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Skate contest rolls into Melksham

The final event in a countywide skate competition, supported by Wiltshire Council, comes to Melksham’s popular skate park on 21st July.

Youngsters from across the area will head to Melksham’s new skatepark with prizes at stake in a number of disciplines in the finale of this year’s Wiltshire Skate Series.

The Fifth Skatepark, in King George V Playing Fields, has proven to be a huge success since opening nearly a year ago. Wiltshire Council says, “The investment was part of the Melksham Campus project which has also seen major improvements to the Market Place, the creation of brand new football and rugby facilities at Oakfields, and a new cricket pavilion for the town.”

John Thomson, the council’s cabinet member for communities said, “It is great to see this brilliant event return to the new skate park for a second year.  The series is supported by many volunteers, including young people who gave up their time to ensure the success of the series.

“The park has been really popular since we invested in it and is a shining example of what we want to see across the county – improved facilities that bring communities together.”

During the Wiltshire Skate Series there are open contests in skateboarding, BMX, scooters and inline skating. All are free to enter.

All competitors must be at least 11, and registration begins at 10am.

The three previous events in the series were staged at Devizes, Calne and Salisbury.

For more information see www.facebook.com /WiltshireSkate Series

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