Skate park coming to Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 12:42 30 August 2012




A MOBILE skate park will be in Welwyn Garden City this weekend.

As the summer holidays draw to a close, Welwyn Hatfield Community Safety Partnership is funding a special event this Saturday in Cherry Tree car park, behind Welwyn Hatfield Council’s offices in Campus East.

From 11am to 5pm, a DJ will be entertaining the crowds as skaters wow the audiences with their moves.

Youth Connexions and Hertfordshire Constabulary will be hosting activities and giveaways, including bicycle security marking, and SPACE Welwyn Garden City will be organising T-shirt painting, nail and make up sessions and jewellery making.

Sainsbury’s will be on hand to tell youngsters about the range of careers on offer with the company, while fellow supermarket giant Waitrose will provide refreshments.

In addition anyone who fills in a short questionnaire will be entered into a prize draw to win VIP tickets and merchandise for RollerCity at Campus West.

Clare Berry, chair of the community safety partnership, said: “This promises to be a really fun event for all ages – but with some serious messages about staying safe attached.

You don’t have to be a skateboarder or keen cyclist to come – there is something for everyone. I’d encourage everyone to come along and find out for themselves.

“I’d also like to thank all the businesses, agencies and individuals who have contributed their time and resources to be part of the day, including PCSO Rosanna Montalbano, the WGC Town Centre Partnership and the local county councillors whose Locality Budget part-funded the event: Richard Smith, Sara Johnston, Malcolm Cowan and Steven Markiewicz.”

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