Vital step for Ottery skate park

Move will mean ramps can be installed at the site in the next few weeks

OTTERY’S long-awaited skate park took a huge step forward this week as work got under way to lay concrete at the site.

The move will mean ramps can be installed in the next few weeks, writes Rufus Baker-Morris.

It is hoped the facility for young people, on land near The King’s School, will officially be opened in September.

The head of PSHE at The King’s, Jo Elliot, described the development as ‘exhilarating’.

“This is a crucial time for the park, which proves that democracy still exists,” said Mrs Elliot.

Campaigners landed vital cash from local authorities to keep the project alive.

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Mrs Elliot has overseen students raise �1,000 towards the park with a number of events in and out of school.

Ramps will be ready to be put in place when the concrete has set, added Mrs Elliot, who urged people to give more money to the cause so more equipment can be added in the future.

All those who have helped make the skate park a reality will be invited to celebrate its opening.