Funding approved for new Skatepark in Haddenham

Funding approved for new Skatepark in Haddenham

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Skateboarders, BMX and scooter riders are set to get a new skatepark thanks to a grant of up to £50,000 from funding body WREN.

The money awarded by WREN’s FCC Community Action Fund, will be used to build a new state of the art skatepark at Haddenham Recreation Field in Hop Row, Haddenham.

Cllr David Lyon, Chairman of Haddenham Parish Council, believes the facility will make a huge difference and contribution to the variety of physical activities on offer at the site. It will attract and encourage users of all ages and skills within the parish and from the surrounding area.

He says, “This project will provide a real boost to the facilities we provide for the residents of Haddenham. It is fantastic that WREN has awarded us this money and we’re really looking forward to our skatepark taking shape over the coming months.”

WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, biodiversity and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund.

Cheryl Raynor, WREN’s grant manager for Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, says: “We are delighted to be supporting the Haddenham Skatepark project and pleased that our funding will provide such a fantastic facility for young people across the local area. WREN is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that make a difference to local communities and we’re really looking forward to seeing this one take shape soon.”

For more information about WREN funding contact Cheryl Raynor at cheryl.raynor@wren.org.uk or visit http://www.wren.org.uk/