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BMX track in Fishwick to be re-opened after £100,000 of work

Posted on - 9th August, 2013 - 5:15pm | Author - | Posted in - Fishwick, Preston Council, Preston News, Recreation
The skatepark was first opened in 2006

The skatepark was first opened in 2006

A Preston BMX tramp is set for its revamped opening.

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The Fishwick Recreation ground has seen £100,000 of work done to bring it up to the national standard.

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The track, home to the Preston Pirates BMX Club, won funding along with the city council to make improvements to the track.

Councillor Robert Boswell, cabinet member for environment, said: “I’m delighted we can now boast a national standard BMX track in Preston and it’s great that young people will get the opportunity to try it out. It really is an excellent community facility.

“The Preston Pirates have already produced some national champions so I am confident that more young people will continue to learn and improve through the club using this new facility.

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“Everyone is aware that public money is difficult to come by at the moment so I am very grateful to those who have provided funding to make this facility possible. I am also very proud of local Preston businesses who have donated money to this project through the green spaces fund to improve our parks. I hope this is something that more local businesses will want to get involved, putting something back into communities.”

Two firms provided £35,000 towards the work, wit Voi Jeans and Recycling Lives, both put in money to the council’s green places fund.

Firoz Bux, Director at Voi Jeans, said: “The Bux Brothers are very proud to have support the Preston Pirates as we feel it’s important to give something back to the community we came from.

“We’re proud Prestonians and we recognise the importance of quality green spaces, so we’re proud to be the first business to invest £36,000 into the local Preston green places fund.”

The track will be officially re-opened at 10am on Saturday 10 August and is open to riders of all abilities.

Do you use the skate park? Are you looking forward to the new track? Let us know in the comments below

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