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A Skatepark to be Proud of


Skatepark to be proud of

A SKATEPARK officially opens today after a £70,000 funding boost.

The Big Parks Project skatepark will open in Peacehaven on land donated by Southern Water with the help of Lewes District Council, Peacehaven Town Council, East Sussex County Council and Peacehaven Community School.

“It is already being well used by the community and is a great improvement on the tired equipment that existed before. It is a park for Peacehaven to be proud of.”

The grand opening will be a celebration of the opening of the Big Park.

The new cafe will open its doors, the playground, complete with willow domes and carved dragon will be ready for play and the Zero Degrees Skatepark will be holding a Skate Jam complete with professional skaters, prizes and graffiti art.

There will be puppet shows, face painting and storytelling for the kids and interpretive archaeology, including fire making, flint knapping and a mini dig.

A Masterplan was drawn up by landscape architects Allen Scott Ltd and architects Kaner Olette, comprising of a new cafe, two new natural children’s playgrounds and a revamped community centre. The park was built using a £70,000 donation from Veolia Environmental Trust.

Paul Taylor, the executive director of the Veolia Environmental Trust, which donated £70,000 towards the project, said: “We support community and environmental projects across the UK and it is always great to hear about the opening of one we have helped.”