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Dersingham set for summer fun in skatepark

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Children in a West Norfolk village are set to get a new skatepark thanks to a £66,062 grant.

The grant, awarded by the FCC Communities Foundation, will be used to help build the new skatepark at the Recreation Ground on Hunstanton Road in the centre of Dersingham.

The project has been planned for several years and will provide Dersingham children with a tremendous boost for their health and well-being.

Close-up of Skateboard Outdoors. (46015037)
Close-up of Skateboard Outdoors. (46015037)

Coral Shepherd, chairman of Dersingham Parish Council, believes the facility will make a huge difference to local young people.

She said: "The new skate park will give young people something exciting after the difficulties of the pandemic. It’s fantastic that FCC Communities Foundation has awarded us this money and we’re really looking forward to our skatepark taking shape over the next six months.”

FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community projects through the Landfill Communities Fund.

Richard Smith, FCC Communities Foundation senior grant manager said: “We’re delighted to be supporting the new skate facilities at Dersingham and pleased our funding will help provide such a fantastic facility for children.”

Ms Shepherd hopes the skatepark will be ready to use by August and said: “It will be a dream come true for the children of the village who have had a truly challenging year with lockdowns and home schooling.”

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