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.
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.
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.