Carlton Meadow Skate Park is now officially open, thanks to Waveney District Countil, Carlton Colville Town Council and WREN, as well as Lowestoft Lions, East Coast Rotary, Rope and Tingdene!

The skatepark has been in the pipeline since 2015, and put together with help from Sentinel Leisure Trust and Waveney Norse.

Graham Catchpole of Waveney District Council said that the park’s opening highlighted the district council’s commitment to youth provision in the area.

“For the district as a whole this is really impressive because we’ve now got a skate park in Kessingland, one in Normanston Park and there’s one about to be started in Beccles.”

“A lot of youngsters say to us they haven’t got anything to do, but we’re developing a network of different skate parks and showing we’re not ignoring their concerns.”

The Vice Chairman of the Town Council, Jill Tyler, who lead the project said credit was due for some of the town’s unsung heroes.

“I’d like to thank the Carlton Colville Youth Council that we had five years ago, who instigated this process. They undertook surveys, produced a report and presented it to the town council, so without them this wouldn’t have happened.

“It’s amazing we’ve got such a brilliant facility in Carlton Colville.”

  Carlton Colville Skate Plaza has officially opened.    Picture: Thomas Chapman

Carlton Colville Skate Plaza has officially opened. Picture: Thomas Chapman