Reccy Ranger Street Sports van receives new mobile skate ramp
18th July 2008
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SHREWSBURY & ATCHAM BOROUGH COUNCIL NEWS - Through the Doorway to Healthy Living & SABC are delighted to announce they have received the new mobile skate ramps for the Street Sports van in time for the summer vacation. Through the Doorway to Healthy Living received £16,000 from the BIG Lottery Youth Fund to purchase the halfpipe, fit a tow bar to the van and train staff and volunteers to use a trailer and fit the ramps.

Jeremy Haycox, Street Sports leader, says, "The new ramps are fantastic and can be assembled anywhere. They can be used by both skaters and bmx riders alike and it's a unique opportunity for riders to improve their skills on their own doorstep as we'll be taking it into the villages and estates around Shrewsbury.... The street sports team are excited about the prospect of finding the next Tony Hawk or Dave Mirra."

Dorothy Jones, Play Development Officer for Through the Doorway to Healthy Living and Shrewsbury & Atcham Borough Council, said, "It's taken a while to get to this stage but it's definitely been worth the wait. We are pleased to have the ramps in time for the summer holidays.... The Reccy Ranger team will undergo training and we will be using them for the first time on Monday August 4 at the Magical Monday event in the Square, Shrewsbury, and again on Wednesday August 6 at Frankwell Recreation Area.... We will be using the halfpipe throughout the borough and it will be available to hire out for events in the area."

If you would like a programme of the Summer venues or more info, please contact Dorothy Jones on 01743 281531 or send her an email.

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