New £200,000 skatepark opens in Rushden

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A town mayor bravely went above and beyond the call of duty at the opening of a new £200,000 skatepark.

Rushden mayor Tracey Smith was joined by last year’s mayor Kaye Rawlins to officially open the new skatepark in Jubilee Park, Rushden, on Saturday.

But as well as declaring the new equipment open, Cllr Smith went on to lay on the new equipment while a rider showed off his bike skills and jumped over her body.

Cllr Smith and Cllr Rawlins were joined at the event by a number of other Rushden councillors and the deputy chairman of East Northants Council Cllr Colin Wright.

The new skatepark costing £200,000 has been jointly funded by East Northants Council’s community facilities fund, Section 106 monies, the Rushden district councillor empowerment fund and Rushden Town Council.

A spokesman for the town council said: “Rushden Town Council are committed to improving facilities for the youth of the town and we are delighted with the success of this project.”

The opening event was hosted by the user group and Rushden Town Council provided prizes for the winners of the organised competitions.