Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is delighted that its councillors at R4U-led Uttlesford District Council have unanimously approved a £35,000 grant to refurbish the skatepark operated by the Thaxted Youth Club.
Cllr Day continued “At UDC we are delighted to have unanimously agreed to make a £35,000 grant to refurbish Thaxted Youth Club’s skatepark. Their old equipment was 10 years old and is life-expired. We’d like to think of this grant by UDC as a local Olympic and Paralympic ‘legacy investment’ to inspire the next generation of world class sportspeople.”
R4U’s Councillor Martin Foley added “Both myself and fellow Thaxted ward councillor Mike Taylor see and recognise the amazing work undertaken by the Thaxted Youth Club team. We have championed this investment are absolutely delighted at the awarding of the grant. The skaters and bikers showed an important commitment to the project by rising over £1,100 themselves. However at UDC we agreed to cover all of the costs, and let the club keep what they had raised to encourage others to join these exciting and growing sports.”
The current Thaxted skatepark has become unsafe because the equipment is life expired. Image Copyright: Chris Davies / The Skateparks Project 12/12/2019