Date: 06 July
For Immediate Release
Brackley skate park still on the agenda
The skill and bravery of one of the world’s top 20 freestyle skateboarders will be on display at Brackley Leisure Centre this month as South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) explore potential for a skate park in the town.
From 7pm on Friday, 15 July Denham Hill, freestyle skate board coach and world number 20, will demonstrate his abilities while helping young people and parents think about what they want from a future skate park.
During the session, sk8safe will also be there to discuss skateboarding and to help budding skateboarders to start thinking about the design of the park.
Cllr Karen Cooper, SNC’s portfolio holder for community engagement and wellbeing, said: “The people of Brackley, young and old, have been calling for a skate park ever since the old wooden one burned down.
“Since then the council has continued to seek suitable land, but none has been forthcoming. But we want to reassure the town, we have not forgotten and we will not stop until this particular wish can be granted.”
Sk8safe was founded 2007 to promote diversity through skateboarding. They now specialise delivering formal and accredited skateboard training and can help communities access funding to get skate park projects off the ground.
SNC owns a mobile skate park which can be transported anywhere in the district. If you belong to a youth or community group, and would like to book the MSP, please call 01327 322337.