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£50K Grant for new Skate Ramp

Thursday 31st January 2013

Lostwithiel Town Council has secured Olympic legacy funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund.

Sport England has revealed that more than 1,000 local sports projects across the country have now received National Lottery funding through Inspired Facilities, which is part of the £150 million Places People Play legacy programme. Every sports facility that receives funding will carry the London 2012 Inspire mark – celebrating the link to the Games.

Lostwithiel Town Council’s project is to replace an old timber mini ramp (now decommissioned) with a permanent poured concrete skate park, suitable for all levels of skateboarding, BMX and other roller sports.  The Council will receive £50,000 of National Lottery funding towards construction of the new skate park.

Sport England’s Chair, Richard Lewis, said: “This National Lottery investment is helping us deliver a lasting sporting legacy in Cornwall from last year’s successful Olympic and Paralympic Games.

“With so many clubs in the South West having benefitted from this fund already and building on the success of last summer, this is the legacy people want for their local community.”

The Mayor of Lostwithiel Mrs Gillian Parsons said: “We are delighted to have secured this investment, which means we can provide this much needed facility for Lostwithiel.  The Town Council is very grateful to all organisations and individuals who have generously donated their time and financial support to the project.  The enthusiastic community support for this project is a credit to Lostwithiel.

The Council would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all the hard work involved in the preparation of the Town Council’s bid for funding; particularly Jan Phillips Groundworks South, the Friends of Lostwithiel Skate Park, Lostwithiel Forum and PCSO Natalie Phillips. 

Lostwithiel Town Council’s Skate Park is one of 310 projects across England to receiving lottery investment from the third round of the Inspired Facilities fund and one of over 1,000 to benefit overall, with the milestone being achieved one year ahead of schedule.