Banbury’s brand-new skate park had its grand opening at the Banbury and District Show today. Funded by the Conservative-controlled Banbury Town Council, the £95,000 replacement ramps were designed for all types of extreme sports equipment and to accommodate varying abilities. The new facilities even include a junior run for young skaters and beginners to practice their skills.
Councillor Colin Clarke is a Town Councillor for Calthorpe South and the Chairman of Banbury Town Council’s General Services committee responsible for the build, he said: “We have a rolling programme of improvements in parks across Banbury and this investment is a continuation of the Council’s policy. It’s been a great pleasure to attend the opening today and see how popular the new facilities are with Banbury’s wheeled sports community. This has been a genuinely collaborative project – we invited local skaters to have a say in the design framework down to the smallest detail, so I’m delighted to see it come to fruition.”