening of Doddington Skate park at the Abbey field recreation ground.

Official opening of Doddington Skate park at the Abbey field recreation ground.

Roger Wilkin, clerk to Doddington Parish Council, said it was a lovely afternoon in spite of the weather.

He said: “There were lots of children and parents there, of all ages, from six or seven on scooters to 15 and 16 on skateboards and BMX bikes. There were children from the surrounding villages as well, not just Doddington.

“We are very pleased 
with how the day went. We hope everybody will now use
 it sensibly, as I’m sure they will.”

The skate park was made possible through funding from Fenland District Council, Woodford Waste Management Services Ltd and AmeyCespa.

Official opening of Doddington Skate park at the Abbey field recreation ground.

Official opening of Doddington Skate park at the Abbey field recreation ground.

To mark the opening, contractors Sovereign got some professional riders down to Doddington to show off their skills and give training lessons to the youngsters who came along.

Official opening of Doddington Skate park at the Abbey field recreation ground.

Official opening of Doddington Skate park at the Abbey field recreation ground.

Official opening of Doddington Skate park at the Abbey field recreation ground.

Official opening of Doddington Skate park at the Abbey field recreation ground.

Official opening of Doddington Skate park at the Abbey field recreation ground.

Official opening of Doddington Skate park at the Abbey field recreation ground.