Skate park project underway

Fairfield Skatepark Group members Brenda Brown and Hayley and Gareth Sumner join Councillor Caitlin Bisknell and Billy Cole from Bendcrete Stakeparks to review progress on site.
Fairfield Skatepark Group members Brenda Brown and Hayley and Gareth Sumner join Councillor Caitlin Bisknell and Billy Cole from Bendcrete Stakeparks to review progress on site.

Work is progressing on a new skate park in Fairfield.

Being constructed on Bench Road, the £94,450 project has been made possible through fundraising by the Fairfield Skate Park Group, as well as funding from the SITA Trust and Lafarge Tarmac.

Gareth Sumner, chair of the group, said: “Over the past two years, the group has put a lot of time and effort into making this dream a reality. To finally see it taking shape is a marvellous feeling and an exciting time for us.”

The group has been working with High Peak Borough Council on the project, and council leader Caitlin Bisknell added: “It’s great to see work now well underway on this project which I know will be a really valued addition to the range of leisure facilities in Fairfield.”